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My first deal with p&h,
The first day of hauling waiting time 1 hr
Second day 1hr
Third day 1hr
Fourth day of hauling first two loads 1/2 hour and thinking they learning.
Then next load arrive at tisdale at 11.30 waiting time 2.1/2 hours
By seeing this I get real mad cause I could be sitting in sprayer and get something done.
Apperently somebody in office looked out window at 9.00 and saw not many trucks and started calling more farmers .
It takes 10 min to empty a truck at p&h , by far the slowest set up in area .

Ahhhhh what am I doing end of story :confused::cool:
 

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same complaint here they drive all over the country finding business and they can't organize what they have they piss off three guys to please one
 

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We have been hauling all spring and summer to P and H Tisdale. Our experience most days has been just the opposite. In and out without a bunch of wait time. We did haul when many guys had yard issues so that helped, and we kept the truck moving while the busy spray season was on. By the texts I get daily from all the company's, someone is broke down or having car issues most days. We are still trying to push a soccer ball through a garden hose with last years crop!! Looks like mother nature is taking care of that issue for this year.
 

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Although the wait times can be a little tedious, i really like the guys at P&H, they take care of us. I like the the drag conveyer for unloading B Trains
 

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I like P&H in Tisdale. In my opinion they have good employees there and treat us good.

(I would assume they are not having fun dealing with the criminal organizations called CP and CN)
 

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Besides the 2.5 hr, I don't see those as long wait times. Pretty much normal or below normal to what I see at most places. I hauled off and on all week and had to wait 2-3 hrs at another terminal, just the way it is at some places. Especially when trains have been spotty.
 

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good to here some have better luck.
waiting time to me is unnecessary it's not hard to organize , and if you know how trucker's get paid then you would agree with me that 2.5 hr waiting is a crime.
 

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Sat for 3.5 hours the other day at viterra. I don't care if your a farmer or custom hauler, that's ridiculous. If I was hauling more then one load, I wouldn't have been going back. Wait times of an hour or less are acceptable to me. Two days later, there's was one truck in line when I went to get my check. No cars arrived in that time frame.....poor planing is what that is.
 

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P&h has been one of the better ones as of late. Competitive prices, reasonable dockage, and good grading. They'll be getting more this fall whereas Richardson even though much closer is lowest on the list.
 

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The issue at tisdale is that they are serviced by both cn and cp. So on any given day one or even both of the rail companies can change their mind on what and when they are spotting. So yes there could be some efficiency problems when lining up what's to come in on a given day, but given this year with the amount of rail orders switching between commodities on any given day I'm surprised we haven't seen more lineups.
 

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Haha, I hauled my first load to p&h the other day got in line at 8:00am (moose jaw) waited 3 hours. And I was booked in to haul that day and that day only... I'm thinking they are half assed organized but its farmers hauling when they arnt booked in and p&h is to chicken **** to turn them away.
 

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Haha, I hauled my first load to p&h the other day got in line at 8:00am (moose jaw) waited 3 hours. And I was booked in to haul that day and that day only... I'm thinking they are half assed organized but its farmers hauling when they arent booked in and p&h is to chicken **** to turn them away.
Don't think that they are chicken **** but are required to by law under the Canadian Grain Act:

60. Subject to section 58 and any order made under section 118, the operator of every licensed primary elevator shall, at all reasonable hours on each day on which the elevator is open, without discrimination and in the order in which grain arrives and is lawfully offered at the elevator, receive into the elevator all grain so lawfully offered for which there is, in the elevator, available storage accommodation of the type required by the person by whom the grain is offered.

Farmers, as are you, have the right to deliver whenever there is room just get in line they have to accept.
 

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pioneer in melfort is excellent for booking trucks viterra melfort is dependant on who is working if you are at the highway at viterra your still out in an hour rail back log or not they are phoning to fill contracts for a 2.5 hour wait at ph get there **** together they are over selling there elevator
 

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Saskfarmboy. You must not haul to Viterra in Melfort much I have never been out in an hour while lined up to the highway. They are getting better but could use more people working some days
 

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Farmers, as are you, have the right to deliver whenever there is room just get in line they have to accept.
It's the guys that just show up at the elevator unannounced who are screwing it up for everyone!

They should be sent home loaded a time or two and they would soon learn some manners.;)

If I see a line-up that looks to be over an hour I go home and do something else. If it persists I would find a new place to haul my grain, and have done so twice in years past! Elevator employees should be able to manage deliveries.....it's their job!!!;)
 
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