Rookie Ramblings

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Keith A.'s Comment
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I witnessed my first accident in person, ever, today. Heading southbound on I-25 at mm276 in CO, and this blue dodge Durango flies past me (think it was 80, 85), I'd seen them coming up in my mirror but don't think much of it. Next thing I know they're in front of me, flying across the median into the northbound lanes. They hit the rear of a trailer, and I think they caught a pedestrian vehicle as well. Took... two, maybe three seconds and I've found myself in a rather hyperaware state the rest of the day.

(Very) Unrelated but a general question

Would it be too much if I got something small as a Christmas gift for all the dispatchers in my office? I've got my assigned one but I've done a lot with all of them and they've been super cool about helping me get home for things since I started here. I don't wanna look like I'm trying to buy anyone's favor though. (And sort of the same concept for the shop, I suppose. I just like being generous but I'm not sure it's appropriate here)


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 Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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Did you offer yourself as a witness? Yes, you could get them gifts.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I used to have the same issue buying Christmas gifts for my salespeople. I couldn't afford to buy gifts for everyone, but if I only bought for a couple, the rest would think I was playing favorites (which, just like in trucking, there ARE favorites, the ones who work hard and produce). I solved it by buying lunch for all. A few pizzas are cheap, and it was always appreciated.

Keith A.'s Comment
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Big Scott, I did not, but I did call 911 and report it as soon as it happened0

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