One Month Experience! Am I In The Wrong Place?

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Southern Dad's Comment
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Dollar General has refrigerators and freezers. The neighboring county has a Dollar General Market, which is a grocery store.

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So, my question to you guys? As a driver with less than a month experience, should I even be in this account?

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If this is one of the horrible dollar store accounts then you should absolutely not be on that account. You are a braver man than I. Anyway can your current company not switch you to something else like regular OTR.

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Yeah,... I would have thought the same thing (Dollar), except that he mentioned a driver hitting a yellow Poll Deer and puncturing the reefer fuel tank. As far as I know, there are no perishables delivered in bulk to a DG or other $ type accounts. Smacks of Walmart Grocery because of the reefer reference and the multiple stops per week of 20+.

I'm not yet convinced this guy is genuine...notice he never replied to my questions. Hope I am wrong, time will tell.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

G-Town's Comment
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The 1m square feet Dollar General DC off of I-78 in Central PA only has dry-vans (hundreds of them). No reefers. I have never seen a Dollar General reefer. Has anyone?

Key word in my reply was the word "bulk". A very small grocery area of a DG or even a small convenience store is likely serviced by a food distribution company that has shorter trailers in their fleet; easier to maneuver in tight spaces. The other point of reference; "20+ deliveries per week" is not usually the case for a DG driver; but definitely is for a Walmart PF or Dedicated driver. It's the norm.

That said, SD I think you missed the overall point of my reply, the different scenarios depicted by the OP are possibly made-up, they do not sound genuine. Like I had predicted, he never replied and likely never will. Troll.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Did some quick digging and apparently DG opened a cold storage facility in Pottsville earlier this year to service 300 stores In the NE. Prior to that they had a separate company serving the fresh and frozen goods. I only recall being in a DG once and the perishables were delivered by DSD (direct store delivery) where the vendors brought the goods and had merchandisers for that company that stocked those products (such as frozen pizza, or milk) similar to what Pepsi and coke do in supermarkets. Either way it doesnt matter, I completely agree with G Town that this was likely a troll. Many times somebody joins the forum to pass the blame to their "bad company" and once they realize we're different than most forums they never return. Its almost as if they're trying to make themselves feel better that they FAILED by making excuses.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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