Worst Week Of My Life.

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Big Scott's Comment
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On Sunday 8-13-17 my brother called me to tell me my father fell and had a seizure in the ambulance. Later that night around 1 am I got a call that he wasn't going to make it. On Monday he was gone.

Sunday night when I called CFI, I was immediately given the option of a load close to Long Island or they would advance me the money for a plane ticket. I chose to drive. Things worked out in my favor and I was allowed to bobtail to my brother's house. The funeral Is Thursday and I will be here until at least Monday. To say the least I'm a basket case.

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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Thoughts and prayers. Sorry for your loss Big Scott.

Big Scott's Comment
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Thank you. I'm glad I'm able to be here.

Pete B.'s Comment
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I'm sorry for your loss.

Jim A.'s Comment
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Sorry for your loss.

Big Scott's Comment
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Thank you.

Cato's Comment
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sorry.gif Thoughts and prayers for you and your family, I am glad you made it home.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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My condolences.

Big Scott's Comment
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Thank you Patrick.

Errol V.'s Comment
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I'm sorry to hear this. My prayers are for you and your family.

Most carriers will do what it takes to get a driver home in this situation. It's bad enough that you may be across the country when there's an unexpected tragedy at home. A year ago my wife passed away (in the hospital for a stroke). I was was waiting to pick up a load in Ft. Smith,, AR, when I got the news. My DM told me to immediately bobtail straight back to Memphis - under dispatch. Then I was off duty as long as I needed to be home.

My heart goes out to you, Big Scott.

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

Dm:

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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