Who Holds The Longest Wait At Shipper/Receiver?

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Gary E.'s Comment
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I'm thinking I could be approaching it. I've been sitting in Jacksonville,FL at the Busch warehouse waiting for my load for 27 hours. My dispatcher thinks it fine and just tells me to hang on in there. There are several other fully loaded Prime trailers around me but they are not mine I'm told. He's not sure if I get Detention or not, "maybe" he says. What's your longest wait ? Not including extreme weather events.

Dispatcher:

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.
Brian M.'s Comment
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Tyson plant in Iowa. Appointment 3/11/15 11pm did not load till 3/13/15 10am

James U.'s Comment
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Meat load out of texas 3 1/2 days got a restart out of it and them some lol

Ken C.'s Comment
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That beats mine of 19.5 hrs at Tyson and I only got 3 hrs detention. Main thing I hate about Prime is their detention policy plus how they're paying HHG miles after you do finally get loaded and running.

Ken C.

Ray F. (aka. Mongo)'s Comment
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Anhiser-busch out of fort collins, co. was there for 36 hours for a drop and hook.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

The Dude's Comment
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I'm thinking I could be approaching it. I've been sitting in Jacksonville,FL at the Busch warehouse waiting for my load for 27 hours. My dispatcher thinks it fine and just tells me to hang on in there. There are several other fully loaded Prime trailers around me but they are not mine I'm told. He's not sure if I get Detention or not, "maybe" he says. What's your longest wait ? Not including extreme weather events.

Crap, I didn't know things happened that drastically different on the reefer end at Prime. As flatbed, I was at a shipper the other day and I waited two hours to get into my loading bay and then it took them three hours to get the load on. My FM wanted me to log the arrival and departure time on the BOL so he could toss me some cash. When I get a short weekend run, he'll call me to say sorry and explain what is going on with sales. He keeps me running out here in the desert because he knows it's my favorite area of the country, I think, at least I told him it was.

Maybe it's not really a reefer vs. flatbed thing and I just have an awesome FM, but I don't know. Probably a combination of the two. "Maybe" and "hang in there", I sure as **** don't get any of that. Starting to feel like you reefer guys aren't getting due respect.

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.

Dispatcher:

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.

Fm:

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Starting to feel like you reefer guys aren't getting due respect.

That entire segment of the industry has always been the way it is now. The detention times have always been horrendous. There's no reason for it. That's just how things have been done forever it seems, especially at food and grocery warehouses. It's just commonplace to sit for 6-12 hours.

I've been saying for 20 years they would drastically improve the efficiency of the industry if they would somehow find a way to cut down on detention times. Several years ago the DOT passed a law that prevents airlines from keeping people sitting on planes on the tarmac for extended delays. In January, Southwest got fined for it:

The U.S. Department of Transportation said Thursday it is fining Southwest Airlines $1.6 million for keeping passengers on airplanes too long at Chicago Midway in January 2014.

The fine is the largest since the DOT implemented a regulation in 2010 that required airlines to give passengers the opportunity to get off airplanes that had been held on the ground for three hours or more.

“Airline passengers have rights, and the department’s tarmac delay rules are meant to prevent passengers from being stuck on an aircraft on the ground for hours on end,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in the DOT announcement.

It would take similar regulations to make that happen for the trucking industry but it's sorely needed. I realize enforcement would not be easy, but neither is enforcing the current laws for trucks nationwide. But it's doable. Unfortunately I don't recall ever hearing any proposals for this sort of legislation, and even if we had it would still be 10 years before they actually passed anything. But I sure wish they'd do something about it. There's simply no reason for it.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

James U.'s Comment
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My favorate was in NH when delvering easter candy Had two drops two different places to the same company first one was at 10 am was out of there in 20 mins place was behind a lumber mill in the woods stayed parked in a mud pit all day right at the receiver and the 2nd was at 12 midnight 3 miles down the street got there was in the door at 1130 pm and didn't get out of the door until 8 am I was unloaded in 20 mins but -the lumpers had to break down the 8 skids into 50 skids so the receiver could count it. My FM was ****ed I was there so long

Fm:

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.
James U.'s Comment
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That beats mine of 19.5 hrs at Tyson and I only got 3 hrs detention. Main thing I hate about Prime is their detention policy plus how they're paying HHG miles after you do finally get loaded and running.

Ken C.

I can't stand going to Tyson they are a pain

James U.'s Comment
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Anhiser-busch out of fort collins, co. was there for 36 hours for a drop and hook.

Thats bad !!!!!! for a drop and hook !!!!!!

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

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