Discussion in 'Southeastern Freight Lines' started by Dick Dastardly, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

    We seem to be having a high number of lost time injuries lately. It comes as no surprise to me with some of the junk freight we haul and are expected to off load as p&d drivers.

    How is it across the board? Are we just the exception or is this common place? I wonder if these final mile trucks will help with some of the injuries and difficulties of unloading from a Semi?
  2. LTLIndentured

    LTLIndentured Well-Known Member

    Our injuries aren't happening at time of delivery, but it's more of an accumulated effect from those type deliveries. One ton plus with a pallet jack, jerking, in and out of trailer doing a hotel stop. Residential customers better have help or I'll bring it back
  3. LTLIndentured

    LTLIndentured Well-Known Member

    What type of injury Dick? Back, knee shoulder?
  4. LTLIndentured

    LTLIndentured Well-Known Member

    Our people in the office do a pretty good job of letting residentials know in advance what is expected
  5. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

    Mostly back injuries.
  6. Frootloop

    Frootloop Well-Known Member

    The terminal I worked at was notorious for carpet related injuries. I delivered to a furniture store once that had a dock about level with the bumper of a pickup truck, no forklift only hand trucks and dollies. The owner had ordered 3 of those big 15 footers that are almost waist high and weigh 8-900 lbs and he thought him and I were going to unload them. I haven't seen a roll of carpet since I left Sefl. Do any other freight companies really haul it on a large scale?

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