Etiquette To Other Drivers At Shippers/receivers?

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Turtle's Comment
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True, but now that you're an Elite Driver Specimen at WalMart, don't you guys get head of the line, and Left Lane at Gate privilege anyway, Turtle?


Welllll, yeah I guess. But there's still competition, even amongst us Specimens. I mean like, the one who drains the coffee has to make the next pot. I'm gonna try & win that race too.

Competition comes in many

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Welllll, yeah I guess. But there's still competition, even amongst us Specimens. I mean like, the one who drains the coffee has to make the next pot. I'm gonna try & win that race too.

Competition comes in many


Steve L.'s Comment
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Not your responsibility to babysit me. 😎

Don's Comment
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My comments are based on the "dedicated" consignees my employer delivers to. Some of our consignees are appointment times, so they dicate who are unloaded first based on those times. But stating that, if you arrive at 0915 for a 0900 appt., but someone with a 1000 appt is already there and has checked in, that driver is getting unloaded first. BE ON TIME! lol. Others have no appointment times and are "first come, first serve." To them, that means if you are first to the office and checking in (not to drive on the premises), then you are going to be unloaded next. Knowing this about our consignees, I am not screwing around waiting on other drivers who want to stand around chit-chatting before checking in. This does not mean I am advocating acting in a rude or unprofessional manner towards other drivers. If they are first to the check-in window, then they deserve to go first. No whining and having hissy fits about appointment times or arriving on site "first." I have experienced twice a driver who arrived first with a full trailer and when I mention I have two or so pallets, or running short of hours, they offer to let me go first. I have done the same. I have also seen the opposite with drivers *****ing because they "were there first" (but hadn't checked in). I see enough disrespect towards other drivers at the fuel isles at Pilot/Flying j. Don't need to be a-holes at a consignee also.


The customer the freight is being delivered to. Also referred to as "the receiver". The shipper is the customer that is shipping the goods, the consignee is the customer receiving the goods.


Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.


Operating While Intoxicated

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