Is it slow season now?

Discussion in 'Swift' started by SeniorTacos, Jan 6, 2020.

  1. SeniorTacos

    SeniorTacos Bobtail Member

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    iv been at the San Diego terminal for the past 3 days and I haven’t found a good load. Is it the start of slow season?

    Been driving OTR for 8 months now.
     
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  3. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    A good load?

    So you did find loads.

    Be cheerful on the most junk crappy filthy load and smile at your dispatcher in prosperity and joy. Maintain that morale around them.

    The good loads that excite your blood and gets it stirring as it did in your youth once will get moving again when the happy dispatcher hands you a gravy run. For not quitting, complaining or whining etc. (Do that on your own time lol)
     
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  4. SeniorTacos

    SeniorTacos Bobtail Member

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    Lol yeah I heard that before. I never call to my dispatcher and complain, I don’t think that will get anything done. I’ll take the crap loads, but if it’s been a full week of loads less than 250 miles then It gets really annoying (and this happens a lot) . I mean I hear people that are 4 months in and they have there whole week planned with loads? It’s got me scratching my head man haha.
     
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  5. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    It'll be slow for the next 3 months or so.
     
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  6. HoneyBadger67

    HoneyBadger67 Road Train Member

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    New drivers are always kept busy. Then, at 6mos, you're not a new driver anymore and the miles drop. After 6mos you begin 'proving' yourself and, if you succeed, miles pick back up again.
     
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  7. Bakerman

    Bakerman Road Train Member

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    Ain’t nothing coming out of San Diego but beach sand
     
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  8. SeniorTacos

    SeniorTacos Bobtail Member

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    Lmao, never coming back again.
     
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  9. Bakerman

    Bakerman Road Train Member

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    Not even for tacos?
     
  10. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    God we should shackle all dispatchers to the same pay as their drivers.

    What the driver makes or does not make, so goes the dispatcher with the same low pay or no pay.
     
  11. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Maybe so. In some places the dispatcher would have to take a pay cut if he wanted the same pay as the driver.
    A good dispatcher is harder to find than a good driver.
     
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