Friday, July 19, 2019

Friday At Last

     And I'm (mostly) off next week -- just an orientation session for some stuff for a couple of hours one day, and possibly the delivery of a half-million worth of new equipment at the North Campus.

     The delivery has been specified as absolutely, positively needing to arrive in a truck equipped with a lift-gate.  We've never had a loading dock there, large deliveries being extremely infrequent.  I'm predicting that the delivery vehicle will most likely not have a built-in lift or, if it does, it will be too small for things we need to unload.  Past history makes this almost certain: trucking companies find it inconvenient and so they either overlook the requirement or assume it isn't really necessary -- after all, what place doesn't have a dock?

     So that could be fun.

     Past that, I've got lots to do around the house and a lot of sleep to catch up on.  The present predictions call for the weather to not be quite so brutally hot.  Sure hope they're right!


Rick T said...

We sell and deliver full equipment racks (4 post style) and some times the customer's doors are the problem, even when we bring a pallet jack to move the gear around. More than once we've had to take the rack off the pallet to get thru a door, then put it back on to trundle down the hall to the next. Non-freight elevators are fun, too....

Good luck, hope the shipper paid attention to your delivery instructions

Merle said...

What happens if the truck does not have a lift gate? Send it back?

Roberta X said...

Merele, I don't know. In the past, I have had to make panic-fast arrangements to get a fork truck. Our former rental source of these is gone.