How often do you have to send a person from the shop out to your crew/s with forgotten equipment from the initial load out? We call it “redeliveries”.
We run 7 box trucks and multiple pickup trucks 7 days a week. We constantly have forgotten equipment, even when we are using a check list for loading. We are still on pencil and paper packing slips but trying to go digital.
What ideas do you have to prevent redelivers from occurring?? TIA. ... See MoreSee Less
We systemized everything with checklists and also backups of multiples that stay in the trucks if we have them available. Been many times we've grabbed backups out of the trucks instead of running back to the shop
We use a program called Event Wizard and it has a complete loading sheet (down to motors, weight bags, etc) for each job. They highlight each item as it goes on the truck. Usually 2-3 jobs on each 15’ box truck. Rarely is anything missed.
Way more often than I would like to admit.
Better employees that actually care about there job and doing stuff 1 time the righht way .
Nowhere near your level, but how about making the driver responsible and have to physically touch each item from the checklist as it is checked off?
We have it happen on occasion. We also have every truck and trailer outfitted with 50 and 100 ft cords, plenty of stakes and hammers. That way all the guys have to do is grab blowers and the units for the most part. Which minimizes me having to go bail them out!
When it gets busy and the shop is disorganized is when I think we forget most the time. I try to keep everything in its place and always take extra. I seen a post where they used 4” pipes on their trailer to keep the stakes. Definitely going to use that approach. Happens more than I like and sometimes something so little as a soaker hose but yet so important. ￼
We require the loaders to check each other's load and then delivery team to check the load again..then the cost of missing items comes out their monthly bonus....now they pay attention
At least once a week. Small items we UBER to the site if we can. Otherwise larger items we’ll have them do at the end of the day
It happens once in a while - usually the one time I think I don't need to check the packing list because I'm "sure" everything is there. We had a debacle this weekend with a bunch of missing things because we had stuff going on and were disorganized. We just sat down last night and decided to do a double check of the checklist for every event, meaning 2 people go through it instead of just one. We're hoping that helps.
Let me preface this by saying that we don't rent inflatables...
We are doing an event in a park for a client who is renting inflatables from another company. Our client asked about providing generators since this company doesn't have any left. I emailed the inflatable company asking how many watts or amps each blower would need. His reply "Each blower is 20amp each, these are commercial grade inflatables."
Now, I understand they are commercial grade, but an Edison plug (standard outlet) is designed to fail at anything over 15 amps. Plus, it's a fan! How many amps does a fan really need?