By Turbo - 17/06/2019 02:23
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Trucks turning up early can be a hassle as they are not on schedule. This may cause problems for the receiver as they are still dealing with trucks already on site. Try turning up on time and there should be no issue. The client told you a specific time for a reason and you ignore that fact and expect praise.
Who said anything about this person expecting praise? I work in logistics and if a driver turns up early, we load them ahead of schedule if we're able to. If not, we make them wait until their time. It's no biggie.
Yep. It can be a bit stressful when the delivery arrives early ("Crap, I'm not ready for you yet!"). But that's my problem; I'm not going to give the driver grief just because he didn't hit any red lights and made good time.
I don't think the driver deserved to be abused, it just seemed to me he was missing the point. There had been a time given for delivery and he was 30 min outside this time which may have been a problem. If they needed to wait they should have been told with courtesy and respect.
It's not as simple as just showing up on time though. Truckies have to deal with traffic, as well as their own schedules. Sometimes showing up early is going to happen.