Snackbar is chillin'....at Shaffer

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  1. iraqralph43

    iraqralph43 Road Train Member

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  3. supersnackbar

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    The last time I was there was a while ago, while bumpy, it wasn't as bad as this last weeks visits. I guess the worst part was all the holes were filled with water, so you couldn't see which were shallow, and which required search and rescue. When the yard guy pulled my trailer out with his single axle spotter lift truck, he pulled it all the way out and dropped it in a semi-dry spot in the driveway. When he was in the middle of his turn, the down side of the trailer tandems went thru a deep puddle. I honestly thought I was gonna see my trailer go over.
     
  4. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    Well, the beer flu is closing in on casa de snackbar. Last week my wife told me my one niece had tested positive, and is now fighting pneumonia. My niece's husband went from not sick to dead from it in less than a week (both had underlying health issues), their adult son went to the hospital, and tested positive, but not a serious case, so he is under quarantine. Now, my daughter's 2 youngest kids both had to come home from school early last week, one had a 101° fever, the other had a 99°. The one with the 99° fever has already broke his fever, and the other is improving...but both tested positive. And these are kids my wife gets off the school bus every day...so we don't know how contagious either one was when they were with my wife. So, now she has to be tested because she deals with the public at her farmers market every week. And several of her regular vendors at the market are out after testing positive. Plus both of my son's kids go to the same public petri dish as the two grandkids that tested positive.(different grades and they don't ride the bus), and his youngest came home early 2 days ago with a fever. Now the most concerning part,(all the kids are improving enough to be cautiously optimistic, but somewhat concerned).. I am due home next week, and my wife's sister and her husband are coming down on vacation next weekend...but both of them are vaccine lab rats because one is a TSA agent and the other works at a DMV office (they're the popular one's in my wife's family :confused:)
     
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  5. gentleroger

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    This one is at least half on you. Yes you sent a message saying your PTA wasn't accurate, but why didn't you just push the thing out 48 hours? That way no one, not even the computer, is looking at you for a load. I don't know how Shaffer works, but I assume that there is some kind of algorithm that is matching loads to drivers, so by leaving your PTA as is you still look like the "best fit". Even if there is no computer involved, you sent a message saying you were going to update your PTA, then a few hours later you get assigned a load. Why should your AM (or whatever) not assume that you'd been given an update on when you'd be loaded and rolling and your PTA is accurate?

    Whenever I keep running into the same problem over and over again, I look at my own role in the problem. I see what I can do to avoid getting into the same problem next time.

    You'll understand when you get hit with a Level 1 in Tomah, WI and Sergeant Whats-His-Name prints out your logs and adds up each log section by hand for the last 8 days. If the seconds get rounded to the nearest he'll find you "violated" the HOS at least once. Or he hits you with a "non compliant logging device" citation. You'll easily be able to beat either one in court, which is why he won't give you a citation. He'll give you a 'warning', that you can contest, but not really.
     
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  6. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    It's not that easy to change your PTA here...you can tell them all you want, but if THEY don't change it, or like usual, ignore it then it doesn't matter how many times you send them a message, it won't work. And HE is the one who knew about the delay AND sent me the load I couldn't do. I told him that my PTA will be later, but exactly when depends on when I get loaded.
     
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  7. Frank Speak

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    I see you’re not familiar with this pilgrim.

    He’s too busy pissing and moaning about the most minuscule things to ever even vaguely contemplate that perhaps he’s the problem. This is how it works with him.

    1. Hires on and it’s the best gig ever; nothing like the last dump that couldn’t do anything right. This goes on for a few months.

    2. Suddenly, there’s some nothing issue that prevents him from achieving his 10,000 miles this month. That’s the beginning of the end for him.

    3. Then he gets about 6 months to a year into the gig (he’s been here about 9 months IIRC) and figures out that the wonderful new gig is the same as the last and the one before that and the one before that.

    4. Wash, rinse, repeat

    My advice is to subscribe and read (his insanity is great fodder). But, don’t waste your breath with advice. You couldn’t possibly know more than super trucker and his “no b.s. attitude” that gets him fired or mad enough to quit every 6 months to a year. ;)
     
  8. gentleroger

    gentleroger Road Train Member

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    I know, but you never know when the "ah ha" moment might get thru. Plus you never know who might read this and recognize the error is SSBs way, and change his own.
     
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  9. Farmerbob1

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    Are you sending a freeform text message, or a message #22?

    Message #22 should change your PTA with absolutely no action required on anyone else's part.
     
  10. supersnackbar

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    I've tried both...they get equally ignored.(even if it changes in the system, they still regularly send loads that are scheduled before I am available, which results in a planner messaging me about "is there any way you can......blah blah blah").they make it seem like I am setting it the way I do just to inconvenience them sometimes.
     
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