Wasting Time Away

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Jamie's Comment
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Coming back from home time my first load had me deadhead 120 miles to pickup, got loaded under two hours and I was set to go, then I had to sign like 25 Bill's for a target load, but none of them had the customers name.or address on where I am going, so decided to message dispatch to confirm, and to make sure I wasnt going to leave we with the wrong load, before I did that the shipper office confirmed it twice. But needless to say, here I am nearly two hours later, still waiting for CS to confirm the load before I leave.

Deadhead:

To drive with an empty trailer. After delivering your load you will deadhead to a shipper to pick up your next load.

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.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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I feel ya Jamie lol we dropped our empty here told loaded trailer not ready. Return after 4pm... So we bobtail 14 miles to a Love's only to get QC message our loads ready....We drive back to p-up warehouse to be told by the guard on duty our loads NOT Ready to sit out in driveway she will tell us when its ready.....We got plenty of time on this load from Goodyear AZ to Bedford PA.....But we wanna be as early as we can be @ our destination in PA......Hurry up and wait lol thats life

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

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