Loading and unloading freight

by Billy
(Elberton Ga.)

I work for AutoZone and sometimes we have full trailer loads with 8 to 10 stops. At each stop when a few pelleted loads are delivered you must also take the same number of palleted cores and tote bins back to the distribution center.

A full trailer becomes harder to deal with as the stops progress because you must unload the returns to get to the freight for each stop.

Please advise if there are any technics that can be used to simplify this process.

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Oct 18, 2016
by: Hervy

Find out if the dispatcher is co-ordinating the stops correctly.

Ideally, they should know when there are returns and schedule to pick them up on a truck that will come through that store when the truck is empty.

I had multiple stops as well. If there was too much stuff on the truck, I didn't pick up returns. It stayed at that store until another truck came through that was empty.

That dispatching could be just lazy and not doing that. If you inquire about it, he might change how he/she is working and do it correctly.

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