Why are city drivers always grouchy?

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by MACK E-6, Aug 15, 2020.

  1. Lumper Humper

    Lumper Humper Road Train Member

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    Day cabbers never seem to look over and do the head nod of brothership. Makes me sad. Lol
     
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  3. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    I do, but first I have to make sure it's not somebody I don't like. ;)
     
  4. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Surprised u run into issues at jobsites. Those are usually my favorite places to go to. Quick unload usually. Have ran into some that were a big pita tho
     
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  5. Powder Joints

    Powder Joints Subjective Prognosticator

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    Should not make you sad it's the Over the Road companies that openly state driving local does not count, that only sleeping in a truck makes you a driver. If I had to put someone in my truck I would rather have a driver that backs in 4 to 20 times per day than once a week, A local driver generally can get a tractor trailer in and out of place OTR driver scream can't be done.
    My opinion is they are both drivers doing what needs to be done, but I count both as experience. Just different.
     
  6. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    They just want that "training" and school money.
     
  7. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    Or a pulse .
     
  8. 650cat425

    650cat425 Road Train Member

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    I ran the road for years, first in a freight box, then covered wagon, and finally a bucket. I thought I was a decent enough driver with sufficient backing skills and such.

    I fell into my local gig by happenstance in 2009 and let me tell ya... I never knew how bad my close quarters skills were. Hands down and without a doubt, I can drive rings around the road driver I was. I'm not a local guy in the typical p&d or daycab type job, but doing basically the same driving everyday with a 270wb long nose Pete and 45ft spread axle. I laugh when I think back to myself, pre 2009!
     
  9. AModelCat

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    One thing that annoys us is when delivery drivers feel free to just drive right through the gate and into the yard. We're trying to work, move equipment around etc and now we've got a truck in the way to dodge. Most times we tell them to head back into the front lot to unload. Whatever happened to checking in first to see where we want you?
     
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  10. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Not every place requires that. In fact, most of the places I go to don't. They figure if a freight line shows up they be in and out in minutes like usual, although at one place I back up to the gate because the yard is usually too tight to turn around.
     
  11. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    I will say I love dealing with the local LTL guys more than the OTR guys. At least the LTL folks help with loading and unloading. The OTR guys typically don't.
     
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