Delivery during the wee hours

Corzhens

Member
A foreigner friend was surprised to know that most deliveries of imported products were done in the wee hours before dawn. That is to avoid the traffic so the unloading can even be done with the truck parked by the side of the road (which is not legal). Daytime deliveries encounter the problem of unloading when the warehouse has no sufficient space for the parking of the truck hence night time and early dawn deliveries are getting popular.
 

Heatman

New member
But normally, transportation and products delivery are best done in the night because it offers less traffic and obstruction by such time of the night. The only thing that worries truck drivers constantly using such hours is the case of security concerns because they could easily be attacked by armed robbers and the company might lose lots of money in the process of. Personally, I prefer night delivery and then the products would be stocked in the morning.
 

Alexandoy

Member
In some countries the deliveries are also done during the wee hours of the morning not really to avoid the traffic but to take advantage of the lull in the warehouse. Especially for warehouses of supermarket goods, those warehouses are beehives in the daytime and the delivery would interrupt the activities. The staff that handles the deliveries are usually assigned on the night shift.
 

Corzhens

Member
I have to agree that traffic in the main roads during the daytime is horrendous but you cannot be too sure at night because almost all the big trucks are on the road starting at 10 pm when the truck ban is not in effect anymore and the roads are full of trucks until 6 am when the ban is again in effect.
 
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