My First Run In Bronx New York To Jetro

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Aaron M.'s Comment
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I've been with swift 7 months and I always dreaded the day they would send me a load to NYC. I have never been to nyc before a day in my life.

That day has finally come.

The load isn't due until the 14th since I am currently on another load that goes into ohio first so I have some time to plan this thing out and prepare myself mentally.

Interestingly this is a t called load meaning someone else was suppose to take this load in but couldn't because he had truck issues. Lucky me was chosen to take it. Yay.

The place is jetro cash and carry. Its due at 1am. Thats good since its so early in the morning and hopefully traffic won't be as bad. But its not good because it will be dark and more than likely there will be more cars parked along the roadway even though this place is right off i-278.

Looking up the directions, once I get near the GWB, I go up on the upper level, take that for a bit, exit 4A to 895 south, then turn right on westchester ave, then left on southern blvd, slight left onto hunts point ave, then right onto bruckner blvd, take that till i get to leggett ave, make a left, then, finally make a right on barry street. The place is at the end of the block.

Has anyone been here before? The address is 100 oak point ave, bronx, ny.

Nervous is not the proper word. Terrified is the proper word, but I accepted the load and im gonna take it and do it well. I hope.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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You can handle it.

Most loads to New York are T-called loads. For some strange reason folks always start having issues with their truck just before they have to go into the city.

Bud A.'s Comment
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You can handle it.

Most loads to New York are T-called loads. For some strange reason folks always start having issues with their truck just before they have to go into the city.

Indeed, if I ever get put on another load to NYC, I just know my truck is going to break down in Pennsylvania.

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Aaron M.'s Comment
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Damn lol. Thats interesting.

Traffic Jam's Comment
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Well, how did it go? Did you make it? . . . hello . . . ah, era . . . ah . . . . you alive? -just kidding! Write and tells us your success!

-Traffic Jam

Bud A.'s Comment
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Well, how did it go? Did you make it? . . . hello . . . ah, era . . . ah . . . . you alive? -just kidding! Write and tells us your success!

-Traffic Jam

Yes, update please!

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Interestingly this is a t called load meaning someone else was suppose to take this load in but couldn't because he had truck issues

I lost count a long time ago how many times I have been in PA or Upstate NY and had dispatch ask me to take a load into NJ or NYC because a driver mysteriously broke down or suddenly got sick or ran out of hours 50 or 100 miles short of the destination. Eastern Pennsylvania is like the Bermuda Triangle of trucking. Somehow, mysteriously, an inordinate number of trucks break down or logbooks run out of hours when things had gone so smoothly for 500 or 1000 miles up to that point. Amazing how that works.

Yes, drivers lie like that all the time to get out of taking loads to NJ or NYC. They'll haul a load from St Louis, or Chicago, or Oklahoma all the way to Eastern PA to make all of the easy money and then try to dump the hard part on someone else.

Logbook:

A written or electronic record of a driver's duty status which must be maintained at all times. The driver records the amount of time spent driving, on-duty not driving, in the sleeper berth, or off duty. The enforcement of the Hours Of Service Rules (HOS) are based upon the entries put in a driver's logbook.

Aaron M.'s Comment
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My bad yall lol. Sorry for the late reply.

No I am still actually at the swift terminal and haven't even headed out yet. I do have the load though. Why? Because I didn't realize my 70 was running REALLY low lol. I have just under 5 hours left. I will be getting back 8 hours tomorrow in recaps but my DM told me that he will try to see if he can have someone else take this load because he isn't sure the receiver will take this load so he has to wait for a message from CSR. If not, I will have to do my 34 and then deliver this load when its done. I am not happy about that at all.

The load was picked up in idaho on may 9th and was suppose to be delivered on the 12th but was rescheduled for the 14th and now looks like it will be late even more. Its nothing but potatoes. Strangely, the BOL says this load is 41500lbs but the person who had it before me got a scale ticket that says this load is 79000 lbs total. In addition to that, the cat scale they provided has weights of:

steer 10960 drives 34080 trailer 33960

Clearly they were 80 over on their drives and yet they drove all the way from Idaho to Ohio like that and didn't bother to get the load reworked or something. It does look like they may of had their fifth wheel all the way back or maybe half way back and they didn't care to move it forward to take weight off the drives. I don't know.

But yeah, just waiting at this terminal for them to tell me what they want me to do. Today is friday of course and I really need a response before 2pm mst because that is when my dm goes home for the night.

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.

CAT Scale:

A network of over 1,500 certified truck scales across the U.S. and Canada found primarily at truck stops. CAT scales are by far the most trustworthy scales out there.

In fact, CAT Scale offers an unconditional Guarantee:

“If you get an overweight fine from the state after our scale showed your legal, we will immediately check our scale. If our scale is wrong, we will reimburse you for the fine. If our scale is correct, a representative of CAT Scale Company will appear in court with the driver as a witness”

Errol V.'s Comment
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Aaron weighs in:

[The CAT scale ticket says] steer 10960 drives 34080 trailer 33960

This is not a "load rework" situation. The tandem pins are worth 125 lbs., so moving the tandems one pin will keep everything legal. I've been through scales with that "tiny bit" over weight, and, like going 4 MPH over the speed limit, it's hardly worth the trouble for a cop to enforce that. And I've never moved my fifth wheel in the two years I've been driving for Swift.

So, Aaron, to you move the tandems one pin forward or one pin back?

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

CAT Scale:

A network of over 1,500 certified truck scales across the U.S. and Canada found primarily at truck stops. CAT scales are by far the most trustworthy scales out there.

In fact, CAT Scale offers an unconditional Guarantee:

“If you get an overweight fine from the state after our scale showed your legal, we will immediately check our scale. If our scale is wrong, we will reimburse you for the fine. If our scale is correct, a representative of CAT Scale Company will appear in court with the driver as a witness”

Chris L.'s Comment
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If I had that scale ticket I would have slid my fifth wheel up and ran with it. I wouldn't bother to reweigh.

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