Podcast 10: Terminal Rats Are Derailing Trucking Careers

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Patrick C.'s Comment
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I forgot to mention, on the run. I finished out this morning, I messaged my DM and had my fuel stop changed so I could avoid Chicago. I gave my DM the route I planned. Not only did my fuel stop get changed to a different one, but my routing I was getting paid for got changed to the route I chose. I guess they don't mind paying me the extra 18 miles since I saved my company over $100 in tolls. LoL

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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I want to apologize to everyone for the fact that Ryan was allowed to say the things he did without being banned. I was out all day yesterday and it appears some of his worst stuff was deleted but he was still allowed to continue. If I had been here yesterday I would have handled it. That's on me. But now it's handled.

G-Town said:

Ryan you are a genuine enigma to this forum. Despite all of your insults (like calling me a "Drooling Retard")

I want to apologize to you for that. You know I never let anyone come at you guys like that. As always, I turned my head for one minute and the rats got in and made a mess. Wait til I do a podcast on driver facing cameras!

But seriously, I'm sorry for the garbage that was strewn about the place. I'm in the process of cleaning it up.

Patrick C, I also want to apologize to you. There were plenty of things said that were over the line and I'm sorry for that. We're thrilled to have you around and I don't want you to think we're the type to let people act that way toward any of our members.

I don't think he missed anyone during his assault, so apologies all around. I'm gonna go through everything and keep what I can and get rid of the rest. Ironically he's a fantastic example of the attitude that rats have and he's not even a trucker yet! Yes world, get ready, cuz Ryan plans on heading out onto the highways to torture America with his filth. God help us.

Man, I would love nothing more than to help bring about a higher level of professionalism to this industry, and I love to see that we have a long list of shining examples of that in our membership.

For anyone getting ready to get started in this career, expect to find a lot of drivers exactly like Ryan. They have absolutely nothing of value to offer anyone, but their mouths never stop running and the insults and complaints never stop comin. In their own minds they're brilliant, they're witty, they're well-informed, and they're the smartest guy in the room. The very best thing you can do is smile, agree with them, and get away from them as quickly as possible. The things they say are poison for your mind and for your career. Don't give them the opportunity to ruin the great plans you're working on.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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No worries, Brett. I am gonna get mine. I like being paid.

G-Town's Comment
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Ryan,...an actor. A perfect example of the personality type described in Brett's podcast. Best to walk away, ignore them cause as you can plainly read from this thread are beyond reasonable discussion and will only suck the life out of you if you let them.

The reference I made to the one insult directed at me was from Ryan's first series of posts about his school issues. He holds a unique place in my life experience, never been called that before.

I feel as though an apology is warranted from me,...I could have easily ignored Ryan, but honestly I could not in good conscience allow his venomous attitude to go unchecked. Although it may seem like I spent a lot of time responding to him,...no more than 15 minutes between stops. None the wiser...

And Patrick,...I am just a driver like you. Not praise, but an accurate assessment of your development and the candid and at times humorous posts you make on the forum. You are just one example of the many, many, many fine people we have on this forum. Thankful to be a part of it.

Victor C. II's Comment
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Thanks Brett and you do great work here on TruckingTruth.com! Like you said I was able to see a perfect example of a terminal rat. I can't wait for the next podcast!!smile.gif

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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I stayed out of this mess, GTown had it covered lol.

I will say this much to Ryan. If you do indeed plan to choose this career and throw around your attitude the way you have here, be prepared to make a post about your trainer leaving you at a podunk truck stop in the middle of nowhere when you ran in to use the restroom.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Boxermom's Comment
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Lol. I am so grateful for TT and the abundance of information here. I must admit 'Ryan' was pretty entertaining! And you guys maintained your composure very well! rofl-1.gif

I stayed out of this mess, GTown had it covered lol.

I will say this much to Ryan. If you do indeed plan to choose this career and throw around your attitude the way you have here, be prepared to make a post about your trainer leaving you at a podunk truck stop in the middle of nowhere when you ran in to use the restroom.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Alright, there's quite a bit of stuff here in this thread that I'm going to sanitize. But let's move on with this whole thing and let's just discuss the topic at hand. The Ryan thing is water under the bridge.

Martin R for 'Roadrunner''s Comment
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I have found the trucking industry to be made up of mostly lost individuals who are basically unemployable. They are hired with the intent to be exploited for as long as they can bring in revenue for the company. Given little to no training or understanding of logistics. They are promised money, miles, and FREE showers for a ridiculous amount of commitment and effort. It is a modern form of slavery that has become the status quo of our modern society. Though I avoid conversations at terminals and truck stops I never dismiss an ominous warning when I see one.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Ryan R.'s Comment
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You lurked for nearly 3 years to say that? What inspired this sudden desire to share it?

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