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Posted:  1 year, 1 month ago

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I shut down and ruined my service record due to fatigue!

Werner, Old School isn't a dispatcher but my wife is. Yes, my wife manages a fleet of trucks every day of her life, even on her days off if there's an issue.

We get it, if you're too tired then don't drive. But after 8 hours of rest.... com'n.

You have no idea how many phone calls and how many strings my wife would have to pull to justify this one to the consignee. She would literally be on the phone for hours talking with several different people, and each one would be chewing her ear off, for something like this. Believe me, I am in her office almost daily.

You're not too tired to drive, you're just a bad driver. I just began my shift at my local job and I have 11 more hours of night shift to go and a whole lot of work. Yeah, I'm tired considering it has been a long, physical week in this scorching heat. But I'm an adult and I have bills to pay.

I'm not sure the point of your story , you mean your wife has to do her job ? Things don't always run smoothly or as planned otherwise i doubt she would have much to do.

And for explaing all she has to say is , driver got fatigued and that's that. If people are being rude to her she should polity ask them to be kind or hang up and refuse to do business with them unless they can act more professional .

Posted:  1 year, 1 month ago

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I shut down and ruined my service record due to fatigue!

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The fact that you're trying to make me come off as irritability and lazy really shows me that you are no professional driver

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And of course this is classic because as I've stated, Old School is the epitome of a professional driver. They don't come any better.

Back in the day they used to say, "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch" ......and I would add "and criticize the big dogs, pretending you choose not to be one because you care too much about safety"

If you honestly feel he is the epitome of a professional driver , you're just as bad as him. The fact he would try to make out a driver as a villain doing the safe thing is in no way professional conduct.

We also don't get paid by the hour because it's a lot cheaper for companies to pay by the mile , truckers would work a lot safer if paid by the hour since they wouldn't have a need to do short cuts or drive a little faster than conditions warrant to get more miles. Me shutting down makes no sense for your augment since I wouldn't be getting paid either way since dot was off duty time.

What I did was the equivalent of a fast food worker leaving mod shift because they felt sick. I bet you would say the fast food worker was being lazy, even though they could spread their illness easily being in the food service industry.

Posted:  1 year, 1 month ago

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I shut down and ruined my service record due to fatigue!

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Sure I'm afraid of being fired now, not because I refused to drive illegally but because I didn't make delv time

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This just gets richer! The problem is not that you "didn't" make your delivery time. The problem is that you "refused" to make it, even after getting eight hours of rest!

Are you a dispatcher ? Fact is if you push yourself or ever put this job before your own personal health or well being , you are the reason we need more regulations in this industry .

The fact that you're trying to make me come off as irrtabile and lazy really shows me that you are no professional driver , a driver must be fully alert when driving and always planning 13 sec ahead. You know how often I checked my passagenger mirror before I shut down? I couldn't even tell you it was that low, but I would easily say less than 120 times an hour .

Pushing yourself when you know you are not driving in a safe manner is never good , and anyone who does it should have their drivers license and not just cdl taken away.

So I shut down for a 2 hour nap, try and make me out as a villain all you want. You're just showing your true colors .

Posted:  1 year, 1 month ago

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I shut down and ruined my service record due to fatigue!

Yes I risked my job when I could have easily pushed myself , but if I ever feel I'm truly unsafe to drive I won't.

I got my 8 hours, had my coffee, had my breakfast yet I just felt tired and upset and found my mind drifting well driving , so I said screw this load I'm not driving !

Sure I'm afraid of being fired now, not because I refused to drive illegally but because I didn't make delv time.

Anyhow the point of this word salad is, always risk your job and not others lifes.

Posted:  1 year, 3 months ago

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Does driving off duty start your 14 hr clock?

Well that wasn't in the op, anyhow regardless of company policy they can't force you to log falsly, if op chooses to move they need to call their logs department or whoever is in charge of his eld and have them change it to off duty.

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It won't start your 14 hour clock and who ever said it did honestly needs to go back and study the rules.

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Werner, the question was not asked in reference to the rules. It was asked in reference to how their ELD system works. So, there is a way to log "off duty driving" so that you will not inadvertently start your 24 hour clock.

It is important that each driver knows how his company expects this to be logged, and under what circumstances it can be done.

As far as the D.O.T. officer's interpretation... at this point it's anybody's guess.

My opinion is that off duty driving should be used in a very limited way. I think over the last twelve months I used it three times, and each of those times I was on the road doing a 34 hour reset. I was bob tail without a load or pre-plan dispatched to me.

