Happy Thanksgiving, time to go home

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by 86scotty, Nov 23, 2022.

  1. 86scotty

    86scotty Road Train Member

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    Well, I'm sitting at a delivery and they just started me. I'm 15 minutes from home. Just looked at the boards and there are 184 trucks posted (exact) and almost 900 similar results trying to get out of my area. Looks like I'm actually lucky, not unlucky, because I'm close to the house. I was going to work today but there's no fight in the dog today.

    Hope you fellas get trucking out of your head for a moment and just go home and see your families. If you can't then try to make the best of it where you are.

    This too shall pass, buy a little of that fuel that's a little cheaper than it was yesterday and go home.

    Happy Thanksgiving!
     
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  3. rollin coal

    rollin coal Road Train Member

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    Wasted time last night on a big money 500 mile outbound from home scheduled to deliver at 2pm today. I knew it would be legit to get delivered today without checking. Stupid shipper burned 4 hours loading last night so no way I was making that scheduled delivery. In reefer world you don't miss scheduled delivery times, especially just before a major holiday.

    They had 90% of it picked and palletized on the truck. So off the truck it came when I told them what the deal was and I wasn't signing for the freight anymore. I had already warned them an hour prior. They grumbled somebody would be paying charges for unloading it and breaking it down. I told them I don't have any money just contact the broker (and thought to myself good luck getting this brokerage on the phone lol). They mentioned something how it was a missed Monday pickup. Typical broker (a real stretch here calling **** a broker) scenario here where they tried to cover it on a garbage rate for 2 days now some big brand pizza chain is gonna have shortages (supply chain issues) before this holiday weekend's football games lol.

    Last time I booked one from them several years ago nearly the same thing happened. I knew I should have passed on the load. Could've used the money tho. Here's the one little scenario where I wish I was still on paper logs because I would've rolled on down the road with this load and no-one the wiser.

    Happy Thanksgiving!!
     
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2022
  4. Old_n_gray

    Old_n_gray Medium Load Member

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    This right here is why I do line haul now. I don't have to run outlaw anymore^^^^^^^
     
  5. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    Yep you would have been camped on that until Monday.
     
  6. Old_n_gray

    Old_n_gray Medium Load Member

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    If he was lucky. :rolleyes:
     
  7. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    I got just enough to do to keep me out of trouble .
    Unloaded in Troy Ohio last night from lemars ia .
    Grab a preloaded trailer in trenton oh later today going to soiux city for Friday, then down to Columbus Nebraska to drop and hook and be back in Indianapolis Monday morning.
     
  8. Kshaw0960

    Kshaw0960 Road Train Member

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    I’ve done something similar. I was docked for 4 hours and they still didn’t start loading so I canceled the load and took off. It was impossible to make delivery on time and receiver has a $100 and $250 delivery late fee. Load only went 66 miles. F that.
     
  9. Constant Learner

    Constant Learner Light Load Member

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    I was prepared from days. Walmart delivery this morning at 5:30, I was there at 4:50, done at 7 am. Just
    40 miles from home. At 8 am I was a free man at least until the end of the week.

    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!
     
  10. fordconvert

    fordconvert Light Load Member

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    I saw on Mutha Trucker that Walmart is supposedly chasing drivers out if they arrive earlier than their appointment.
    BUT, always consider the source of information, right?
     
  11. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

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