Not My Day

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Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Today as not been my day my run which is 560 mile meet is supposed to leave the yard at 10 am, I was all hooked and ready to go by 9:45. So I scaled my set and my drives where 20,380 which is 380 pounds over on my single axlethey have me put it in a door to rework it. I text the guy I meet and tell him whats going on and I will keep him updated.

About a hour later they said I am good to go so I weigh it again and it comes up 20,400 it gained 20 pounds in the wrong place! Back into a door I go where I wait while they rework it into another trailer over a hour later I am good to go again. Luckily this time it scaled but now I am out of on duty time before I even leave my terminal and cutting into drive time so I can not make my meet or the other terminal they where going to send me too.

What should be a 560 mile day is turning into a 400 mile day as I sit here on my 2nd break.

Im not mad either, some drivers get all upset which doesnt help anything, nobody did it intentionally just one of those things that happens with trucking luckily not too often. You have to roll with the punches

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Marc Lee's Comment
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Today as not been my day my run which is 560 mile meet is supposed to leave the yard at 10 am, I was all hooked and ready to go by 9:45. So I scaled my set and my drives where 20,380 which is 380 pounds over on my single axlethey have me put it in a door to rework it. I text the guy I meet and tell him whats going on and I will keep him updated.

About a hour later they said I am good to go so I weigh it again and it comes up 20,400 it gained 20 pounds in the wrong place! Back into a door I go where I wait while they rework it into another trailer over a hour later I am good to go again. Luckily this time it scaled but now I am out of on duty time before I even leave my terminal and cutting into drive time so I can not make my meet or the other terminal they where going to send me too.

What should be a 560 mile day is turning into a 400 mile day as I sit here on my 2nd break.

Im not mad either, some drivers get all upset which doesnt help anything, nobody did it intentionally just one of those things that happens with trucking luckily not too often. You have to roll with the punches

Good attitude! Not sure how they rework a trailer and make it GAIN weight in the wrong place. Seems like something you would have to try hard to do! Could lose weight just by accident, if one is not paying attention. Not sure WHAT they were paying attention to...

Hang in there. Tomorrow is another day!

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Robsteeler's Comment
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I've been getting so many live loads lately that 400 miles would be a good day. I came flying into Pilot today with 10 minutes left on my clock and 380 miles run. Spent more than 6 hours between a live load, and a live unload.😐

C T.'s Comment
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We've been having issues with our dock workers over loading pups lately. I've now got into the habit of scaling before I even hook to save some time. Of course there's instances where your rear trailer is in a door still, but the lead is usually the problem. The dock guys and the supervisors are in such a rush they don't realize the trailer is 22k or more and continue to load it up. Very frustrating.

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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I've been getting so many live loads lately that 400 miles would be a good day. I came flying into Pilot today with 10 minutes left on my clock and 380 miles run. Spent more than 6 hours between a live load, and a live unload.😐

There are a couple of Walmart DC's that I've delivered to and I was there seven to eight hours just for the unload... Talk about Maddening!!!!

Jamie's Comment
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I've been getting so many live loads lately that 400 miles would be a good day. I came flying into Pilot today with 10 minutes left on my clock and 380 miles run. Spent more than 6 hours between a live load, and a live unload.😐

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There are a couple of Walmart DC's that I've delivered to and I was there seven to eight hours just for the unload... Talk about Maddening!!!!

Sounds like this place I went to yesterday, I waited 6 hours to even get a dock door and another two hours to get unloaded. Worse part? I was the only truck there all day. Ended up taking my 10 hour break there.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Robsteeler, Jamie and everybody else: I hope you keep track of those waits and check your pay statements to verify you are getting your detention pay. Don't just take it for granted.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Eric G.'s Comment
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Yeah I cringe everytime I have to deliver to a Walmart DC. They take forever. Last time I was there I came in clean shaven and by the time I left I had stubble! 😂😋

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Yeah I cringe everytime I have to deliver to a Walmart DC. They take forever. Last time I was there I came in clean shaven and by the time I left I had stubble! 😂😋

Eric, that's funny, I like your style.

Good to have you aboard. I don't consider this so much of a discussion forum as it is continuing education with a lot of fun mixed in. It's nice to see new drivers joining the discussions and keeping it all fresh.

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