Can't Wait For This Election To Be Over

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Tyler Durden's Comment
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Been driving line haul and now I am sadly back on the dock. Freight has really slowed down. I know winter plays a part but everyone keeps saying "it's an election year, it's always slow" ....... Why?

I love line haul but sadly may have to look at something else. I get the theory when you start you have to gain seniority ....... but to be honest...... working the dock 8 hours a day ......Sucks. No other way to describe it. Now to hear may lose my current bid by a senior guy bumping me. That puts me on the "call board" which means you sit by the phone and wait for a call.

This is some things all my research didnt prepare me for

6 string ....... are you guys slow? Heard OD is as well

Line Haul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.
Calkansan's Comment
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"it's an election year, it's always slow" ....... Why?" The economy slows in an election cycle because wall street is unsure of change. The street doesn't know what will happen in the new administration ie. regulations and taxes. Companies will do business as is with no new orders till they know the direction of the street. Hopefully, it will get busy soon. I hope this helps.

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.
Auggie69's Comment
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Been driving line haul and now I am sadly back on the dock. Freight has really slowed down. I know winter plays a part but everyone keeps saying "it's an election year, it's always slow" ....... Why?

I love line haul but sadly may have to look at something else. I get the theory when you start you have to gain seniority ....... but to be honest...... working the dock 8 hours a day ......Sucks. No other way to describe it. Now to hear may lose my current bid by a senior guy bumping me. That puts me on the "call board" which means you sit by the phone and wait for a call.

This is some things all my research didnt prepare me for

6 string ....... are you guys slow? Heard OD is as well

UPS union lays off during the slow times. If New Penn is union why would it be any different? Be lucky you're working the dock.

Line Haul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.
6 string rhythm's Comment
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Yeah, it's been a little slow.

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