What's Everyone Doing For Thanksgiving...

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Old School's Comment
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It was all good!

Sorry I can only share a photo with you guys.

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Susan D. 's Comment
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I'm at home with my other half, my grandson, and 2 of my daughters. I'll be in Atlanta before 0600 Monday morning.

Joseph L.'s Comment
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Okay hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. My Thanksgiving pretty much sucked. So around midnight Thanksgiving morning me and my co driver are at shippers dropping off an empty trailer picking up a load going south to Florida (I am in Pennsylvania). We had problems with the locking jaws on the 5th wheel not locking around the king pin and after having the shippers mechanicans look at it speaking with CRST maintenance and a driver manager we all decided that we couldn't haul a load safely. So our load got sent to someone else and we were told to head for the nearest terminal to have the 5th wheel inspected. Being as it was Thanksgiving chances of getting anything done were slim to none. So we found found a truck stop to park at. We got up around 7am grabbed showers, coffee and headed to the terminal which in Pennsylvania is basically a relay station for CRST with a drivers lounge it's not bad. It's got a showers and a laundry area vending machines and it's in walking distance of restaurants and shopping. No one is here. So my co driver wants to go to some casino for the buffet. So we go drop $30 for this Thanksgiving buffet my co driver loved it I on the other hand was wtf-2.gif When it came to the food. The turkey was dry, the ham was tasteless and there was no prime rib. For $30 there should have been prime rib. So we go back to the truck stop which only had about five other trucks parked there. I decided to go back to sleep while my co driver went inside. He comes back an hour later and said he has to get to Texas family emergency. Three hours later after dealing with Greyhound he's headed to the terminal. We drove close as we could get being as the area where the bus terminal is located is truck friendly even Bobtailing too many low clearance areas. So not only did the load fall through, I had a horrible Thanksgiving meal and before the day was out I was a solo driver. I have actually been sitting long enough that my 70 hour drive clock has reset

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

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.

Driver Manager:

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.
Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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Joseph, sorry to hear that your day turned out bust. I worked it, my normal (for the foreseeable future) dedicated DeKalb, IL to Indianapolis, IN r/t.

Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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Joseph L.'s Comment
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It was all good!

Sorry I can only share a photo with you guys.

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Maybe if the casino I went to would have served old school's roast it wouldn't have been so bad.

Joseph L.'s Comment
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Early this week I was rolling through Texas I think it was Tuesday must have been around 6pm I passed one of those rest areas for trucker's normally the place look like it could park close to 80 trucks maybe a hundred. There had to been less than twenty. I passed by it thinking wtf.gif Where are all the driver's?? As I got into Oklahoma truck stops were empty too then it hit me it was Thanksgiving week

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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