I'm Back In The Truck With Trucktographer

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David L.'s Comment
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I was out of the truck for almost eight weeks with a medical issue that developed over New Years weekend. We'd had a great home time in El Paso with family for Christmas. We got into Indianapolis for the New Year weekend. I wound up in the ER on 1/3/16 and let's just say I now had an appliance attached and needed to get home to see my doc and a urologist. SLT was great. I could have flown home but they routed us south and Sean dropped me at the house the next weekend. It took a few days to get to the doc and a referral. Surgery was a week or so after that and then recovery. I got some honey-do chores done and Sean got home mid-February for an extended home time. Our DM stayed in touch and was great about letting me say when we were ready to head out. I wasn't earning a paycheck but never felt my job was at risk. It's good to be back! Sean has shared his experience running solo for a team company! SLT treated us with respect and concern and I appreciate that.

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.
Old School's Comment
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I've been wondering about you David. I'm glad to hear you are doing okay - Welcome back!

Man, this is starting to feel like homecoming week - yesterday "Heavy C" showed back up out of the blue, and now here you are.

Rick S.'s Comment
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Welcome back David.

Glad you're feeling better.

Rick

David L.'s Comment
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Thanks for the reception. It was one of those things 99% of guys over 60 are going to contend with sooner or later! I'm glad to be back at work.smile.gif

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jetguy's Comment
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I was out of the truck for almost eight weeks with a medical issue that developed over New Years weekend. We'd had a great home time in El Paso with family for Christmas. We got into Indianapolis for the New Year weekend. I wound up in the ER on 1/3/16 and let's just say I now had an appliance attached and needed to get home to see my doc and a urologist. SLT was great. I could have flown home but they routed us south and Sean dropped me at the house the next weekend. It took a few days to get to the doc and a referral. Surgery was a week or so after that and then recovery. I got some honey-do chores done and Sean got home mid-February for an extended home time. Our DM stayed in touch and was great about letting me say when we were ready to head out. I wasn't earning a paycheck but never felt my job was at risk. It's good to be back! Sean has shared his experience running solo for a team company! SLT treated us with respect and concern and I appreciate that.

David- I sent you a PM.

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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