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Night Shift

Jul 22, 2021 at 03:18 PM CST
New to the commodities side of hauling. What are the options as far as loading/unloading at night for facilities. Is it possible to run two shifts (day/night). Is it likely to find loads where facilities will load/unload 24hrs? Trying to analyze business model to keep trucks running. Any advice greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Replied on Fri, Jul 23, 2021 at 07:33 AM CST
All depends on the plant/factory, some run 24/7, others run Monday through Friday 8 to 5, some run Monday through Friday 6am to 2pm but you have to be on the lot by 1, all depends on the place...farmers sometimes load 7 days a week, some decide to go on a 4 day vacation on a Thursday before Labor Day when your 800 miles from home and headed that way....most brokers will know the load/unload hours, you'll always have a number to the shipping office or production supervisor in your rate con, some awnser 24/7 some only during business hours....
Replied on Fri, Jul 23, 2021 at 03:11 PM CST
Most Cargill open 24/7. Some others like ardent are open all night but not weekends. Co-ops are usually 8-5. Most every where I go is closed on weekends . Fertilizer , port 33 and catoosa no longer open 24 hours. Close 4:30. Waste of time going there. Run at night. Then be first in line in morning. Hard to be anywhere at a good time when they aren't open at night. AG exemption helps out. Call most things exempt and just drive all you want to. If it is a whole grain or you can claim it is going to feed farm animals, don't log in. Just work till you drop.