Black Ice... Update

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Mark P.'s Comment
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So I finally got dispatched back to Prime in Springfield after running a load from Idaho to New York and then from New York to Kansas City. Now at the Campus Inn and scheduled to take a safety class tomorrow morning. And have been assigned a new (to me not to Prime) tractor. An International this time... Let you know what I think of it. So if any of you are in Springfield let me know!

David's Comment
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So I finally got dispatched back to Prime in Springfield after running a load from Idaho to New York and then from New York to Kansas City. Now at the Campus Inn and scheduled to take a safety class tomorrow morning. And have been assigned a new (to me not to Prime) tractor. An International this time... Let you know what I think of it. So if any of you are in Springfield let me know!

I enjoyed my International when I drove @ swift.. I found it had a lot more room then the Volvo/Frieghtliner. My personal opinion...

Enjoy your rest.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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So I finally got dispatched back to Prime in Springfield after running a load from Idaho to New York and then from New York to Kansas City. Now at the Campus Inn and scheduled to take a safety class tomorrow morning. And have been assigned a new (to me not to Prime) tractor. An International this time... Let you know what I think of it. So if any of you are in Springfield let me know!

Two very similar incidences, and 2 completely different outcomes. One goes back to training, and one takes a safety class. I am glad both you are safe. This leads me to the question, how long have you been driving? or, does your individual dispatchers, have a say? I am very curious, now. I wonder how many different variables were at play, in both outcomes.

Thanks for the update, and....

Stay safe

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.
Mark P.'s Comment
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So I finally got dispatched back to Prime in Springfield after running a load from Idaho to New York and then from New York to Kansas City. Now at the Campus Inn and scheduled to take a safety class tomorrow morning. And have been assigned a new (to me not to Prime) tractor. An International this time... Let you know what I think of it. So if any of you are in Springfield let me know!

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I enjoyed my International when I drove @ swift.. I found it had a lot more room then the Volvo/Frieghtliner. My personal opinion...

Enjoy your rest.

Thanks! I have not driven one of the Volvos so can't comment there. I do find the International interior suits me better - dash layout, storage, etc. In fact like the exterior styling over the Cascadia as well. Just preference. This one has the Navistar motor and not the Maxxforce. I will see how it goes once I am pulling trailers with it.

Mark P.'s Comment
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So I finally got dispatched back to Prime in Springfield after running a load from Idaho to New York and then from New York to Kansas City. Now at the Campus Inn and scheduled to take a safety class tomorrow morning. And have been assigned a new (to me not to Prime) tractor. An International this time... Let you know what I think of it. So if any of you are in Springfield let me know!

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Two very similar incidences, and 2 completely different outcomes. One goes back to training, and one takes a safety class. I am glad both you are safe. This leads me to the question, how long have you been driving? or, does your individual dispatchers, have a say? I am very curious, now. I wonder how many different variables were at play, in both outcomes.

Thanks for the update, and....

Stay safe

I have been with Prime since May of this year when I started training. Drove straight trucks all over the Southeast for almost 20 years and wanted to see if the $$ could be better in a big truck. So I came in already aware of log books, dealing with shippers and receivers, truck stops etc... As far as my Fleet Manager having a say, from what I hear his opinion does carry a decent amount of weight. No idea as to what other factors led to this though.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

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.
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