Why T-call my load?

Discussion in 'PAM' started by Scoundrel, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. Scoundrel

    Scoundrel Light Load Member

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    I had a good trip from Buffalo, NY to Leradoo, TX. 1800 paid miles! I'm now 1000 miles down the road and get a message to T-call the load in Irving. Why would they do that? I'm not running late and all my other loads have been on time.

    Could they be planning on teaming me with another driver? I am alone in a century class freightliner.

    I was looking forward to my first good paycheck and now it'll be short by 500 miles.
     
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  3. 123456

    123456 Road Train Member

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    It may be to your advantage !!!!

    Some drivers get stuck in Laredo for days and days !!!!
     
  4. Scoundrel

    Scoundrel Light Load Member

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  5. Meltom

    Meltom Road Train Member

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    I'd agree with 123456, stopping in Irving is better than hanging out in Laredo. Land of no freight, my last company would be offered loads at 60 cents/mile out that area. We typically would sit drivers for a day or two then deadhead 500-800 miles to get something that didn't suck.
     
  6. Allow Me.

    Allow Me. Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    There may be another driver that lives in Laredo needing to get home or, there may be a hot load going to Seattle that only you can get there, because YOU are the bestus......
     
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  7. ronin

    ronin Road Train Member

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    All viable reasons, for sure. When I'd get a t-call request, I'd acknolwedge it, and immediately ask what I was picking up... as in "when I drop this, what load to I pick up at the Dallas yard?"

    They may not have thought that far out... so you need to get them thinking - that's the difference in running and sitting. Be proactive, not reactive.
     
  8. Scoundrel

    Scoundrel Light Load Member

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    Okay, then I have no need to worry. I was afraid I might be in trouble even though I couldn't think of a reason why.

    I'll still be getting close to 2700 miles on my next paycheck.
     
  9. Big Don

    Big Don "Old Fart"

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    Guilty conscience, huh. It'll get you every time!:biggrin_2559:

    OK, one thing I would suggest, when you have a question like this, would it not be better to actually ask your dispatcher? Don't get me wrong, I'm not putting you down in any way. I'm just saying that a question like this is something that one phone call can answer. All we can do is guess.
     
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  10. Scoundrel

    Scoundrel Light Load Member

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    I did try sending a message on the qualcomm, but got no reply. Usually I hear something pretty quick.

    I'm sure my DM has a full plate and doing his best to keep everyone happy.
     
  11. Noggin

    Noggin Road Train Member

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    You got no reply because they had nothing for you There is no telling why you had to t-call. When I would ask something and got no response, I would send some smart-butt comment (usually at least 2 hours minimum)...something like.."Oh is that so? Good enough reason I suppose" or something similar. Always got a response relatively quick after those..Your DM may have a "full plate", but it is never too full to answer a simple question with a simple answer.
     
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