Wasted Day

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Jamie's Comment
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What a wasted day I've had, I was assigned a load for about 40 miles, 7 miles to the delivery point. I've been here since 10:30 for my 11am appointment but the load wasn't ready. So I've been sitting here nearly 5 hours for this short hual load, I'm finally about to get a dock door and the last I heard about 30 minutes ago, the load is only half way ready. So after I get out of here, I'll probably have to park for the day.

Susan D. 's Comment
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As soon as you realized there would be a long delay, you should have immediately gone line 2. 8 hours later you roll out with exactly what you had when you got there.

Jamie's Comment
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As soon as you realized there would be a long delay, you should have immediately gone line 2. 8 hours later you roll out with exactly what you had when you got there.

I would've but Schneider doesn't allow the 8/2 split. embarrassed.gif

I called about it last week I believe it was. They said since it's to complicated they don't allow it. Seems pretty simple to me. But oh well.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Heck your elogs will even calculate it for you. Me? I'd have just done it anyway. Good thing I don't drive for them. I couldn't deal with the micromanaging stuff.

Elog:

Electronic Onboard Recorder

Electronic Logbook

A device which records the amount of time a vehicle has been driven. If the vehicle is not being driven, the operator will manually input whether or not he/she is on duty or not.

Elogs:

Electronic Onboard Recorder

Electronic Logbook

A device which records the amount of time a vehicle has been driven. If the vehicle is not being driven, the operator will manually input whether or not he/she is on duty or not.

Jamie's Comment
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Heck your elogs will even calculate it for you. Me? I'd have just done it anyway. Good thing I don't drive for them. I couldn't deal with the micromanaging stuff.

I'm generally fine with about everything, never had any problems with Schneider. But some of the micromanageing can be annoying at times.

The eld even shows you the amount of hours you have after 8 hours in the sleeper, so I could drive basically but Schneider would probably get on to me for ignoring company policy. Oh well, it's only small things like this that bothers me. But nothing worth getting worked up about.

It would've been useful a number of times when I was cutting it close on my appointment times.

Elog:

Electronic Onboard Recorder

Electronic Logbook

A device which records the amount of time a vehicle has been driven. If the vehicle is not being driven, the operator will manually input whether or not he/she is on duty or not.

Elogs:

Electronic Onboard Recorder

Electronic Logbook

A device which records the amount of time a vehicle has been driven. If the vehicle is not being driven, the operator will manually input whether or not he/she is on duty or not.

Steve L.'s Comment
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Your DBL needs to step up and be your advocate with the planners. But you may need to remind your DBL this is a job and losing miles means losing pay.

Unless you’re on a dedicated/salary rate, your DBL should be able to get the planners to back you up with some better miles for the trouble you had.

Hang in there.

Jeremy's Comment
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I feel ya brought a load of taters from chicago to pittsburgh woke up for my 7am apt finally finished at 230 rejected a pallet that i then had to deliver to downtown pittsburgh now im at the beer place for my pickup that was scheduled for 11am If all worked like it was supposed to id be home tonight but oh well thats truckin we do what we gotta do

Jamie's Comment
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Your DBL needs to step up and be your advocate with the planners. But you may need to remind your DBL this is a job and losing miles means losing pay.

Unless you’re on a dedicated/salary rate, your DBL should be able to get the planners to back you up with some better miles for the trouble you had.

Hang in there.

Yeah I'm talk to him about it, yesterday wasn't great either. Better then today but not by much. Finished delivering a load I already had, and waited 3 hours for a pre-assignment that I had to deadhead 93 miles too, I got there to find out the load was cancelled and it was late at night with no parking near by. So wasted a bit of time, but they let me deadhead to the truck stop I already paid for parking at before I found out the load was cancelled since I knew it would be late for me getting there and I've stayed at this pilot often.

Been a slow week, but nothing I've haven't dealt with being on the road. Usually they give me some good loads to makeup the miles, so hoping that's the case this time.

Deadhead:

To drive with an empty trailer. After delivering your load you will deadhead to a shipper to pick up your next load.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Not saying it's a bad company, but this has been my only company, and I suppose I'm a little spoiled. I do what I want. For example, my current load, I didn't like the route suggestion, so I'm having trainee go a different route. As long as we are where we are supposed to be when we're supposed to be there, they leave us alone. No handholding or babysitting.. just get the job done on time or early. Haven't talked to my dispatcher in over 2 weeks, but I did message him a joke earlier today and said hi.

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.
Susan D. 's Comment
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It's because of stuff like this (name tag from our annual awards event this year) that I can *almost* do whatever I want.. our company policies are easy to comply with lol. They treat me very very well.

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