Good Night From II

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  1. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    Sitting here at the Love's in Floyd, IA and I hear a loud crunch.
    I looked out the window and saw that the truck next to be had just been hit. The whole right front is very smashed in.
    The guy that hit the truck said he thought he set the parking brake and then went in back to put on his coat.
    The truck rolled forward into the other truck.

    Glad it wasn't me getting hit this time.
     
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  3. dptrucker

    dptrucker Road Train Member

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    jurupa valley ca.
    since my dl dont get in till after 8am and i didnt have a load .
    i was planning on starting my day at 7am.
    judy before 6 iget a load notification and my old dl called at same time.
    live load here. suppose to have been picked up last nite at 1900. so now i am a fill in.
    suppose to be in fontana ca at 8am for a live unload. lol
    guess a planner fell asleep on this one lol.
     
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  4. Moosetek13

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    A live load at 1900 with a delivery at 0800 the next morning with a live unload?
    Too many people fell asleep on that one.
    Drunk, high... whatever.

    That can not be done in a 14 hour shift or with a sleeper break in between.
     
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  5. Moosetek13

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    I had my home time set for Friday and was sent a load delivering near there Thursday morning.
    That worked to my advantage as there is some weather with snow and high winds coming in Thursday afternoon through Friday, so I'll be taking home time a day early.

    It's nice when things work out that way.
     
  6. dptrucker

    dptrucker Road Train Member

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    they shoud have had someone pick that load up on time and tcall at terminal.
    then i could have delivered it on time.
     
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  7. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    I got home before all the wind and snow kicked in. We are supposed to get up to 5 inches between now and morning.
     
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  8. dptrucker

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    jurupa valley at home.
    2620 durfee ave el monte ca( google earth if you want to).
    somehow i looked at glogle earth wrong.
    thought if i took ca60 freeway that i do a driveside back.
    went about 3 mile past in able to go around block to turn around.
    pretty tight back.
    parked im the middle and was a real busy street
    anyways, had a 10am live unload. got there aroumd 0910.
    a flatbed ahowed up rite after me( he was suppose to be there at 7am) and he was taking their old portable ramp. new one was waitimg for him to show up.
    took about 1.5 hrs to put eamp on flatbed and another .5hr to.put new ome in place.
    the 0930 appt truck was parked behind me and he was in first.
    finally got in just before noon.
    owner had bought burger, fries, and a soda for everyone there for beimg so patient. of course the late flatbed driver missed out lol
    loads are scarce again so picked up tomorrows load in the yard and came home
     
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  9. Moosetek13

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    I keep hearing loads are scarce, but I keep getting them.

    Today the planner sent a pplan with a message about no freight and this was the first load available.
    I delivered at around 1630 today and that load picks up by 1000 tomorrow. Nothing wrong with that.
    Plus I don't have an mt yet so I'll have to find one.

    Loads might be scarce, but I have kept running this week.
     
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  10. NH Guy

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    Is it just me, or has anyone else got the "sky is falling vibe" the last week or two on here? All the companies failing, "mc for sale," and guys trying to unload trucks seams to be gaining steam.
     
  11. Moosetek13

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    January to March is always the slowest time for trucking, every year.
    People tend to panic for no good reason.
     
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