A Couple Of Questions From A Newbie

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Auggie69's Comment
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Ok so I told him I’m not gonna do any stupid stuff anymore cause I don’t wanna lose my license or go to jail, so far all the checks are paid in full and on time so we’ll see. But here is one more question I have. Let’s say you’re delivering and picking up on the same shift, so you’re empty and you just arrived for your pickup but unfortunately you only have 3 hours available on the clock. Well after 2 and a half hours nothing seems to happen, you’re walking in, and they’re telling you they’re extremely lazy ooops busy and it’s gonna be a few more hours. But you only have around 20 mins available on your ELD. What would you do? Leave and come back next day?

This is a joke, right? Start naming company names, yours and pickup, otherwise you're a troll.

PackRat's Comment
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I agree completely. With all the solid, reputable small and large trucking companies out here today, why would anyone put themselves into a losing scenario like this, then voluntarily stay there? I suppose there are people that do enjoy playing Russian Roulette?

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

Errol V.'s Comment
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Lazy so I copy/pasted this:

Well after 2 and a half hours nothing seems to happen, you’re walking in, and they’re telling you they’re extremely lazy ooops busy and it’s gonna be a few more hours.

#1: Waiting for your assigned load can go for several hours, even for longer than you expected. I've had to wait 24 hours for a load, more than once. When your time runs low, you gotta go. Talk to shipping, they should understand you'll be back tomorrow.

#2: You wrote "extremely lazy ooops busy ". When you are the shipping supervisor, you can use the word "lazy". These people are on the clock, and you have no idea what their work assignments are. At one shipper , I backed to the dock and waited, sitting in my cab. I could hear the forklift driving in and out, often with many minutes of silence between each loading. I never thought to ask if the driver was just taking his sweet time of if he was basically doing two or three jobs at once. Bottom line: you do your job, even if it includes long wait periods. The shipper will do theirs as they get their job done.

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.

Leo S.'s Comment
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This is a joke, right?

No.

Start naming company names, yours and pickup

No.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Leo's lips a sealed:

Start naming company names, yours and pickup
No.

On this web forum we'll help you with with specific information only if you can open up. We are familiar with the workings of many trucking companies, and possibly some of our members work there. Nothing you need to be embarrassed about.

So we can basically keep waving our hands on a vague way, or if you want to continue being cagey, we can't help you.

Leo S.'s Comment
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When your time runs low, you gotta go. Talk to shipping, they should understand you'll be back tomorrow.

Thanks, this is exactly what I wanted to know.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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When your time runs low, you gotta go. Talk to shipping, they should understand you'll be back tomorrow.

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Thanks, this is exactly what I wanted to know.

Hay, Leo ~

Any updates / upgrades?? Still with said company, or did you look into Roehl, CFI, or elsewhere?

Just wondering! Thanks~

~ Anne ~

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