Made A Rookie Mistake

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Rob T.'s Comment
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Long story short I was supposed to pick up a load of eggs on my way back from Omaha this morning but was told it wouldn't be ready for another 4 hours. It'd be ready at my 14th hour, roughly hour and a half drive back would be cutting it real close using up my entire 16. Dispatch made a deal with me to drop the trailer there and they'd have a guy run out there later to grab it. In return I'd need to run a couple minor in town things to help that guy. No big deal.....until they give me the wrong address!

The address I was given for one thing was 1800 Maury St in Des Moines.

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I haven't been there before as its something done in the afternoon.. It looks tight but we drop trailers there all the time and the dock appears to be in the rear near parking lot. Well dumb me pulled in there before scouting it out to be sure due to the street being very busy.

0656407001613588459.jpg it turns out that's the office and the place I needed was across the street at 1801. Fortunately there was a jobsite across the street I was able to get backed into to get out without any crazy maneuvering. There was quite a bit of tracks through the snow banks that fooled me into thinking it was the right place.

I felt like a fool but atleast I didn't hit anything. Don't get in such a rush that you take shortcuts and cause yourself far more problems than you need to.

I also had 2 very brief minor freakouts wondering where my trailer went when I bobtailed back as its very rare I bobtail especially close to 100 miles embarrassed.gif

Bobtail:

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

PackRat's Comment
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You didn't hit any railroad crossing gates, you were provided the wrong address, and you're still a Top Tier Driver, Rob!

Delco Dave's Comment
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I also had 2 very brief minor freakouts wondering where my trailer went

I know that feeling๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜. Always happened on the rare days here and there when I just needed the truck. After dragging landscape trailers for many, many years, I still catch myself looking for the trailer in my mirrors. Guess its not a bad habit to have

Rob T.'s Comment
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You didn't hit any railroad crossing gates, you were provided the wrong address,

I'm not sure what you're talking about my records clean, although the rail arm technically allegedly hit me.smile.gif . Plus I didn't need to cross those tracks. Not too far from there a couple months ago I came across a very bumpy crossing with 11 tracks by the railyard.

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Hours Of Service

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PackRat's Comment
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11 ?!?!?

That has to be some kind of record there! Most I can remember was something like four.

Turtle's Comment
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Pfft. You call it a mistake, I call it an interesting turn of events that you successfully navigated around. Even the best drivers need some remedial problem solving once in awhile. That's a win in my book.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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11 ?!?!?

That has to be some kind of record there! Most I can remember was something like four.

Gotta love the RxR crossings! Here's our 'local/Mansfield' one. . .

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Don's Comment
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Anne, do we have consignee's in downtown Mansfield? It seems I go to the same places over and over.

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11 ?!?!?

That has to be some kind of record there! Most I can remember was something like four.

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Gotta love the RxR crossings! Here's our 'local/Mansfield' one. . .

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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.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Anne, do we have consignee's in downtown Mansfield? It seems I go to the same places over and over.

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11 ?!?!?

That has to be some kind of record there! Most I can remember was something like four.

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Gotta love the RxR crossings! Here's our 'local/Mansfield' one. . .

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LoL, no sir. Just a 'quick way' to Ashland from where we are, when the interstates are hemmed up! Know of zero consignees in the immediate area. Bypasses the 42/430 split with the 12'4" bridge..

Two runs to 224 / Pep Farms today. All backroads, clear.

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.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

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