Surge Driver On Swift's Walmart Account

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Gladhand's Comment
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Awesome.

When you get to Day 5, try as best you can to estimate your available hours for day 6,...it will probably be at 10 or less. Talk to the DM(s) on duty that morning (day 5) and let them know you know your estimated available hours and ask them if you can call in at 1100 same day for a next-day dry pre-plan. It's important they plan you on something you can complete and make it back to the DC so you are not taking your 34 hour reset remotely. Otherwise you will be returning to the DC, deadheading on a hot clock wasting on-duty time on Day 1 of the following week.

Appreciate the help, just got back to the dc with 10 minutes left. Tomorrow will be day 5, the first day was a half day so after tomorrow, I'll have around 11 hours left.

Deadhead:

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

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

G-Town's Comment
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Gladhand talking my language:

just got back to the dc with 10 minutes left.

Par for the course. Use it or lose it... You are kickin' a**.

Be safe.

Gladhand's Comment
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Read my clock wrong I have 27 hours so tomorrow will be a full day too.

2 stop dry both in Las Cruces. Should be an easy day today. 401 miles round trip.

Pianoman's Comment
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Read my clock wrong I have 27 hours so tomorrow will be a full day too.

2 stop dry both in Las Cruces. Should be an easy day today. 401 miles round trip.

Nice man, you deserve a light day. Been running your ass off. Gotta leave some miles for the other drivers!

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Gladhand's Comment
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Read my clock wrong I have 27 hours so tomorrow will be a full day too.

2 stop dry both in Las Cruces. Should be an easy day today. 401 miles round trip.

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Nice man, you deserve a light day. Been running your ass off. Gotta leave some miles for the other drivers!

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Yeah haha, this one won't be ready till later today, so I can sleep some more. Hope this lasts for a while, still kind of worried that it won't. I don't want to do regular OTR anymore after this haha.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

G-Town's Comment
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GladHand wrote:

Hope this lasts for a while, still kind of worried that it won't. I don't want to do regular OTR anymore after this haha.

Stop worrying,...you are having a really good week. Really good! Tell someone, anyone in the office who will listen that you really like the account, know the territory (which is a huge asset for you and them), appreciate all their help and would seriously like to make it a full-time commitment. Not only show them you "want it",...tell them you "want it". Tell them every other day... Just keep performing at the current level and you will get noticed.

Trust me GH,...they need committed drivers that are willing to work and skilled enough so they are not running into stuff or shutting down before emptied out at their last stop. You think I am kidding,...my DMs constantly lament about "stupid pet tricks" committed by their drivers, mostly new drivers. I truly believe you are beyond that... I could write a "Thou Shall Not" book of all the silly things I have seen,...

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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.
Pianoman's Comment
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Yeah haha, this one won't be ready till later today, so I can sleep some more. Hope this lasts for a while, still kind of worried that it won't. I don't want to do regular OTR anymore after this haha.

Tread carefully there Gladhand, those are some dangerous words. G, I think he's starting to "turn." Hahaha

What you're experiencing is the norm on Walmart dedicated. Not every week is the same, but if you are the guy who gets stuff done without issues or complaints, you will never have to worry about the miles on that fleet.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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Pianoman wrote:

G, I think he's starting to "turn." Hahaha

Yes, I believe he has.

Gladhand's Comment
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Today was my first reefer run. It was fairly simple and the people from both sides stores were quick to unload me. Only thing that sucks is flipping my sleeping schedule hated when I had to do that OTR but you gotta do what you gotta do. Thanks for the help G Town.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

G-Town's Comment
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Today was my first reefer run. It was fairly simple and the people from both sides stores were quick to unload me. Only thing that sucks is flipping my sleeping schedule hated when I had to do that OTR but you gotta do what you gotta do. Thanks for the help G Town.

You're welcome. Yes, the stores tend to move quickly on a reefer load.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

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