Handling hometime issue - what would you do?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by barrister, Sep 14, 2007.


    BOBO_CONFIG Bobtail Member

    Mar 28, 2007
    Poconos, PA
    Guys, can somebody explain to me what " through the house" is?:biggrin_25512:
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  3. curtislyn

    curtislyn Light Load Member

    Jul 16, 2007
    Montgomery, AL
    The load you picked up is delivering in the same direction as your home...so you would drop by the house for how ever long you can stay, then go deliver the load.
  4. Redlight

    Redlight Bobtail Member

    Dec 25, 2006
    Well you said they have given you extra time at home before and yes 12 hrs is alot of time. If your dispatcher has been good in the past and there wasnt something very important going on, why not take it and when you need the extra 12 hrs at home point out what you have done in the past, wash my back and ill wash yours. I know roehl works hard at getting home time, they have been great even this weekend when it was my time to be home. My dispatch asked me to run a load that she knew would cut into my home time, and she was able to work out a relay while I was rolling with it, but I was ready for her to ask me to take it all the way in.
  5. finfan

    finfan Light Load Member

    Jan 24, 2007
    middle ga
    if this is the only incident you've had in 7 months, i think that's pretty good. besides if they needed the load done and you were the only option...i mean -what if you were in the dispatchers seat? would you have done it differently? if so, then, you have a good argument.:biggrin_2556:
  6. Bradsmom60

    Bradsmom60 Bobtail Member

    Sep 15, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    I don't know about the trucking rules,regs and protocol regarding having to go out on a run or not perse' but I just wanted to comment that in each and every job out there, bosses do not like one of their employees to speak out,refuse or go against the company.
    For me there was a time about 5 years ago when I was an office assistant at an assisted living nursing facility.
    My office area was out in front and I could see all the residents and everything going on within.
    With all the hustle bustle of getting ready for their evening meal, there was a resident in his wheelchair on the second floor who wanted an nurses aide to come up and take him down to dinner.
    She was very busy with the others, I looked up from my desk to tell him that she would be there in a few minutes, and at that very same time his wheels caught edge of the top stairs, and down he came wheelchair and all, smashing into a landing wall twisting him up pretty badly. We all ran to help him and of course there was a certain protocol that had to be followed first which took a lot of time.
    Consequently he died as a result of the fall. We were all warned to keep the accident confidential.
    2 nurses whom was involved in helping him up from the fall, and I was quietly discussing it later that evening and I said that I felt that there should've been a strap, chain, rope or something to keep him and the other wheelchair patients away from the stairs instead of leaving it wide open for danger.
    The next afternoon, I came to work, while clocking in, the administrator called me into her office, and fired me immediately. She said that she was told that I was talking about the accident and voicing my opinion to the staff. And thats ancient history now.So learn from a mistake I made as it really stung. I really loved that job.
    You all Smile ok, cuz it makes everybody wonder what you have been up to...Have a great week you all....Bradsmom60
  7. springbrake

    springbrake Light Load Member

    Mar 13, 2010

  8. oknavy

    oknavy Light Load Member

    Sep 29, 2010
    Hmm, didn't think he'd ment it literaly Springbrake.
  9. Kittyfoot

    Kittyfoot Crusty Ancient

    Sep 21, 2009
    Sorrento, Louisiana
    This and SB's photo reminds me of a buddy awhile back who told his wife he was doing a "thru the house load" and would be home shortly. He was.... but the driveway was just a bit icy. Uh Huh, he took out the corner of the front porch and her car. Wish I had the pic of her trying to be mad and laugh at him at the same time.:biggrin_25525:
  10. Znine

    Znine Light Load Member

    Nov 18, 2009
    Spokane, wa
    Talk about bringing a thread back from the dead. 2007!:biggrin_25524: Sorry brad, had to say it.:biggrin_2559:

    Sorry to hear about your other job.

    RESPECT Light Load Member

    Sep 24, 2010
    Jasper, AlaFreakinBama
    it was a good read even if its as old as my daughter :biggrin_25523:
    Znine Thanks this.
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