"Paperless dock management" BS...

Discussion in 'R&L Carriers' started by Sling Blade, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. Sling Blade

    Sling Blade Disgruntled

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    Does anyone else absolutely HATE this?

    Used to be I could fix the load before the forklift morons screwed it up too bad. Now, since I can't see the whole of what I'm getting due to no more sheets hanging up, the forklift morons can load as ass backwards as they want and by the time we have any idea it's too far gone to fix.

    Thanks a lot. Just what we needed. Another "screw the driver" idea...:cuss:
     
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  2. R&L_PHI

    R&L_PHI Member

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    We were told it was gonna speed everything up and get us out on time....THAT IS THE BIGGEST JOKE I EVER HEARD!!!!! It really does suck not being able to fix load before the damage is done. Cant see how the computer can route it so bad and experienced supervisors cant catch the mistake and fix it before it actually goes into the trailer..Sometimes there is nothing you can do except run it the way it is loaded, thought the company would catch on to all the wasted time and wasted money by now. I guess we can afford to operate at a sub par level.
     
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  3. shadowr434

    shadowr434 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    So damn true. Ive had several days where the routing is got you literally going in circles. And other days where it starts you and ends you in the same town with several towns in the middle. I have no clue how the system works anymore. I just find myself moving a lot more freight in the trailer.
     
  4. sapper

    sapper Active Member

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    The majority of us used to clock in and go straight to the dock, grab our sheets and start making changes right off the bat.
    We would direct the loaders to what freight was going to be loaded when and where in the trailer.
    Miss-loads were eliminated, freight was loaded so it could be moved with a pallet jack, and we got to preview the load.

    Now, we all just sit in the break room after we pre trip and hook up if the loads are not ready.

    It wasn't broke, Willmington. Your wasting a lot of money trying to fix it.
     
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  5. LTLIndentured

    LTLIndentured Well-Known Member

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    Using a electronic equipment instead of paper isn't going to fix what is a dispatcher problem. If the guy in charge either doesn't care or is ignorant the problem will remain as it is. At our place the regional Vp told us to have our customers move freight around for us as we progress through our day. They would rather do this than hire an extra dock hand and take the time to load out correctly. Numbers trump all
     
  6. freightgod54

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    unfortunately this is what the industry has become. thats why old school people like me got out.
     
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  7. Recap Slinger

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    Total train wreck! City and Linehaul getting out later everyday. Just stock up on return forms and get that extra clock time for all the back tracking. I guess it all makes sense to someone in an office up at the cornfield castle.
     
  8. Sling Blade

    Sling Blade Disgruntled

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    Yeah ok, that's a laugh. :wtflol:
     

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