Yo gang. If you read my last post you are aware of the type of nightmares I've been having. Last night they caught up to me.
I set my alarms for midnight-thirty. Had to run from Dallas to pick up in Mt. Vernon and deliver in Houston by 1300. No problem. At 0730 this morn my DBL calls to ask if I'm ok because I show to still be in Dallas. I tell him I'm feeling a lil bit stressed from being woke up so early. I hate early morning phone calls.
Needless to say I was a
Yesterday, what started out as a seemingly normal day turned out to be frantic at the last minute. My day plan would have me dropping in Paris and home by four. My kid had a music performance at school at 6:45.
I get rolling on my longest, yet final, leg of the trip to the consignee when I hear the "boom." Checking the mirror, rubber flying everywhere. That killed about 2 1/2 hours of my day.
I arrive at the consignee to make my drop. Normally, I go in the
I'm not all that smart a guy, I know. So I'm having some real difficulty understanding something. Maybe one of y'all can throw me a bone here.
So Monday around 15:30 I'm getting ready to throw some meat on the grill and have steak before I hit the road. My DBL calls and asks where I'm at.
That kinda caught me off guard because I've never covered the satellite on my truck, it can still be tracked. Doesn't he know the truck is sitting right where I parked it at 01:30 Saturday?
I have now sent two different messages pointing out that I expect to be home this weekend and two messages informing of needing a later appointment time for the drop I had earlier. Both ignored.
Since my load was just a drop, guess that was good enough for the girl I go with so they didn't see a need to tell me anything. Even if it was just a drop, they showed an appointment time.
A nasty phone call saying, "####, I'm to busy to worry with your petty issues" would
I left El Paso this morning and booked it straight to the Dallas OC; scored in about 10 hrs of non-stop running.
At some point my DBL called and asked when I'll be in Olive Branch, MS. "I dunno. Sometime tomorrow."
"You haven't done your trip plan?"
"Not that far ahead. I take it one day at a time. All I know is I plan to be in Dallas tonight.... About 8 hrs away."
So he tells
While in training my TE warned me against updating logs at the end of my shift because of fatigue, it's too easy to make a mistake. This rings true for sending mac 18's as well.
I made delivery in Muskogee, OK and sent my mac 18 indicating my availability. I ran to Wal-Mart for some items then on to Pilot to TransFlo. At 7:15 I ran out of HOS and went on to bed.
Sometime in the afternoon my DBL called and asked what I was doing. He asked if I picked up my load before bed.
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