Ready To Go To Court

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Rob T.'s Comment
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I've got a feeling "Patrick", is really Brett, just trying to increase traffic to his website, and give us some entertainment. Lets start the conspiracy theories!

Pat M.'s Comment
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Little Syster (a.k.a. Sun's Comment
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Bwahahah!!! Yessss!

Tyler Durden's Comment
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First of all let me just warn everyone to keep this clean because this is a real issue that a lot of newbies are going to want to know about.

Just to reiterate what Brett said. Wouldn't be shocked to see this thread removed.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Look, I dislike Patrick as much as the next guy...

But don't you guys think we're acting a little immature here? We're getting ourselves to his level when we should be the adults not the children. Lets point him in the right direction using our wisdom and knowledge, if he doesn't listen then so be it - but insulting the man on a personal level makes us the goofball, not him (in my opinion).

He's a young man in his 20's, how many of you were foolish and acted stupid when you were his age?

Pick/Grin's Comment
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Look, I dislike Patrick as much as the next guy...

But don't you guys think we're acting a little immature here? We're getting ourselves to his level when we should be the adults not the children. Lets point him in the right direction using our wisdom and knowledge, if he doesn't listen then so be it - but insulting the man on a personal level makes us the goofball, not him (in my opinion).

He's a young man in his 20's, how many of you were foolish and acted stupid when you were his age?

I'm 22 and have so far been a firefighter, a lumper, worked in a (violent) nightclub, and have done quite a bit of work with a heroin addicts in rehabilitation, among various other odd jobs. So, not I.

I don't have the best gig, but it's a start, and complaining about every little bump and bruise makes a guy bitter. If I got fired, I'd accept it and scramble to get back to work asap, not go on a woe-me-rant.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Daniel B. says:

He's a young man in his 20's....

Patrick is not. There was a much earlier post where this came out. His bio is inaccurate. He has given àn age of 66 which is correct. He's been married for 37 years. Patrick is a veteran from the Vietnam era.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Daniel B. says:

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He's a young man in his 20's....

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Patrick is not. There was a much earlier post where this came out. His bio is inaccurate. He has given àn age of 66 which is correct. He's been married for 37 years. Patrick is a veteran from the Vietnam era.

I don't think anyone of us truly know anything about him. It's obvious by now that he's a very successful Internet troll. And people of his kind change information to keep the reader guessing and coming back for more (for his entertainment). Yet, we sadly keep coming back for more. The smartest folks on the forum are the ones staying out of it.

Old School's Comment
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I've got a feeling "Patrick", is really Brett, just trying to increase traffic to his website, and give us some entertainment. Lets start the conspiracy theories!

I've come to a few conclusions of my own on this mysterious gentleman we know and love as Patrick.

He is not Brett (Brett has such a long history of putting up honest, helpful information for entry level truck drivers, and has done this because he realized a real need for it, that he has no reason to "troll" his own site for traffic - traffic is brisk enough that it is just about all he can do to keep up with it)

Patrick's issues are beyond the scope of our being able to help him with advice on how to get a successful career in trucking started. His issues will have an adverse effect on any career he pursues, and I'm quite sure this isn't his first "rodeo" when it comes to wanting to sue his employer for some imagined threat or wrong doing. I'm quite positive he has tried to pursue many different avenues of employment through the years and has constantly run into this wall of problems that continually plague him now.

His issues are beyond our system of justice, and the courts ability to assist him in this matter.

Can't you just imagine the court room scene? I'm not even an attorney, yet I am confident I could put up such a defense against this perceived wrong doing that would completely smash the arguments presented from Patrick's attorney. Man, just how easy would it be to find a bunch of current drivers who would testify that they would just about give anything to have a Driver manager who wanted them to run 10,000 miles a month? I can guarantee you that Patrick is the only driver on that fleet managers board who considers a goal that they set for him to reach for as a threat!

Patrick, I just finished my first year on a new gig at Knight Transportation. I turned 140,000 miles this year. No one threatened me that I would be fired if I ran less than that, in fact most people in my fleet did run less than that, but they are still employed. I ran that many miles because I wanted to! A driver who wants to perform, and has a proven track record of being able to do just that, will be given ample opportunity to accomplish his goals. A driver who is merely content that he has picked up on time and delivered on time will soon fall by the wayside if he has no initiative to keep moving. Success in the trucking business is accomplished on a grand scale. Any employer needs to be able to make a profit off of an employee's performance, this holds true in all careers, but especially true in an industry whose profit margins are really slim. The employer cannot afford to subsidize it's substandard drivers - that only serves to cut into their already thin margins. They will not keep a driver who always delivers on time, yet consistently is turning a small number of miles. The way they make money is moving freight, and volume is the only thing that makes it so that the capital expense of being in this business comes out as a worthwhile investment.

Patrick, I wish you the best, but you are leaving such a paper trail of a record behind you as a driver that you would have an extremely difficult time in any court room proving any wrong doing on the part of your employer.

Fleet Manager:

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.

Driver Manager:

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.
William C.'s Comment
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10000 miles in a month some people could do that in reverse

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