You Know You've Been Waiting Too Long For Your Next Load When...

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Old School's Comment
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You finally get started on your pre-trip inspection and while looking over your suspension components you catch yourself saying, "All three bird eggs are securely mounted, not cracked or broken, with no abrasions visible."

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Yes, it's high time you asked for some detention or layover pay!

Pre-trip Inspection:

A pre-trip inspection is a thorough inspection of the truck completed before driving for the first time each day.

Federal and state laws require that drivers inspect their vehicles. Federal and state inspectors also may inspect your vehicles. If they judge a vehicle to be unsafe, they will put it “out of service” until it is repaired.

PackRat's Comment
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Are you kidding! Did you find that? rofl-1.gif

I've seen them build nests in the trailer rails, and around the trailer brake lights, after it had been sitting unused for a week. I've never seen one nest and lay eggs that quickly, though.wtf.gif

Marc Lee's Comment
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Robin's will return to the same spot next season but NOT to the same nest.

If you are still there in the Spring... remove the nest!

And oh yeah... if you haven't already done so... find another company for which to drive!

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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Old School, I would have never guessed that could happen. Was your truck laid up for a while?

Sometimes fact is stranger than fiction.

Cwc's Comment
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Old School better make sure the eggs didn't come from a bird on the Migratory birds act list.shocked.png

Just kidding... The only reason I know about that is when I took possesion of my new house I had squatters living on my front porch. Barn Swallows...

Old School's Comment
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Just having a little light-hearted fun with you guys! I don't sit that long. I'm a man of action...

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I took that picture in Yankton, South Dakota. There's a SAPA plant there that I'll sometimes grab a backhaul from when I'm in the area. I had stopped at a local restaurant there with truck parking, and noticed what appeared to be an abandoned truck in the parking area. On closer examination I saw the bird's nest confirming my suspicions.

I saved the photo with a plan to use it as a joking way to let my dispatcher know I've been sitting too long if I needed to be persuasive. Fortunately I've never needed to use it yet.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

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.
Army 's Comment
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PJ's Comment
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I don’t think you will need it OS.. I do like the way you think. I have one for my dispatcher in reserve just in case as well.

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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.
Bruce K.'s Comment
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Old School, you sucked me into that one! I bit hook and sinker. But what a riot. The perfect plan to use that photo whenever necessary.

When I saw your topic title, I was going to reply that waiting too long for me would be when I died of old age in my truck, waiting to be loaded. (And they finally found me because of the smell).

That actually could be an extension of your thread. "You know you've been waiting too long for the next load when..... "

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