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Don's Comment
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Since FAB runs me out to Campbell's Soup on a daily basis, I have decided to change companies. I hate that place (Campbell's), haha. No, seriously. I hate this place.

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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Why do you hate it? Are they really slow getting you loaded/unloaded or something?

Old School's Comment
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Are they really slow getting you loaded/unloaded or something?

Haha! I think that's got to be the problem. I mean Don found the time to make new signs for his truck! rofl-1.gifrofl-2.gif

Jamie's Comment
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Lucky I only have to do drop and hooks out of some of their places every now and then, and most of the time the notes will say something such as "dont come with a full tank of fuel", but it'll be shortly after I fueled... rofl-1.gif

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.

Don's Comment
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Yes Brett they are extreeeemely slow uoading, when they decide to doing so. Our dention pay is low, so it is the double whammy. I think my dispatcher hates me, haha Just kidding on the latter....I think?

Why do you hate it? Are they really slow getting you loaded/unloaded or something?

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.
Don's Comment
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Better to amuse myself than tell them

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Are they really slow getting you loaded/unloaded or something?

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Haha! I think that's got to be the problem. I mean Don found the time to make new signs for his truck! rofl-1.gifrofl-2.gif

Brett Aquila's Comment
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If you go there a lot you might try getting to know some of the people working there and start bringing donuts or something. Seriously. $10 worth of donuts might mean another $200 in your paycheck.

Don's Comment
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I've thought of that or maybe some other treat, but I would probably eat them on the way there. I may have to think of something, if I keep getting these load assignments, which are first back to IP, first in line to take it (the load). Part of the issues lately are due to the load being assigned by FAB already late for a scheduled appointment. I get to our dedicated customer (International Paper) who state "if you have any problems, call us. That means, "you're on your own." So I race on over to Campbell's praying for an open dock. Campbell's gets upset that "I am late". So, it is usually "go to the back of the line" if there are others waiting. This only occurs at Campbell's Gate 2, which are live unloads. If I get a load to Gate 1, those are drop and hooks.

If you go there a lot you might try getting to know some of the people working there and start bringing donuts or something. Seriously. $10 worth of donuts might mean another $200 in your paycheck.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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Are you being paid mileage or hourly, Donnie?

Susan D. 's Comment
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I had the unfortunate experience of going to the Campbell's in Napoleon OH once. We don't hardly go there. It took over 12 hours to get unloaded.

Brett, that is the norm for that place. They're always so far behind and trucks stuck sitting around everywhere being practically held hostage. Don's only saving grace was probably being in a day cab but I'm sure they ruined his entire shift.

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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