What A Start To The New Year

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Jamie's Comment
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Waited nearly 23 hours to get live loaded at Hobby Lobby in OKC, dispatch also sent me here to pickup an empty trailer. But once I got here I was informed they aren't doing any live loads today nor are they releasing any empty trailers.

I waited so long since it's a load taking me back West, so I can pickup my new truck from Salt Lake City and it was the only one in the area.

So now I am waiting to see what my asset manager wants me to do since I'm not able to pick this load up today, but seems they completely ignored the fact I mentioned that and is working on getting me an empty since I'm supposed to be live loaded. So either I'm have to wait until tomorrow or they'll send me somewhere else.

PackRat's Comment
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You’ve got to be patient this time of year because of back-to-back holidays. Come next Monday, everyone will be moving along on their normal schedules.

Jamie's Comment
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Update, waiting until tomorrow.

Jamie's Comment
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Update, waiting until tomorrow.

Would've been good to know I couldn't get live loaded today, could've got a reset in during that time. But oh well.

Jamie's Comment
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While I have to wait until tomorrow to get loaded, I did go out of my way to return to another drop lot that is shared with a lot of companies to see if they had any empties since I got no replies in the last nearly two hours. Turns out someone just brought an empty in not long ago, so I hooked up to it and went back to the truck stop to wait until the morning for the load.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Holiday screwed everything up for us too....Went to Salem Or. Get QC replaced last week on our way to Seattle XPO drop then out to Indiana with a load. Then Iowa down to KY. Back up to Columbus OH. To our PA yard drop the load we had as customer wouldn't accept their 43000 lbs of kitty litter lol 2.5 days early. BUT if loads 30 minutes late its considered cancelled !! Haha

So we end up sitting here in Sparta KY Love's......So NYrs eve around 5 pm they have us take our empty back into Ohio to L'reals warehouse n drop that then go 10 miles over to Wayfairs for another empty.....Well they are closed and gaurd tells us over speaker Nothings coming in or out,,,, Not even President Trump !! So we BT back to this Love's to wait until the 2nd get rolling.....Finally headed back home to Calif. A month on this truck with my idiot co driver is long enough !! At least Im still breathing

PackRat's Comment
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Go back to the Riverside terminal and get another co driver, Stevo.

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.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Sorry it's not off to a great start. Hopefully tomorrow things are back to normal

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Lol Pack Rat thats kinda my plan. Think I am still on some list from 1st time I dropped him as I get random calls from drivers looking for co driver.....So once "home" will check it out further....Aint makin the money because we have to waste time stopping too much. Lol he has to potty or sleep parked.....I actually CAN sleep when he drives like a nut, because after 11 hours I am tired lol

Stevo Reno's Comment
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P.S. forgot to add he can't do 5 or 6 even after sleeping.....

Told him " ok so, WHERE is this guy who can drive 12 hours no problem ??? Think I only got glimpse of him once or twice in a month" lol

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.

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