An old man's career goes flat, Snackbar moves to open deck

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  1. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    Sounds like Wichita is a bigger version of Arlington in terms of LTL freight gathering and loading. Does it have all the comforts of home for the drivers as well? If I don't hear anything in terms of a load by the end of today, I may just head that way after I get empty.

    So far, your description of people like Rick seems to be the norm for the majority of the people who work in the offices here.
     
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  3. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    Got a message from Brand X yesterday...they just don't get it.


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    They just can't believe that people who leave don't want anything to do with that god forsaken nightmare of a corporation ever again. I personally would rather panhandle at the end of an interstate ramp with a cardboard sign and a crutch than ever set foot on an Acklie property again...unless SPD has me delivering something to one of their terminals that is.
     
  4. kylefitzy

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    Yes, Wichita physically handles more freight then any other terminal.

    Other then being a giant dust bowl right now the terminal is nice. There’s a lounge with couches and cable tv. A shower that’s pretty decent, one of the locals even provides clean towels for drivers. The only thing missing is laundry facilities.
     
  5. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    Company car so I won't have to drop my trailer and PC to Wally World?
     
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    Dispatch just called. Head to Wichita and swap my conestoga flatbed for a step deck and head to Dewey, OK for a pick up tomorrow
     
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    Mine called to see if I was coming back to work this week and if so could I take a 175 mile trip into North Indiana on Sunday afternoon......
     
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    Take padding. You’re picking up a part for a flame cutting table. Maybe a whole table but they are usually oversize. Maybe that will give you a 16x75 table. Or a 90’ table. That’s the larges single piece table they have built, I took that to Houston. C56447E3-D162-4175-B2A1-2ED24B02B92A.jpeg 97559743-613F-4FA2-894D-D0AC12B91DCD.jpeg FF98944D-A435-4216-99FC-806755F39796.jpeg

    nice people there and you can park there or at the little truck stop down the street.
     
  9. supersnackbar

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    Probably not oversized, they had me swap from a flat conestoga to a step conestoga. Plus they haven't upgraded me to haul OD just yet. And the load goes to Toledo for Monday. I honestly wouldn't know how to pull that long load on the trombone trailer...

    One thing for sure about SPD (that I like), they have such a wide variety of freight, you never know what you'll be hauling next, so it keeps it interesting...so far, I have only one regret about coming here...why didn't I come here after leaving We-lie instead of wasting almost 2 years at Shaffer.
     
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  10. Lonesome

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    Going to Patrick? Yellow Dog? Hydro? Postle? AACOA?
     
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    Hydro. Connersville Indiana.
     
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