My Superior Journey Begins

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by Mortarmaggot, Aug 23, 2017.

  1. Mortarmaggot

    Mortarmaggot Medium Load Member

    443
    372
    Apr 13, 2017
    0
    Ncdriver1, that's one of my rookie rants as well. I was given zero minutes of training on trip planning. Just finding the consignee can be a chore. I've learned to use Google maps as well as to use the street or satellite view to verify the written directions.
     
  2. Mortarmaggot

    Mortarmaggot Medium Load Member

    443
    372
    Apr 13, 2017
    0
    Just got back from an out and back yesterday. Ran up to Chester Pa and back on a 3 day to close out the year. It wasn't a system run so I wont use it to start a new thread.

    Being available and keeping your dispatch up to date has benefits. As soon as I got back I let my dispatcher, George, know I was available if he needed me after my daughter's birthday on Sunday. He thanked me because a lot of drivers didn't want anything out until after Tuesday next week and he was running a skeleton crew. He said he had a run Sunday if I wanted it. I called and asked my wife if we could do my daughter's birthday Saturday. She agreed and I told George I could do the run if nobody else wanted it.

    Another driver did want it, but George, knowing I had actually moved a birthday to help him out, called me up later with a choice of Tuesday runs, Birmingham or Denver. I took Denver for a couple of reasons. First, the forecast isn't bad over there on delivery next Friday, and, by the time I dispatch out the MW and NE should start warming up. I also have my in-laws out there, so if I plan it right, they'll be able to meet up with me the night before delivery. Yeah, the over 1700 loaded is nice too.

    I'll use the Denver run to start a new thread about the misadventures of a rookie system driver. A new year is a good time for a new thread.

    Stay safe and warm out there y'all. Have a happy new year too.
     
    Lonesome, Slim51 and Smut Thank this.
  3. ncdriver1

    ncdriver1 Heavy Load Member

    738
    659
    Dec 3, 2012
    0
    It's not April yet.
    Took this pic yesterday morning on my to the terminal:
    [​IMG]

    Happy new year.
     
    Mortarmaggot and Slim51 Thank this.
  4. Slim51

    Slim51 Light Load Member

    98
    99
    Sep 22, 2017
    Maine
    0
    Yeah

    I’m stuck at a hotel in Cincinnati, but my wife back in Maine told me she had -22 at the house this morning. Thank God for wood heat!! Happy new year to everyone
     
    Mortarmaggot Thanks this.
  5. Mortarmaggot

    Mortarmaggot Medium Load Member

    443
    372
    Apr 13, 2017
    0
    Yeah, I've got family freezing their butts off in MN. It'll be upper 30s lower 40s next Friday up in Denver, but that can change.

    Happy New Year, y'all.
     
  6. Latinstartrucker

    Latinstartrucker Bobtail Member

    37
    26
    Sep 24, 2017
    New york
    0
    Took i80 today and came upon two different rigs drifted off the road about 40 miles into p.a. You guys have a safe weekend. And happy new year to all
     
    Mortarmaggot Thanks this.
  7. lagging

    lagging Medium Load Member

    488
    267
    Aug 27, 2016
    Atlanta Ga
    0
    0 in St. Louis right now I don’t think I’ve ever been in anything under 20
     
    Mortarmaggot Thanks this.
  8. wsyrob

    wsyrob Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    5,442
    4,866
    Sep 14, 2007
    Winston Salem
    0
    Mortarmaggot and Slim51 Thank this.
  • Draft saved Draft deleted