We should park our units

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by freight-time, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. freight-time

    freight-time Light Load Member

    Nov 5, 2015
    If we park our units for 3 days that will end the ELD mandate .
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  2. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    Now I understand why no one built parking spaces sufficient for all trucks....
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  3. Justrucking2

    Justrucking2 Road Train Member

    Sep 12, 2017
    Plymouth MI
    The few places I have been this week, I think more than a few are doing just that. Trucks are unavailable, freight is sitting and the rates are reflecting that. And I am wore out, between this stupid clock pushing me and the high speed driving stunts to beat the f'n clock, rates or no rates, I'm ready to call it a week and go home. I don't like any of this.
  4. pmdriver

    pmdriver Road Train Member

    Nov 14, 2017
    They would love that, them big mega,s that have been pushing for the eld rule.. You are trying to protest a electronic device, is it not the rules that are in place the reason you having a dislike for that technology? Contact your states representative and talk to them with constructive ideas on what would it take for it to work right. You have to start guiding these people who make up rules for us to follow, they really are only paper pushers and only do what they are told...sometimes. It is the rules, many studies have been done, so we do not need any of those, but a way for the system to work with shippers and receivers being slow and having no parking needs to be addressed.
  5. Justrucking2

    Justrucking2 Road Train Member

    Sep 12, 2017
    Plymouth MI
    Well, not going home, travel agent just called, $6.50 a mile, Lansing MI to Ft Wayne IN, round trip, 18,000 lbs. And this one I can take my time on. ;-)
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  6. PandaPancake

    PandaPancake Light Load Member

    Dec 23, 2017
    You mean you won't try to do it in 3 hours and load up again? That's not how things work here
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  7. nax

    nax Road Train Member

    Dec 14, 2016

    LOL...I see what you did there...
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  8. rollin coal

    rollin coal Road Train Member

    Mar 29, 2008
    You have to be careful of what you wish for. If current HOS and the EOBR are the main driving factor behind current rates then I say leave well enough alone. When they start changing the HOS to add in more flexibiliy that's going to increase capacity. It's also going to mean the long waits, all the typical complaints, those will never go away because drivers can flex and those things can be swept under the rug same as with paper logs. They wanted this and I say now deal with the consequences. The customers need to put priority # 1 on becoming more efficient with time.
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  9. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

    Dec 10, 2014
    omaha , ne
    Dang right !
  10. Justrucking2

    Justrucking2 Road Train Member

    Sep 12, 2017
    Plymouth MI
    No, that was yesterday, parked with 30 minutes left on clock. The day before, hit the consignee's gate with 3 minutes left on the clock, ran out of hours before I cracked the doors and slid the tandems, I was an outlaw. One of four trucks that actually made it, everyone else ran out of hours, plant was shutting down production. Tonight, I will have plenty of time, the egg timer will not be in the equation. I can set the cruise at 64 and go. No 70 mph + tonight. ;-)
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