My Pneumatic Tanker Job

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Amish country's Comment
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Well my company will be going through a name change in a couple months becoming part of the larger company we are currently affiliated with (run on their DOT number). From the sounds of it everything will be better across the board. Benefits are substantially better, pay rates getting reviewed and new equipment right from the start. Were already in their system so just need to fill out onboarding paperwork and drug test and get to keep our original start dates and seniority. Also get $2k once the merge is finalized and another 2k after 6 months for staying on. By the end of the year well be able to see if it really is better or not.

I've apparently become a trainer as well even though I'm still not sure how I feel about doing it. I've grown accustomed to my solitude and getting slowed down bothers me. Just had someone for a week that had experience and just needed to learn our paperwork and shown the quarrys. He was out of my truck less than a day and I had someone contacting me about Monday before my dispatcher even had a chance to talk to me about it. We havent hired anyone in months but since news of the change happened were up 4 guys in 2 weeks. I'm hoping that the more I so it the less I'll mind having someone else in my truck and find a happy medium.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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.
Army 's Comment
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I've apparently become a trainer as well even though I'm still not sure how I feel about doing it.

Well no good deed goes unpunished. That obviously think highly of you!

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