Re-Inventing the Wheel

Discussion in 'XPO Logistics' started by eBiTDa, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. eBiTDa

    eBiTDa No Beer, No Work

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    I have been hearing rumblings going on about a terminal down south (XSW), trying a new approach at FAC operations. Something about "Load Engineers" and other do-hickies. I have heard of this same program being implemented at other locations in the near future. Does any one have any more info?
     
  2. The magician

    The magician Active Member

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    Heard a reference about it in xlf from the fos at nite
     
  3. upnorth

    upnorth Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Remember safestack sme’s?

    Yep.
     
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  4. eBiTDa

    eBiTDa No Beer, No Work

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    No I do not, can you enlighten us.
     
  5. upnorth

    upnorth Super Moderator Staff Member

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    These are supposedly drivers who have been trained in proper loading techniques. They will tell you what your doing wrong.

    Can’t wait.
     
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  6. Fly-by-night

    Fly-by-night Only when you care to send the very best

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    I think I load just fine

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  7. eBiTDa

    eBiTDa No Beer, No Work

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    Not drivers. These are dock workers getting paid to stand around and boss drivers around. Breakers hanging, bodies standing, forklifts parked. Is this going to save us?
     
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  8. icedriver

    icedriver Well-Known Member

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    It's more about the damages than anything.
     
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  9. upnorth

    upnorth Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah. No dock worker is going to tell me how to load.
     
  10. dalesr

    dalesr Well-Known Member

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    Dockworkers don’t load freight, they dock it. It’s in their name!
     
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  11. Tao

    Tao Active Member

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    Everybody thinks everybody else is a bad freight loader and responsible for The damages. Which means we have no bad freight loaders, which should mean we have no damages, or at least minimal.

    I know that at least a few of you are lying.
     
  12. rangeman

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    Ever wonder why the experience senior guys always leave with the Primo Hi cubed trailers and the inexperienced new guys always come back with trash trailers? I don’t. I’ve seen trashed Freight sit on the dock all night until it had to go. Yup experienced senior guys are surely the best of the best LOL
     
  13. wltdo

    wltdo Active Member

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    I don't think there ever gonna get a handle on these damages. What were they in 2017 around 50 million? I no that's a lot of money but they only pay Pennines on the dollar. For years we've been complaining about loading pratacices and even had the top brass down watching but it's always cram and jam as always. I don't care how you get it on the truck just get it on it. All the heavies no what's going on and they no what kind of help they have. Ther just bouncing the ball with us dumb asses.
     
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  14. ROUGHBOY

    ROUGHBOY Active Member

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    I break /load TRAILERS. NOT TRUCKS.
     
  15. wltdo

    wltdo Active Member

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    Sorry I guess I should have said trailers, just been around too long I guess. This new crowd is tough
     
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  16. Tao

    Tao Active Member

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    Nah, you're good, man. What you meant was clear. He's probably one of those guys who freaks out if you slip up and say gas instead of fuel.
     
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  17. highspeeds

    highspeeds ENTERTAINMENT USE ONLY

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    If you would have spaced the weight better on that second trailer, your gross wouldn't have been so tight. Just saying.
     
  18. snaildriver

    snaildriver Retired

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    Twice in my time at Con-Way, I scaled out at EXACTLY 80,000. Didn't load them myself.
     
  19. Tarheel

    Tarheel New Member

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    The purpose of these folks is to keep forklift drivers on their lift moving freight. They have a set amount of doors they are responsible for and they build decks and add dunnage and straps so the freight flow doesn’t slow down and the dock doesn’t get full of staged freight. They aren’t there to boss anyone, that’s what the sups should be doing. Judging by the amount of stacking, lack of strap usage and trailers loaded with all the safe stack bars at the ceiling I’d say they are needed.
     
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  20. sucker666

    sucker666 Well-Known Member

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    I see it as a good thing, anything that can be done to avert damage is plus to our customers.
     
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