Abilene Motor Express....A New Place To Call Home

Discussion in 'Discuss Your Favorite Trucking Company Here' started by JohnBoy, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. Redtwin

    Redtwin Road Train Member

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    Do you mean the miles on the load info?. That only shows US miles so it always looks way short. All my settlements have shown the correct miles with Canada included.

    If you are going to lumber liquidators let me know which ones and I can give you more info on them. There are a couple that are tricky as you are delivering to retail stores that don't have plenty of room. If its HP, their warehouse is very spacious so no issues there.
     
  2. Finfn1372

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    Man really bummed with Abilene,give me a Tx load that has 4 days on it,because of the holiday,that delivers in the morning.Then they back that up with a 27 mile run that needs to be pu from the US Express yard and delivered.

    So i'll be delivering 2 loads,and probally reloading tomorrow,so it will be another waisted day.

    Told them so,but they don't care.
     
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  3. Redtwin

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    It has been slow this holiday season. I'm doing my second reset in 2 weeks with plenty of hours left to run. As always, if the paychecks still look good, I try not to stress too much about sitting.
     
  4. Rocknroller4

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    Thanks. Well I live in the NW so I'm sure maybe that's why they decided to pass at the time.
     
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    Sad to hear but best of luck to you and family. Happy New Year too!
     
  6. 460/580

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    Happy new year to everyone! Weve been truckin right along. We managed to both be off and have a few days off at Christmas for 1st time since 2007. Went to spend it with inlaws.

    Teaming has been good. Like everyone else have to do some local p&d work here in california. Miles and money have been good for us.

    No luck at a truckstop gettin my money so guess its the bank numbers it is.

    Had a load the other day that just boggeles the mind with the willful disregard for anyone else. Pu trl off yard, scale ticket with bills has 36,500 for drives. No notes about slid tandems etc. Hopin that its the wrong bills or they forgot to notate a tandem slide. Go to pilot to scale, 36,5...ugh. we then have to go back to sandston for a rework, back to pilot and only 160 lbs over. So played fuel games to oklahoma where we got swapped out. Of course we were also 799XX.

    The scale ticket listed a 15 series truck. Didnt tell anyone. Ended up wasting most of a day with that and an oil filter that broke loose in the cold.
     
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  7. Jerry Rigs

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    Note to self, do not go to Canada! Tried to cross the border at 5 am, turned away. Parked in a shopping center and slowly becoming part of a snowbank. Abilene is missing some invoices needed to get us across. Now 11am.
     
  8. Redtwin

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    You are a better man than I. I had an overweight trailer on the yard and I left it there. It also had a cat scale ticket showing it was overgross so why was it brought to the yard and not taken right back to the Sandston shipper?. I won't say where it came from, but it was a reefer load. Bill looked up who the driver was, but no idea if anything was ever said to him.
     
  9. Redtwin

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    Sorry to hear that. I have had that happen twice. Someone, somewhere is dropping the ball and it's us drivers having to chase the ball and pick it up. If it's a broker issue maybe they need to change brokers.
     
  10. Jerry Rigs

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    We sat there for 13 hours, in a parking lot, (running team now btw). The issue did not get resolved. Then we were sent to a dropyard with the load. Next home time, passports will be forgotten at home. LoL
     
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