One of the biggest things that can make drivers go bonkers is having product returned to the trailer. This can happen for many reasons – damaged goods, a lack of space in warehouses, etc. Having ways to locate food banks and community pantries is something that needs to be expanded upon in corporate dialogs.
Trucker was able to locate a Vermont food pantry before having to dispose a few pallets of meals
This information comes to us by way of the Brattleboro Reformer and Reformer.com. A driver from New Prime Inc. was making a delivery at a C&S Wholesale Grocers warehouse in Brattleboro and was “overloaded.” The article does not clarify if the driver was loaded with too much product or the warehouse had no space.
Having returns on a trailer is not a good thing. You have to find a way to remove the product, either by donating to a charity or disposing of it in a dumpster or landfill.
A worker at the I-91 Guilford Welcome Center talked to the driver and set in motion a plan to offload the foodstuffs, helping the driver and the local community.
There are no “off” days in charity work
It was a community effort that connected the driver to GroundWorks Executive Director Josh Davis. Davis told The Reformer he was contacted by John Hatton, a local realtor, about the driver’s situation at the Welcome Center. GroundWorks is the operator of the Foodworks pantry in Brattleboro.
Davis was able to have one of the Foodworks delivery trucks meet the trucker and transload the pallets into the smaller box truck. The box truck then offloaded the frozen berries and pizza snacks at the pantry. Both are very popular items, according to Davis.