Wow, Didnt See That Commin!

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Bart's Comment
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I am driving a Walmart grocery dedicated out of Corrine Utah. Took a load out yesterday with 2 stops here in Utah and 2 stops In Montana. Then had to pick up a load of potatoes in Idaho for a back haul.

So I get to my pick up in Rigby Idaho at noon and an older fellow drives up in a shiny car and tells me he just came back from lunch and could I put it in door 6. So I do. Go into the office and he says his crew is still at lunch and will load my asap at 1 pm. I tell him that's great, is there somewhere in walking distance to grab a bite to eat, he tells me no not really and then hands me the keys to his beautiful Buick Park Avenue Ultra and proceeds to give me directions to this little cafe in town!!!!

Now, I've had experiences with shippers, both good and bad, but I think my jaw actually hit the countertop! This guy doesn't know me from Adam and he gives me his keys!

I thank him and head into town following his suggestion for the diner. Nice pleasant place. Get a really good steak sandwich and when I go to pay the cashier tells me I get a 15% discount because "Craig" called and said I was one of "his".

Get back to the potato place and my load is ready, paperwork is done and he thanks ME!

Craig and Rocky Mountain Produce in Rigby Idaho get my vote for "Shipper of the Year"

Any similar stories?

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.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Deb R.'s Comment
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Wow! Hard to beat that!

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Craig and Rocky Mountain Produce in Rigby Idaho get my vote for "Shipper of the Year"

Wow, you ain't kiddin! That's amazing!

Any similar stories?

No! rofl-3.gif

Nothing even close to that. But I can say I live in a tiny little town for that reason right there.....nice people....and few people.

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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.

Woody's Comment
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If I had read that story on any site other than Trucking Truth I probably would not have believed it!

Best shipper award without question.

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.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Definitely award worthy. It also proves everything you constantly read on here, professionalism counts. Being on time, being a professional with a good attitude and being just a little bit sociable can sometimes surprise you in the best ways.

Mikki 's Comment
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WOW!smile.gif

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