Good Night From II

Discussion in 'Swift' started by scottied67, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. Team818

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    I love this topic this thread. Good night all. Sure are a lot of parking you have to pay for now. My goodness. I wish some of the farmers would clear a nice place with a row of outdoor toilets, and charge $5 my goodness what a rip off from TA/Petro. Most companies don't want you to park on ramps either. No parking and no parking on ramps. Well goodnight.
     
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  3. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    10+ years out here and I have never parked on a ramp.
    And only a few rest areas.
    No end caps, seldom side of a road (maybe twice).

    I tend to turn down loads if I can't determine that I will have a decent parking spot at the end of my day.

    Paying for a spot is not usually a problem for me. It does keep many drivers out of there, and I can be assured of a place to park on those later delivery days.
    It is after 9PM here, and there are still many open spaces. It has usually been over-full by now.
     
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    I have done that many times, side streets, and shippers and consignee's as well. I have those cones you see behind the lineman's truck. Put it behind the Trailer, close to the fog line, or streetside. It has strips of reflective tape also. I have a nice sleep, then fire up and head out. Take it easy, have a good day.
     
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    Getting close to lights out here at my place. Still searching out the best job for myself. Watching the stock market, down today, watched oil prices, down today. Thats the way it goes moving out. The economy is big on my mind. Anyways take it easy, and Good Night to all. Love this thread.
     
  6. dptrucker

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    do.my 30 here in Williams az
    i70 been closed all weekend due to flash floods in Glenwood can.
    meeting at t/a in Gallup nm.
    supposably someone got electrocuted at brewery, so that's been closed.
    other driver sat.most of.mornomg and finally got a load that's been sitting at Denver yard
    so he won't be innhallup now till tomorrow morning.
    I had to get on him to call to get another load.
    told him he needs to be proactive. not sure he is getting it. but after him calling the planner he got that load.
     
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    Stock market recovered today, the ones I have anyways, that always a relief. We thank you all. Remember to keep smiling even if my stocks are down, 10-4? Kidding. You have a great night, good night to all.
     
  8. Moosetek13

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    So you watch your stocks, and they went down a bit for a day or two. Now they are back up.
    What did the watching gain you?
    Bad on the first end, and better on the back end - at least for your state of mind.

    But, if you had invested even more money in those stocks when they were low, you would be that much more ahead today.
    But then, you have no way of knowing which way it will go from day to day.

    So what is the point of watching it at all on a day to day basis?
    It is like weighing yourself on a daily basis, and adjusting how you eat or do things based on small fluctuations that mean nothing in the end.
     
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    Correct. Its almost impossible to time the market, its more than a few dollars so I watch. Opening especially. It sets my day. Anyways wanted to share. Gosh, now its a good morning From II post. Oh geez, have a good day.
     
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    Fargo, ND, and I finally was able to get a shower.
    Hooray!

    A Costco load out of Owatonna got me here, and I am so sick of Owatonna Costco loads.
    They can't snag enough dedicated drivers so they are always way over on loads, and it seems I always get stuck getting routed there.
    From here the only likely load is going back to Owatonna, which is often more mt miles than loaded.

    I turned down a couple loads to get the times I wanted, because they like to plan such tight loads.
    Too many of them only allow for a strict 10 hour break, with no drive time breaks. No consideration for on the road slow downs like construction, accidents, a pee break or to eat.
    That planner in Owatonna is merciless, but so am I . I WILL get the times I want or I will not do it.

    I feel sorry for the drivers that run that account, because they probably have little choice in how they run.
    Rush to get there and then rush to get back, only to rush to the next one and repeat.
     
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  11. dptrucker

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    at an ecit making coffee
    i70 thru Glenwood cyn closed indefinitely according to reports.
    other driver didn't get load to me in Gallup nm till 1200 yesterday.
    probably the same tomorrow
    not sure if he is gonna be able to do a 3rd trip.
     
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