Unusual Load To A Hotel Coming Up, No Dock, Small Parking Lot?

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Davy A.'s Comment
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I have a hot load, expedited I guess. Furniture going to a holiday inn express. Consignee has hired a crew to unload by hand. I could probably get it into the parking lot and turned around if there are no cars in it. If not I can do street side and turn around in a culdesac at the end of the street.

I'll ask my DM about it. But in the meantime, any suggestions and experience with loads like this?

Thanks.

Consignee:

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.

Dm:

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.
Sid V.'s Comment
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You should have a point of contact. I'd call them before hand before going there. Sometimes those crews are on a schedule and only want you there at a certain time.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Errol V.'s Comment
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Sid is right. If you have a hot load and an unloading crew at the destination, call the hotel contact the day before to discuss. If you haven't checked out the hotel on Google maps satellite view, that could "explain everything". If the hotel needs the goodies, they will make it happen.

Davy A.'s Comment
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I have a point of contact, delivery time is Weds at 4:00 pm, Ive reconed it on Google maps satellite a ton and came up with the two plans for access. I just don't see much else for entry and exit. Dead end street with not much else on it

Papa Pig's Comment
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Most of my deliveries are in tight parking lots. Generally my rule of thumb is that if I don’t have a place to straighten out my cab to trailer to back in once in the parking lot I will back in off the road. Any way you can show us the google aerial?

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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I had one last week to a hotel under construction. I did not have a contact number or name.

Had to pull into a lot before the place due no tucks allowed past that point

I grabbed my bills and walked over. Asked around and found the person I needed to speak with. He showed where to pull up to. I pulled up and was told they didn't know who was coming to unload me. I waited a bit before someone showed up.

By the time they finished unloading me, my clock was dead and I had to PC down the road to a truck stop.

Have fun.

PackRat's Comment
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Find the non-emergency number for the local police then give them a call to see if they have any information about restrictions on the nearby roads.

I had to get "Tortuga" on here to give me a Waco, Texas PD escort to a delivery one time last year due to construction detours and closed roads. Pictures on my bio page.

Davy A.'s Comment
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Most of my deliveries are in tight parking lots. Generally my rule of thumb is that if I don’t have a place to straighten out my cab to trailer to back in once in the parking lot I will back in off the road. Any way you can show us the google aerial?

Photo is the hotel, second is the culdesac at the end of the street. I'm at our Phoenix terminal tonight, ran into my trainer. He said he usually will do them from the street so as not to possibly damage the parking lot but to check with the people unloading or staff there.

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Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Rubber Duck's Comment
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This one of them on you things. Contact the consignee is a good idea and satellite it. Your fleet manager will probably be no help.

I have a hot load, expedited I guess. Furniture going to a holiday inn express. Consignee has hired a crew to unload by hand. I could probably get it into the parking lot and turned around if there are no cars in it. If not I can do street side and turn around in a culdesac at the end of the street.

I'll ask my DM about it. But in the meantime, any suggestions and experience with loads like this?

Thanks.

Consignee:

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.

Dm:

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.

Fleet Manager:

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.
Davy A.'s Comment
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I question if this was an appropiate load for a rookie. Im making it work, but the road in was definitely at the limit of my experience. Way out of my comfort zone, and didnt seem very safe to me. I can definitely get turned around, either in the farmers market coop parking lot or the culdesac up the street. The parking lot is full to capacity and even if empty, proposes a very high risk of damaging curbs and trees. I have not hit anything yet in my fledgling career and Im not willing to risk it.

Ill talk with the consignee tomorrow am after I talk with my DM and explain to him that I will do a street load based upon conditions of the lot. Im at 55000 lbs total gvw. right now, I also question if that should be in the lot. I have photos to back up my position. Im also frustrated in general, but that will wear off by morning before I talk with people.

Consignee:

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.

Dm:

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.
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