It depends on what you mean by "DC." There's DCs and DCs. What you mean are the screwed up grocery DCs - something thats input for a chain of grocery stores. Those places are typically as effed up as a receiver can get.An 8 driver company with 10 reefers pretty slim chance of us ever leaving a wagon at some DC. It's really not our typical scene and no way I would wanna deal with them full time.
Theres a whole different class of DCs that deal with raw material, finished product, etc, that are fed into another product line. Theres none of that delivery in the middle of the night, wait around for hours and then take hours to get unloaded crap. I delivered a ConAgra load this morning... early appointment at 0500, done by 0615ish. No BS, no standing around to talk with lumpers and very little waiting.