I messed up. I messed up bad.

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Vagabond82, Jun 26, 2020.

  1. Vagabond82

    Vagabond82 Bobtail Member

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    Oh man...I don't know how this happened. Dropped a load in Colorado, was sent to pick up another one.

    Apparently the load was supposed to go across town. Then I would grab another trailer and take it to Nebraska. I looked at the order, got mixed up and somehow got it in my head to take the first trailer to Nebraska.

    I let dispatch know but Jesus...I'm in a form of shock over how bad I screwed this up.
     
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  3. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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    We'll...... I'll bet you never let it happen again. Tough lesson. I hope you have an understanding boss. Good luck.
     
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  4. sealevel

    sealevel Road Train Member

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    Don't sweat it man. You learned. As long as you screwed up safely that's all that matters. Bet you won't do it again. Lol
     
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  5. Vagabond82

    Vagabond82 Bobtail Member

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    You're ###### right I won't. Called my trainer for some advice. He thought it was funny as hell so I "might" be ok just this once. Who knows.
     
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  6. rabbiporkchop

    rabbiporkchop Road Train Member

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    I did something similar once.
     
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  7. Swedish Chef

    Swedish Chef Heavy Load Member

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    Chock it up as a learning experience, driver. Even the most intermediate drivers make mistakes here and there. And for the record, that’s not as big of a screw up as you made it seem like. I came here thinking you tore something up lol
     
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  8. Vagabond82

    Vagabond82 Bobtail Member

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    Yeah I get it man. Had a buddy I let know about it and he sent me a photo of his truck half buried in mud in Florida tonight.

    I guess it was just such a stupid mistake. I looked at a pre planned load and just can't figure out how I got it into my head that was the final destination.

    Nah man. When it comes to safety I'm well past paranoid. Habit of being a tanker in the Army I guess.
     
  9. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    No worries driver ! Couple years ago I grabbed the wrong trailer in Columbus Nebraska going to long beach cal and made it all the way to winslow az before anyone noticed ...I'm still with the same company lol.
     
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  10. Vagabond82

    Vagabond82 Bobtail Member

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    My dispatcher was off tonight. Shot him a text so he didn't come into work and have stroke.
     
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  11. Swedish Chef

    Swedish Chef Heavy Load Member

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    For what it’s worth, a wrecker bill is usually much pricier than a few gallons of fuel burned up. Again, don’t take it too hard. I made a similar mistake at a customer near my house about 3 years ago. I needed to take trailer 279161 up to Illinois, but I grabbed 279167 since I assumed it was a typo on the bills, which is common at this customer. Turns out it wasn’t a typo. 279161 was indeed there, somewhere discrete that I missed, and I didn’t realize I was hooked to a load going to New Jersey til I hit Charleston, West Virginia. Think of all the fuel I burned going through West Virginia compared to your trip to Nebraska lol
     
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