Every Friday My Dispatcher Already Have My Pre Plan

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Superlejera's Comment
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Every friday my Dispatcher already have my pre plan I not complaining .i just want to know from the old timer if that mean I doing something right or the weekends Dispatch don't want to deal with me lol

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.
Fatsquatch 's Comment
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It means your fleet manager likes you and wants to make sure you keep moving, and aren't stuck waiting for the third-stringers running the show over the weekend to figure out something for you to do.

It's a good thing.

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.
Keith G.'s Comment
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Having a plan is always better than no plan. I'd be thrilled to know a entire weeks worth of loads ahead of time! Means your Fleet Manager or Dispatcher trusts you to get it done.

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.
Errol V.'s Comment
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If your DM gives you a few loads ahead and assumes you won't have a problem getting them done, that's a good thing.

Congratulations on earning your dispatcher's trust!

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.

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.
Parrothead66's Comment
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What they said ☝️☝️☝️

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Yes, that's a very good thing!

The last thing in the world you want is to leave your fate in the hands of weekend dispatch. Bless their hearts I'm sure they're good people, but they are significantly understaffed and they have no idea what the situation is with many of the drivers. They also don't know the drivers themselves because they don't work with the same ones on a regular basis.

Veteran drivers always make it a priority to get their weekends pre-planned by their regular dispatcher. That's the best case scenario. That way the person who knows you best and works closely with you can make sure you're taken care of. They won't leave your fate in the hands of others.

As others have stated, this shows that your dispatcher trusts you to get the job done and is going out of his/her way to make sure you're taken care of. You should thank your dispatcher for doing this and keep encouraging them to continue this practice.

Good for you!

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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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Brett observes:

The last thing in the world you want is to leave your fate in the hands of weekend dispatch. Bless their hearts I'm sure they're good people, but they are significantly understaffed and they have no idea what the situation is with many of the drivers.

Brett, of course, has the understanding of the "weekend" crew. The off hours batch are not "second string" people. In fact, they need to be a little bit better because, just as Brett says: "they have no idea what the situation is with many of the drivers". You regular team are the ones who know you better, know what you can and are going to do. The night-time/ weekenders need to pick up given situations without this knowledge, and hopefully work to keep you busy.

Just a word of support for the weekend team.

Chris M's Comment
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Yep definitely a good thing. I'm sitting at one of our company terminals waiting on a "B service" (oil change and PM). I emptied out yesterday morning, and knew there was a good chance they wouldn't get to my truck until today. My DM knew that as well, but since I was overdue on my B service by 90 miles, I was put on Maintenance hold, meaning I couldn't be dispatched on any loads until that was done. So my DM gets me a load anyway, and gives me the pickup info and tells me to go grab that load before coming to the terminal , so that as soon as I'm done here I can get rolling and not be sitting until Monday waiting for a load.

When you've got a good relationship with your dispatcher , you're doing a good job and they will help you out to keep you rolling. Good job driver!

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.

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.

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.
Superlejera's Comment
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Thank you all for the quick response .i have another question do I create a new topic or write here

Rob T.'s Comment
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Thank you all for the quick response .i have another question do I create a new topic or write here

Create a new topic. It will allow others to find that question and answer much easier.

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