Why T-call my load?

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

  1. jezter5677

    jezter5677 Light Load Member

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    As I said earlier Laredo and back to Irving is to far for a shuttle driver to run without stopping over night in a motel
     
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  3. Scoundrel

    Scoundrel Light Load Member

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    I know there are teams that do nothing but trips from Irving to Laredo and back. One of my friends from trucking school does them.
     
  4. kid_cardiac

    kid_cardiac Medium Load Member

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    I'll throw this out there...it's kind of in the same neighborhood as this thread

    I'm under a load going to Salisbury, NC, which is due tomorrow by 10am. Drop/hook. Why would weekends tell me to keep it until then, when I can make the delivery today?
     
  5. Big Don

    Big Don "Old Fart"

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    I can think of a couple of reasons. First, the consignee might not be open for you to drop it on Sunday. Second, weekend dispatch may be too inexperienced, too overworked, or just too #### lazy to want to deal with finding you a load.

    How close are you to being out of hours?
     
  6. skokz

    skokz Light Load Member

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    There just to lazy to find you a load and its close enough to day shift coming in. I had a drop with 6 hours left for today and I already know Im going to be sitting in this little town in the middle of nowhere til tomorrow morning.
     
  7. crzyjarmans

    crzyjarmans Road Train Member

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    Guess i should be glad to be where i am, never told to t-call, Im guess that means you have to give up a load, If for some reason they want my load, they will ask me if I can swap with another driver, maybe load will get them home or there out of hours or something, but never just tell me im loosing a load, for me, i would work for a company like that, but see a lot of 1 -3 year drivers posting on this, maybe thats part of the being a rookie, and having to deal with that kind of crap
     
  8. Noggin

    Noggin Road Train Member

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    I dont think its so much being a rookie as it is a large company...
     
  9. gravdigr

    gravdigr Road Train Member

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    Laredo aka the black hole from which nothing escapes lol. Almost as bad as willard OH. And one thing I have realized is I can count on my dm to take care of me, but night and weekend could give a squat less. For instance I was scheduled to pick up my GF on friday. Dropped my load thurs eve and night dispatch gives me a shuttle run which screws up the preplan my dm had for me and I wind up picking her up 2 days late and she only had a week off to ride with me.

    Such is life I guess. My DM was a bit irritated when he found out and busted his hump to get me a load through PA.
     
  10. djtrype

    djtrype Heavy Load Member

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    I don't get how a lot of drivers get "stuck" in Laredo. As a solo driver and as a trainer, I've had loads within a few hours. Now, picking up the load was a different story. Always waiting on Mexico. But I rarely ever stayed more than 24 hours there.
     
  11. kid_cardiac

    kid_cardiac Medium Load Member

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    The only time I would ever been stuck in Laredo is when a trailer is still stuck in customs or hasn't crossed the border yet. If I learn the trailer isn't on the yard, unless I need to take my 10-hr break, I say, "Find me another one."
     
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