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Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Zues, May 24, 2020.

  1. Zues

    Zues Bobtail Member

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    Any others still having difficulties using your 70 ? Not positive but think company is at times waiting to pull trigger . I complain all of sudden they shoot :-(. Any advice suggestions welcomed I do not wish to leave however my job is whatever to wherever quickly not play word games or office politics :-(. Am I ignorant ?
     
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  3. Zues

    Zues Bobtail Member

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    Sorry additional information I am runner on eld 700 is dependent on dispatch not driver I keep doors shut
     
  4. Cattleman84

    Cattleman84 Road Train Member

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    I haven't had a run anything less than 3500 miles a week since before all this covid stuff started... So I have no problem burning my 70.
     
  5. Gliding ProStar

    Gliding ProStar Light Load Member

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    Are you saying you are having trouble driving your 11 hours per day and using all of your 14 hours of on-duty time?

    What is your exact problem?
     
  6. Zues

    Zues Bobtail Member

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    Main problem is 70 frequently get decent loads meaning 500 plus however then frequently sit waiting on pulling trigger to possibly get to better lanes :-(. Not sure if keep mouth shut bear with it or move :-(. 30 truck fleet great no micromanaging so mb suck up and deal with :-( thanx for advice just thinking my bad we not supposed to lmao :)
     
  7. Zues

    Zues Bobtail Member

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    I jealous:) more details pm if not willing to share in open :). If not willing to share overall I still jealous but no hard feelings you go friend :)
    Little more clarity my fault just stupid not thinking we run dry van no reefer in sight :-(
     
  8. Cattleman84

    Cattleman84 Road Train Member

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    A 30 truck fleet should NEVER have trucks sitting. Sounds like dispatch, or who ever is in chatge of finding loads, doesnt know what they are doing.

    I very very rarely sit... I usually know what my next load is a day before I deliver my current load. We have 70 trucks in our fleet and 2 dispatchers for over the road drivers. One dispatcher does loads going from Rockies to Mid West, second dispatcher does loads going from Mid West to the Rockies. All drivers deal with both dispatchers. Zero BS, zero micro managing... Dispatch tells me where load is going and whenbit needs to be there.... I choose my route, I chose where I fuel, I choose where I stop and when.

    I would be looking for a new company if I was you.
     
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  9. Zues

    Zues Bobtail Member

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    Thanx bud I will be more assertive going forward will see how that plays out :). Appreciate input
     
  10. Zues

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    Update since taking advice given thanx guys . Sitting disappeared :). Just being squeaky works sometimes anyway
     
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