Posted:  1 year, 3 months ago

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Does driving off duty start your 14 hr clock?

There is no such thing as off duty drive in a lognook, it's just off duty time.

It won't start your 14 hour clock and who ever said it did honestly needs to go back and study the rules.

Theirs also no limit to how far you can travel, well there is and it's a "short distance" , whatever that means.

Got to my receiver way early, got unloaded, and now I've been done for awhile. Through all of that my 10 hrs is compete. I'm waiting and waiting on my next load assignment but would rather do so eight miles away at a truck stop area as opposed to parked on a side street. Don't want to do it if it'll start my 14 since I have no idea how long I'll be waiting.

Thanks for any advice

Posted:  1 year, 3 months ago

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Safe to park on a side slant with load?

Trailer is leaning to left and worried of pallet wrap failing.

Posted:  1 year, 3 months ago

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Touching my antenna gives me 1.3 swr, otherwise 2.5

That's what I have, could it be that I put the factory torque back on instead of using the bolts in the package?

Depending on the truck you drive, it could be as simple as grounding the antana with a wire to the frame.. if you have like a frieght liner, then Good luck.. damn trucks are mostly fiberglass now.... trying to ground it it is a pain.... i just get one of those antana mounts for the mirror; TGT-ULT-CASCADIA-MHW-00.png

and it grounds pretty good IMO...

Posted:  1 year, 3 months ago

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Touching my antenna gives me 1.3 swr, otherwise 2.5

Touching my antenna gives me 1.3 swr, otherwise 2.5

What can I do to replicate me touching it? What does this mean the problem is?

Posted:  1 year, 3 months ago

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Top bunk weight limits?

My top bunk has no embossing or warnings for weight in my freightliner cascades, maybe I'll dig out the manual to see later

Hey all

I am currently going through a private school and my instructor and myself were having a conversation on training once I choose a company. It got me thinking, I'm a pretty big boy and I know if the company dispatches as a solo truck during training I'll be on the top bunk. Does anyone happen to know what the weight limit is for the top bunk in say a FL Cascadia or other popular trucks?

Posted:  1 year, 3 months ago

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Screwed up big time, think I'm done (reefer temp wrong)

Yeah it was my bad but I've gotten loads with no temp and bills just say protect from heat and cold, then it turns into a 4 hour wait well the company verifies this is true.

Well looks like I learned an important lesson

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Ok, Werner. If I could I would hit you in the head with a soft baseball bat. But I can't, so I'm just going to yell at you instead.

Usually, not always, when they put a mark next to the product on the BoL they're making a note that the product is there. So if I'm looking over a load and I see 40 boxes of cereal product #12345 I will put a mark next to it so I know I counted it.

I probably wouldn't say anything and if they confronted me I would just play stupid. But I think you'll get away with this one only because its Beer. They only want it temperature controlled so that the beer wont be 100 degrees. They dont need it ice cold, though they prefer it.

Pray that the receiver is lazy and the dock workers dont care about their job to notice. But I would bet you'll be fine. Just try to keep it to yourself and dont give them a reason to lool at you.

Now as for the yelling part. You really, really cannot let this happen again. If you're not 110% sure about the reefer temp then do not leave the shipper until you get that required temperature with a signature of the shipping clerk. Always read everything. Must not let this happen ever again. Seriously, if this was anything but beer you would be a goner.

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Agree with Daniel 100%. Read everything, front and back. If you are running reefer, 99% of the time you will be put-on a load requiring a controlled temperature.

Posted:  1 year, 3 months ago

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Screwed up big time, think I'm done (reefer temp wrong)

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Looked at the bill of lading and saw protect from heat and cold with no temp listed. When scanning in paper work I noticed they had said to set temp to 36 at the bottom.

The receiver put minus marks next to all the items on bol and signed it, they also took all the freight.

So did no one notice ? Did Jesus bless me this once? Or do the minus marks mean refused/damaged.

I assume the minus marks mean refused/damaged and sent actually check marks.

Should I snitch on myself and call my manager ? Should I hang tight and hope for the best?

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The question is, was it refer ever on? Was it atleast in the low 40s? Generally if a load is temp controlled, the receiver will tell you if it's bad, at least that's been my experience in the 10 refer loads I ever hauled.

You saidn36 degrees so it's not frozen just has to be refrigerated... safe temp with food is 35-43 refrigerated. Anything above that and bacteria can start growing..

Load was supposed to be set to 36, I set it to 70. So it set was on and running at 70.

