"One of the things she wanted to do was ‘Go with Grandpa to the Elevator’. Terry left early…7:30 in the morning…he was 11th in line. The Elevator opens at 6:00 a.m. There were trucks there starting at 4:30 a.m. The days are long during harvest. The wait is longer."Not clear how long it was before he unloaded but at least 3 hours or more. So with 11 trucks at 3 hours per that's a good bit of time.
How difficult would it be to do a software program to coordinate scheduling between farmers and grain elevators? It is, after all, just a scheduling problem: you've got a resource that's time-bound just like a doctor's time, and you've got patients wanting service. I suppose the reason there is no such program (if that's a true fact, maybe there is one used everywhere but in this Colorado county?) is that it's only a yearly thing, and maybe farmers enjoy the break and the chance to compare notes with the others waiting?