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Dennis L's Comment
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Finally docked at 16:51 PDT. Will definitely need to revise our appointment window at Loc 03.

PackRat's Comment
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Finally docked at 16:51 PDT. Will definitely need to revise our appointment window at Loc 03.

Definitely not making Bakersfield on the time scheduled. I looked at that on the map myself.

Dennis L's Comment
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I’m looking at 4.25 hrs at 50 mph avg speed (CA truck limit is 55 mph). Will pad the ETA with an extra hour to 5.25 hours from when I’m ready to start out.

Dennis L's Comment
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04/22/22 wrap and 04/23/22 start

Loading was finally finished and was ready to depart at 19:00 PDT (21:00 CDT).

Gave dispatch an ETA of 00:30 PDT to Loc 03 in Bakersfield.

I Started driving at 19:00 PDT (21:00 CDT). Arrived at Loc 03 at 23:13 PDT (01:13 CDT).

Checked in with security. Parked in waiting area for a call to dock.

Will switch drivers after docking.

Dennis L's Comment
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PS. Sales updated our appointment window with customer to be 00:30 PDT on 04/23/22 based upon the “padded” ETA that I provided.

Dennis L's Comment
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Docked at 00:14 PDT (02:14 CDT). Live load started at 00:19 PDT (02:19 PDT).

PackRat's Comment
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Docked at 00:14 PDT (02:14 CDT). Live load started at 00:19 PDT (02:19 PDT).

Will this one get you through Springfield?

Dennis L's Comment
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Possibly the next or second load assignment after we deliver in RI on Tuesday morning will route us back through Springfield.

I need to talk with my current FM about the actual upgrade process after we deliver this load. It is a bit of a mystery with the truck shortage, I’ve heard different versions of how it will happen.

Fm:

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.
Dennis L's Comment
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Loading finally completed. In process of checking out with security at 03:05 PDT.

This place had a scale in and a scale out. There appears to be a problem with the gross load weight being too heavy and over weight on the tandems.

Robert will contact dispatch for directions on what to do.

The shipper will need to remove some weight.

The fun continues

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".

Dennis L's Comment
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Back in a dock again at 03:55 PDT. The shipper is going to remove 34 cases of their product (carrots) plus rework the entire load weight distribution for a price. Work is in progress.

I’m going to try sleeping now and let Robert handle this in order to be rested enough to drive my noon to midnight shift.

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.

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