Plant Overview

Alcoa Rockdale Operations

4069 Charles Martin Hall Road
5 Miles Off HWY 79 on FM 1786
Rockdale, TX 76567
USA
Time Zone: Central
Call 512-446-8347 for Directions!

Contact Information

Darla Willingham
email

Driver Handouts:

Driver Check in information
Directions and map of Rockdale
Fall protection procedures

Message to the carriers from Alcoa Rockdale Operations:

TRUCKS PICKING UP OR DELIVERING LOADS WILL BE LOADED/UNLOADED ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS. ALL CARRIERS MUST FOLLOW ALCOA'S SAFETY RULES WHILE ON PLANT SITE - NO EXCEPTIONS.

Shipping / Receiving

Shipping: Powder loading docks 405 and 408

Equipment types allowed:

Vans with two load locks or load straps - Refrigerated vans cannot be loaded

Commodities:

Aluminum Powder in drums or sacks on pallets. Some drums palletized as well.

Special requirements:

Leave matches and lighters in the cab of your truck. Driver should stay in the dock area. Turn engine off, set brakes, and chock wheels. Drivers must place keys in lock box. No cell phones are allowed outside the truck.

Hours of operation:

Monday to Friday 24 hours, unless specified otherwise

Appointments required:

First come, First served

Contact:

Darla Willingham
512-446-8346
Darla Willingham

Shipping: Anode loading area

Equipment types allowed:

Flatbed trailers

Commodities:

anodes

Special requirements:

Sidekits must be taken down prior to loading. Height of anodes is too high for sidekits.

Hours of operation:

11 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Receiving: Storeroom Dock

Equipment types allowed:

Vans, Flatbeds

Commodities:

Misc.

Special requirements:

Safety equipment required, tractor must remain attached to trailer at all times. Dock Leveler system and Wheel Chocks use required.

Hours of operation:

Monday to Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Appointments required:

First come, First served

Contact:

Terry Urban
512-446-8255
Terry Urban

Driver Safety Equipment

Hard Hat

  • Hard hat required (Alcoa provides)
  • Hard hat with chin strap not required

Hearing Protection

  • Hearing protection required (Alcoa provides)

Safety Glasses

  • Safety glasses with side sheilds required (Alcoa provides)

Full Body Harness

  • Full body harness not required

Neon Safety Vest

  • Neon safety vest not required

Shirt

  • No shirt requirements

Pants

  • Long pants required (driver provides)

Footwear

  • Metatarsal boots required (Alcoa provides)

Fall Protection

Fall Protection at Location

  • Stationary platform - driver back in
  • Stationary platform - driver pulls through
  • Movable platforms (manual)
  • Movable Platforms (electric or pneumatic)
  • Overhead trolley beam with harness system
  • Netting that attaches to truck
  • Air bags or foam pads positioned next to truck
  • Guard rails placed on side of truck
  • Safety curtains at open dock doors

Load Securement/Tarp Assistance

Blocking and Bracing

  1. Material provided by Alcoa
  2. Tools provided by driver
  3. Performed by driver

Assistance with tarping of freight is not available to flatbed drivers.

Driver Amenities

RESTROOM ACCESS

  • Employee restroom
  • Portable toilet

FOOD AND WATER

  • Drinking water
  • Vending machines
  • Cafeteria

WAITING AREA

  • Waiting room
  • Heat
  • Air-condition

COMMUNICATION SERVICES

  • Telephone
  • Pay Telephone
  • CB Communication with guards or dock
  • CB Channel: 19

SCALE INFORMATION

  • Scale in required?
  • Scale out required?
  • Axle weights provided to driver? No

ACCESS PRIVILEDGES

  • Overnight parking
  • Non-driving passengers allowed in plant
  • Minimum age for admittance to plant: 18 years
  • Passengers have access to facilities
  • Pets allowed