Weird Work Assignment

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Jamie's Comment
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My work assignment in the morning requires me to drive 27 miles to drop off my empty trailer and that's it rofl-1.gifconfused.gif

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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My work assignment in the morning requires me to drive 27 miles to drop off my empty trailer and that's it rofl-1.gifconfused.gif


I once had a live load, and delivered it 150 yards, across the street!

Turtle's Comment
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I once dropped off a load of this mining lubricant stuff at a supply warehouse in Wyoming. I sent in my empty message, and the next dispatch was to reload half of the stuff i just dropped off and deliver it to a strip mine near miami.

Bill F.'s Comment
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Wise man say... A journey of 27 miles begins with a single step.

G-Town's Comment
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My favorite back haul is Stouffers, it’s across the street from the DC and always drop and hook. Money.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

Rob S.'s Comment
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I had a similar experience once. A planner wanted my empty but didn't have a load for me. I politely asked my DM if she wanted me to give up my trailer without a pre plan to get rolling again. She was pretty unhappy with that planner. I kept my trailer and kept rolling. I wouldn't refuse the order or start freelancing but sometimes a respectful request for clarification is appropriate.


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.
Jamie's Comment
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I found out the reason behind it, they were bringing me in for my 30-45 day evaluation which took a little bit of time. I did fine on it, they even gave me a cheat sheet like in orientation on how to do my air brake test and couple and uncouple. But I also did some backing and small amount of driving. I did fine. They also mentioned how I had some log violations since I tend to forget to enter my new load information. I put a sticky note next to my Qualcomm to remind me.


Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.
Daniel (Turtle)'s Comment
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I once picked up a load of Campbell soup in Cincinnati OH, took it to Miami FL.. Waited there for them to swap the plastic brown trays to ones without the logos on them.. They then put back on truck and sent me back to exact same place in Cincinnati OH.. There they swapped the brown trays back to ones with Campbell soup logo on them, and back to Miami FL I went.. From there they got put on a ship..

I was later told that the company did this to show a mistake was made and a loss was made and was used to be a write off for taxes.. lol

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