Schneider - Go With the Work Flow
by, 02.08.2012 at 06.44 PM (398 Views)
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 be better than being ignored.
So, I carried on. The unhappy receptionist checked me in and gave me bolt cutters so I can bring her the seal. She never checked the numbers; just threw it straight into the trash.
She told me what door, but no directions since it wasn't on our side of the building. Right in front of me it's a sign saying "no trucks" so that's easy enough. I turn around. Totally missed the signs on the other end also saying "no trucks." I was focused on watching my radius and making sure no cars crept around on me.
The I realize the back area is fenced in.
So onto the road and around the building. I see two driveways and head to the second so I don't have to blind-side. Uh, no. Next driveway is locked.
I find Place to turn only to find the first gate closed.
I get in and out well enough from there.
Went to Denny's and had, besides fuel, another prime rib skillet. Ate with my friend, Jose, who, after 9 Weeks, still can't get a load home to El Paso.
When I returned to the truck a new assignment came in about two minutes later. Needed to P/U about 50 miles away in 30 minutes and deliver by appointment at 2200 about 5 hours away.
They showed my P/U to be about 30 miles from me. Guess they thought I spent all this time during at the previous customer. Guess they don't look at tracking to see that I returned to the FJ next to the OC.
I only had just over an hour left on my day clock. So, I suppose they also don't look at that when I update my available time.
I updated it again to reflect a later arrival. Maybe since I've thrown that ball out there someone will catch it. But I dare not hold my breath.