Pet Peeve...

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Ahmalia's Comment
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So I'm sitting at the shipper with 5 hrs to kill because my appt time got changed and no one bothered to inform me. No big deal, I'll just grab a nap. Except I can't because the driver next to me apparently invests his paychecks in sub woofers and surround sound. Just blasting his rap music at top volume. Now, I'm all for jamming out when I'm driving down the highway. But when at a customer, where you are representing yourself, your company, and the truck driver profession, seems like blasting anything might be a bit rude and disrespectful. Plus you don't know if the drivers around you might be trying to sleep. So...being me, I knocked on that driver's door, explained i was trying to catch a few zzzz's, and politely asked if he would please turn down the volume. His response was to cuss me out and spit at me. Just really irked me. Just...wow.

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.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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If his music is that loud, he'll never notice you pulling his pin. Not that I encourage that behavior of course.

Brian M.'s Comment
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Spitting is classified as assault. I would let the shipper or reciever know. People can be rude but in no way shape or form would I tolerate someone assaulting me.

Sometimes we have to deal with situations that should never happen. This is one of them. My way of dealing with him would have been less than cordial!

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.

Scott M's Comment
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I agree with you Ahmalia. I hate to be forced to do something when someone else is in the wrong, but how about getting ear plugs and ear muffs on top?

Ahmalia's Comment
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Because I pick up at the same shipper every day, they know me here. I did tell them what happened, which gets this driver banned from all Coke facilities nationwide. But being female, I walk a fine line, don't want to viewed as someone who complains about every little thing, ya know? And I'm not usually a napper because I'm usually drop and hook. Just had family stuff last night and time to kill today. As far as pulling his pin...tempting, but I've had that done to me before so I can't go there.

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.

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.

's Comment
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I had the same situation at a truck stop a few months ago. You would be surprised how simple it is to remove an apu muffler. Took about an hour before he moved to a diffent spot.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Michael S.'s Comment
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Ahmalia; you handled it the right way, and it is an effective way, too. This driver is not your brother, or friend, so nothing lost by getting them banned. They just ran up against the golden rule and decided to ignore it. Complaining about the little things is not a good thing for men or women. Complaining about big things, and this is a big thing, is proper and just. I'm glad that Coca Cola acted on your information.

Steve L.'s Comment
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Because I pick up at the same shipper every day, they know me here. I did tell them what happened, which gets this driver banned from all Coke facilities nationwide. But being female, I walk a fine line, don't want to viewed as someone who complains about every little thing, ya know? And I'm not usually a napper because I'm usually drop and hook. Just had family stuff last night and time to kill today. As far as pulling his pin...tempting, but I've had that done to me before so I can't go there.

Wow! You set a great example. Good job! I have had a few of those thumpers and it never seems to go well. Nice to hear the customer is receptive to solving that problem. I hope this guy doesn't work for my company.

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.

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.
Parrothead66's Comment
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You did the right thing. He's an ars

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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You are a better person than I am. I blast 80s heavy metal over the rap crap a d they move Helloween works well

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