As part of the process of picking up and delivering stuff we have a series of messages, or ‘macros,’ that we send in via the Qualcomm. Additionally when we are finished we send a signed copy of the Bill Of Lading (BOL) in to corporate that they use as part of the billing process. This is very structured. Macro one is sent when we get to the shipper. Macro two is sent when we are loaded (L-call). Macros three and four are for arriving and departing extra stops along the way. Macro five for arrival at the final destination. Finally, macro six is our empty or E-call. This all applies unless you are delivering to a forwarding agent at a border town. We just go to the agent, drop the load, send a free form message to our DM saying we did it and then do nothing with the BOL. We hang on to it just to cover our butts but no one asks to see it. I don’t get it. Seems to me that if you wanted to steal a load this is the perfect opportunity and gives you a big head start on getting away.

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