Bored To Tears.

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Bird-One's Comment
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I’ve been driving for over four years now. Four years with the same company. We’re a small company only so many customers and routes and different ways to get there. And I’ve done them all. Zero challenge these days. At this point I just want to try a different gig whether it’s line haul or something else. Has anybody gotten to this point? Maybe I’m just burnt out at the moment.

Line Haul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.
Rob T.'s Comment
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Thats my biggest worry about switching to linehaul. I contemplated going over to OD but I knew I'd lose my mind running the same route for a year at a time. Thankfully we bid routes daily so I'm able to change it up. Although I'll drive the same interstates for part of the way the final miles differ. I get so bored which makes me tired if I drive the same route 2 or more days in a row. Lately I've been staying pretty much in the state and taking more rural roads with 55 mph speeds. If i don't want to drive much that day I'll do local deliveries or just shuttle trailers around town from our other facilities. I would imagine Jewel and Walmart, maybe even Target have a need for drivers out in that area that might help switch things up. I love doing store deliveries and can see myself doing it long term. Most days are super laid back, stores are happy to see you, and sometimes new obstacles will be behind the stores to keep ya on your toes. We have 285 stores and being 130 (of 191) in seniority it helps me have plenty of choices.

Did you get that issue resolved that kept you from getting on with OD?

Interstate:

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

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.
Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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I’ve been driving for over four years now. Four years with the same company. We’re a small company only so many customers and routes and different ways to get there. And I’ve done them all. Zero challenge these days. At this point I just want to try a different gig whether it’s line haul or something else. Has anybody gotten to this point? Maybe I’m just burnt out at the moment.

Tom is WAY at that point, Bird One. After his Friday, I can't blame him; it's in the 'SNI' no phone calls thread. Fully illustrated.

Add to the fact that 'nobody knows' what FAB is doing yet, and I'm still struggling w/Fed Med and my rotator cuff, and 'our' future (team or not) wanting to do this myself, to his dismay, ... we are in a similar boat.

We've been in talks with Valley and JRayl .. re: him, and some training companies, re: me .... he's bored and I'm wearing the world on my sleeves. If you find a solution, please advise! K and D and Cowan have even reached out to him. He needs a change, big time. I'd say 'go teach' (to you) like Papa Pig (Ray) did.. for awhile, heck he got bored w/that in less than a year, as MANY drivers do. Tom is just NOT teaching material, God love him. Not at all. Took me a YEAR to learn...from him...and I'm still home.

I've even told Tom, LOOK FOR HOSTLER jobs, or I'll find 'em FOR ya! Hell, he HAS the mad skills, and it's something different, no? If you find a solution, please share, good sir. Same boat different waterway, at my house; too.

Thanks, and best to you as well;

~ Anne ~

Line Haul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Banks's Comment
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I did and I went to Pepsi for a brief period of time. I quit when they wanted me to wear 2 masks and safety glasses over my prescription glasses.

It made me realize how much better FedEx is and I went right back.

Pianoman's Comment
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I got really bored a few years ago while I was still doing dry van. Try specialty freight like flatbed, tanker, pneumatic (dry bulk), cattle hauling, end/belly/side dump, or probably others I’m not even thinking of right now. Sooooo much more to do in trucking than the same routes over and over again just swinging doors. I’m not bored anymore

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
Bird-One's Comment
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I did get that issue resolved Rob but they never got back to me. I actually did apply and interview with Jewel not to long after OD but you have to bid for shifts every week and my start time was pretty much guaranteed to be between 2 pm and 7 pm. And probably would of been that way for at least a year. Wouldn’t of been able to do that.

I’m not teaching material either Anne lol. I would of quit to Banks. I’ve been watching your journey with Pneumatic tanker Pianoman. Planets of those opportunities out here for that.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Danny K.'s Comment
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If your lookin for excitement you could always team with Packrat. and if you really wanna be kept on your toes just don't let him know about it beforehand

PackRat's Comment
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If your lookin for excitement you could always team with Packrat. and if you really wanna be kept on your toes just don't let him know about it beforehand

Where did that come from?

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Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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If your lookin for excitement you could always team with Packrat. and if you really wanna be kept on your toes just don't let him know about it beforehand

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Where did that come from?

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From the 'Bucket List' thread ?!?!? "Bucket List" (aka: Be Careful what you Ask For!)

~ Anne ~ confused.gif

PackRat's Comment
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Which makes no sense and has nothing to do with this topic. This isn't a topic looking for a ride along or anything related to teaming. Maybe Danny K. who posted the odd comment could be the one that replies to my question, Anne?

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