Help With Switching Company.....

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Brian 's Comment
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I have accepted a local Target dedicated position with Ruan, which will pay me much more, get me home every night, and not sure how to tell present company this.......... I will do the right thing and return my truck to a terminal , etc. Just wondering how a company like Werner will take the news.

Will they be upset, or are companies understanding? When is it best to tell them......right away.....or after I'm home, while mid trip, or just coming off home time?

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.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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I have accepted a local Target dedicated position with Ruan, which will pay me much more, get me home every night, and not sure how to tell present company this.......... I will do the right thing and return my truck to a terminal , etc. Just wondering how a company like Werner will take the news.

Will they be upset, or are companies understanding? When is it best to tell them......right away.....or after I'm home, while mid trip, or just coming off home time?

The best bet, is to put in a Two weeks notice. Doing it properly, is always a good thing. If for some reason it doesn't work out there, Werner would possibly take you back, because you did things the right way.

Stay safe

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.

Brian 's Comment
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I wouldn't think of any other way, 2 weeks notice is not the question, for sure I will give them proper notice, my concern from things I've read in the past is companies have gotten angry and treated drivers poorly upon learning of the drivers intent to quit.

Michael's Comment
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I am just getting back into trucking myself. Back then I always informed them that I would be leaving when I knew something and some even after a year or so would call to check in on me and ask if I would be interested in coming back. It's always nice to not burn a bridge, but somethings it happens. When I left Prime I'm sure they were not happy with me, but have never had a company(dispatcher) do what they did to me and then sending me a survey and the last question being along the lines of what could we do to get you to reconsider or something like that, sure I could have talked with the upper management and thats why I have always disliked the bigger company's, but anyway always give the 2 week notice and give them 2 weeks, I don't know what you mean by treating the driver poorly, but that has not happened to me when I gave one. Sure, I was going to be leaving in two weeks and some didn't run me as hard and some kept running me hard up until that point.

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.
Brian 's Comment
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I am just getting back into trucking myself. Back then I always informed them that I would be leaving when I knew something and some even after a year or so would call to check in on me and ask if I would be interested in coming back. It's always nice to not burn a bridge, but somethings it happens. When I left Prime I'm sure they were not happy with me, but have never had a company(dispatcher) do what they did to me and then sending me a survey and the last question being along the lines of what could we do to get you to reconsider or something like that, sure I could have talked with the upper management and thats why I have always disliked the bigger company's, but anyway always give the 2 week notice and give them 2 weeks, I don't know what you mean by treating the driver poorly, but that has not happened to me when I gave one. Sure, I was going to be leaving in two weeks and some didn't run me as hard and some kept running me hard up until that point.

I have heard of companies being upset and telling you your done immediately, having you turn a truck in at the farthest terminal from your home, etc

I am liked by my fleet manager , and want to be sure I approach this property not to upset them.

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.

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.

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.
Scott O.'s Comment
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If you are well liked they will try to keep you.... Just simply say this is my two weeks notice I will be returning my truck at (this location) please try to have me here (at this time).. Nothing against you or the company but I found a gig that will have me home every night and that's what I need for my family.... If your not under any contracts you will be fine...

Errol V.'s Comment
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There are a few accounts here from people who switched. Gave notice then their DM gave them the best loads they ever got. Turned in the truck, hands were shook, grins grinned and "Good luck!" was offered.

I can't say house to look these up, but they're here.

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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