Snackbar is chillin'....at Shaffer

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  1. nredfor88

    nredfor88 Heavy Load Member

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    It looks like it was spotless before the driver decided to take the shortcut through the mud pit.
     
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  3. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    Looks like that isn't his/her 1st booboo...the back cab fairing(s) are missing, and I don't think they were removed to help with keeping the reefer unit cool in the summer heat.(I saw the youtube video with this incident on it, can't remember if both fairings were gone or just the driver's side)
     
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  4. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    Had another go-round with my A/M yesterday. Told him, when I 1st got to the Columbus shipper and found out it wasn't loaded yet, that I would be changing my PTA once I got loaded and had an accurate time. He then proceeded to plan me on that next load that requires the driver to go at least 200 miles after being loaded. I waited to say yes or no on the preplan until I knew whether I could or couldn't make the 200 miles based on how long this load was taking...which ended up being couldn't make it. I even sent him a separate message telling him why I said no. Once I got loaded, the Peoplenet gave me fits....turns out my 'arrived at shipper' never went thru because it was still being screwed up by the Peoplenet update. So I ended up putting my load call in 3x before it went thru(I had to tell the system 2 more times I had arrived at the shipper), and...then it gave me an error because the trailer I picked up wasn't showing in the system at that location. Finally got out the gate, then into Indiana, and hit that construction backup that happens before Knightstown. After I got thru that, and was rolling at semi-normal speed, he sends me a message saying he sent me a pplan, please review and accept. So, I waited, but no new preplan appeared. So I made it to the rest area before Indy, and tell him that if he was talking about the preplan sent while I was waiting for this load, I had already said no because of the delay picking this load up made it impossible to comply with the 200 mile requirement the next customer had...and then got a little mouthy about why I bother wasting my time sending anything over the Peoplenet, and that I may as well throw it in the trash, and yell my reply out the window for all the good it does to try to communicate with anyone in that office. Then he replys with his own snippy reply...about not understanding why I can make the 200 miles ...but before I could explain (using the same logic I use with my 5 yr old grandson), he put me on a different preplan, that picks up this afternoon....even though I pushed my PTA out until Thursday since I was gonna be using 8+ hours of todays drive time just to get this load delivered....I think I might need to speak to his boss and get a new A/M...he use to be good, but now it seems the only way I can get thru to him is going into total A-hole mode and showing my ###, and I hate having to deal with my regular dispatcher that way. Afterhours and weekends...I have no problem showing it to them, but my regular one I prefer to get along with.

    My wife is pushing the insurance approved BiPap supplier to at least process the order and allow us to prepay for her machine so I can get the flying fornication out of here...but she can't seem to get any reply from them right now.
     
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  5. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    And anyone who has to pick up at the Limited complex off Morse road in Columbus, be prepared for some mud and an off road adventure. Their drop yard looks like the lunar landscape with holes deep enough to drag your side skirts of your truck on...I don't know how companies with Cascadia's with those ultra low front bumpers get thru there. They dropped this trailer in such a hole, I had to get a yard truck to move it. My tires (which are so worn out it's scary) didn't even get close to making it under the trailer to pick up. The left drive tire almost hit the front where the little fuel line comes thru. That place is a total mud bogg right now.
     
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  6. 48Packard

    48Packard Ol' Two-stop Shag!

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    This type of occurrence is the biggest reason I’ll never go back to being dispatched. For with all the BS that seems to come from them, I’d rather take the snide remarks from the anti-lease crowd then put up with AMs, DBLs, LMNOPs, or whatever catchy title they carry to make the position sound imposing.
     
  7. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    I am actually considering applying at CircleK. They're in dire need of fuel tanker drivers. Home nightly, some weekend work if you have the hours...plus it's hurricane season, so if/when we get hit, the state suspends the HOS regs for fuel tankers under a governor's state of emergency declaration...so you can run as hard as they need you to.
     
  8. supersnackbar

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    I entered and sent in my load call 3x yesterday...then this morning, I get a message from my A/M saying the load call was never received.......AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH



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    How in God's name does this f'g company stay in business? If the drivers F'd up as often as the office does, this place would have be out of business decades ago. #### do I miss Mr. Acklie...if this kinda crap went on when he was in charge, heads would roll and butts would have been out on the street
     
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  9. supersnackbar

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    I see what one of the latest Peoplenet updates did. My logbook now shows my status changes down to the second...not sure why that is really necessary because the time at the top doesn't show seconds, so, if you're waiting for your various breaks to be over, and you want to leave the very second you can...it won't help seeing what time your break is over to the second if the clock doesn't display seconds. Guess Peoplenet needs to keep their app developers busy somehow doing something.
     
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  10. Farmerbob1

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    Almost looks like the 'road' I took North out of Craig, CO today. Colorado state road 13/789. I can't imagine how bad that might have been if I had been loaded, and if there had been any significant rain recently.
     
  11. Farmerbob1

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    Limited Columbus drop yard has been a lunar hellhole for at least 5 years. Never been in there when raining, but I have no doubt parts of it turn to soup in the rain.
     
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