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Gladhand's Comment
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Been getting stuck with a lot of multiple stop loads. Delivered to Buckeye, AZ yesterday and couldn't make it to the second delivery because it was 60 miles away in Chandler and the warehouse part of the business closes at 1430. I left the first delivery at 1410, so I couldn't make it. Asked for t call yesterday and I am still waiting. Trying not to lose my patience. I don't want to sit on something that a local guy can take care of on Monday morning. Man this has truly been my first rough week as a driver.

Rick S.'s Comment
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Sometimes you get the bear - sometimes the bear gets you.

Remember this week - as things get better and better, and as you get accustomed to SNAFU.

"Feces Occurs" and it's all part of the game. The winners roll with it, and the losers don't see the bluff and fold.

You're doing just fine.

Rick

Gladhand's Comment
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Sometimes you get the bear - sometimes the bear gets you.

Remember this week - as things get better and better, and as you get accustomed to SNAFU.

"Feces Occurs" and it's all part of the game. The winners roll with it, and the losers don't see the bluff and fold.

You're doing just fine.

Rick

Yeah I messaged once more this morning and the planners over here in Phoenix are being complicated. This could be so more simpler haha. Just more of the bs that comes with driving.

Tractor Man's Comment
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I've been sitting in Houston for 20 hrs. Had a shipper that stopped loading at 1530 yesterday. Got there at 1545. No one told me that. Got the pre plan at 1450! Trying to head west for HT. OH WELL. Ill just sit here and burn 1gph of fuel idling at the TS. I'm learning that it is just part of the game! You are not alone Devan.smile.gif

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.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Devan, par for the course, buddy. This happened last Wednesday, for a load to get me home!

Got to the shipper at 1007 for a 1000-1200 live pickup. Guard says "Not ready till 1400." OK, notify my DM and go to the close truck stop and, like Tractor Man, burned fuel till 2:00.

I called the shack. "Not ready till 1800." Burned another 2 hrs of diesel. Phone call: "Not ready till 2300." Now after I get this load, I drive to Memphis (5hrs) and start home time. That means, with a 10hr stop, I don't get there til 3pm on Thursday!

Call at 2300, this time is 0600!! I'm ready to just deadhead to Memphis, but I know if I want this job I need clearance to do that. But the night dispatcher can't do that.

At 0600 the news was 1000 load. 24 ***** hours after the appointment, and I have a wedding to go to!! At 0730 when my DM gets on, I get the message "OMG ARE YOU STILL THERE??" I message back to the affirmative.

My DM is also p***ed at the shipper for this pushing out game. She manages to find me a new load from the same shipper to the same destination that is preloaded! Not my fault, not the DM's. But i finally get home more than 24 hours late.

So what is the benefit to me? I lose the time-off day. But my DM knows I have the responsibility to handle a tough situation. And I was doing my job, not taking matters into my own hands.

Deadhead:

To drive with an empty trailer. After delivering your load you will deadhead to a shipper to pick up your next load.

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.

Dispatcher:

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.

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.
Gladhand's Comment
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I've been sitting in Houston for 20 hrs. Had a shipper that stopped loading at 1530 yesterday. Got there at 1545. No one told me that. Got the pre plan at 1450! Trying to head west for HT. OH WELL. Ill just sit here and burn 1gph of fuel idling at the TS. I'm learning that it is just part of the game! You are not alone Devan.smile.gif

Good to know haha, at least I am at the headquarters. I'll use the free WiFi to upload a YouTube video. I am making this week harder on myself too because I been dwelling about that nice run that I had lost. Oh well it's just the way things go.

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.

Gladhand's Comment
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Devan, par for the course, buddy. This happened last Wednesday, for a load to get me home!

Got to the shipper at 1007 for a 1000-1200 live pickup. Guard says "Not ready till 1400." OK, notify my DM and go to the close truck stop and, like Tractor Man, burned fuel till 2:00.

I called the shack. "Not ready till 1800." Burned another 2 hrs of diesel. Phone call: "Not ready till 2300." Now after I get this load, I drive to Memphis (5hrs) and start home time. That means, with a 10hr stop, I don't get there til 3pm on Thursday!

Call at 2300, this time is 0600!! I'm ready to just deadhead to Memphis, but I know if I want this job I need clearance to do that. But the night dispatcher can't do that.

At 0600 the news was 1000 load. 24 ***** hours after the appointment, and I have a wedding to go to!! At 0730 when my DM gets on, I get the message "OMG ARE YOU STILL THERE??" I message back to the affirmative.

My DM is also p***ed at the shipper for this pushing out game. She manages to find me a new load from the same shipper to the same destination that is preloaded! Not my fault, not the DM's. But i finally get home more than 24 hours late.

So what is the benefit to me? I lose the time-off day. But my DM knows I have the responsibility to handle a tough situation. And I was doing my job, not taking matters into my own hands.

Oh man that stinks. I'll never understand why shippers schedule loads for times they can't meet and then expect us too drive at the warp speed of 62 and make it on time haha.

A remember how you said you have sayings for things and I have one that I can't forget at times like these. "I am not the first for this to happen to and I definitely won't be the last."

Deadhead:

To drive with an empty trailer. After delivering your load you will deadhead to a shipper to pick up your next load.

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.

Dispatcher:

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.

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.
Paul J.'s Comment
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That sucks. I hope you're all getting detention/layover pay.

Cwc's Comment
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And suddenly my 3hr wait on a load doesn't seems so bad... Although the laugh I got when my DM forgot I had been detained for those three hours and asked me why I was running so late and my reply was "loaded three hours late and this is a Frieghtliner not a magic carpet".

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Terminal Rat ( aka...J's Comment
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Add me to the list of long waits to get home. And here I thought my new DM was really worried about this truck sitting too long. I got a load home to So Cal from Salt Lake on Friday afternoon but it doesn't deliver until Monday at 0700. I told her I could easily be there Saturday evening and she said we could probably tcall it. I asked to be dispatched to the JV terminal this morning and weekend dispatch says I have to deliver it. At least I'm stuck in Las Vegas, so I'm sure I'll find something to do. LOL

JJ

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.
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