What Is Your Most Unpleasant Task Per Week?

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Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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I can take changing around on shifts. I can take having to be told it is a drop and turns out to be a live unload. I can take that not being informed of a load being taken away without explanation. I can take that going to a truck stop and they say the water heater broke and it's not installed yet so no shower tonight. But having to cross the street to another truck stop that we usually never frequent (66 station) where they have showers and laundry facilities and this is the 3rd Love's that has laundry facilities. That going a bit too far. They would rather put a game's room's in instead. It's like having a elevator in an outhouse, it doesn't belong. Well enough whinning. But do tell me what is yours?

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Big T's Comment
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Attempting to pick up loads without the correct information. Customer Service seems to be dropping the ball a lot this past month or so.

I got to the shipper almost three hours early only to find out we weren't given the correct information. Six hours after our appointment and we are s.o.l until at least morning.

At least I'm sitting at the Joplin Petro and not some dirt lot somewhere.

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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.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Big T So true. I got assignment this morning and it supposed to be picked yesterday. And he says for me to put in a macro 22. Now where is the logic in that? But now the first snow in southern Illinois and I witnessed a Doge Charger spin out behind me. And when I thought it too much snow coming down I get to the 1st off ramp and a big rig is jackknifed just off the off ramp. But seemed to be ok. People think they can drive the same speeds in snow as dry pavement.

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Dave in Tulsa's Comment
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Big T

But now the first snow in southern Illinois and I witnessed a Doge Charger spin out behind me. And when I thought it too much snow coming down I get to the 1st off ramp and a big rig is jackknifed just off the off ramp. But seemed to be ok. People think they can drive the same speeds in snow as dry pavement.

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I'm dealing with the same snow. I finally parked it. I'll see if it improves in the next hour or so. I saw one jack knifed rig already and the visibility and the road conditions stink. So I guess my most unpleasant task this week is being a SW region driver dealing with Illinois ice.

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