Shippers & Receivers

Shipping and receiving location info; the good, the bad and the ugly. Some places have their act together, and others don't. #Trucking

Forklift Operator Swapping out Pallets Before Loading my Truck [Video]

This is a procedure I've never seen before; swapping pallets that already have product stacked on them. I didn't even know this was a thing. The blue pallets are owned by CHEP (Commonwealth Handling Equipment Pool) an international company dealing in pallet and container pooling services. Shippers and receivers all over country are clients of CHEP, however, the place I was delivering this load was not a CHEP client, so the … [Read more...]

Driving from Dallas, TX to Camas, WA – Day 5: Making Delivery in Camas [Video]

This is the sixth and final video in a six-part series that show my journey as I transport a load of copy paper from Dallas, Texas to Camas, Washington. If you haven’t watched the first four videos, I highly recommend you watch them first: Dallas, TX to Camas, WA – Day 1 Hooking the Load [Video] Dallas, TX to Camas, WA – Day 1: On to Amarillo [Video] Dallas, TX to Camas, WA Day 2: Amarillo to Laramie [Video] Dallas, TX to … [Read more...]

[Video] Underground Pickup and Delivery – April 2012

Very early in my truck driving career, I experienced something very unique, at least to me at the time; I picked up a load from an underground storage facility in Quincy, Illinois and delivered to an underground storage facility in Springfield, Missouri. Before I got into trucking, I had no idea there were underground storage facility for food products, but apparently, there are several around the Midwest. I hope you enjoy this … [Read more...]