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Are grocery chains looking for Power units?

Mar 18, 2020 at 10:51 AM CST
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Wondering if there are any places to check to see if the grocery chains need power units to help move dry vans and reefers to get theses stores stocked since this chaos started to deplete the shelves.

thanks

Replied on Wed, Mar 18, 2020 at 12:41 PM CST

Walmart & HEB has O/O pulling their trailers around South Texas. Trump suspended hours of service, and the Governor of Texas Abbott suspended the weight limits for Intrastate Texas (COVID-19) relief materials / supplies.

https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-waives-certain-state-trucking-regulations-to-expedite-delivery-of-resources-around-texas

Replied on Thu, Mar 19, 2020 at 09:02 AM CST

I would totally be interested in doing this also in Ne, Ia and Sd. Thanks

Replied on Thu, Mar 19, 2020 at 03:29 PM CST

I looked for a friend loading produce out west this week. And it the rules of products is a little vague. I states food for restocking. And I could not get an answer on if the bills need to be special marked or not.

Replied on Sun, Mar 29, 2020 at 08:02 AM CST
Originally Posted by: JEFF TOMLINSON
Quote: "I looked for a friend loading produce out west this week. And it the rules of products is a little vague. I states food for restocking. And I could not get an answer on if the bills need to be special marked or not. "

FMCSA rep told me. As long as its food, go. Can not be a mixed load of food and something else. Paper and other products need to be marked.
Replied on Sun, Mar 29, 2020 at 08:02 AM CST
Originally Posted by: BOB MORSE
Quote: "I would totally be interested in doing this also in Ne, Ia and Sd. Thanks"

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Replied on Sun, Mar 29, 2020 at 08:02 AM CST

I tried to get this work to with walmart but they didnt even give information unless i have 10 trucks, i told them i am just trying to help during this bad time, than after this you can trow me out but i think was a bad guy on bad time..

Replied on Sun, Mar 29, 2020 at 08:40 AM CST

Kroger told me I needed 15 trucks in order to haul for them.

You'd think they'd have the sense of mind to adapt to the current circumstances.

I guess I hoped for too much, as our shelves are bare everyday and I wanted to help.