Waiting On My 2 Stop Load At Shipper Since 0200 Az Time

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Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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We arrived at shipper at 0200, dropped our trailer and went to get the one that is supposed to be ready. They tell us they will call when ready. We go back to the flying j. They call at 0715. We meander and take our time and show up an hour later and they have to re-do the load and well the hurry up and wait game. Anyone else want to play. This is a fun game. NOT! But we are still in good spirits to the most part. But not sure if we can make the appointment time now. It's going to be tight.

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.

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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Welcome to trucking. This game happens. There is one place I pick up from, when coming off home time, that I get as a live load and is a drop hook that is never ready on time. If your hours run out the let you park on the street.

The important thing is to keep dispatch in the loop. They need to let the planners know. This affects your delivery and your next load.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Be sure to send your Macro 22 (running late,) and update your ETA. you will avoid a service failure.

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Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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We should make it on time if we don't have anymore set backs. 1st stop is in Modesto and 2nd stop in San Jose. Still have get a cat scale on our way out. The flying j has one that is easy to get into. Man is it packed in here. 1253, one guy was pulling out so I grabbed his spot. Been trying to eat for 5 hours. But it is what I signed up for. We weren't the only company that had to have their loads readjusted. Seems to be the practice on the weekends at JBS MEATS. Anyway enough whinning.

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PackRat's Comment
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Plan on that happening from time to time. The only easy day was yesterday.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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And this is why i avoid California like the plague. every load i ever got out of there delayed me at least 24 to 36 hours. one had me with 3 pickups from Thurs to Monday...ruined my two weeks!!!

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Well we got to the shipper this morning ing and they wanted the tandoms moved, guess what, they wouldn't move no matter what we did. Anyway they unloaded it from the side of the building. Cost a little bit more but worth it. Now we head for stop two. Then red tag this trailer.

And yes Rainy I know California is a pain in the arse. Speed limit, stupid drivers etc.

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.

Jamie's Comment
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Lucky I never have to go to California, based on my current experience, Schneider will forever keep me in the North East, the farthest I've gone West was Laredo Texas a few times.

Tractor Man's Comment
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In my experience, Stupid Drivers are not just limited to California, whether they have 2, 4 or 18 wheels. I just try to give them as much room as possible to stay out of their wake!

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Tractor Man

Good you got ur mentor. Hope all goes well. Keep in touch.

yes there are stupid drivers everywhere.

Raptor

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