Good Night From II

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

  1. FerrissWheel

    FerrissWheel Road Train Member

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    They add some interesting variety. None of the ones I've seen were all that bad. Certainly not easy, but I've ran into bigger challenges above ground. I've been to the ones in Carthage twice, and to the actual "Springfield underground". I've posted pics somewhere on here. I don't count the ones where I docked on the outside (Warrenton.)

    It beats downtown Chicago or Brooklyn anyday.
     
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  3. SteveH85396

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    I'll admit that they are worse than they look. I did two different caves the same day. You DEFINITELY better have your A-game with regards to backing.
     
  4. Moosetek13

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    Not only backing. Some of the turns are pretty close quarters as well.
     
  5. FerrissWheel

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    I don't think think we even go in the Springfield underground anymore, I think they leave that one to the yard dogs now. Cause I went in once, the three times after that were D&H sitting in the yard up above it. Can't blame them really.
     
  6. FerrissWheel

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    Oh yay, Jurupa has had a rash of accidents with freshly upgraded students. Apparently both backing and traffic. Don't have the breakdown. My DM is calling the mentors in his fleet.
     
  7. Moosetek13

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    There were no mt's at Inver Grove for today's load so I was sent 72 miles to a Walmart DC in WI. to get one.
    It is the nearest mt, I was told.

    It was one of the older 53x trailers, and there were problems. Inspection and PM were way overdue, 2 bad tires and a bad signal light - at first glance.
    I was told to bring it back to Inver Grove to get it fixed for my load.
    After an hour in the shop I went to check on it. I was told to park it and find a different trailer. This one needed so much done that it being retired - like all the other 53x trailers, they were too expensive to keep in service any longer.

    I think it had been sitting at Walmart for some time and they wanted it gone. The task was assigned to me.
    Lucky me.

    After hours wasted I asked if I could bt to my pick up and was allowed to do so.

    So I'm on my way to MS, and still within the delivery window. But it has been a frustrating day.
    Right now I'm at the Center Point truck stop in IA.
     
  8. MysticHZ

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    Zen ... 75 miles out, 75 miles back ... 150 miles of pay you wouldn't have had if there was an mt in the yard.
     
  9. Moosetek13

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    About 6 hours used on my part for that 144 miles, and I'm not even sure how many miles I was actually paid for.
    But Swift wanted that trailer back.

    If there was a trailer in the yard I could have used that time to drive more than 150 miles, don't you think?
    I would have picked up at around 0900 instead of 1500, and delivered earlier by the same amount. I could have picked up another load tomorrow instead of being out of time until the next day.
     
  10. MysticHZ

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    2/8 split ... Get the hours back and you're only an hour behind the original schedule.
     
  11. SteveH85396

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    I use splits every week in order to get out of the ports ahead of traffic. When I drove for Swift I drove their computer crazy (when I did a split) because neither the computer nor any of their support personal understood it.
     
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