My Trainer Just Snapped

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mcchuckles's Comment
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I really want to know how this turns out. I hope he gets to go home that's bs on the dispatchers part. I've been there before with ****ty Carolina cargo, freaking nightmare of a company.

Dispatcher:

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.
Muleskinner 6's Comment
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I decided to go sit in the lounge and watch TV. DM called and I told her I was staying out of it.Her boss called and asked me to go tell the trainer to call him personally. I told him the same thing.

Yes I do have my CDL and I'm not going to leave him here. He is a good guy thats just going through a rough time. I will let them finish their ****ing contest and decide who has the bigger set of balls.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

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.
Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Personally, the dispatcher should be jumping through hoops to get him home but that's just my opinion. As a Vet, with a wife who is also a Vet and coming from a family of service members, if I told you I needed to be home to see a family member just getting home from a tour like that, I'm gonna be there. Not to mention, it's not really the reputation a company wants given the treatment Veterans have received lately.

I agree with everyone else though, it's not your battle and since he's a lease operator, you can forget taking his truck. I know I'd beat your a $$ if you tried to take mine lol.

Dispatcher:

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.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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One thing a dispatcher should NOT do, is allow someone still in training to drive the truck, solo.

I am NOT saying disaster WILL result if the trainee does drive solo, I am just wondering what company safety and the company lawyers have to say about this.

Dave

Dispatcher:

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.
The Persian Conversion's Comment
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This sounds like the sort of story a news outlet would just love to get their hands on, especially a conservative-leaning one...

Just sayin'.

Muleskinner 6's Comment
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Well the saga continues. Every two hours last night someone was calling trying to get hm to deliver the load. Buy hr just kept calmly saying he is going home on time and hr is not taking the load to Houston.

So they started calling me again too and I just said its between you and the driver, not me.

This morning the head of safety called and my trainer calmly explained that he has been reminding his DM everyday he Ned's to be home on Friday morning and she knew the situation. He explained that if he didn't have a repower by lunch he is driving the load to the terminal (we have to drive through Houston) and he is cleaning out the truck and he us done.

He has never once bad mouthed the company to me and every day he yells me how much he loves his job. He even told head of safety that he has nothing bad to say about the company and he really doesn't want to quit because he has so much time invested with them.

Lets see what happens next.

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.
Muleskinner 6's Comment
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Sorry for the misspellings. Trying to type on a smart phone sucks when you have big fingers.

Tyler Durden's Comment
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I am quite curious to see how this plays out. I truly don't blame your trainer. His job and driving is one thing but his family is far more important. I also understand the importance of being there for his brother especially after returning from a tour.

This is something the company knew about, with plenty of time to plan accordingly and for some reason they didn't.

Chris 's Comment
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The driver trainer ask a month ago to be off. That is well in advance, very sufficient notice to see his brother step foot back on American soil from Iraq. I can definitely understand how important this is to him. The level of professionalism and compassion from the dispatcher is very low! Further more, getting the trainee involved in the squabble suggest to me she herself should consider becoming a trainee again..

Dispatcher:

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.
TorqueSide's Comment
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I agree with everybody here; stay out of it. One thing veteran truckers stress to me is CYA (Cover Your Ass!). Doing anything more than what's required of you is one sure way to raise your ass for a completely avoidable kicking.

For me it would have never been a question. Decent man? Good trainer? Dedicated experienced worker who's passionate about not only his job but the company along with strong family values who can't have a simple request honored? One thing that tells me: If dispatch doesn't care about him, I know for damn sure they don't care about me. I don't care if the vehicle wasn't leased, I'm a trainee/student driver; I am not obligated to make a single move in this situation. So talk to my trainer who's job and jurisdiction it is regarding the matter; not me.

Forget Switzerland, I'd be Panama. Why are you calling me? I have no army here lol

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