Have You Had One Of Those Weeks? Let Me Tell You How My Day Is Going!

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Chris L's Comment
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So I'm currently sitting on the side of Route 81 just south of Eixit 23 Falling Waters, Maryland with a blown out left rear drive tire (Super Single to boot) waiting for road service to come. The day started off good I got to the consignee in Ashland Virginia early and got unloaded prior to my scheduled appointment time. Then it was off to Miller Coors. in Elkton Virginia for a drop and hook load to take back to New York. When I checked in the pick up number my FM gave me had already been picked up. ,So I messaged my FM to get it straightened out the FM sent me another Pick up number go back to check in and that load was in the process of being loaded which another one of our drivers was waiting for. So another message to my FM and another Pick up number. Check in again this order is a live load and they don't have the product on hand so it's waiting time mid you I've already been at the location for two hours while my FM unscrewed this mess. Of course my time is continues to run so I drop the trailer in the live load cue and park and wait. I figured it would be a long wait so I switched from "Off Duty" to "Sleeper" so I could stop my HOS clock maybe squeeze in an 8 hour reset. The way the Miller Coors bubba's made it seem I'd be waiting for a long time. But it didn't happen from the time I dropped the trailer it was two hours by the time it was loaded. By the time I got back on the road I only had about 3 1/2 hours left on my clock and of course now I'm sitting on the road and my clock has run out. This has capped off at crappy week which started with my transmission going out on Monday lost every gear except 9th crawled back to our Maintenance shop after dropping my loaded trailer at the Syracuse West Rock yard. Been driving a spare truck the rest of the week this is the one that had the blow out. I'm glad that tomorrow is the last day of the week. It can't end soon enough.

Consignee:

The customer the freight is being delivered to. Also referred to as "the receiver". The shipper is the customer that is shipping the goods, the consignee is the customer receiving the goods.

Fm:

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.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rob T.'s Comment
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Yikes! Sorry you're having such a rough time, hopefully next week runs smooth.

PackRat's Comment
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That's all that has happened this week?

It could be worse. You were overseas, right?

Mikey B.'s Comment
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Dayuum. And I thought busting my hump on a preload from New Jersey to Orlando Florida showing up a day early (at noon) and being told I'd have to wait till my appointment time (9am) the next morning to be unloaded because they were short handed due to the flu and being allowed to wait on Wayfairs property was bad. Lol. Hope it gets better for ya.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Chris L's Comment
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Update: I'm currently shut down at the Greencastle Pa TA. The road service guys arrived at 9:00 P.M. and the tire replaced by 9:30 P.M and I was back on the road after that. Of course I was out of HOS time so as soon as I moved I incurred a HOS violation getting to Greencastle to safe haven. As for the tire and rim my company requires us to bring them back it only in the passenger seat till morning then I'll move it to the sleeper bunk before I move. 0521810001579839715.jpg

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Noob_Driver's Comment
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2 of my least favorite places, elkton miller coors and westrock syracuse. Been overloaded twice at elkton and that westrock is one of the tightest docks ive been too so far especially if you gotta work around a truck in the dock next to you its basically impossible.

Just curious have they gotten the outbound scale in elkton fixed yet?

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.

Chris L's Comment
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Noob Driver wrote:

2 of my least favorite places, elkton miller coors and westrock syracuse. Been overloaded twice at elkton and that westrock is one of the tightest docks ive been too so far especially if you gotta work around a truck in the dock next to you its basically impossible.

Just curious have they gotten the outbound scale in elkton fixed yet?

Yes they have

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.

PackRat's Comment
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Update: I'm currently shut down at the Greencastle Pa TA. The road service guys arrived at 9:00 P.M. and the tire replaced by 9:30 P.M and I was back on the road after that. Of course I was out of HOS time so as soon as I moved I incurred a HOS violation getting to Greencastle to safe haven. As for the tire and rim my company requires us to bring them back it only in the passenger seat till morning then I'll move it to the sleeper bunk before I move. 0521810001579839715.jpg

I would have that filthy tire strapped outside, behind the sleeper, not in the cab. Dangerous fumes you'll be inhaling all night as you sleep.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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