Why Some Drivers Are Treated Better Than Others - Article By Rainy

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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We have another amazing article by Rainy:

Why Some Drivers Are Treated Better Than Others

Here at Trucking Truth you'll find a huge variety of Top Tier Drivers. They work for all different companies, haul all different types of freight, cover different areas of the country, and yet they're all making top wage and they're extremely happy right where they're at doing what they're doing.

Now browse YouTube or some of the other trucking sites for a short time and you'll find that the overwhelming majority of content related to the trucking industry is people crying and complaining that they're not making good money or they're not being treated fairly. The interesting part is that these crybabies are complaining about the exact same companies that our top tier drivers are thriving at.

What gives?

Rainy gives an awesome side by side comparison between two drivers who had vastly different experiences while working for the same company, and even running under the same dispatcher! One driver had it made, the other was miserable. One driver got all the special favors, top miles, and had a great relationship with dispatch while the other was denied home time requests, couldn't get any miles, and never got any favors.

Again I ask, what gives???

Rainy is going to help you understand why some drivers are happy and successful alongside drivers who are miserable and failing. In the end you'll know exactly why there's such a great divide.

Why Some Drivers Are Treated Better Than Others

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.
G-Town's Comment
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Rainy this is a really great article. Not to over simplify success vs. failure, but attitude is everything in our business and many times is the great divide separating the “haves” and the “have-nots”.

The notion of “you reap what you sow”, although written thousands of years ago, is alive and well in modern times and highly relevant in trucking.

PJ's Comment
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Very well written Rainey👍👍. As has been said mamy, many times. We are in a performance based business!! It also has away of ridding itself of folks that do not care to perform.

Mik D.'s Comment
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We have another amazing article by Rainy:

Why Some Drivers Are Treated Better Than Others

Here at Trucking Truth you'll find a huge variety of Top Tier Drivers. They work for all different companies, haul all different types of freight, cover different areas of the country, and yet they're all making top wage and they're extremely happy right where they're at doing what they're doing.

Now browse YouTube or some of the other trucking sites for a short time and you'll find that the overwhelming majority of content related to the trucking industry is people crying and complaining that they're not making good money or they're not being treated fairly. The interesting part is that these crybabies are complaining about the exact same companies that our top tier drivers are thriving at.

What gives?

Rainy gives an awesome side by side comparison between two drivers who had vastly different experiences while working for the same company, and even running under the same dispatcher! One driver had it made, the other was miserable. One driver got all the special favors, top miles, and had a great relationship with dispatch while the other was denied home time requests, couldn't get any miles, and never got any favors.

Again I ask, what gives???

Rainy is going to help you understand why some drivers are happy and successful alongside drivers who are miserable and failing. In the end you'll know exactly why there's such a great divide.

Why Some Drivers Are Treated Better Than Others

I did what I was told from my fleet manager , (great guy). he got me miles because I pushed everyday and cared about my loads,(bought myself my own lock to put on back of trailers, didn't see many drivers doing this) got home time when I asked, however, I only asked for sometime every 4 to 5 months being single, made more money that way, took an extra day off in some towns while on the road and spent some time in hotels that had truck parking.....your own circumstances can determine how you deal with truck driving...only you can know how this effect you......others can give advice....

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.
Vander D.'s Comment
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Well written Rainey, fully agree with you

Dave H.'s Comment
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What it comes down to is making yourself valuable to the company. New drivers are liabilities in alot of ways...make yourself an ASSET.

Once I got better at running my truck, better at managing my time and more familiar with customers, I started noticing I was getting trusted more with loads...I even do yard checks for company equipment at one customer, and in return I usually get a pretty good load taking me there and a backhaul back out as well.

When you become known as a go getter that doesn't need to be babysat, that makes the company above average revenue, a driver that doesn't have run ins with safety, is proactive, doesnt abuse equipment and works for the company AND his/her own profitability, and they see that...they almost have no choice but to run you.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Very good article Rainy. Good show of comparisons. Worked with several of those types in the past. But as you have said this is a way of life and not everyone is cut out for it. Doing the impossible is not that impossible, you just have to have the right attitude.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Susan D. 's Comment
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That's the good stuff Rainy. Well done on this one. I know it will be helpful to so many. Thank you for putting this out there. My experience in being treated well is much like yours and it all comes down to being a safe, conscientious, and reliable professional driver.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Great article, Rainy, thanks.

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