No Relays?

Discussion in 'Estes Express Lines' started by imported_Sling Blade, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. imported_Sling Blade

    imported_Sling Blade Member

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    Well, sometimes what happens is the timing is just screwed up for the run, and your terminal won't acknowledge that there is a problem. Operations at the other terminal may be all over the place. Sometimes the loads are ready VERY early, which should make the other driver able to arrive early if he's smart enough to know that you will be there. I don't understand. It's not a difficult concept. The sooner you get out, the sooner you get back, AND GET HOME!!!

    And then somtimes the other guy's load will be ready VERY late, meaning even if I got out late I'll still have to wait an hour or two.

    I really do dislike getting delayed unnecessarily, because then I'd be getting back just in time to have to swap trucks and go do city work for 3 or 4 hours.

    Basically, it just flat out sucks having to rely on other people.
     
  2. Greezy Trucker

    Greezy Trucker Active Member

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    You are correct.....But what do you do????? I think a box in the park looks relaxing....No one to meet just lay around and drink myself blind!!!!!!!
     
  3. gearshifter

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    Rumor is they are ready to back pedal on the package meet us half way is what they are asking for
     
  4. gearshifter

    gearshifter Member

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    not true.....
     
  5. gearshifter

    gearshifter Member

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    You are correct anything can happen
     
  6. gearshifter

    gearshifter Member

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    There is always someone who strokes the company and these guys should be gone. They make it hard on people who do there work. I don't like people worried about me and watching me because someone is goofin off
     
  7. jawn113

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    I was told this by several other drivers
     
  8. MTHelmet

    MTHelmet Member

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    Doesn't matter what they did several years ago. Today is today and what they have done to GI changeover affects us today. Also the guys driving triples were told .04 pm and never got it. The turnpike doubles get .04 but not triples. Go figure. I guess a third trailer and 105,500 only gets you a penny. Hmmm, nice profit deal eh? Pad his pocket and triples take the screw
     
  9. jawn113

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    Ya I don't agree with that. Whenever a driver pulls triples the company saves a lot of money. They don't have to pay an extra driver to haul that trailer. .04 is a steal for any company and if their not getting it then guys should refuse to do something that they are not paid for. :duh: :nutkick:
     
  10. MTHelmet

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    Oh and don't forget, every two sets of triples a driver has lost their job.
     
  11. jawn113

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    It's like that in every company not just here. We don't always get are ways. If it were my way I would have a 650 hp truck with a 550 mile run. :bgroovy: Yeah baby!:TR10driving03:
     
  12. gearshifter

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    You knew the job was dangerous when you took it. So just getter done while the gettin is gettin:biglaugh: :bgroovy:
     
  13. dinkweed

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    Have em move your cut time up aan hour and get more late city freight on it
     
  14. gearshifter

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    I see your point. So I guess If you can't make a set cut time for the gate just move it later. Where is the accountablity just give the dock more time and make our job even longer. Traffic is my reason for the comment. Also the hour drive home. We get it done what ever time it gets done but leaving on time lets you plan your time. Not the company planning your time not that they have it already I'm not so app to just rollover for them. So let's get everyone else to do their job
     

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