Good Night From II

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

  1. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    I have always reserved a spot there, as with many other TA/Petro stops.
    Always nice to know I have a spot waiting for me.

    And during a race weekend it is a no-brainer. Better safe than sorry.
     
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  3. dptrucker

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    primn nv broke down at Gore point onramp.
    ran over a gator and lost air pressure.
    got pulled over here b4 brakes set.
    waiting now for tow to get me to freightliner in Las Vegas.
    guess I get punished for having some fun yesterday lol
     
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  4. dptrucker

    dptrucker Road Train Member

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    desert springs az at pilot.
    made it here last nite after swapping loads in beaver ut.
    gator I ran over broke a price off of pressure take it valve on the air reservoir for transmission.
    tow guy was able to temporarily fix it so I could follow him to dealership.
    was at dealership about 3 hrs.
    what should of been a 4 to 5 he day ended up being 15 hrs.
    delivered that load and got to terminal about 1930
     
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  5. Moosetek13

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    She did message back the other day.
    My sister went to see it yesterday, and bought it for me.

    The only thing she didn't like was the brakes feel a bit mushy, and that is easily fixed.
    But everything works, no dents or rust, new looking tires. The ragtop had to be repaired because someone had slashed it.
    It is red with a beige top and leather interior.

    I can't wait to see it. I haven't owned a car since before I started with Swift.
    I'm just hoping it will be OK being parked at IGH so much.
     
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  6. Moosetek13

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    I just found something very cool at Walmart.
    The Avengers - The Complete Emma Peel Megaset.

    All 51 episodes with Emma Peel, for $20.
     
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  7. dptrucker

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    finishing up my 30 at Petro in Ontario ca
    guess we are swapping in Lupton az tomorrow.
    Denver says 70 gonna be closed at nite for construction and possible intermediately during the day possibly..
     
  8. Moosetek13

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    At a Petro in IN tonight after a very boring weekend.

    Thursday early afternoon I was empty, scheduled with a Costco load out of Owatonna to pick up that afternoon.
    It cancelled.
    The next load was a similar load out of Owatonna picking up Friday afternoon.
    It was also cancelled.
    And we don't get the notice of it until just before it is supposed to pick up at 1500.

    Then they try to plan me stacked on 4 loads that start delivering at 0400 the next morning.
    All crap low local miles with no time to actually sleep between now and then, with the last one being way too far out on time.
    All got turned down.

    Saturday morning I got this load that picked up in Cedar Rapids, IA going to OH that delivers on Monday.
    Plenty of time on it, with better miles than all those Owatonna loads combined, and I can deliver it earlier with no stress.


    The biggest mistake Costco and Swift made was building a DC and taking the account in Owatonna, MN.
    That place is the biggest screw-up that I know of.

    Swift seems to have given up some pretty sweet accounts in that area to do it.
    We had Westrock and Post, both large accounts. But those are no more it seems.
    And this all started when Knight shut down our IGH terminal.
     
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  9. MysticHZ

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    Wonder how many Knight trailers are sitting at Post now.

    On a side note, the is a lot of Swift power only out here. I would say the about 2 out 7 Swift trailers I see are pulled by non Swift trucks. It's not the UPS surge. Been like that all summer
     
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  10. dptrucker

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    made the swap in Lupton az Saturday and made it back to Hopi travel center off ex 292 Saturday nite.
    left around 0415 the next morning and made it to ex 277 b4 some guy rear ended me. lucky no injuries
    got me so hard that crap fell off the top bunk and out of the fridge.
    took trooper over 1.5 hrs to show up since he lived 100 miles away.
    he was on call and other trooper called in sick..
    too dark for pics and once it got lite trooper wouldn't let me cross to take pics. had already scolded me for doing it b4 lol. he ended up arresting the guy.for dui.
    didn't get back to terminal till after 1700.
    dropped trailer at shop and called them this morning and let them know.
    only broke one taillight and bent the d.o.t bumper in a little.
    guys lucky he didn't get hurt. his car was totalled
     
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  11. Moosetek13

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    Jeffersonville, OH at the Love's

    I delivered near here at around 0900 this morning, and my next load picks up any time starting at 0700 tomorrow.
    So, another day of waiting.
    It seems strange that there are not more loads headed west from Ohio, but it always seems to be this way when I get out here.
     
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