Woke Up In A Panic, I Overslept Going To Get My First Service Failure!

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Chris L.'s Comment
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So I jump up cussing at myself getting dressed. This is the wrong load to be late on as I'm meeting g someone at a Walmart parking lot to get escorted to jobsite. As I get dressed my girlfriend says I didn't hear your alarm go off, I reply I must have turned it off and went back to sleep. She says I still feel tired, I say I always feel tired. Then she grabs my phone and says it's still Sunday! Huh, what! I'm so out of it, I stare at my phone way to long and can't belive it she's right I only been sleep for maybe a hour it's 8pm not 8am, whew! So relived but I'm so amped up I need to wine down to get back to sleep. She's laughing at me but I'm so happy I get to sleep again. How funny.

Pat M.'s Comment
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Been there and done that. Even got a T-shirt AND a hat!

Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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Reminds me of a time when I was in the USAF (back before my Navy days) had a very similar thing happen. I was in the barracks, had a very tiring day and lay down to take a short nap after all my required activities had been done. Woke up at about 6pm thinking it was 6am and I was late for my tech school class. Yeah, I can relate.

Ernie

Jerry R.'s Comment
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Lol Been there done that Hope u finally g it some rest

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I've done that kind of thing plenty over the years. Nightmares about being late or getting in wrecks or whatever.

One of the funniest things I ever saw was a guy who had pulled in nose first to a parking spot so that his nose was right against the rear of the trailer in front of him. He was so tired he fell asleep in the driver's seat using the wheel as a pillow. His truck was still idling while he was asleep. He woke up, looked up, and thought he had fallen asleep while he was driving and was about to smash into the back of the truck in front of him. He immediately starting pumping the brakes and grinding the gears like a madman!!!! His whole truck was rocking, the air brakes are going "psssst psssst psssst pssssst" super fast and his gears were grinding as he tried forcing it into a gear "grrrrrr grrrrrr grrrrrr".

Finally after about 10 seconds of this he freezes, staring straight ahead for about 10 seconds. Then, with eyes wide open in terror and hair sticking out in all directions he slowly looks around and notices myself and another driver parked alongside him watching the whole thing. We were screaming with laughter for like 20 minutes. Tears were flowing, my stomach was cramping......omg I never saw anyone leap into action with such terror and speed in all my life. I'll never til the day I die forget the look on his face with those wide eyes and hair sticking out all over the place. To this day I need a timeout anytime I think about it......I just go into a fit of laughter. It was sooooo funny.

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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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Jetguy's Comment
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I've done that kind of thing plenty over the years. Nightmares about being late or getting in wrecks or whatever.

One of the funniest things I ever saw was a guy who had pulled in nose first to a parking spot so that his nose was right against the rear of the trailer in front of him. He was so tired he fell asleep in the driver's seat using the wheel as a pillow. His truck was still idling while he was asleep. He woke up, looked up, and thought he had fallen asleep while he was driving and was about to smash into the back of the truck in front of him. He immediately starting pumping the brakes and grinding the gears like a madman!!!! His whole truck was rocking, the air brakes are going "psssst psssst psssst pssssst" super fast and his gears were grinding as he tried forcing it into a gear "grrrrrr grrrrrr grrrrrr".

Finally after about 10 seconds of this he freezes, staring straight ahead for about 10 seconds. Then, with eyes wide open in terror and hair sticking out in all directions he slowly looks around and notices myself and another driver parked alongside him watching the whole thing. We were screaming with laughter for like 20 minutes. Tears were flowing, my stomach was cramping......omg I never saw anyone leap into action with such terror and speed in all my life. I'll never til the day I die forget the look on his face with those wide eyes and hair sticking out all over the place. To this day I need a timeout anytime I think about it......I just go into a fit of laughter. It was sooooo funny.

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WHOAAAA. That's funny. If you haven't put that in your book, you should. I've read portions- about 1/3. Are you going to do a next edition/revision? Anytime soon?

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Heavy C's Comment
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Man I did that in high school. Got up in a panic , took a quick shower and ran down stairs only to finminy parents asking me if I was ok because it was only midnight. They were genuinely worried I had lost it rofl-3.gif

Terry C.'s Comment
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I went into the Army right out of high school and learned the 24 hour clock many years ago. However that did not help me on one of my first loads as a solo when I got the dispatch I saw a delivery of 0300 appox 900 miles away. I ran the whole first day excited I was making good time and was going to have extra time to sleep in for my 3:00 PM appointment. So The next day I ran to a truck stop just 3 miles from my delivery and set my clock for 13:30 to allow myself time to get up, shower and eat before making my delivery. So I bet most people caught my mistake already.

My phone started ringing at 0700 from dispatch, who when I answered asked; "Please tell me you already delivered and just forgot to send in your arrived and depart calls. Please tell me you are not 4 hours late for your 0300 appointment." WTF???!!!!! 0300???!!! GD'it I thought is was 3:00 PM not AM!!!!! AHHHHHHH!!!

So yeah, big arse dumb mistake.

Skydrick (Brian L.) 's Comment
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DMV test tomorrow morning. I am fully expecting this type of experience tonight. Last night had a downgrade-no-brakes dream, so we will see how tonight goes.

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.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Daniel's Comment
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I grew up on normal time. I still have trouble understanding that "am/pm" nonsense... THERE IS NO "12:00am!!!!" It's utter nonsense. 12:59 -> 13:00 or 23:59 -> 00:00 DOES make sense though (to me).

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