I didn't fully read the bol and notice the required temp at the bottom, thought I was just supposed to protect from heat and cold, plus dispatch usually sends macros of temp is wrong.

The question I have is are they check marks or minus sign on the paper work, and how long does the receiver have to file a claim? It was draught and draft beer.

Posted:  1 year, 3 months ago

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Screwed up big time, think I'm done (reefer temp wrong)

Looked at the bill of lading and saw protect from heat and cold with no temp listed. When scanning in paper work I noticed they had said to set temp to 36 at the bottom.

The receiver put minus marks next to all the items on bol and signed it, they also took all the freight.

So did no one notice ? Did Jesus bless me this once? Or do the minus marks mean refused/damaged.

I assume the minus marks mean refused/damaged and sent actually check marks.

Should I snitch on myself and call my manager ? Should I hang tight and hope for the best?

Posted:  1 year, 3 months ago

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8/2 split.... please help!

Hi guys. I am in a bind. I don't have ten hours before I have to unload in the morning. How can I do the 8/2 split? I can't be late. Please help! Thank you!

Taking 8 or more hours in sleeperberth makes all the sleeper berth time on that 8+ hours not count agisnt your 14.

The new 14 hour clock starts from the last time you had 2 hours or more off duty or in sleeper, but remember th that the 8+hours in sleeper still don't count against your 14

Posted:  1 year, 3 months ago

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Had my first run yesterday in four months!

My trainers would park at the fuel island. If I'm just going for a pee and coffee I pull thru to the yellow line but not sit at the pumps. Once or twice they had me take a 30 at the line. I didn't like that and thought it rude.

If you leave the truck it's rude, I once waited 30 min to fuel and after that I pounded at the truck and started to walk in for management, he came out and I passed him so he went in the passenger side LOL.

If I take my 30 in the fuel island I'll pull up and circle back if someone finishes pumping behind me, of your elogs won't let you circle just take your 30 on the off ramp ffs

Posted:  1 year, 3 months ago

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Got four hours to restack this

Dispatcher took a chance on me and I've failed, been at it since 9am with a 3 hour break, tried everything and before this was taken there was straps and more string on it but was trying to restock again before giving up

Guess now my dm hates me and will push to get me fired, reeeee

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Takes me about an hour to stack all the product with a few rope ties on the way , otherwise product about 5 layers under shifts causing it all to fall. Had almost all the product stacked sans about 12 units and strapped it down and did a shake test, it of course shifted and all tumbled

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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Bad time to start Celadon training?

I'm currently have my recruiter waiting on me to get my permit and the more I read on it the more I'm thinking the company may be on the verge of collapse. Would I be best to look elsewhere?

Just started with celadon 6 weeks ago, I knew their was a possibility of this happening because people have been saying it some time, but celadon was one of the few willing to take a chance in me.

So far things haven't changed for me , although i had time off in Idaho for the 25th which i requested a month ago and my DM kept sending me to the northeast, granted most reefer loads go there but yeah. Still sitting here due to an issue with load.

Miles are good when things run smoothly which is next to never for me , maybe because I'm bad at my job or just crap luck I don't know.

I've had pre loads in my pre load.

I'd just start and hope for the best, who knows maybe you will be able to collect unemployment if they go under.

Celadon is an amazing starter company because they won't baby you, hard brakes, over speed , out of route , they really don't care as long as you get the freight there in damaged , safely and legally

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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How did this get damaged in transit

Here's a good link to the image http://imgur.com/ZMMdaZy

Hard telling for sure but it looks like the bottom of that leg may have come loose from the pallet and the wrap pulled it to the left while the weight of the load shifted the upper part to the right.

I see now, yeah that makes sense and then all the plastic containers squashed each other pushing the pots out.

Was thinking maybe it was just dropped hard, although i guess if the left came loose the top shelf weight pushing down cause it to become bent.

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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How did this get damaged in transit

I forgot company policy for claims and ended up leaving shipper, but they had no parking and a TA was a mile away so I figured no big deal.

Anyhow I can't figure out how this would have had happened

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Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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Werner making me go 8 hours away instead of one

So I got my prehire from Werner for their Dollar General account, but instead of going to the terminal that does orientation an hour from my house they want me to take a rental car 8 hours to another one.

When I asked why he said they started a new program where someone goes out with you to make sure and show you how to alley dock instead of just handing you the keys, and that the closer one doesn't do it.

Now I really don't mind being with a trainer for a week or two because my backing skills do need work. It just seems fishy that the recruiter was forcing me to go to the one 8 hours away.

Anyone ever hear of something like this?

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