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Update to shipping a car
Posted by: Mr645
Date: September 22, 2023 09:25AM
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Shipper called saying the car will be delivered on the 21st, yesterday and will let us know what time. The driver is named Dimytro.

I reach out around 12:30 to try to get a time frame, I hear back via text at 1pm.
"Car will get delivered between 3-5pm, sorry, I lost your number."
SO leaving work early, family member gets home at 2:15, and at 4:55 I text again "almost her?", get a text back "Sorry, traffic is bad, I'm 90 minutes away"

OK, all things considering, no big deal, family member leaves to run a few errands, and at 5:10 I get a text "Be there in 20 minutes, can't deliver car, will pin you" (word for word)
Family member runs errands, gets home at 5:45 and moments later I get a Google Map pin drop and a text "I am here"
OK, the pin is for a 4 lane road 1/2 mile from the house, family member walks to the location sent. makes sense not driving a 9 car carrier big rig into a residential community.

Family member calls me and tells me"I am right at the in drop, I can see the road for a mile in each direction, no car, no truck, nothing" She walks back home.

5 minutes later I get a text "I am here now" and another pin drop, about 250 ft from the first

Family member walks back and there is the truck, car being unloaded and she goes over the rather detailed inspection sheet, driver hands her the keys and we're done

Turns out not so much a couple of idiots, but a two driver team, one man from Ukraine, been in the USA 6 months, does not speak English, and another driver from Venezuela and been in the USA for 2 months, also speaks minimal English. The two have a hard time communicating, she says they were using some sort of sign language and both seems to know the car shipping business pretty well.

Also the truck was a short haul big rig, certainly not the truck that made the cross country trip

DONE



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Re: Update to shipping a car
Posted by: rich in distress
Date: September 22, 2023 09:32AM
Kudos!
Did you tip them?
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Re: Update to shipping a car
Posted by: mikebw
Date: September 22, 2023 10:18AM
Glad it worked out for you!
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Re: Update to shipping a car
Posted by: Speedy
Date: September 22, 2023 12:52PM
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Mr645
Also the truck was a short haul big rig, certainly not the truck that made the cross country trip.

It probably was the truck that made the cross country trip. The two drivers sound like budding independent contractors working for a broker.



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Re: Update to shipping a car
Posted by: Mr645
Date: September 22, 2023 01:11PM
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Speedy
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Mr645
Also the truck was a short haul big rig, certainly not the truck that made the cross country trip.

It probably was the truck that made the cross country trip. The two drivers sound like budding independent contractors working for a broker.

100% a broker, I spoke to the broker. I can't imagine that truck going cross country with no place for a driver to sleep. It had no rear cab section, just the driver/passenger space.



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Re: Update to shipping a car
Posted by: August West
Date: September 22, 2023 04:04PM
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I can't imagine that truck going cross country with no place for a driver to sleep.

It's called the passenger seat, you ain't never been hungry?



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Re: Update to shipping a car
Posted by: PeterW
Date: September 22, 2023 04:50PM
After Venezuela and the Ukraine, the passenger seat looks like a featherbed.
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Re: Update to shipping a car
Posted by: jdc
Date: September 22, 2023 07:44PM
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PeterW
After Venezuela and the Ukraine, the passenger seat looks like a featherbed.

that's a stretch. lots of very nice places in both.

but they are doing work "Americans" wont.





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Re: Update to shipping a car
Posted by: PeterW
Date: September 23, 2023 05:40AM
Yeah, between the tasty zoo animals and the Russian missiles, they’re both paradises. They’re not here on a whim.
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Re: Update to shipping a car
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: September 23, 2023 06:55AM
Those two guys may someday be listed on the Dow with movies being made about their remarkable journey to the top.



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