Developing Preferences For Warm Weather

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Banks's Comment
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1000%.... I'll take the shutdown every time they offer it.

It's common. Last year it snowed for 2 weeks straight in February. We must've had at least 3 or 4 feet by the time it was done. One of my buddies made a meme about it. I had no where to put it when I shoveled.

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PackRat's Comment
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1000%.... I'll take the shutdown every time they offer it.

It's common. Last year it snowed for 2 weeks straight in February. We must've had at least 3 or 4 feet by the time it was done. One of my buddies made a meme about it. I had no where to put it when I shoveled.

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That's awesome!

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Elizabeth L.'s Comment
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I basically moved after I was hired. My terminal has a very difficult time getting me routed to my home in the south. Especially in winter, Denver freight is north and west for the most part for us.

I personally enjoy running in the south, I like being productive and running. The heat doesn't bother me in the summer and I've reached a point in life where I just don't feel like dealing with the cold and snow. That's a contradictory position to what I lived under in the construction world but it's where I'm at in life.

My DM and TM bend over backwards to get me home but it's difficult for them to. I compound the problem by having a home still in Colorado. A solution I tried was to take my home time at our Dallas terminal and fly to Denver and back. It worked for one load, and then gradually routed north and west again.

I really appreciate my relationship with my terminal and don't want to transfer, let alone switch to a different carrier, but at the same time, I've driven enough to begin developing some preferences. Ive done a lifetime of hard labor in cold brutal winters and really don't enjoy it. I'd rather spend my days driving with a smile on face and happy.

For now I guess I'll just grin and bear it, I'm coming up on 100k miles soon, and my first year after that, I don't want to do anything before that happens. I don't want my terminal to have to jump through any more hoops than they already do for me.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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.
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