Once Assigned A Truck

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Quinton's Comment
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Once you are assigned a truck after your mentor training, Will you be given a day or two to get your things, go shopping etc. I am sure I read this before but can't find the post it was in.

PJ's Comment
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Depends on your dispatcher. Most know how it is and will work with you. They will probably find you a load(s) to route you through the house to get everything in order

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.
Quinton's Comment
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Depends on your dispatcher. Most know how it is and will work with you. They will probably find you a load(s) to route you through the house to get everything in order

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.
Errol V.'s Comment
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I got my first truck, then three hours later I had a dispatch to go get a load.

Two things: if you ask your DM , a day extra should not be a problem. BUT if you ain't rollin', you ain't earnin'!

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.
Quinton's Comment
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I got my first truck, then three hours later I had a dispatch to go get a load.

Two things: if you ask your DM , a day extra should not be a problem. BUT if you ain't rollin', you ain't earnin'!

Very true Sir very true.........since I am hoping to go to Richmond is there a possibility of leaving stuff in the trunk of my car and doing a grab and go? I suppose I could be sent anywhere in the U.S. to get my rig once training is done right? Or do they send you out from where you train?

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.
Errol V.'s Comment
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Or do they send you out from where you train?

You'll probably go to your "home" terminal first. They may have trucks available there. Or they could send you anywhere there is a truck available. Then they'll get you a load.

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.

Joshua P.'s Comment
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If there is more than one rig available, can you choose or you take what you get?

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Quinton's Comment
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smile.gif thanks for the info Sir.

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Or do they send you out from where you train?

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You'll probably go to your "home" terminal first. They may have trucks available there. Or they could send you anywhere there is a truck available. Then they'll get you a load.

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.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Well, Josh, I got to choose for my first truck. Either a KW T660 or some Volvo.

The second time around, I had to wait a day before only one was available. That was luck - I got moved up to a KW T680.

It all depends ....

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Joshua P.'s Comment
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Thanks Errol good to know.

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