Authorized Fuel Locations

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NightOwl's Comment
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Hi, maybe someone can help me understand this. Sorry if this is obvious and I'm just daft but I don't quite understand. So dispatch will send me a message from time to time detailing a list of authorized fuel locations, places I assume are the cheapest to fuel at. However, I just don't understand what I'm looking at here. As an example of what a message looks like, I have included a picture, but if you can't see it then allow me to present an example. The message will say something like "i-80 N 06, US-460 E 44, US-258 N 14..." and so on. Am I correct in assuming that the format is; highway; direction; mile marker or exit? If not, then can someone explain what it all means? Thanks for any feedback.

PackRat's Comment
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It will be the road, the direction of travel, then the length of travel (miles).

NightOwl's Comment
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It will be the road, the direction of travel, then the length of travel (miles).

That's the length of travel from my current location, right?

PackRat's Comment
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It will be the road, the direction of travel, then the length of travel (miles).

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That's the length of travel from my current location, right?

Maybe, and maybe not.

My guess is that it will be from the point of origin for that trip.

Example: I begin a trip from North Platte, NE to Rawlins, WY with one stop in Laramie, WY at a customer. It may appear like this:

I 80 W 179 miles

I 80 W 34 miles

FUEL STOP Sapp Bros I 80 exit 370 FILL

I 80 W 40 miles

Local .6 miles

Local .6 miles

I 80 W 101 miles

Local .7 miles

Consignee Unload

*****END******

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.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Davy A.'s Comment
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Mine are usually from the shipper to the consignee or from the consignee to the next shipper. As said, highway or road, direction and miles. On fuel, it will say fuel next, road, exit number and then primary or alternate. Thats on zonar messaging, but really its on our own app

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.

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.

Chief Brody's Comment
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My current trip

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Just pick the fuel location from Navigo and go:

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To get there pick " Navigation" from the home screen then " Dispatch" and select the fuel stop.

Or you can find the fuel stop in Google maps from the city listed in the message.

Davy A.'s Comment
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Darn, I wish we had connectivity to nav like that. I have to look mine up and put it in my garmin or maps, if I dont know where it is already. Our tablets have no nav system per say.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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We got that message of miles per road etc but also a 2nd message with our 1 or 2 fuel stops en route. BUT I had a "secret" list of 60+ fuel stops across the country, where we could fuel anytime, since our Comdata cards, were always ON.

Mostly, the company used, was contracted with Love's, with a couple TA's & F.J./Pilots.... We always had the ability to make n choose our own routes. They wanted drivers to quit using route 54, thru Kansas/Missouri etc since some of our dumb drivers got tickets, or missed the small scale in Liberty KS, or whatever. Our DM said we could keep using that route, since we had done so, many times before no problems.

Landing @ the Love's in Tucumcari, NM @ the I-40 headed back to So Cal. Another of our fuel stops. We added stops ,we'd find all over the US @ Love's This way we didn't have to message dispatch to open our cards

Dm:

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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Dang, y'all make me glad I can fuel whenever I like as long as it's at Loves!!!

RealDiehl's Comment
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Are you familiar with the "best fuel stops" macro, Night Owl? It's a good habit to send that macro everyday prior to hitting the road. Fuel prices can change daily. If you send the macro, you'll get a response and new fuel stop if there is cheaper fuel to be had along your route. Getting cheaper fuel (when available) will help keep your cost per mile down. That means a bigger fuel bonus at the end of the week.

If you get an updated fuel stop after sending the macro (27) it should automatically appear in the screen Chief Brody showed in his example.

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