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PJ's Comment
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Be gentle Rainy😮😮 Kim I wonder if you were one of the Prime trucks I passed. I just left denver, now in LA

Kim T.'s Comment
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Yeah, be gentle Rainy! 😁

I don’t think it was us you saw, we didn’t go all the way into Denver. We are now heading back east.

PJ's Comment
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Lol I went to Alburque first.They sent me down there to rescue a load. I shot over 40 to 15 coming to LA. Always beware when the first words out of your dispatcher is "can you do me a favor".

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.
Kim T.'s Comment
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Yes, that is the universal famous last words for bosses. LOL

I hope your boss makes it up to you for doing that favor.

Be safe!

MightyQuinn's Comment
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Followed this forum and got a lot of info from it thanks for posting and great luck in your new career!

PlanB's Comment
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Lol so true. I got hit with the "can you do me a favor" line a few weeks ago in Ohio. Dispatcher said he had a load reserved for me heading out to Denver, but he really needed help getting a load delivered and I was in the right position. Load was sitting in a drop yard 70 miles away and delivered 10 miles from where I was currently delivering. Catch was he'd have to take me off the Denver load, I wouldn't be able to make the pickup if I rescued the other load. I told him no problem I'd get it done right away.

He took VERY good care of me the next week.

Lol I went to Alburque first.They sent me down there to rescue a load. I shot over 40 to 15 coming to LA. Always beware when the first words out of your dispatcher is "can you do me a favor".

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.
Kim T.'s Comment
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Thank you MightyQuinn! I’m glad my posts and others’ responses are helpful. Good luck to you as you start your trucking career...once you reach that point.

PlanB, I haven’t run into that here yet but I’m sure I will as I’ve heard several drivers talking about this very thing. In my last job I was asked a lot to ‘do me a favor.’ What they said would take 20-30 minutes would almost always turn into an hours long project because they would keep adding stuff to the original favor...but the overtime was good. lol Ya do what ya gotta do. 😁

Have a great evening!

Kim T.'s Comment
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I just met Rainy!!! smile.gif

Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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I just met Rainy!!! smile.gif

Good deal. I might get to one day. Ya never know.

Ernie

Kim T.'s Comment
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Heading back west with a load and hoping to get another one to take us on into Springfield so that I can fine tune some stuff and hopefully test out in a few days. My goal is still to trifecta for myself and my trainer. Please send up some good vibes.

Be safe!

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