Speaking of bad appointments/scheduling
I hate these “mom and pop” deliveries.
I got one of these loads leaving out on a Thursday.
I can’t get there until Saturday, but they don’t do weekend receiving.
So two more wasted days until Monday.
Glad I moved over to Poly Trucking
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As soon as I hang up the phone from outbound, I go right into the shipping office and check on the load. If OB says it hasn't been loaded yet, sometimes they are wrong and it is ready to go. If it's not ready I ask for a trip sheet so I can make the call(s) and touch base with the receiver ASAP. I failed to do this last time and it almost cost me a couple of days.
Thursday at 1230 I accepted a 3 drop mom and pop
Sulphur Springs TX
Instead of going to the office right away I burned an hour going to Cub Foods. When I finally got back and called the first stop, I was was told they closed at 1100 Friday. I really had to bust my tail to get there (in an ice storm) and then I had to be at Tulsa by 1600 or wait until Monday. I didn't think I could make it by 1600 so I called Tulsa and asked the forklift driver if he could stay an hour late "because there is other freight on the trailer for a dairy farm in Texas that needs it ASAP and I have been authorized to pay you $100 for your inconvenience."
After a couple of seconds of silence he agreed so I was able to get that freight off Friday at 1700 and head to Texas and make a Saturday delivery and then roll to GP for a Sunday load.
First time I paid a mom and pop to meet me after hours but it was worth it. LOL
Last edited: Apr 16, 2020
This is the best OTR job in the country.
And second place ain't even close.
You said you made 750 a week at your old job.
That's one trip here.
They would fire you, if that's all you made here.
That's not even the minimum 2000 miles a week
We're supposed to do.
Stay out of the drivers lounge, nothing but negativity
From old guys, who been here to long and forgotten
What it's like to put up with all the bull crap that
95 percent of these companies put you through.
For 300 bucks a week less.
You want to make money here.
When outbound calls, you take something.
It all pays good, trust me.
Every day you sit is 300 bucks down the drain.
That's the way I look at it.
You want to hit that 18,19, 2000 a week range.
Go to the northeast or northwest.
I'm not gonna tell you all my secrets.
You have to figure out how to work their system.
So yeah, Im looking forward to making more per mile and hopefully getting more miles as well.
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