Discussion in 'Fedex Freight' started by SwampRatt, Jul 1, 2017.
I put my hat on the roof and it pushes up or away any power lines or tree limbs.....at any speed....
I spray Mt. Dew on them and they wither up out of my way. What's in that stuff!?
Wouldn't, but I found most generally they just didn't want to do the work.
That's a bold assumption though isn't it? Many guys have many years of safe driving to protect. Some companies, like Old Dominion for example, pay safety bonuses. Like I said, many guys just won't risk it.
I get a kick out of the keyboard drivers. I bet alot are leading the way on chargeable accidents at their centers.
No not an assumption at all, they're the same ones who bring freight back and can't seem to get out of the yard on time.
I've been driving a lot longer than you and I'll put my safety record against yours any day, that's without taking into consideration the difference in what we do.
No doubt there are bad and lazy drivers who skirt by. There are bad employees in many professions. I just feel if someone calls dispatch and says he can't get in somewhere they, as well as his coworkers, should respect his opinion as to why he can't.
Far too many times I've listened to drivers in the break room bashing a fellow driver because he said he couldn't get in somewhere they've been "a thousand times". Maybe circumstances such as cars were different. Maybe this driver recently had a bump up and he's being extra cautious. Who knows? It could be any number of reasons.
I've been questioned by dispatch after going in somewhere that someone refused. When I am, I refuse to throw said individuals under the bus. I simply state a generic reasoning such as time of day, empty parking lot, etc.
I'm not saying you do that at all, I'm simply saying it happens too often. Guys love to pund their chest if it makes them look superior to someone.
We have been over this super trucker. You have been driving 5 years longer than me. I'm sure it's real tuff to follow an escort vehicle
Into a construction site.
I wish I had an escort most of the time, like I said you have no idea what I do. I thought you were ignoring me?
None of this really matters, Fred didn't ask for anybody's opinion and he sure as hell is going to do what he wants.
When you're born with a silver spoon in your mouth like Fred was you tend to think that way
Come on Joe join the pissing match. The only problem with this peeing contest is the clown that started it is a low level manager and our other recent contestant is a distinguished veteran of the ltl industry who worked here for 2 whole years. Maybe Fred should hold off on the straight trucks these super truckers could pull sets threw
You must not have to many places that are tight deliveries at your center. At my center there are a lot and they have no choice to try and see if a 48 can fit in. All the nit wits at my center use google earth and it seems to work for all of us.
It sound like between you and the planners there is an abundance of common sense.
I've been places with a 53' and a sleeper that would make some folks cry. I also know from experience that blindsiding a 53' with a sleeper is almost futile, especially with three non-sliding axles. I've had times where I had to give up on a pickup despite making my leg sore trying to get in place. Circumstances, experience, conditions and many other factors can play into a given situation. I don't judge, because making a pickup or delivery in a tough spot is aggravating.
Steering things back on topic, residential deliveries with a 48' is unwise, whether or not it's possible in a given situation. This is why tailgate pups exist, although there are cases where a smaller box truck would make more sense. There's also old downtown areas where tractor trailers don't fit so well. Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.
The new double king pin 53' introduced recently by HAT Dispatch LLC should eliminate any P& D problems in the near future.
Back in my "stick hauling" days, all we did was make residential delivers with a 48 footer all over the U.S....and all we had to rely on was ole Rand-McNally, or the directions of our customers and most didn't realize just how long 48 foot was!!
Aw, the good ole days!!
Nothing quite like being told you're supposed to back up a mile long dirt driveway off a two lane rural road to deliver a drill press to some guy's garage with nothing but a tailgate and a pump truck.
A brave man might attempt this. A wise man would bring it back to the barn and tell the customer to find a forklift.
But if you wanted a good map, Thomas Brothers.