Surge Driver On Swift's Walmart Account

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Gladhand's Comment
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3 Stop Reefer load tonighttp. Going to Alamogordo, NM, Ruidoso Downs, NM, and Roswell, NM. 514 miles round trip.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Auggie69's Comment
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How were the roads going to Alamogordo and Ruidoso?

Gladhand's Comment
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How were the roads going to Alamogordo and Ruidoso?

They were fine, just some construction. Got to mind the speeds in NM cops are everywhere. Funny last night I went 45 in the construction zone which was 45 and hate doing it, couldn't see who was behind me because it was night. Well a minute later I get passed and it was a state trooper haha, can't mess around here.

Successfully delivered the 3 stop load. Running at night is nice because I can make the turns I need to without worrying about cars being in the way and the people who unload at night for the most part are quick. Roswell, Durango, and Silver City are my favorite walmarts so far. They are no bs and get things done quick.

Gladhand's Comment
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Thought i would revamp this thread being that I am doing dedicated again. Got a preplan yesterday on my last day of hometime and they are hurting for drivers right now.

I left a good impression last time. The main planner remembered me and was glad to have me back. Might consider joining the fleet full time, but until then i am just going to enjoy cruising around my home state.

Gladhand's Comment
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Got reintroduced fairly quick. First day was a 1 stop dry load to Farmington, i was coming off home time so the trip was longer that it usually was at a total round trip of 624. Yesterday was another 1 stop dry load to Guymon, OK, 719 roundtrip. Today 3 stop reefer load, 593 round trip.

Im having to increase my stamina again. It takes a different kind to run this account. They turn and burn you real quick.

The encouraging thing from all this is the main planner along with the dms are happy to have me back.

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Brent R.'s Comment
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I was curious with this type of gig do you go home every night? have same truck everyday?

G-Town's Comment
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I was curious with this type of gig do you go home every night? have same truck everyday?

Depends on the D.C. and the geographical size of their territory.

My D.C., local drivers living within a 50 mile commute of the D.C. can be home every night, but in a slipseat areangement; meaning sharing a tractor. Other drivers having assigned tractors, will sleep at the D.C. Or st a store and at a minimum have one full day of home time per week.

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