Random LTL Rants (all are welcomed)

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by road_runner, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. road_runner

    road_runner Road Train Member

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    Each truck in the company has to register for an LVC permit. This goes for each state the truck is expected to travel through. It's $200 for doubles/Rocky Mountain Doubles and $250 for triples just for Montana . Our P&D trucks are required to have Idaho and Washington State permits cause our primary service centre is in Spokane. Sucks for my company cause they are shelling out $2k extra just to have our P&D trucks pass through those two states twice a year .
     
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  3. ACH1130

    ACH1130 Road Train Member

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    Well took a ride down memory lane. Had to tow a YRC trailers back to my old yard. The driver was a 3 million mile accident Free guy. Good guy and helped me a lot back in the day. I drove our tractor and towed the set. The other guy who I work with drove the wrecker.
     

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  4. road_runner

    road_runner Road Train Member

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    Must have been weird . Passed an old military vehicle that I used to drive a few years back. Was thinking about all the hours I spent cleaning and operating it .
     
  5. Naptown

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    Got a call from the boss man on my way home today offering me a schedule route with a 7 am gate time. Heck yeah, I'll take it. So i'm a big dog now...at least until I get bumped off of it on the next bid.
     
  6. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Road Train Member

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    cool, what happened? how did you get it?

    the other guy quit?
    they expand?

    what?
    details man!
     
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  7. Naptown

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    It's a new schedule they added. We've seen a huge increase in volume lately. Our lot looks like a giant jigsaw puzzle with loaded trailers jammed anywhere the jockeys can find open space. Makes it hard to move around, but definitely a good problem to have.

    I'm most excited about the hours. Right now even though I get two days off, a lot of it is nighttime garbage hours, leaving me just one full day to get all my stuff done at home.
     
  8. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    I’m glad we have lifetime bids. :D

    How many years you have there?
     
  9. Naptown

    Naptown Road Train Member

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    3 years in February. I'm slowly moving up, but with about 200 linehaul drivers it's a long way to the top.
     
  10. Gearjammin' Penguin

    Gearjammin' Penguin "Ride Fast-Truck Safe"

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    It's a long way to the top if ya wanna LTL! (bagpipe solo)

    ;)
     
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  11. Gearjammin' Penguin

    Gearjammin' Penguin "Ride Fast-Truck Safe"

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    Is it just me, or are the customers that are the most unpleasant, rude, demanding and really don't give us a whole lot of business in the scheme of things...always the ones who threaten to go to another carrier?

    Oh, no! Please don't throw us in that briar patch...!
     
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