Score? (Refused Products)

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CM59's Comment
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I carry many household paper products and sometimes soaps, cleaner, dry food etc. on dedicated accounts.

Every other month I’m bringing something home that got nicked or scratched. The last year I’ve had 200 rolls of TP, 50 assorted cleaning spray and carpet spray, 200 packs of gravy. Company policy lets us keep or donate.

Latest is various hygiene products. I did the math. Retail value $1,643.

Most thingd I think what the heck am I going to do with all this. Dispatch called dibs on some of this. I usually give to family and donate the rest to a small local pantry that’s helped me in hard times.

What have y’all ever gotten?

Pete B.'s Comment
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I haul liquid chemicals, so I keep nothing, but I think it’s great that you donate some of your bounty to a local pantry. Good show!

Jamie's Comment
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A few months ago, I got 96 rolls of TP. Other then that, I never had anything rejected/damaged that they didn’t keep.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Off hand that I remember, I have had:

5-9 lb rolls of hamburger meat,

2 cs of taquitos (gave them to friends),

6-5 lb bags of Royal Oak briquettes,

1 box (2-10 lb bags) smoky chicken wings,

1 cs (4-12 lb bag) French fries (gave away),

50 lbs onions (gave some away),

4 cs (12-28 oz ea box) seasoned fries (gave to Waco TX church kitchen)

That's all I can think of off the top of my head. This has been over the last couple years.

Laura

Pianoman's Comment
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I only pulled reefer for four months but one time I got a huge box of nutter butters. I kept them on the truck to use for low blood sugar (I’m diabetic) and let’s just say I never ate nutter butters again by the time I got through all those lol

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Davy A.'s Comment
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Several cases of lays chips, various brands, institutional bags of Fritos. Gave some to family, kept them on the truck

Two really nice brand new 5x8 area rugs in an empty at a terminal. Glad the previous driver was too lazy to clean out the trailer.

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.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Y'all that got the chips & the Lil' Debbies, DANG!!! ;)

Y'all with the T/P .. was that before, OR after, the hoarding situation with Covid ?!?!? (I'd have had the local kiddo (not mine) sell them for a few bucks per, at the corner, hahaha!) Kidding.

I wasn't going to reply to this thread, but... the 'Tomster' reading along, reminded me ... when we pulled asphalt (6122 or 3257) . . . can't remember which is which, sadly ~ but the lower viscosity one; we somehow 'accidentally' left a bit more than the heel in the tank, upon heading home.

The potholes on our road, were .. NO MORE! ;)

With FAB, ... he gets some 'freebies' upon delivering cardboard boxes to Heinz, Smuckers, Chewy, Pepperidge Farms (Milanos and Goldfish!!) et al. Sadly, Victoria's Secret in Reynoldsburg doesn't send him home with any 'treats' for me (aka: for him!)

All we've gotten... oh, forgot.. a FEW damaged cans of soup from Campbell's, but somebody in receiving was generous; the actual employees usually have dibs.

When Tom 'used' to get rubber mats/separators/dunnage for the paper rolls & corrugated ... (ask Don,) we SHARED with family, and regret doing so, haha! Some people have 'flooring' thanks to 'usns.' Sadly, that's not happening anymore. People had offered us MONEY for those... we declined. They were awesome rubber mats, about 3' x 8' up to 9 or 10' !!!

Laura, you've got the BEST of the lot, so far, methinks! (Didn't you once get to keep PICKLES?!?!?)

Best, Y'all....

~ Anne & Tom ~

ps: To y'all who donated to charities and foodbanks, thank you. I've needed before, too.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Laura, you've got the BEST of the lot, so far, methinks! (Didn't you once get to keep PICKLES?!?!?)

Best, Y'all....

~ Anne & Tom ~

ps: To y'all who donated to charities and foodbanks, thank you. I've needed before, too.

Not that I can recall... I would have had to send them to my granddaughter who is a type 1 diabetic and dill pickles are a free food for her. I've not sent her a package for a while.

Laura

Harvey C.'s Comment
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Michael once had some cases of hot pockets refused by Costco because it wasn't on their order. He and I both made some calls to charities (it was a bit harder since it was a Saturday) and he finally found a church soup kitchen nearby to give them to. Another time he had some damaged cases of hot pockets and since he was returning to a terminal anyways he easily disposed of those with other truck drivers. At the same yard another driver once was handing out fudge ice cream bars on a hot summer day and those were a "hot" item. :)

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Anything we damage gets sent to a auction house in NC. That way it discourages people "accidently" damaging stuff.

In my short stint regionally I got a bunch of Pepsi drinks, some nasty cereal bars and something else I do not remember.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

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