As a driver you are being paid by the mile. The trucking companies are also being paid by the mile. The more miles a driver can run in a given amount of time the more money that driver will make, the more money his company will make, the more efficiently your customer's freight will be moved, the more money the American industries will make, the less congested the roads will be, the smaller the shortage of drivers will be, the more efficiently the economy will function as a whole, and the happier the American people will be, giving the elected officials a better chance of being re-elected the next time around....making everybody just so damn happy!
However, go too far with the number of miles being driven and the drivers begin to wear out and the number of accidents begins to rise causing lost money for the driver, his or her company, their customers, the American industries, the American people, and thus causing the elected officials to come under scrutiny putting their careers in jeopardy making everybody just so damn miserable, RIGHT?
So what is the solution to all of this? Well, we should probably just put in a system that lets drivers run as many safe miles as possible making everybody as happy as they can be without going too far by allowing them to run too many miles causing too many accidents which makes everybody unhappy, RIGHT?
Ok, so lets do that ok?
Well, do it then, ok?
“WAAAAAAAAAAAAAIT A MINUTE!!!!!” You're saying to yourself right now, “Is that the system that's already in place???? If so, he just made me read all of that crap just to come full circle for no reason?!?”
Alright, don' freak out on me now....I'm not wasting your time. In fact you'll be relieved to know that understanding all of this is going to be to the basis for many of the decisions you're going to be making as a driver for the rest of your career.
Now lets go back to where we were before and continue discussing how you will deal with the people and systems within your own company. I believe we left off with your dispatcher.