Another Long Drop & Hook

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Jamie's Comment
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Got to the thos shipper in Baldswinsville, NY for a quick drop and hook. They said my load has been ready for a week now. But problem is, the trailer is still in the dock door and there yard trucks are frozen. So I've been waiting here about 2-3 hours just waiting since their company policy wont let me pull the trailer from the dock door. shocked.png

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.

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.
Auggie69's Comment
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Got to the thos shipper in Baldswinsville, NY for a quick drop and hook. They said my load has been ready for a week now. But problem is, the trailer is still in the dock door and there yard trucks are frozen. So I've been waiting here about 2-3 hours just waiting since their company policy wont let me pull the trailer from the dock door. shocked.png

Umm, detention?

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.

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.
Grandpa's Comment
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In my opinion this shippers policy reminds me of Forrest Gump....stupid is as stupid does.

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.

Noob_Driver's Comment
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Budweiser???

Chris L's Comment
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Jamie how did you make out? I'm assuming you were picking up at Anheuser Bush? I haven't picked up there in a while have they finished replacing the outbound scales yet?

Jamie's Comment
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Jamie how did you make out? I'm assuming you were picking up at Anheuser Bush? I haven't picked up there in a while have they finished replacing the outbound scales yet?

At the time the outbound scale was still down. But shortly after this thread they got it out after I chased down a spotter lmao.

But now I'm in Atlanta days later, a supposed drop and hook but the load isn't ready although it was supposed to be ready at 0900, It's now 17:35. Told Crete about its they said they're checking on it two hours ago, and asked but no updates. Told shipper I guess they're going to make me wait, and updated Crete that they're going to treat it as a live load since the trailer was never in the dock door.

The upside is, I'm currently at 2900 miles for the work this load and my preplan will put me at 3300 miles for this week.

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.

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.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Way to crank out those miles even with setbacks!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jamie's Comment
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More bad news, arrived at 0900 for a 1000 live unload at Dollar General in Jonasville, SC to find out my appointment was changed to 20:00 tonight. They allowed me to park on site to wait for my appointment. So that's better than nothing since the nearest truck stop is like 21 miles away.

Chris L's Comment
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Jamie wrote:

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Jamie how did you make out? I'm assuming you were picking up at Anheuser Bush? I haven't picked up there in a while have they finished replacing the outbound scales yet?

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At the time the outbound scale was still down. But shortly after this thread they got it out after I chased down a spotter lmao.

But now I'm in Atlanta days later, a supposed drop and hook but the load isn't ready although it was supposed to be ready at 0900, It's now 17:35. Told Crete about its they said they're checking on it two hours ago, and asked but no updates. Told shipper I guess they're going to make me wait, and updated Crete that they're going to treat it as a live load since the trailer was never in the dock door.

The upside is, I'm currently at 2900 miles for the work this load and my preplan will put me at 3300 miles for this week.

I feel your pain Brother I had to pick up there yesterday. I went in bobtail had to wait to check in at the entrance a big CF going on drivers not reading the signs about sliding their tandems back before getting on the scales so AB making them go around and rescale with their tandems back. The truck drivers coming out scaling over and having to swing back around and adjust their tandems. When I finally got on the scale found out that the trailer I was supposed to pick up was switched no problem. I get up to the top trailer lot and find my trailer but I couldn't hook right in because there was a tire repair guy parked his truck in front of my trailer no problem I just went ahead and secured the load to save me some time. While I was doing that another one of our drivers came up to pick up his trailer which was next to mine and of course my tractor was blocking him and to top it off there was also a USA driver was also wanting to pick up the trailer on the other side of mine which the tire guy's truck was blocking. Ironically the tire guy was working on a different USA truck. Finally the tire guy gets out of the way I backed in and hooked up, my fellow company driver hooked into his trailer and the the USA driver hooked into his. So now you have 4 four trucks (2 USA, 2 Gypsum) next to each other hooking up and adjusting tandems. I get back to the scale house and scale in and I get sent back up to the warehouse because I was 1700lbs light on product and this was after waiting about 1 hour just to scale. So back up the hill I go to have more product put on I get everything unhooked, slide the tandems back, and put it into the door. Check in and the guy running the loading dock decides that I'm ok and they are not going to load the product so secured everything . slide the tandems forward and then wait another hour and a half to scale out again and be on my way. I can't wait for the out bound scales to be open back up.

Bobtail:

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

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.

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

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.

Jamie's Comment
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Finally that time to get unloaded!

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