Bad shippers and receivers to avoid total disregard for carriers time

vaportrail

Well-Known Member
#23
Oh, what happens when the receiving tank is just a little too full and you have to wait for product to be used before you can unload?
We unload into 2to 5 million gal tanks and we fill and move to our next site like gb is full as of tonight last loads are going in then were onto dubuque and fargo and Omahacplus i get paid by the hour so0o be my guest and screw up your counts ill take the pay plus they are all tanking loads out with this weather
 
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StaceyWolfe

Guest
#25
If we could have direct link between shippers and receivers there would be no disregard
 

TroyMotors

Well-Known Member
#28
LOL You guys are hilarious!
They don't give two ****s about truckers. Never have. Never will and the worst part is that we as truckers are to dumb to join forces. That the cold hard truth.
:-(
I don't like it either. But the sooner one realizes this the better off we are...as truckers....
 

mndriver

curmudgeon extraordinare
Supporter
#29
I have forced two shippers to unload my truck for excessive detention. You want to talk about changing your attitude really quick.
 

TroyMotors

Well-Known Member
#30
I have forced two shippers to unload my truck for excessive detention. You want to talk about changing your attitude really quick.
until we all do this or refuse to unload until detention is approved in writing, they will continue to pound us.
I have threatened to take a load and put it in storage and then send them a bill for detention, storage, and the load pay.
If they don't like it they can sue me while their load sits in storage and racks up fees.
All kinds of people started calling my ph. It was off quick......

Until we perform those kinds of stunts they will always laugh at our time.
 

mndriver

curmudgeon extraordinare
Supporter
#31
Try leaving a shipper with a security guard. Especially one that is telling you it will be 10 to 12 hours to load you. Suddenly those 10 hours become 10 minutes.
 

mndriver

curmudgeon extraordinare
Supporter
#32
And you are correct, more people have to be willing to do it. More times than not you have burned a relationship with a broker if you bail on a load that way
 
#39
I would say one of the worst ones that I've delivered to his Quaker in Lancaster Texas near Dallas or even one better than that is Walmart in Pageland South Carolina both of them equally terrible and I would say some of my favorites is General Pacific especially when it's a drop and hook
 

dchawk81

Well-Known Member
#40
I have picked up and delivered to all three of the mentioned companies and, while their idea of legal weight (Cambell's) and timely service (Rock-Tenn and Nestle) weren't quite on the same level as mine, I didn't find any of them to be particularly objectionable.

If you really want something to complain about, deliver to Wakefern in Elizabeth, NJ or Fry's/Kroeger on the west side of Phoenix.
Wakefern Elizabeth FTW. In before everyone else. ;)