1 Year Anniversary With Schneider On Dollar General Account

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Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Congratulations Larry! I knew you had it in you!

Yeah, no DOUBT, PapaRayPig !

Larry's only 2nd to you, LoL ~!

Sticking with your educational position for a bit longer, then? I couldn't do it, but then again, I couldn't have done your Werner gig, either! You're one of a kind, man. An AMAZING kind, at that! What became of Spartan? Did April 'nope' ya ?!?!? ;)~

~ Anne ~

Papa Pig's Comment
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Anne, Yeah I just decided to stick it out. Figured I would hang out with the kids and wife for awhile longer. I work with a great bunch of guys, and stills get that good feeling when I see the lightbulb go off above a students head when they finally grasp a maneuver. Plus I didn’t really want to skip seat and the position wasn’t home as often as I would have hoped . With that being said Spartannash seemed like a great opportunity for someone just doesn’t fit my current needs

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Anne, Yeah I just decided to stick it out. Figured I would hang out with the kids and wife for awhile longer. I work with a great bunch of guys, and stills get that good feeling when I see the lightbulb go off above a students head when they finally grasp a maneuver. Plus I didn’t really want to skip seat and the position wasn’t home as often as I would have hoped . With that being said Spartannash seemed like a great opportunity for someone just doesn’t fit my current needs

Good move, good sir. Sometimes, doing a great service (as you OFTEN have!) is more fulfilling and just 'right for the moment.'

Keep us (me too) in the loop, and keep rockin' it! Kids grow too fast; that's a given. Something with the matrix and time warps, I'll almost bet they grow faster nowadays! Mine grew way too quick, as it is.

Best to you, always .. and the fam!

~ Anne ~

Larry T.'s Comment
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Come on back to DG man! Don't you miss when you have 1200 pieces and you arrive to a backroom like this?

Or packed with clothes, tiny boxes and fragile crap that falls to the floor and breaks?

What a week. Started Sunday with my first tandem tire blowout 15 miles of Fargo. 3 hours for a clown to show up from a Loves in Fargo. It was a Sunday so expected I guess. Monday the Manager was 2 hours late to open the store. Tuesday a manager wouldn't let me unload at 7pm(they close at 10pm).

I'm now in 100% agreement with the vets on here. No newbie should be doing this. lol.

Anne, Yeah I just decided to stick it out. Figured I would hang out with the kids and wife for awhile longer. I work with a great bunch of guys, and stills get that good feeling when I see the lightbulb go off above a students head when they finally grasp a maneuver. Plus I didn’t really want to skip seat and the position wasn’t home as often as I would have hoped . With that being said Spartannash seemed like a great opportunity for someone just doesn’t fit my current needs

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Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

BK's Comment
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Larry, you drivers on the DG account do an amazing job. Last week I had a one day layover and I parked in a nice strip mall parking lot. It just so happened that my truck was pointed directly at a DG store. So when a driver with a 53’ trailer pulled up, I thought it would be interesting to observe the process. This driver jumped right out of his truck and immediately went to work. He worked like a man possessed for about two hours. Not only did he unload his freight up a slight ramp, but when he was done he wheeled multiple carts filled with broken down boxes into the truck. His effort was so impressive that I had to walk over to his truck and tell him how much I admired his work ethic. Super nice guy and he was genuinely pleased that his work was noticed.

Of course, observing all this was exhausting for me. After he left, I had to take a nice long nap.

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.
Harvey C.'s Comment
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Of course, observing all this was exhausting for me. After he left, I had to take a nice long nap.

LOL!

I've seen videos of folks unloading some of those dry loads and it looks pretty rough. When Michael worked the fresh account the deliveries were not as big but one trailer meant anywhere from 4 to 12 stops and it seems like at least 30-50% of them had some problem with a manager not opening up on time, now enough staff to open the back door for him, etc. All frozen product was mixed together with items from other stores and required hand unloading from the front down stairs that seemed like an accident waiting to happen. Equipment problems were common. Spilled milk from rolltainers that were not loaded and strapped properly. He's been gone from that for 17 months and doesn't miss it.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Papa Pig's Comment
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Larry yeah I don’t particularly miss that part but hey at least it’s a wooden floor!! Lol. I used to hate metal floors. Especially when there was busted charcoal. Would make it so hard to get out of the floor ruts. What I would do with stuff like that would be to get an empty rolltainer and put a piece of cardboard in the bottom. Then just throw it all in there. Generally I would kick it off to the side until I had everything else unloaded.

I’m summertime I quit trying to deliver at night unless I had a shower waiting for me. Cause most of the darn stores wouldn’t want to take it then anyways. …. Lazy employees

Come on back to DG man! Don't you miss when you have 1200 pieces and you arrive to a backroom like this?

Or packed with clothes, tiny boxes and fragile crap that falls to the floor and breaks?

What a week. Started Sunday with my first tandem tire blowout 15 miles of Fargo. 3 hours for a clown to show up from a Loves in Fargo. It was a Sunday so expected I guess. Monday the Manager was 2 hours late to open the store. Tuesday a manager wouldn't let me unload at 7pm(they close at 10pm).

I'm now in 100% agreement with the vets on here. No newbie should be doing this. lol.

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Anne, Yeah I just decided to stick it out. Figured I would hang out with the kids and wife for awhile longer. I work with a great bunch of guys, and stills get that good feeling when I see the lightbulb go off above a students head when they finally grasp a maneuver. Plus I didn’t really want to skip seat and the position wasn’t home as often as I would have hoped . With that being said Spartannash seemed like a great opportunity for someone just doesn’t fit my current needs

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0501294001660949347.jpg

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

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