The Good And The Bad....

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Diver Driver's Comment
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The good: Got a decent week going, with a drop and hook , then a load from my drop point in KS. over to PA.

The bad: load is not ready, and the new DDT (Drop Dead Time for those who don't know) is 2150 tonight. So I'm sitting for 27hrs.

The only reason I'm not complaining is because this is really rare, and my FM has already apologized. (He did as soon as I updated him this morning)

So just a word to all of you people considering pulling reefer , there will be times that you sit. There's absolutely no reason to bash the company; #*$T happens. Tyson, Prime, and myself would all love to have me rolling down the road instead of sitting. We'd all be making more money if I was.

So in the mean time, Madden 2016 it is.

Ugh.... feel like in rambling. Lol

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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That's the best way to handle it Diver. I always try to make the most of any unexpected down time, and will usually manage to reset my seventy if possible.

Rick S.'s Comment
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You get detention for this? Or is it dead time?

R

Diver Driver's Comment
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You get detention for this? Or is it dead time?

R

I believe it's dead time because the DDT isn't until 2150. But I've been pleasantly suprised by "mysterious bonuses" on my checks in the past, when things went this way before.

A 100.00 dollar "24hr detention bonus" when the appointment was a "space available" Appointment because the load was late. (I picked up and delivered on schedule, arriving at my 90, 11/2 hrs early)

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