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Daniel B.'s Comment
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So yesterday I had my truck have some repairs. And after I got assigned a load that I drove overnight. I parked at the receiver to start my 10 hour break. It's delivery time! But they told me that I'm not supposed to be here...

Apparently the shipment was cancelled days ago but Central wasn't notified. So my entire trailer got rejected. Here I sit waiting for further orders with a trailer full of French fries for Red Robin. My first time the load was rejected. Nothing wrong with it, just it was cancelled.

Anyone ever have this happen to them?

alongtimecomin(Steve Thom's Comment
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Can Honestly say I have never had that happen. I have had loads cancelled while I was in route to the pick up though. Kinda runs the plan for the day.

Roadkill (aka:Guy DeCou)'s Comment
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So yesterday I had my truck have some repairs. And after I got assigned a load that I drove overnight. I parked at the receiver to start my 10 hour break. It's delivery time! But they told me that I'm not supposed to be here...

Apparently the shipment was cancelled days ago but Central wasn't notified. So my entire trailer got rejected. Here I sit waiting for further orders with a trailer full of French fries for Red Robin. My first time the load was rejected. Nothing wrong with it, just it was cancelled.

Anyone ever have this happen to them?

I would say find a homeless shelter and "donate" those french fries...Hungry people don't care where food comes from..

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Hours Of Service

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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I'm not sure I've had it happen quite like that. I've gone to pickup loads that my company didn't know was cancelled or that another driver had already taken, but I don't think I ever delivered one that wasn't supposed to be delivered.

One time at a company I worked for we had a team haul a load from Atlanta to Seattle and figured out when they arrived that they had grabbed the wrong trailer. They had to take it back. That fuel money came out of their pocket. Not good!

Scott O.'s Comment
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Yes I know its old but was wondering what happen to the load lol

David's Comment
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Yes I know its old but was wondering what happen to the load lol

Yea Daniel, what happened to all those fries?

My guess is they got tossed.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jimbo's Comment
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I'm not sure I've had it happen quite like that. I've gone to pickup loads that my company didn't know was cancelled or that another driver had already taken, but I don't think I ever delivered one that wasn't supposed to be delivered.

One time at a company I worked for we had a team haul a load from Atlanta to Seattle and figured out when they arrived that they had grabbed the wrong trailer. They had to take it back. That fuel money came out of their pocket. Not good!

Holy crap....out of their own pockets? Not to change the subject on this thread but Brett...how easy is it to actually grab the wrong trailer??

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Grabbing the wrong trailer is pretty tough to do. You have the trailer number you're supposed to be picking up and you match it up with the trailer number printed on the trailer. I guess it can happen, but it's easy to match trailer 29125 with 29125.

As for what happened with this load, they made me drop it in a drop yard within an hour from me and it sat there until they figured out what to do with it (didn't take long). They ended up giving it to another driver to drive back to the shipper and return it to them.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

David's Comment
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Grabbing the wrong trailer is pretty tough to do. You have the trailer number you're supposed to be picking up and you match it up with the trailer number printed on the trailer. I guess it can happen, but it's easy to match trailer 29125 with 29125.

As for what happened with this load, they made me drop it in a drop yard within an hour from me and it sat there until they figured out what to do with it (didn't take long). They ended up giving it to another driver to drive back to the shipper and return it to them.

Ahh mystery solved.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Grabbing the wrong trailer is pretty tough to do. You have the trailer number you're supposed to be picking up and you match it up with the trailer number printed on the trailer. I guess it can happen, but it's easy to match trailer 29125 with 29125.

As for what happened with this load, they made me drop it in a drop yard within an hour from me and it sat there until they figured out what to do with it (didn't take long). They ended up giving it to another driver to drive back to the shipper and return it to them.

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Ahh mystery solved.

Yeah, this was a long time ago. If I was an old man like OS I wouldn't have remembered.

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Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

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