So Easy To Run Out Of Time.

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Jeremy G.'s Comment
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Started this week out in Birmingham Al. Fresh 70. Had 3 hours drive for the consigned a little north of Chattanooga. Everything was perfect. Well get to my delivery early as usual. Had plenty of time on my clock. Had a preplan everything good. Just about done unloading and the unloaded say he can't take part of the load. It is too heavy for the fork lift. They were 4000 lbs each. Sissy forklift. So I hollered at the dm. She said stay there we will figure it out. 2 hours later. She said take them down the road to whirlpool. They took them. So now waiting on a new preplan. Finally get it. Had to rush about an hour away for pickup. Ok get there and have 3 and a half hours of time left for the day. Well 2 and a half hours later I am loaded and strapped down. And I need to get to a truck stop. Well get up the next morning at 2 am head to the new consignee. 4 hour drive. Got there early and 3 trucks ahead of me. I am good. Or so I thought. 3 hours later I was unloaded and restrapped for my next delivery in pa. So now I am at a TA. 270 miles away from from my next stop. And the delivery is scheduled for 7 a.m. so early running for me again. And late loading.

Consignee:

The customer the freight is being delivered to. Also referred to as "the receiver". The shipper is the customer that is shipping the goods, the consignee is the customer receiving the goods.

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.
Rainy 's Comment
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I know how u feel. My FM usually has a pre plan set up for me. Walmart wouldn't let me drop n hook b4 midnight. I was still on my 10 hr and asked dispatch if they could get me a preplan so I could roll right out of the 90 cause I would never find parking that late.

They told me no... haha. So I told them I would drop at 0600 (had a 24 hr window. They said the would set me up with a pre plan. They had EIGHT hours to do it. So... in the morning I drop the load and still no new load. I wait three hours only to get assigned a load that was 30 mikes away.. and the Appt was 0200... I could have gone right fro. 90 to 01.

Now.... I had to fit in another 10 hr and feel rushed cause I lose an hour on tine difference. Now I'll be on time I stead of really early :(

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.
Justin N.'s Comment
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No way that you could have broken the pallet up so the forklift could lift it?

Jeremy G.'s Comment
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No they were separate. They could only pick up 2000 lbs. It was stainless steel coils.

Michael S.'s Comment
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Who on Earth orders something that they can't unload? Well, evidently this receiver, but why, how?

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Silly question here, but if it's a coil, couldn't they just roll it off of a dock?

David's Comment
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Nothing ever happens the way you want it too :P and yes you can run your 70 down REAL quick.. Here's a trick though to keep as much of that clock as you can, ANYTIME you are in the sleeper, log your self as SB... So if you get to a pickup/delivery, go to on-duty, check in, get your door, back up and then hit the SB and wait.. soon as you get that green light, go back to on-duty, get your paperwork, close doors and hit the road. This will save your clock a lot and is safe to do so.. So long as you show that initial time as On-Duty.. I would generally show 15-30 or more depending on how busy the customer is and how quick i get to a door... I dunno bout you, but sitting in the drivers seat while not driving is a bit boring and painful after a bit.... hope in back, take a nap/read.. :P

David

Jukebox (Trent)'s Comment
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Can you hit sb like that w/o reprocussions?

Susan D. 's Comment
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Lol I show 15 mins for dropnhooks, 7 mins for loading or unloading, actual time fueling and I still have issues burning through my 70. As a matter of fact I'm currently sitting in lovely scenic East St. Louis on a reset after she ran me down to 2 hours left on my 70.

I know they are testing me and I never ever turn down a load, but my DM really puts it on me. Incidentally you all were talking about preplans... that's something my company automatically does.. always have a preplan well before I ever make delivery to a consignee on the previous load so as soon as I sent my mt call our computer system automatically dispatches the next load assignment without having to wait for the dm to do it.

I desperately needed this one.. and figure I'll sleep the majority of it. So tired but still loving it.

Consignee:

The customer the freight is being delivered to. Also referred to as "the receiver". The shipper is the customer that is shipping the goods, the consignee is the customer receiving the goods.

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.
Jetguy's Comment
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Lol I show 15 mins for dropnhooks, 7 mins for loading or unloading, actual time fueling and I still have issues burning through my 70. As a matter of fact I'm currently sitting in lovely scenic East St. Louis on a reset after she ran me down to 2 hours left on my 70.

I know they are testing me and I never ever turn down a load, but my DM really puts it on me. Incidentally you all were talking about preplans... that's something my company automatically does.. always have a preplan well before I ever make delivery to a consignee on the previous load so as soon as I sent my mt call our computer system automatically dispatches the next load assignment without having to wait for the dm to do it.

I desperately needed this one.. and figure I'll sleep the majority of it. So tired but still loving it.

Sue- what is your view of: fueling for 30 minutes and on Qualcomm having that as off duty? Of course that would be your 30 minute break.

Consignee:

The customer the freight is being delivered to. Also referred to as "the receiver". The shipper is the customer that is shipping the goods, the consignee is the customer receiving the goods.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.

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.
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