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  1. layoutshooter

    Dang gum scanners!

    What a bunch of bull! For the 3rd time since we had to move from TripPak to the scanner, we are NOT getting a pay! :mad: That is 3 more times than before we were required to have the scanner. They had to "reboot" my Clink, AGAIN! This is just NOT acceptable! Get it right or get rid of it! We...
  2. layoutshooter

    Clink SUCKS!!

    I just LOVE paying for all this JUNK! Now we, and zillions of others, are getting HOS violations when we are out of service. Something about a change put in by Qualcom that requires drivers to log off the Clink when we are going to be off for more that 14 hours. On TOP of that we cannot do post...
  3. layoutshooter

    Stupid new signs

    My new signs, the ugly stupid looking ones, are already coming off. They got ate in a truck wash. I talked to FDCC about it. They sent us a "list" of do's and don'ts about truck washing. Of course it was after the fact. They have not decided who is to pay to fix them. Don't use the truck wash...
  4. layoutshooter


    Just a warning to all you reefer trucks that have been rebranded with the butt ugly signs. Check all the rivets that they used if they moved your placard holders or use to "patch" the holes from where they move the old ones from. They used the wrong pop rivets on my truck. Instead of self...
  5. layoutshooter

    OH SOOO Funny!

    We just got a load offer, over 12,000# paid UNDER $1 per mile. How funny is that? They STILL want to use load acceptance as a tie breaker for the 4 Star. How funny is that? :p:D
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    A strange thing happened to our QC around 9PM last night. It "shut down" while we were rolling, under load. It then came back up with the statement that it was "upgrading" then it rebooted and started up. We called FDCC and they were not aware of anything like this being planned. Any one...
  7. layoutshooter

    Hot Clink?

    Has anyone else noticed that their "Clink" gets really hot? We have to keep ours open most of the time because it gets SO hot.
  8. layoutshooter

    Duh, why not fix it?

    I just got off the phone with contractor relations. I wanted some straight answers on the company TVAL trailers, flat rate trucks and if FDCC wants us gone or what? I was told that there were many "misconceptions" out there about those programs. That may be so, but why would that be? Could...
  9. layoutshooter

    What gives?

    They are paying flat rate tractors to haul TVAL trailers $1.75per, is that correct? I am getting TVAL offers at $1.50 and I have to maintain a reefer, they don't. What gives? To be equal those of us who have to cover those costs should be closer to $2 per mile. They COULD take over all my reefer...
  10. layoutshooter

    It would be great IF:

    It would be great if we could look up express center information online. Like truck counts, load activity etc. It would also be great if we had ALL of the information we need for making GOOD SOUND business decisions. Like not only knowing that some trucks are White Glove at a given express...
  11. layoutshooter

    CSA2010 question

    There was a report on the OOIDA show the other day that running without a windshield was a severity point of one and that NOT having a current CVSA sticker was a severity point of 4. True or untrue?
  12. layoutshooter

    Please Explain

    OK, this one makes NO SENSE to me at all. I cannot come up with a valid reason. Maybe someone in here can. We have been sitting here in Denver, CO since Tuesday. Twice we were offered a load that picked up in Albuquerque, NM. Twice we turned it down. It would have been a good load had we been...
  13. layoutshooter

    FedEx Parka

    Mrs. Layoutshooter and I are looking at maybe buying the FedEx cold weather parka. The description on the internet is kind of weak to say the least. It does not say it is waterproof so I assume it is not. Just how NOT waterproof is it? Can it keep out a hard rain for 10 minutes without soaking...
  14. layoutshooter

    Email Idea

    I don't know about anyone else but that "electric voice" that FedEx uses to dispatch when you are not on Clink can be very hard to understand. We have two options when waiting for loads. Clink or phone. It would be nice when at home to have a third choice, email. It is easier to read and...
  15. layoutshooter

    Speed limiter letter

    Anyone in here been home to see thier letter on the Canadian speed limiters? We most likely won't be home before June. I will as for an email on Monday but was wondering if anyone out there has seen it? Layoutshooter
  16. layoutshooter

    Risk Management

    I have been talking with people at FedEx to see if we could get the "down time" coverage from Protective increased. I don't want a re-run of last years mess with my personal hurricane disaster. Protective is not interested in making any options available. That time of year will be upon us...
  17. layoutshooter

    Speed Limiters

    Who has decided if they are going to put speed limiters on thier truck for Canada? Talked with Terry on Friday and he seems to think that you cannot have software etc to be able to change it on your own. That would suck. I really am torn on this one. I don't want to give up the Canada work but I...
  18. layoutshooter

    Straight trucks, reefers and explosives

    All of you out there with straight and reefers. If you have a set up like mine, your reefer is conected to the main fuel tanks, check out the Extra Net. There is new information on there for you. If you are a driver running for an owner, have your owner check it out. It is important. Layoutshooter
  19. layoutshooter

    Goofy Loads

    Anyone else been getting goofy load offers? Like WG loads with all the trimmings that only pay $1 per mile? Last 4 load offers have been that or less. We are home so we won't take loads like that. In fact we hardly ever take those kind unless it brings us home after we have been out for a long...
  20. layoutshooter

    Interesting E-Mail

    Did anyone else read that email on the new BR units? Interesting idea. I thought they already had one, seen what I thought was one about 2 years ago. I like the attitude at FedEx. Don't sit back and wait for new business or sit on your old business. New ideas, love it!!! Layoutshooter