The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly - Deliveries
What does BDSI call a good load?
A good load is well stacked on good pallets and wrapped tight so that the pallets do not fall. The pallets are placed on the trailer in such a way that they do not shift. Many companies place two pallets side by side tight to the left and then two pallets tight to the right and continue the pattern for the length of the trailer. This seems to balance the load and keep the pallets from shifting. Some companies use dunnage and load braces to keep the load from shifting.
Pallets that are stacked with like containers (Aluminum, Glass, Plastic) are easier for us to sort and process so the fees per pallet are lower for properly sorted products. Our normal unload time for a good load is between 30 and 60 minutes including paperwork. If you need Itemized destruction documents, we will require an itemized inventory.
If your company can match up and submit our Certificate of Destruction (for example - 20 Pallets Destroyed) with your inventory then we will not need your inventory.
What is a bad/difficult load to process at BDSI?
One type of difficult load is one that has fallen pallets that must be re-stacked. This requires additional personnel and time. If the fallen materiel is glass an additional safety risk will need to be dealt with. Due to the additional incurred expenses we may charge your company extra money to re-stack the pallets. This fee is currently $50 per pallet. If we charge your company we will include pictures of the products that were re-stacked.
Another issue is pallets that are broken so badly that we can not get a forklift under them. This may also require re-stacking the pallet.
Pallets that are shrink wrapped together are problematic to move.
Pallets that are stacked on the edge of other pallets are unstable.
Pallets of material left outside will have deteriorated cardboard which may cause the stacked pallet to be unstable and or bug ridden and difficult to process.
Pallets that are stacked double or stacked twice the normal height are difficult to move and more prone to fall over in transit.
We do not accept any materiel delivered on dump beds or dump trailers.
It has been our experience that using trailers with moving floors will most likely cause a lot of broken and fallen pallets.
BDSI reserves the right to NOT accept a load if it is in such bad shape that we can not unload it safely or in a timely manner.
Please do not send trucks that are unsafe for us to work in.
Imagine that you are driving a forklift that weighs 10,000 pounds and you are supposed to pick up a 1,000-pound pallet of beer in glass bottles. Do you want to contend with a defective trailer like the one to the left? Yes, those are the tire treads that you can clearly see through the floor.