I messed up. I messed up bad.

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

  1. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

    Dec 18, 2011
    At least you didn't take a load from NYC to la only to find out when you got to la that the load you have should have gone to Scranton.

    My driver grabbed the wrong shippers in the out slot and the idiot girl on the dock who signed the bol didn't catch the mistake.

    The receiver stood stupefied after it was unloaded and tried to figure out why they got a load of electronics when they were waiting for a load of hardware for custom cabinets.
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  3. Goodysnap

    Goodysnap Road Train Member

    Jul 12, 2017
  4. WIlee81

    WIlee81 Light Load Member

    Aug 19, 2019
    SE Louisiana
    It happens to everyone at all experience levels. This past Thursday myself and another driver from my terminal with decades of experience had a dispatch to pick up a couple of iso tanks from New Orleans and take them to a plant north of Pensacola to get loaded. He ended up hooking up to the wrong container and taking it all the way before it was caught.
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  5. mover man

    mover man Road Train Member

    Feb 21, 2010
    Ya you screwed up, but next week your gonna be #####ing. You didnt get paid for all your miles. Back in the 90's when 53 footers and air ride was new. I left the moving business and tried freight. Whet to Dart for a whopping 3 months. Any way one friday I grabbed a shiny brand new trailer. Went and got loaded, pulled that load of tires from texas to Minnesota. On monday dispatch asked me 3 times what trailer number I had. Ooooooog man, that was a 57 footer, wasnt supposed to leave the state of texas!!
    Lostmykey, Lumper Humper and buddyd157 Thank this.
  6. SmallPackage

    SmallPackage Road Train Member

    Dec 20, 2019
    Marion Texas
    I know if that was the Kelly-Springfield plant in Tyler during the late 90’s they didn’t care about anything then. GoodYear finally wholely absorbed them and with new management started laying off manpower at the plant. They were in f-it mode at that point.
    Cooper in TexArk has always had their issues here and there as well.
  7. bad-luck

    bad-luck Road Train Member

    Nov 16, 2013
    Baltimore, Maryland
    We ALL make mistakes! It could have been worse, you could have had a wreck. It's a learning experience, now you are going to double and triple check yourself
  8. Lumper Humper

    Lumper Humper Road Train Member

    Nov 23, 2018
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Lol did he get canned
  9. cmarona463

    cmarona463 Light Load Member

    Apr 26, 2014
    Pinson, AL
    I picked up 3 Ram Promaster vans in Laredo. The first two went to a stop in Kansas city, then the last one was going to Elkhart, Indiana. Got to Indiana with the last van, was about to unload it when the customer told me it should be a cutaway van, not a full van. Realized right then that I forgot to check the VIN on that one when I got loaded. Checked and of course, the VIN didn't match the paperwork. Never found out where that van was actually supposed to go though. My company had me take it over to Gary, Indiana and leave it at our terminal and keep on rolling.

    That happened a little over 2 years ago and I've never picked up a vehicle without checking the VIN since. Burn that feeling of shame into your brain and never make that mistake again.
  10. JC1971

    JC1971 Road Train Member

    Jul 29, 2013
    What?!?!? You wanted it in Minneapolis, KANSAS?!?!?
  11. Happily Retired

    Happily Retired Road Train Member

    Apr 16, 2014
    high plains colorado
    HA! There's a Menomonie, Wis. and a Menominee, Mich.,,,about 300 miles apart,,:mad:
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