Minor Hiccups

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Gladhand's Comment
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Been trying to get back on the dedicated account I was on, but my dm and terminal leader don't really want me to. Pretty cool that they don't want to lose me, but at the same time having to jump thru extra hoops to get "approved" by the terminal leader to do surge is a little annoying. Hopefully they let me do it again, strange that this is happening now. Especially when last time I did it, I didn't need any approvals. Hope I can get back on. I miss doing Walmart.

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.

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.
Errol V.'s Comment
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Thank you, Gladhand, for understanding who really runs the show. Instead of getting all pi**y that you can't do what you want, you know who really writes the rules.

(I'm really writing this for people who don't quite realize how large organizations work. I know you know who has all the marbles.

Gladhand's Comment
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Thank you, Gladhand, for understanding who really runs the show. Instead of getting all pi**y that you can't do what you want, you know who really writes the rules.

(I'm really writing this for people who don't quite realize how large organizations work. I know you know who has all the marbles.

Definitely Errol. I got a little frustrated, but that is just part of the job. Talked to people at Walmart and they are more then happy to have me back. Planning to move from my parents house over here to get on the account full time. Its easier to take care of things if I do surge because Ill be able to look at cars on my 34.

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