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Mik D.'s Comment
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Got to live load and company didn't give the correct pickup number in orders, i was first in line now 4th and i still dont have the number while waiting, an hour now, and hos running out....😠😠😠😠

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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Welcome to trucking. When that happens to me it usually only takes my FM a few minutes to get the correct number to me. It often helps to know what the number starts with. Hope they get you fixed up quickly.

Fm:

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.
Mik D.'s Comment
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Welcome to trucking. When that happens to me it usually only takes my FM a few minutes to get the correct number to me. It often helps to know what the number starts with. Hope they get you fixed up quickly.

It took over 2.5 hrs to get number.. haven't had it happen where it takes so long, when I got the orders to pick up it was already 24hrs late...

Fm:

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.
Dave (formerly known as K's Comment
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Had an instance where there was back to back loads that had the same pickup number. First driver got his trailer. I had to wait until the shipping office opened to get it all straightened out. Took about 4 hours...

RealDiehl's Comment
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Where was your pick up, Mik? I spent the night at Petro in Gary, IN and gps tracker showed you 2 miles away.

Old School's Comment
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This is my habit whenever I go to a shipper or receiver...

I'll log myself "on duty" for approximately 15 minutes to check in and do any paperwork. Then I log myself on "sleeper berth" while waiting. This gives you some options if there's some confusion or delay at the shipper/receiver. Let's say your wait ends up being six or seven hours. Once you're loaded/unloaded you can delay leaving until eight hours has gone by and you'll have the same amount of hours available to you as when you arrived. This is one of many time management strategies that Top Tier Drivers will incorporate into their daily routines.

Professional Drivers have to be opportunistic in their approach to the adversities of this job. I am always taking the problems or obstacles I face and changing them into opportunities to improve my results. It's all part of the challenges we face out here. It takes a different mindset, but once you've trained yourself to think differently from the mass of current thought among most drivers you'll find yourself much more happier and productive out here.

Most drivers view a lengthy delay like this as wasting their time and keeping them from making money. I see it as potentially allowing me to extend my clock which allows me to get more done after the wait is over. If needed, I can just do two hours in the sleeper for my next break, but it's not required. This gives you a lot of flexibility in controlling your own schedule and your own results.

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.

Sleeper Berth:

The portion of the tractor behind the seats which acts as the "living space" for the driver. It generally contains a bed (or bunk beds), cabinets, lights, temperature control knobs, and 12 volt plugs for power.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Mik D.'s Comment
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Where was your pick up, Mik? I spent the night at Petro in Gary, IN and gps tracker showed you 2 miles away.

I rdead headed to edwatdsville, il to be live loaded, they haven't even started yet...😣😣😣

RealDiehl's Comment
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That stinks, Mik. If you haven't put yourself in sleeper (like Old School was saying) maybe you can go back and edit your duty status to show Sleeper Berth. That way if you ate there for over 8 you won't have to lose all those hours.

Sleeper Berth:

The portion of the tractor behind the seats which acts as the "living space" for the driver. It generally contains a bed (or bunk beds), cabinets, lights, temperature control knobs, and 12 volt plugs for power.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Mik D.'s Comment
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That stinks, Mik. If you haven't put yourself in sleeper (like Old School was saying) maybe you can go back and edit your duty status to show Sleeper Berth. That way if you ate there for over 8 you won't have to lose all those hours.

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Sleeper Berth:

The portion of the tractor behind the seats which acts as the "living space" for the driver. It generally contains a bed (or bunk beds), cabinets, lights, temperature control knobs, and 12 volt plugs for power.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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