Major Historical Events

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  1. MikeJ

    MikeJ Well-Known Member

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    Right now the Republican National Convention is going on in Cleveland, and I don't know what to say we were not really super busy today, but I've got to go down town in the flats for a stop tomorrow right into the heart of where a lot of the hob knobers and other high faluters are.

    Any of you guys ever work through any major historical events at your opco's and how did it go?
     
  2. 2wheeldriver

    2wheeldriver Active Member

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    Good luck would probably call in sick
     
  3. MikeJ

    MikeJ Well-Known Member

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    Someone already did that on Monday.
     
  4. 2wheeldriver

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    Yeah sometimes just not worth the headache. Done a couple of events but nothing like the Republican convention.
     
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  5. MikeJ

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    Tomorrow our down town route is 4,000 lbs people who work down town took off and all the locals are afraid to go down there so everyone is staying away.
     
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    Last year there was a parade after the World Series (MikeJ might be dealing with that this year), 800k people from the surrounding metro area packed into downtown KC. It was so bad people started ditching their cars on the shoulders and medians of I-35. We had a couple guys with routes in the area, and several more caught up in the traffic. A lot of it came back because they just couldn't get in there.
    The Big 12 conference has their championship tournament in downtown KC each year (even though MO isnt in the Big 12 anymore) that's a week long mess that thankfully I don't have to deal with either. Our St Patrick's parade messes a couple guys up each year too.
    Fall festivals, marathons, anything goofy I hear about that's gonna have a major affect on one of my routes I just call in or plan a vacation around it. Like 2wheeldriver said just isn't worth the headache to me. If they know it's coming they should plan better with the customers to get everything in advance, even drop a loaded trailer if the volume justifies it, because big trucks have no business delivering in a mess like that
     
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  7. MikeJ

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    GFS tried to van almost every stop in the hot zone they could. Actually this whole convention economically kind of back fired which I knew it would. Our down town routes have been very piddly and almost nothing. Next week will get crushed though.

    What we did when the Caves won was they broke all the down town work up among 3 trucks doubled up those trucks meaning 2 guys in each truck and all went in like Fast and Furious and got in and out of Dodge in no time flat. I luckily was on Internal Volume truck that day and was busy pulling a 50' trailer to our warehouse so I was far far away from down town that day.
     
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    I was caught in the parade last year and it was a big headache. Had to take the long way around town to get to some spots. It sucked.
     
  9. MikeJ

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    The convention is over it went off pretty much without a hitch as good as it could no problems. We had celebratory hot dogs on Thursday afternoon when it was all over.
     
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