Daily Deliveries

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Papa Pig's Comment
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This was a fun one! Not! Lol. One thing to take not of is that when you have half the trailer to unload at a store you need to get as close to the door as possible to save time. Not always easy to do…

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Mikey B.'s Comment
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I've always wondered why the design of virtually all DG stores fails to account for deliveries. Its as if they did it on purpose just to laugh at delivery drivers' struggles.

Banks's Comment
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Makes me not miss my days at Pepsi. Trying to squeeze in between the DG truck and the building while backing in from a busy Street was never fun.

Pianoman's Comment
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This was a fun one! Not! Lol. One thing to take not of is that when you have half the trailer to unload at a store you need to get as close to the door as possible to save time. Not always easy to do…

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I gotta ask man, why do you do it? It wouldn’t be worth the money to me. Honest question, not poking fun or anything

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Don't go P&D you'll have 10 of these and even worse every day rofl-3.gif

P&D:

Pickup & Delivery

Local drivers that stay around their area, usually within 100 mile radius of a terminal, picking up and delivering loads.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers for instance will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

Papa Pig's Comment
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I gotta ask man, why do you do it? It wouldn’t be worth the money to me. Honest question, not poking fun or anything

Pianoman. Cause it’s not just a job it’s an adventure! 😂

I actually like it most of the time. Just driving doesn’t interest me. The money is decent but it’s more for the challenge. I feel like it’s made me a decent driver. Also i enjoy the physicality of the job. It helps me keep the weight off. There are benefits and drawbacks to it like any other job but for me the good outweighs the bad. I mostly post the photos so anyone who is thinking about doing it can see what they are getting into. I am currently looking into a few things with a bit more hometime.

Don't go P&D you'll have 10 of these and even worse every day

Daniel B . Bring the P&D on. I ain’t scurred lol. As long as I’m not doing it in a sleeper cab with a 53 footer like currently. 😂

This isn’t the hardest store by far. I just realized I hadn’t sent in a pic in awhile. So I figured I would send in a contribution.

Makes me not miss my days at Pepsi. Trying to squeeze in between the DG truck and the building while backing in from a busy Street was never fun.

Banks. Yup about as much fun as I have when i pull up and the Pepsi dude, the beer dude, and the frito dude are all delivering and it’s the first of the month lmao.

One thing that I DONT get is that my company will fire ya fast for any type of u-turn. But blindside backing in off a busy Highway is just business as usual lol

P&D:

Pickup & Delivery

Local drivers that stay around their area, usually within 100 mile radius of a terminal, picking up and delivering loads.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers for instance will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

Pianoman's Comment
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Pianoman. Cause it’s not just a job it’s an adventure! 😂

I actually like it most of the time. Just driving doesn’t interest me. The money is decent but it’s more for the challenge. I feel like it’s made me a decent driver. Also i enjoy the physicality of the job. It helps me keep the weight off. There are benefits and drawbacks to it like any other job but for me the good outweighs the bad. I mostly post the photos so anyone who is thinking about doing it can see what they are getting into. I am currently looking into a few things with a bit more hometime.

That makes sense, that’s why I do flatbed. Which have you considered flatbed?? Just as much fun and more but probably less frustrating. After switching to skateboard I never want to go back to anything else. Wish I’d done this years ago when I started

Papa Pig's Comment
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I actually put in my 2 week notice to Werner today.

I have been interviewing for a different position for the past few weeks. Had to go in on a Saturday and do pretrip, road test and backing maneuvers which went pretty well I think. A few more phone call interviews and received a job offer today. I am not going to say when or where until after I get started but I am pretty excited.

I will say that while this job is not for everyone….If you preplan your stores, get out and look, and just take your time in general it’s really not that bad. If I was local to my distribution center I would stay with it but situations have arisen that I need to be home a bit more.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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I actually put in my 2 week notice to Werner today.

I have been interviewing for a different position for the past few weeks. Had to go in on a Saturday and do pretrip, road test and backing maneuvers which went pretty well I think. A few more phone call interviews and received a job offer today. I am not going to say when or where until after I get started but I am pretty excited.

I will say that while this job is not for everyone….If you preplan your stores, get out and look, and just take your time in general it’s really not that bad. If I was local to my distribution center I would stay with it but situations have arisen that I need to be home a bit more.

Oh WOW!!

Awesome & Congrats!

(Now, change your avatar to the Y/T one.. haha!)

Best wishes;

~ Anne ~

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