Are Trucking Companies This Bad ???

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Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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When I ran paper logs, my log book was always "legal ". Don't forget though, just because the truck can legally haul say 45000#, if it's loaded bad, it can be a challenge to get your axle weights legal.

Pick/Grin's Comment
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Hard work goes a long way. Got a new dispatcher , I called him up to settle some appointment business and he asked "are you a runner? what areas do you prefer? when are usually up?"

I said hell yeah, anywhere, and as early as possible. I've logged over 1840 miles in four days, which is pretty good considering my goal was 450 miles a day.

A couple of weeks ago, I bought a CB off another company driver and he told me about a certain run for Volkswagen. Apparently, loads for Volkswagen are prized in this company since the load itself is never above 15k and the miles are usually over 700. Being theft sensitive and very specific about times, not too many drivers are assigned loads for them. I'm not even 3 months in solo, and they hand me the assignment! I feel like I'm doing really good because the loads I've been getting have been awesome. These guys are treating me right, it all depends on how positive you are and how willing you are to literally go the extra mile. Don't you worry too much about the naysayers, I would imagine they are either lazy drivers or crying woe is me and claiming some sort of false persecution.


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.
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