Lazy Truckers?

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Mr. T's Comment
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I've been given a few short runs myself since I've got solo. Although I can't refuse loads, I've never complained about anything since I've started. Got a nice run from Illinois to savannah ga this week. Decent miles and beautiful drive, except for that mess in Atlanta lol.

Yea that Atlanta traffic can be brutal! & yea whenever I get some short load I usually see a longer haul load right after.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I love lazy drivers!!! Means I will always find parking way back in the TS....they complain about walmart loads cause they pay detention after 4 hours not 2 (one walmart told me that just changed).... I love walmart cause backing is easy.

Brett just posted recently about drivers not wanting NJ. I'm from South jersey.. so give me the loads and I might get home more. Some drivers hate the ports.... they are right by my house. .. so I get home more.

When I was in SLC terminal I asked for a 12 hr break to do laundry run to walmart and do personal stuff. I got a run that delivered 26 miles away. It was pure hell!!! Tight and the people were nasty. I thought may e it was punishment for asking for a longer break. I didn't complain. My next load was 2200 miles with 4 stops. Big check that week ;)

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Mr. T's Comment
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I love lazy drivers!!! Means I will always find parking way back in the TS....they complain about walmart loads cause they pay detention after 4 hours not 2 (one walmart told me that just changed).... I love walmart cause backing is easy.

Brett just posted recently about drivers not wanting NJ. I'm from South jersey.. so give me the loads and I might get home more. Some drivers hate the ports.... they are right by my house. .. so I get home more.

When I was in SLC terminal I asked for a 12 hr break to do laundry run to walmart and do personal stuff. I got a run that delivered 26 miles away. It was pure hell!!! Tight and the people were nasty. I thought may e it was punishment for asking for a longer break. I didn't complain. My next load was 2200 miles with 4 stops. Big check that week ;)

Man it's so great what running hard & keeping contact with your DM can accomplish! & yea I'm starting to love when other truckers don't want loads, more money for me! Haha

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Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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.
Diver Driver's Comment
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I just did a 2 1/2 load day on Thursday. Dropped early in the morning, then swapped trailers for a load that was going less than a mile away. Then, piucked up a 3rd that was going from Indiana to Houston. Here I sit in Houston and was asked if I could get a traider from a guy tonight to deliver it in the am, only 1 mile away. Sadly it was cancelled, but the point is, although there was a lack of actual miles, the extra pay for local drops makes up for it. Gotta look at the BIG picture

Diver Driver's Comment
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I love lazy drivers!!! Means I will always find parking way back in the TS....they complain about walmart loads cause they pay detention after 4 hours not 2 (one walmart told me that just changed).... I love walmart cause backing is easy.

Brett just posted recently about drivers not wanting NJ. I'm from South jersey.. so give me the loads and I might get home more. Some drivers hate the ports.... they are right by my house. .. so I get home more.

When I was in SLC terminal I asked for a 12 hr break to do laundry run to walmart and do personal stuff. I got a run that delivered 26 miles away. It was pure hell!!! Tight and the people were nasty. I thought may e it was punishment for asking for a longer break. I didn't complain. My next load was 2200 miles with 4 stops. Big check that week ;)

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Man it's so great what running hard & keeping contact with your DM can accomplish! & yea I'm starting to love when other truckers don't want loads, more money for me! Haha

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I know, right !!! My FM had that loaday i'm on in the works. Before he could dispatch me, I was on the phone with him, telling him I was short on hours, and headed that way. (Instead of just waiting for it) I was able to pick it up and shut down for the night all on schedule

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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.

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.
Parrothead66's Comment
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A lot of folks are just NBC, natural born complainers, unfortunately a lot of em drive trucks. They also seem to naturally have a lot of bad days

Mr. T's Comment
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A lot of folks are just NBC, natural born complainers, unfortunately a lot of em drive trucks. They also seem to naturally have a lot of bad days

So true !

Mr. T's Comment
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I love lazy drivers!!! Means I will always find parking way back in the TS....they complain about walmart loads cause they pay detention after 4 hours not 2 (one walmart told me that just changed).... I love walmart cause backing is easy.

Brett just posted recently about drivers not wanting NJ. I'm from South jersey.. so give me the loads and I might get home more. Some drivers hate the ports.... they are right by my house. .. so I get home more.

When I was in SLC terminal I asked for a 12 hr break to do laundry run to walmart and do personal stuff. I got a run that delivered 26 miles away. It was pure hell!!! Tight and the people were nasty. I thought may e it was punishment for asking for a longer break. I didn't complain. My next load was 2200 miles with 4 stops. Big check that week ;)

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Man it's so great what running hard & keeping contact with your DM can accomplish! & yea I'm starting to love when other truckers don't want loads, more money for me! Haha

smile.gif

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I know, right !!! My FM had that loaday i'm on in the works. Before he could dispatch me, I was on the phone with him, telling him I was short on hours, and headed that way. (Instead of just waiting for it) I was able to pick it up and shut down for the night all on schedule

That's Great! That's what it's all about!

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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.

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.
Errol V.'s Comment
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Mr T, since you started this topic the "don't be picky just do the job" for driver's, I'll share a text I got today from my DM , Donna:

Donna: Just a FYI... We have a DM position open and its posted now.
Errol: Thanks!
Donna: Steves {FM} the one hiring, too. He knows you're a great driver!! I'll let him know you're interested, if that's ok.

"Great driver!" from your DM. Plus a job recommendation. This is what happens when you do your job the best you can, and don't complain ... too much.

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.

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.
Mr. T's Comment
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Mr T, since you started this topic the "don't be picky just do the job" for driver's, I'll share a text I got today from my DM , Donna:

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Donna: Just a FYI... We have a DM position open and its posted now.
Errol: Thanks!
Donna: Steves {FM} the one hiring, too. He knows you're a great driver!! I'll let him know you're interested, if that's ok.

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"Great driver!" from your DM. Plus a job recommendation. This is what happens when you do your job the best you can, and don't complain ... too much.

Wow that's Great News! It goes a long way when you are recognized for all the hard work you do on your job! Soooo could you see yourself as a DM? Or was it the thought that counts! Lol

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.

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.
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