Working During The Holidays?

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Joseph D.'s Comment
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I worked today (Xmas eve), started at 430am. Delivered 24 pallets of milk to 8 grocery stores around Chicago. Back in my personal vehicle at 1230pm. Double pay today and off for Xmas day. Merry Christmas everyone!

LDRSHIP's Comment
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Just picked up my load and fixing to make the drive from Cherokee, AL to home. (Clarksville, TN). I will be off until noon on New Year’s Day. Didn’t want to start out too early as this is the first time in the last 3 years I will be home for New Year’s Eve.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Because of some personal scheduling issues (I need time off before and after the holidays) I told my dispatcher I'll work through Christmas + New Year.

I was sent to Allentown, PA to pick up a load on Christmas Eve day. As soon as I got off the plane in Allentown, my dispatcher called to say the load wouldn't be ready till Wednesday (Dec. 26!!). Stuck in a hotel in Allentown over Christmas.

Remember, I planned to be in the road over the holidays. But having to hang loose for a day and a half is only a good thing when you need a 34 hour reset!

Dispatcher:

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Jamie's Comment
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I'm on the road but turns out I'm going to be parked for the day, since dispatch said I most likely won't get a load until Wednesday. I delivered to a Coca-Cola bottling facility yesterday and been waiting around since.

PJ's Comment
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I worked my tail off since Thanksgiving and taking off till after the 1st. Dispatch was actually thrilled because we have very little going on between Thanksgiving and New years, (compared to most of the time). One less truck to worry about. Merry Christmas too everyone. Be safe

Navypoppop's Comment
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LDRSHIP, Have a safe and very Merry Christmas season while home. Oh and by the way, as long as you are home in Clarksville say hello to my daughter and son-in-law [the Blackhawk pilot]. Just kidding because I'm not going to see them this year. They to live in Clarksville. Happy New Year too.

Michael B.'s Comment
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Merry Christmas everyone, I am currently on a 30min break driving north on 97 through Oregon. Its snowing in places but they have plenty plows and spreaders. Also working through New Years. Be safe and Happy Holidays.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

G-Town's Comment
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Off today...back on tomorrow at O’Dark-Thirty.

Enjoy your Christmas and be safe!

Peace.

Pete B.'s Comment
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Wrapped up a load yesterday evening; off today because a load cancelled (grrrrr!), so fitting in a reset. Back at it tomorrow through Jan. 4. Merry Christmas and Happy New Years everyone! Drive safe! Especially you, Michael B., in the snow.

JoAnne EC's Comment
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Merry Christmas everyone, I am currently on a 30min break driving north on 97 through Oregon. Its snowing in places but they have plenty plows and spreaders. Also working through New Years. Be safe and Happy Holidays.

Welcome to Oregon! Drive safe dancing-dog.gif

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Operating While Intoxicated

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