Fighting Boredom While At Shipper/receiver

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Chris M's Comment
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What do 2 consenting adults do to eliminate boredom while docked at a shipper or receiver when a nap just won't happen?

truck drivers killing time playing hangman on windshield

Play hangman with dry erase markers on the windows of course! dancing-banana.gif

I've definitely come to realize that sitting at the shipper or receiver is the most boring part of this job to me lol. I can't stand not being able to visibly see the progress being made and knowing how far along things are. I try to nap but like today I had 2 drops in Danville, IL at McLane and then sygma about 2 miles apart. First drop was 6 pallets and second was 4. Not really time to take much of a nap for me but plenty of time to get bored lol.

And on a side note whoever thinks its a good idea to have 60 trucks attempting to dock in a dusty yard all at the same 9pm appointment time has obviously fell and bumped their head

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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What do 2 consenting adults do to eliminate boredom while docked at a shipper or receiver when a nap just won't happen?

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Play hangman with dry erase markers on the windows of course! dancing-banana.gif

I've definitely come to realize that sitting at the shipper or receiver is the most boring part of this job to me lol. I can't stand not being able to visibly see the progress being made and knowing how far along things are. I try to nap but like today I had 2 drops in Danville, IL at McLane and then sygma about 2 miles apart. First drop was 6 pallets and second was 4. Not really time to take much of a nap for me but plenty of time to get bored lol.

And on a side note whoever thinks its a good idea to have 60 trucks attempting to dock in a dusty yard all at the same 9pm appointment time has obviously fell and bumped their head

I was going to say have sex but I guess hangman will work also. dancing-banana.gif

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Robert R.'s Comment
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I have an Xbox one, TV and laptop to help with the lay over time we face at shippers and receiver's. But you have to find something that will keep you entertained even if it's playing hangman. But i couldn't agree more, that's the only part of the job where I feel it could be more organized and it would maximize the profit for the driver and companies.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

David's Comment
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Yea I had my 360 set up in my truck along with my laptop. Sometimes I'd get out and just do some exercise next to my truck, maybe try and peak in my trailer from the side If I had room to look.

Never thought of playing hangman though.. May keep that In mind.

RedGator's Comment
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ROTFL Guy I was thinking the same thing lol

Richard D.'s Comment
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Hopefully my 5 years of security work will help me fight boredom when I begin driving.

mountain girl's Comment
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ROTFL Guy I was thinking the same thing lol

-RedGator

Iiiiyep. Me too. He did say 2 consenting adults ... Great lead-in, Chris!

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-mountain girl

Chris M's Comment
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Hahaha we see where everyone's minds are! rofl-3.gif

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