Today, I was reminded that because I didn’t participate in the Boy Scouts as a boy, I was again unprepared. I was scheduled to meet in the morning, and then it was the right time I could be in a position to see two containers we’d purchased being loaded into a delivery vehicle in the Depot. Because they were to a highly loyal customer of ours and was the first time that I bought from this company I decided to drive to the Intermodal to see what we could get. The issue was that I was wearing a dress for a business meeting and not at the station. Therefore I started contemplating the “showing to the depot must be on the list,” and the first thing to think about is…
One – Wear a Dress
I was in the dress shoes of today. However, it didn’t hinder me from strolling through the Intermodal yard, through the snow, and searching for containers’ numbers. Intermodal isn’t the most glamorous place. They are filthy. There is a lot of debris that can ruin good clothes. Therefore dress shoes are definitely not recommended. I was lucky that my clothes weren’t damaged while walking between piles of containers covered in snow. Except for the cold feet and damp socks, the entire experience was pretty good.
If you are going to the Intermodal for inspection of containers, be sure to wear the right shoes, which means footwear that you won’t mind being dirty or walking through puddles, snow, or mud. It’s the same with other clothing and jackets, coats, or coats. Put on work shoes, jeans, and an oversized sleeved shirt to shield your skin. However, you must wear clothes that you don’t mind even if it gets soiled because it’s likely will happen. Don’t forget to keep pockets handy for the various items you’ll need, like…
2. A Camera:
If you have a lot of containers to view, cameras are an essential instrument to keep clear in your mind what you are looking at. Making sure you take pictures of all sides you can and making sure you can clearly see the numbers on the containers will allow you to document the condition of the container and safeguard your interests if the container turns up on your doorstep with a significant dent on the side that was not there when you first viewed the container. You’ll be able to negotiate when dealing with the depot or the transportation contractor.
3. tools in the Trade:
It’s probably obvious, but let’s get them out there. Make sure you keep a notebook with ample paper so you can write notes as well as have a space to record your containers’ numbers. I love using mechanical pencils to write with; they don’t melt when it’s cold. You should have markers, pencils, or crayons, whatever your preferred writing tool is, but make sure you have several. The final tool in use is a small flashlight that you can put in your purse. In the free ebook “Ten Things to Look For When purchasing shipping containers,” Flashlights are an excellent instrument to assist you in examining the interior of your container.
The time you have to be at the station could be quick or take hours, loader operators could be busy, or two of them might not have been there that day, and the person who showed up is being slammed. You might be wandering around the yard in the rain or have an enjoyable day; you are never sure what you can be expecting. Make sure you have plenty of time along and remember your patience as well.