Saturday, November 14, 2009
I hate planning on something, and then being totally at the whim of someone else to ensure the plans come to a happy end. I've learned, that asking for home time on a certain date, does not always come down to you actually getting home when you want to. Trucking being what it is, with time sensitive deliveries, and the hours of service rules, will sometimes raise their ugly heads to throw you a curve now and then. And then sometimes, it's just someone dropping the ball and not paying attention to your actual home time request.Such seems to be the case this time around when Craig asked for home time on the 16th of November. When given his last dispatch on Thursday, to pick up the apples in Washington, and deliver them in Salinas, CA on Saturday, Craig confirmed his request to be home on Monday. Then comes the weekend, and the weekend dispatcher, who was unaware of the home time request. Oh sure, Craig will get home eventually, most likely a couple of days past when he wanted, and I know it's not the end of the world, but when you had plans.............. alas, I guess there's just not much to do but sit back and enjoy the winter wonderland around me, and hoping for a little miracle.