Sometimes The Chips Don't Fall In Your Favor.

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Big T's Comment
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I started my week rescuing a load that unfortunately went into a dead area. This week is going to suck as I will have been on a 1000 mile trip for almost five days.

One bad week isn't a big deal though. I keep looking forward and I know next week will be better.

I did get to see some new scenery though. Guadalupe Mountain in TX I think.

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Simon D. (Grandpa)'s Comment
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Nice pic! 👍

And yeah....sometimes you just gotta play the hand you're dealt!

I just recently 'rescued' a 950 mile load that ended up getting me a completely unintentional 34 reset due to a major delay at the receiver....But I love my DM...She was so grateful that I helped her out of a bind, that she got me $350 in detention and layover pay which definitely eased the pain! lol

Plus, I got to really chill out and catch up on some personal banking and finance stuff, while watching some great movies on Netflix! 😜

Think I might volunteer to rescue another load sooner rather than later! lol

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.
Big T's Comment
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Thank you.

Despite what the rats will claim, planners, DMs, customer service, etc remembers the drivers willing to help save the day.

The load I rescued was for one of our big meat customers. I found out afterward that customer service requested me because they knew I was passing through. More importantly they knew I would make it work and deliver both stops on time.

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.
Simon D. (Grandpa)'s Comment
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Thank you.

Despite what the rats will claim, planners, DMs, customer service, etc remembers the drivers willing to help save the day.

The load I rescued was for one of our big meat customers. I found out afterward that customer service requested me because they knew I was passing through. More importantly they knew I would make it work and deliver both stops on time.

Exactly! My DM said to me, " I know I can count on you to it get it done and I'll make it up to you". Now, personally, I didn't and don't feel the need for her to make it up to me, I just consider it part of the job. But, true to her word, she then ran me just over 2000 miles in the next 3 days!.....Not sure if that was a reward or punishment! 😜 You know what they say, " No good deed goes unpunished!" lol

Keep on keepin' on and stay safe! 👍

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.
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