Random LTL Rants (all are welcomed)

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

  1. Riffraff37

    Riffraff37 Bobtail Member

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    Nothing like waiting around for dispatch to figure out where I'm going
     
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  3. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    The problem I had was having freight against the door all day long while trying to make liftgate deliveries. It took away my room to work.
     
  4. Riffraff37

    Riffraff37 Bobtail Member

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    To add to my rant. After finally getting a trailer and getting to my next stop, I had to wait another hour for dispatch to figure out what they're gonna do about another driver taking my trailer. It took them an hour to tell me to just hook the trailer he was SUPPOSED to take to my set and drag it with me back home. "It's going north anyways".
     
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  5. jmz

    jmz Heavy Load Member

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    @Riffraff37 wait I think I missed the first part of your rant. Were you on a linehaul run?
     
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  6. misterG

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    Happy 4th everybody. I hope y'all are home, safe and sound with your families today.
    Having a good time.
     
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  7. Riffraff37

    Riffraff37 Bobtail Member

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    Yeah man, I go south, stop at one of the bigger terminals, then they send me further south to another big terminal and pretty much have me back track and stop at all the smaller terminals on my way back to my home terminal. Typically I'm stopping at 3-4 different terminals a night.

    Being a holiday weekend though everyone was in a rush to get out of there and one terminal didn't have any trailers for me, and at another terminal another linehaul driver pulled the wrong trailer which happened to be the one I was suppose to take. The dispatcher working didn't know what to do so I ended up having to wait like an hour just for them to tell me to take the trailer that the other guy was suppose to take.
     
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  8. Buckeye91

    Buckeye91 Road Train Member

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    Be safe everyone. My cousins boyfriend lost his life to mishandling fireworks last week. If you’re gonna light fireworks do it sober.
     
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  9. jmz

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    It’s absolutely wild how many people are setting off fireworks in my neighborhood. It’s been going non-stop for over an hour and a half now. And that’s with it being illegal to use them here.

    I wonder how much slower things will be on Monday without all the fireworks sales.
     
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  10. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    I was sitting outside last night drinking beer and watching my neighbors have at it.

    You’d have thought it was the War of 1812 all over again. :biggrin_25523:
     
  11. nmill

    nmill Light Load Member

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    Don't even have to buy fireworks if your neighbors do!
     
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