The Power Of Your Dispatcher To Make Or Break You ...

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You're still our poster child as far as I'm concerned.

-Old School

Ok. That made me laugh. Thank you.

All the above said, I was just 4 days short of my first full year with this company. I do have a year's experience, however rotten everything seemed to be. At least this didn't happen 6 months ago. Almost everything that could have gone wrong, did go wrong, so now, NOW I not only have some great experiences from which to draw, but there are some darned good stories I have yet to tell.

What bums me out the most is that this is, in my opinion, the best freight company in the business and now I've blown it. Every other freight company pales in comparison. And believe me, I asked for linehaul a few times throughout the year. Just when my name was highest on that list, a discussion he and I had, the terminal manager ceased allowing the crossover. It wasn't just me. Some of the things I was trying to accomplish were roadblocked. So I've cut my teeth here and I wonder, now what?

Everything you said about P&D is true. It is as difficult as you described but I was just rounding the corner. It was just getting easier. I had a flow, a routine. It was all starting to click and come around for me and I gotta' tell ya, getting in and out of my tractor, literally, dozens of times a day, personally unloading a 28' pup full to the brim with tires, or delivering heavy totes, etc., maybe even going through 6 trailers in one day; nothing could beat the fitness level I've achieved ... ...and the calve muscles, man. Day-am, I have never gotten results like these, even after months in the gym. These calves (yes, both) could knock down brick walls with one swift one, any day. I don't ever wanna' give these babies up. Forget floating. I'll double-clutch, just to keep my muscles from atrophying.

I will figure this out and I'll keep you posted. (The creative mind refuses to rest).

Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming.

-mountain girl

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.

P&D:

Pickup & Delivery

Local drivers that stay around their area, usually within 100 mile radius of a terminal, picking up and delivering loads.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers for instance will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

mountain girl's Comment
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Just say it, Old School. Just say it 'cause you know it's true...

It's 'cause I'm blue, isn't it?

I am always going to be treated differently ...because I'm blue.

-mountain girl

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∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Just say it, Old School. Just say it 'cause you know it's true...

It's 'cause I'm blue, isn't it?

I am always going to be treated differently ...because I'm blue.

-mountain girl

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Hi Mountain Girl, Sorry to hear what happened. I did a quick search on the Schneider site, in the Denver area, and they have some Home daily, dedicated routes. If you are in a different area, i bet they are available too. Just wanted to lend a hand. I admire your dedication.

Denver local dedicated jobs-Schneider.

Stay safe

Dedicated Route:

A driver or carrier who transports cargo between regular, prescribed routes. Normally it means a driver will be dedicated to working for one particular customer like Walmart or Home Depot and they will only haul freight for that customer. You'll often hear drivers say something like, "I'm on the Walmart dedicated account."

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.
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Hey, THANKS, man. I know exactly where there terminal is, too (now that I've been all over the city in the last year).

I'll definitely click the link you sent me and check it out.

-mountain girl

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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.

mountain girl's Comment
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Omg .....their, not "there"

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Omg .....their, not "there"

it may have "timed" out, here are two of them, specifically with daily home times

Home Multiple Times per Week.

Home Daily.

hope that helps

mountain girl's Comment
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Thanks, Man. I am halfway done with the application. Here's the problem with my work history: my previous company's reporting of my accidents may make it impossible for me to get a new job with a decent company like Schneider.

Keep your fingers crossed, though.

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-mountain girl

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Thanks, Man. I am halfway done with the application. Here's the problem with my work history: my previous company's reporting of my accidents may make it impossible for me to get a new job with a decent company like Schneider.

Keep your fingers crossed, though.

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-mountain girl

I will send some positive ORANGE VIBES at ya smile.gif

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"Wait. You asked, 'What color is an orange?' Wait. I know this one..."

-Christina Applegate, Married with Children

-mountain girl

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"Wait. You asked, 'What color is an orange?' Wait. I know this one..."

-Christina Applegate, Married with Children

-mountain girl

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Mountaingirl- Thanks!! You are open and well written. I see there are over 15 replies, so you've got alot of support. You brought out the positive- that you are "fit". Neat- I like your approach to life. Old school said you're the "poster driver"(or something like that). I'd also say you've got guts- to share your perserverance and the weeks that you worked the dock.

Recently, myself and 2 other men were talking. Mark sells cars, married and has 3 young daughters. I told Mark he has guts. Cliff said he has moxey. Of course we were both saying, he's got a very tough job- selling cars.

And that was good- The Applegate quote.

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