Good Night From II

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

  1. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    Well I got lucky with a load to Eagan, MN that was scheduled to deliver Friday at 1800.
    Then it was rescheduled for delivery on Monday at 1800, which is tomorrow.
    And the load can not be t-called, so I'm stuck with it over the weekend.

    Did I say lucky?

    It is just a few miles from home, so I'm spending the weekend here at home.
    The bonus money came in Friday's paycheck, so I had the cash to get a new 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD for my new computer, to replace the 128GB SATA SSD it came with.
    My middle daughter, Leann, just flew in on Thursday to live with us, so I was able to get some extra time with her.
    And I'm getting layover pay for the extra time imposed on me with this load.

    I renewed my CDL 3 weeks ago, and the hard copy came in on Friday as well.
     
  2. blsqueak

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    Back in my days there I would always do that. My home is Ohio, my terminal was IGH and whenever I was running too much of the Midwest, a fast home request for either Phoenix or El Paso and once in awhile Laredo. Depending on where the fr8 was. My DM always knew what I was doing since before he became a DM there he was a L/O there and he would do the same thing.
     
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  3. jenziedk

    jenziedk Medium Load Member

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    Lancaster, went to visit my friends at teh Outback. Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzddddd
     
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  4. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    I accepted a load that was supposed to t-call here at 0830. It's going to Chicago for a 0830 live unload tomorrow morning.

    When I went in at 0830 to check on it I was told that the driver was still in the sleeper berth and he was still in WV - a good 3 hours (drive time) away.

    Very inconsiderate not to send a mac-22 to update the eta.
     
  5. kakk86

    kakk86 Bobtail Member

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    Hickory, NC or somewhere close to it. Headed to Charlotte.

    To “reposition” myself using hometime requests could I just send a request to go to say, Laredo or Phoenix and then cancel the request once I’m on a load that goes to that area?

    I’d like to run Midwest/west more often but don’t want to sacrifice home time if those requests are going to count against my actual home time.
     
  6. FLCRACKER

    FLCRACKER Medium Load Member

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    Have heard of it being done before.
     
  7. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    You can not cancel or change a home time request. Not even your DM can do that.
    Once it is in the system, it is there until it is completed.
     
  8. MysticHZ

    MysticHZ Road Train Member

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    Must be a company driver thing ... I've cancelled requests.
     
  9. A21CAV

    A21CAV Road Train Member

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    Me, too. I think some DMs hold company drivers' feet to the fire with one day hometime for seven days driving.

    Frank
     
  10. jenziedk

    jenziedk Medium Load Member

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    Lancaster, the amount of quiet here has me thinking we’re on lockdown until the roads are clear.
     
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