Dollar General

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Tim's Comment
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Hello anyone who's reading this, which companies have the most dollar general accounts I want to offload the freight, I love hard work! Thank you very much

Attila's Comment
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I am sure my budy just left SWIFT for running that account in Ontario. It was dollar general or dollar tree? Can't remember. I have hauled a few loads to a Dollar General DC so fairly sure we have a contract with them. My budy left because they were paying $96 A day for 14 hour days. He could have been exaggerating though.

Tim's Comment
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Thanks for your feedback.

Coby M.'s Comment
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I did that out of Ardmore, OK. Some of those stores were scary, like the one in Bonham, TX. True alley dock from the street, between 2 buildings. I never had an accident, but I got nervous. Especially every time I had to back in from the street. Google Earth and maps (satellite view) is your best friend. If there was no cars on the side, you could pull in and do a u turn. (As long as you turn towards the building, don't want to tail swing into the wall). Unloading wasn't that bad, except pushing water rolltainers uphill (sometimes you gotta take half off, so heavy). The stores NOT BEING READY, is the worst part.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Coby M.'s Comment
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truck backed down narrow alley between two buildings at dollar general

Tim's Comment
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Thank you very much for your input, it's the job that interest me I like how you offload plus drive. How many stores a day did you? What company you do it with??

Coby M.'s Comment
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I drove for Werner. Usually 3 stores a day. Sometimes 2 or 4. Unload using a lift gate. You start your trip from the Distribution Center, then to the store. Depending on how many miles to your first stop, determins how long your gone. You could be back to the DC the same day, or up to 4 days later. With unloading, you get real close to your 70 hours.

Coby M.'s Comment
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Google maps will give you an idea on how to get into the parking lot. This is a DG store, but the strip malls are fairly easy, drive around back. Just walk around to make sure you don't get stuck. This store, you can pull a uturn (with no cars on the side) or pull up front, then back around side.

overhead satellite screenshot of dollar general

Coby M.'s Comment
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Unloading of groceries and loading of empty rolltainers and rolltainers with cardboard or plastic.

Dollar General rolltainers filled with cardboard and plasticrolltainers on the liftgate of a Dollar General trailerrolltainers filled with groceries on the liftgate of a Dollar General trailerrolltainers loaded with groceries in Dollar General trailer

Sometimes they fall over or fly off the liftgate. rolltainers tipped over and falling off of Dollar General trailer liftgate

Coby M.'s Comment
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Sometimes at front store deliveries (Made around 4 or 5 AM) you gotta remember how to parrallel park Werner truck and Dollar General trailer delivering in front of storeWerner truck and Dollar General trailer delivering in front of storeWerner truck and Dollar General trailer delivering in front of storeWerner truck and Dollar General trailer delivering in front of storeWerner truck and Dollar General trailer delivering in front of store

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