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Don's Comment
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The company I work for had a driver similar to the driver in your post. I had the misfortune of his always being around when I was in the yard. He was always complaining about not getting enough miles or making enough money. I learned that he "would not work over 8-10 hours a day, or not take certain loads". I told him straight up that the reason he wasn't making any money was that he wasn't working many hours each day. His reply was "Bull****. I am not working 13 hours a day, because I want to spend time with my son." I replied, "well, that's on you then," to which he responded, naww, man. It's because they're (the company) a bunch of racists." That ****ed me off, so I told him "to get that racist bull**** out of here, he was just lazy." Needless to say, he stopped seeking me out (thankfully) after that. A few weeks later, he was fired.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Icecold24k You're trying to make this too simple. He feels that football is more important than working and earning a living. But you have these terminal rats at most companies. I'm at my terminal in West Valley, Utah, to have maintenance done on my tractor. So doing laundry, this guy comes in and starts saying that Swift isn't giving him enough miles. And on and on and on. I ask him if he has turned down any loads lately? He says yes that they wanted him to take 354 mile load and then a 586 mile load after that. So why did you turn them down? He said he wanted to do only 1000 mile loads or more. I said I get some shorter runs but then I usually get a bigger load to go with it. He says he's been sitting for 3 days. And I said and you don't know why? You don't turn down loads unless it is something you can't get there in time to do. You're out of hours or something like that. Now you know why you're sitting.

Old School didn't mean to hijack your thread. I guess when one of these whiny babies cries goes about things they put themselves into deep kempche.

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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.

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