Swift Solo miles

Discussion in 'Swift' started by Oaktown, May 29, 2013.

  1. Wolfyinc

    Wolfyinc Road Train Member

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    I dealt with an ahole last night when getting fuel, was behind a truck for over 10minutes never seeing someone about, the fuel island next to me got opened so I backed up a little and swung in there, as im getting out I see a guy poking his head out of the sleeper going through stuff then another guy coming up and getting in, I filled up and the 2 were still sitting there, I pulled forward to run in and get a drink, pee and stuff, come out and they are still sitting there chatting and eating like aholes. I almost went up to their window and yelled at them since every island was full and people were waiting. Some drivers are no considerate at all, I use the fuel islands to make quick stops for the restroom and a drink but I pull forward and dont take too long inside so im back in the truck and leaving before the guy behind me finishes getting his fuel.

    I dont like this break thing, its just another reason to eat at the 14 and drivers are just going to do what they would of been doing anyway....sitting in the truck getting more tired....
    I dont agree with the 34 resets either, my last reset I sat in a driver lounge and my hot truck trying to sleep, the 34's dont "rest me" im better just to keep going. If they really wanted to make a difference then making drivers take a day or 2 at HOME to rest would be different.
     
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  3. blsqueak

    blsqueak Road Train Member

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    Bet that they were FedEx. They do this alot. take their breaks in the fuel island and change drivers
     
  4. scarface2200

    scarface2200 Light Load Member

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    Ya Swift day cabs do it swapping loads with other terminals in then fuel island I saw one sif in the fuel island over a hour waiting and it was a really backed up and he should ave moved and parked but guess he sucked at backing because he didnt leave til his trlr got there
     
  5. RickG

    RickG Road Train Member

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    When I see drivers sitting at the fuel island too long I walk up to the cab with my camera and take their picture and make sure they see me do it .
     
  6. 123456

    123456 Road Train Member

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    How does that answer the solo miles question ? :biggrin_2559:
     
  7. lilrich

    lilrich Light Load Member

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    well after awhile some threads turn into other questions and rants the solo miles was sort of answered earlier lol

    quick break down = depends on the time of year,the driver, and where he is running at lol
     
  8. Wolfyinc

    Wolfyinc Road Train Member

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    it wasnt a fedex actually, dont remember the carrier name but it wasnt one of the larger companies
     
  9. inkeper

    inkeper Road Train Member

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    I don't know where you saw that. Most of the guys that drive the shuttle (day cabs that swap trailers) have many years of experience and probably do not suck at backing. We are also instructed not to tie up fuel islands. What you saw may have been a substitute driver who may have had a year or so trucking experience.
     
  10. blazblu82

    blazblu82 Light Load Member

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    I didn't even have 2 years before they put me on the Kingman shuttle. Best gig ever. About 2700 miles weekly, home every night, 2 days off every 6 days working, and predictable income (mostly). Too bad my health pulled me out of trucking. Hoping to be back in the saddle later this year though! If I were offered that run again, I'd prolly turn it down. Not only was I running 12 hours a day on the shuttle, I also had a 2 hour round trip to and from Wichita and Kingman. Talk about falling asleep before my head hit the pillow. I was dog tired every day.
     
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