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So Friday, the lumber yard sent a delivery to our site. They stacked it rather strange on the truck and when it was coming off the loader, it slid off sideways. The driver checks out the load, mentioned something about replacing a few LVLs. and drove off.

I told him he needs to get his guys to come back and make it safe for my guys to break this accident apart. It looked precarious and it was making creaking sounds for the next hour I was there. I have to think it was also putting considerable amount of stress on the i-joists and other material.

I couldn't believe this guy. No, "I'm sorry" or "We'll fix this mess."

 

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Last week we had a guy dropping a bunk of 2x10's.
Snowbank blocked the entrance, so he rammed the snowbank with the skid.. then flopped it off.. on the side walk, then used the other skid to push it.. both lifts broke apart leaving a 2x10 beaver dam..
Thanks for nothing.
 

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I dont know about where you guys are but around here the delivery guys dont make anything for wages so they do not put in the extra effort and dont care. Most truck driving jobs around here pay $8-$10 an hour. Numerous times i have seen loads dumped off in the mud, standing water, other vehicles get damaged from the boom operator, delivery trucks get damaged, etc. You get what you pay for. you pay meager wages you get an idiot driving an expensive truck hauling expensive materials and they could care less.

Friend of mine just quit his job with one of the best yards around after 28yrs. He drove boom truck for over 15yrs, did all the truck maintenance, all the rental equipment maintenance, all the owners personal vehicle/boat maintenance and was also responsible for the owners home maintenance including his rentals. His pay after 28yrs? His raise this fall put him at $18 an hour. Owner would not give him a decent raise and no retirement. Now the owner has had to replace him as a driver, if any of the boom trucks have problems they now have to go to Conn. for repair, he has to hire a garage to do the maintenance on his personal vehicles and barter with other contractors for his home/rental maintenance.
 

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I try to always plan the drop zone and have some dunnage ready to throw under it to keep it flat and up off the ground or driveway...

Looks like the way it was loaded, it would all need to be restacked anyways, whether it rolled over or not.

Just crack the whip on the framers, and get it all installed before it can take a set:laughing:

Oh yeah, if your not happy, don't sign the ticket.;)
 
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