Waiting (The story of a truckers life)
(Jessup MD )
My wife and I took a load from Michigan to Washington DC. After arriving on time. We found out our load was canceled. We sit in a no parking zone for 2 hours with no where to go. I am a company Driver and the company could give me no answers. After a whole of phone calls we was able to track down the buyer and he let us deliver it to his warehouse and he would hold it there. Needless to say We had a few words with the company I work for. Then they sent me a load of over 730 miles and no way I could deliver on time. (Legal or not) So I sent them the facts, mile and driving time and told them I could not complete this on time. I have worked for this company for over 6 month and never have I been late with any load. I have ten years trucking and know what I doing. The company told me that was the only load they had and I have to wait. That was three days ago. I told them I would drive the truck home and they said they keep my paycheck. I come to the east coast every week and they have lots of freight here. We now are in a stand off. Does anyone know how long they can hold me without paying me. I never ran into this situation before. Any Idea on what I could do would be helpful. Ps My wife decided to ride with me this week. She is a diabetic and has enough insullin for the end of the week. I only planed for a weeks run because thats all I ever do. HELP!!!