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Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Wow, I completely forgot I had posted this.

I made the move to Fortune and stayed with them for 2 1/2 years. The only reason I left was due to family issues...I'd still be with them today otherwise. Being a smaller company, everyone knew me by name and would bend over backwards to make my job easier and help was available when I needed it.

Due to the all the bad things occurring now (Covid, shutdowns, etc) I'm currently not working. I'm hoping that I can work for Fortune again. They really are one of the best companies I've ever worked for.

I remember this WHOLE thread, as probably do many. I'm sorry to hear about family issues, and your departure from trucking, for the moment.

It's not been the 'kindest' year, this 2020 ...to the world, our country, AND to MANY of our TT drivers; Old School is sidelined, as is Mr. Curmudgeon; as I wish them both the best healing and going forward, as well.

Sure DO hope you CAN get back on w/Fortune, Lemmy ~!!

If the stars don't align, I'm sure between 'you' and some of usn's here, we can getcha back in the saddle, as you see fit!

Best wishes; thanks for stopping back, good sir!

~ Anne ~

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Lemmy_Lives's Comment
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Well, after some misadventures in the local market I finally called Fortune. Within 3 hours I was told yes, they definitely wanted me back! Everyone from the owner to my old dispatcher said yes hire him back. On top of that, im receiving credit for my previously driven miles, and I also got a pay raise.

I'm in orientation (or re-orientation) this week and everyone is very friendly and welcoming. I definitely made the right decision coming back to Fortune...I just wish it hadn't taken me so long.

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.
PackRat's Comment
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OUTSTANDING!

Old School's Comment
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That's great news sir! We are all glad to see you getting back in the saddle!

Lemmy_Lives's Comment
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Just an update on hitting the road again...

I'm still with Fortune and don't plan to change that anytime soon. To be honest, up until the point I pulled the trigger on going back to Fortune I was kind of dreading going back to OTR (the stress, the weather, missing my family, etc). However, once I got back on the road I'd find myself driving with a smile on my face. Yeah, I missed it.

I also talked a friend of mine into coming to Fortune as well. We were roommates at the Swift academy in Memphis and have been good friends ever since. He had a rocky start since things are done differently here than at Swift, but he's gotten back into the groove and is doing well.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

PackRat's Comment
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Great to hear from you again Lemmy!

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