Is It Appropriate To Give Your Fleet Manager A Gift

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Superlejera's Comment
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Is it appropriate to give your fleet manager a gift?

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.
Old School's Comment
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Certainly, I've given mine several gifts.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Oh heck yeah. Your fleet manager can definitely decide to put in the extra effort for you, or kind of give an average effort and focus more on others. They're human like everyone else. They'll have a natural tendency to work harder and do more favors for people they like. They also like to feel appreciated. Truckers often have a thankless job and so do dispatchers so they like to know that you appreciate the work they do for you.

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.
G-Town's Comment
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YES !!!

millionmiler24 (CRST Amba's Comment
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What kind of gift would be appropriate? Could I go all out for a gift or could I keep it simple?

G-Town's Comment
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What kind of gift would be appropriate? Could I go all out for a gift or could I keep it simple?

It’s the thought that counts...

Brett Aquila's Comment
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What kind of gift would be appropriate? Could I go all out for a gift or could I keep it simple?

I agree with G-Town, it's the thought that counts. You can keep it simple, just something to let them know you appreciate them. Trust me, dispatchers get cussed out a lot more than they get gifts handed to them. A small gesture will mean something to 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.
Old School's Comment
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Keep it simple, yet thoughtful. A little appreciation goes a long way.

Big T's Comment
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Pay attention to things they like or things that are unique to you so it means a little more to them. Like Brett said they are human too and like to feel appreciated as much as we do.

I gave my old DM a pin that I got while photographing a lowrider cruise. It was a lil homie and I told her she was like my homies back home because I knew she had my back. Nothing major or expensive, but it meant a lot to her.

Also a quick friendly note of appreciation on the Qualcomm will do good as well.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.

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.
Daniel B.'s Comment
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If male, find out their favorite sports team. Look for signs on their desk (mugs, plates, accessories) and talk to them about the sport and team.

Surprise them with a Fathead (google it if you have to) or something of that nature.

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