Electric Pallet Jacks

Discussion in 'Southeastern Freight Lines' started by LTLIndentured, Aug 29, 2017.

  1. LTLIndentured

    LTLIndentured Well-Known Member

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    Beverage industry provides electric Jacks to guys that have to push/pull one ton or more pallets; why doesn't ltl?
     
  2. icuicp

    icuicp Well-Known Member

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    It would be nice
     
  3. joes bar and grill

    joes bar and grill Well-Known Member

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    $
     
  4. LarWoo

    LarWoo Member

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    Because they don't have to
     
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  5. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    Our guys on the dock are still using manual pallet jacks to move freight. We only have a limited number of forklifts. We don't have enough hand trucks and pallet jacks to go around for drivers either.
     
  6. LTLIndentured

    LTLIndentured Well-Known Member

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    I'm surprised no one has called the corp office about that. In my area no pallet jack = returns
     
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  7. weiner

    weiner Active Member

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    i think LTL drivers are tougher than beverage drivers. Don't need electric pallet jack.
     
  8. LTLIndentured

    LTLIndentured Well-Known Member

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    you might not, but I do. Has nothing to do with toughness and everything to do with intelligence. Why risk an injury jerking 2-3k lbs pallets that are falling apart when you can use an electric jack? You must not be familiar with sefl business practices. You get injured and the company gives 6 mos and 1 day to return
     
  9. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    Especially the residential deliveries we're doing so many of now thanks to e-commerce. Some of these are absurd how they expect us to unload a 2,000 lb skid on a lift gate and a residential street with a slight incline.
     

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