I suppose each person will have a different definition of a good route. For me it's any trip that avoids California. The point is that a driver that is new to the company shouldn't have any expectations of star treatment.
Y'know, SurferDude, if you do get yer stuff, get yer loads picked up 'n delivered on time, regardless of day/ night, rain/ snow, yer DM will keep you on her short list of go-to drivers.
There ain't no "good routes" in partic'lar. The good ones are really the ones you drive, and if you keep yer DM happy, you'll be rollin' alla time. Surf's up, hodads!
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Gentlemen. I'm about to enter trucking school, and have done lots of research on this site. There is a LOT of experience and great insights here, from both the older, experienced guys AND newbies alike. Some of the best advice I've read came from rookies! Very impressive. My question to you is this: I keep reading that if you prove yourself to your companies, dispatchers, etc. you'll get better pay, and the best routes. What exactly constitutes a 'good' route? Is it mileage, less traffic? I don't have a clue. Please fill me in!
Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver ManagerThe 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.