Pallet Number On Reefers

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IDMtnGal 's Comment
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My load consists of 24 pallets, 3 at one place and 21 at the second pick up point. I usually only carry 21 or less pallets.

I'm having a brain fart, but I think 24 won't fit in the normal way and that I need to have the shippers pinwheel them. The one dispatcher , that drove for 20 plus years, says you can carry 26 but have to pinwheel them. It's been a couple years since I've had a light load with 24 pallets and they were pinwheeled, if I remember rightly... 26 just doesn't seem right. But, getting up before the crack of dawn and not having my coffee yet... I could be off on my remembering. LOL

Do you reefer drivers know what fits in a 53 ft trailer?

Laura

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Dispatcher:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Banks's Comment
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I've never loaded a reefer or any 53 footer for that, but I know what it's like to be up at the crack of dawn and not had the coffee. I'll pray for you.

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Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Rob T.'s Comment
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From my warehouse days these apply to a 53'

24 ran straight in

25 one side straight in, other side all sideways (the way our warehouse loads all trucks)

28 entire load chimney blocked (alternate which is turned sideways)

30 ALL pallets sideways.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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I've never loaded a reefer or any 53 footer for that, but I know what it's like to be up at the crack of dawn and not had the coffee. I'll pray for you.

Prayers are always welcome. Thanks!

Most of my reefer loads are late morning or nighttime. However, this regular load I take to Greensboro NC, unloads at 0400 mtn time. While I do get to park nearby and finish out my 10 hours, it usually takes a little bit to fall asleep and get a nap. I did make coffee once I got here to the shipper when they told me I would have to wait about an hour. It's been 1.5 hours and the coffee is still too hot to do more than just sip it.

Laura

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Thanks Rob!

They haven't begun to load me yet. I've never been able to put 30 pallets on a trailer...unless they're double-stacked. I'm kind of thinking this is going to be salad dressing, so I don't think that they will doublestack it...but you never know until you look in the back.

Laura

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

Rob T.'s Comment
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I've never been able to put 30 pallets on a trailer...unless they're double-stacked.

Many times you're not able to do 30 due to total gross or distribution. The warehouse that we ran 30 in at was pre-made sandwiches you buy from gas stations or vending machines. 30 pallets there only came out to around 32k pounds. Also it depends on how wide your trailer is. I recall a couple times the trailer wasn't wide enough to get both sideways, but that was primarily rented/leased trailers for whatever reason were only 96 inches wide rather than the standard 102.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

RealDiehl's Comment
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This was my last load. No double stacks. As Rob said, 30 pallets will fit😁

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Thanks RealDiehl. I hate when I think I "remember" something but I don't really.

Still sitting and waiting to be loaded. Late for my next pickup tho, Dispatch just called and said I can be loaded without penalty if I'm there by 1800. Heading in to check what the holdup is.

Laura

RealDiehl's Comment
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I feel your pain. I hate multi pick up/delivery loads. It always seems like there is one link in the chain that screws up the timetable. I hope you get out of there soon.

PackRat's Comment
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Welcome to my last two days.

Detention at two shippers and one receiver for the last two trips.

"I love the customers, I love the customers, I love the customers..." Everybody sing!

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

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