Help With A Tough Location

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Zach 's Comment
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have you pull it to the back and unload it from the street using a forklift or back a box truck to your tail and unload that way.


In the LTL world that's called a "tailgate delivery" driver brings it to the rear of the trailer and it is upto the receiver to get it off. If they can't, you leave and charge a bunch of money to come back with a lift gate.

I thought all of OD's trailers had liftgates?


Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier
Ryan B.'s Comment
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Hey guys, thanks a lot for the input. I feel better about this now due to your comments and advice.

I got 713 miles done today and only have 568 to do tomorrow, so I will be able to get there early when traffic is light. Tried to call the customer but so far I only get their machine. Also, this is the first stop of two stops on this assignment. What you guys think will happen makes sense because I only have 5 pallets out of 20 on the truck being offloaded at this customer. The wonderful part is that once again I was blessed to be able to travel on I70 through Indiana on that silky smooth road surface. (What an abomination.)

Getting the valuable responses I did makes me really appreciate the guys and gals on the forum even more. What a great resource for any driver wanting guidance from experienced and highly skilled professionals. When I complete this delivery I will post a report about my experience.

It wrecks my mind why Indiana seems incapable of having a decent road, while it's in great shape in Ohio. I-70 in that stretch on the Indiana side is on my list of top 5 worst for interstates.


Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

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