Theres Something To One Hand Washing The Other

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Jeremy's Comment
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My wife had an emergency situation with a brain bleed on october second and since then lifes been a yoyo (she will be fine with months of rest and meds)but the moral of the story is ive had to be outta work all this time and my company has stood behind me as a driver were a small fleet of about 35 trucks so me being out im sure has had a small effect on them and my fellow drivers im glad that when i needed this time it was available to me as ive also gone out of my way sometimes weekly for my fellow drivers and or dispatchers i go back monday finally and im picking right back where i left off like i didnt leave still home 5 nights a week out2 and home every weekend averaging 1000$net pay and time with my wife n kids in the past i have thought the grass might be greener elsewhere but i know now that i found a home in my company they stand by me and i stand by them. I know i just rambled on but thought it could help someone with a lil experience under their belt thinkin the grass might be greener elsewhere but really the only thing thatll be green is you with your new company im 2 yrs into this carreer with some ups n downs but i promise hard work and loyalty go a long ways ok im done rambling have a good night

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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Wow Jeremy, that sounds like an ordeal that you and your wife went through. We're all glad to hear she's getting better.

Your other comments about your job and employer ring true. These trucking companies will work with you if you've proven to be an asset. It amazes me how many sordid tales we see online about trucking companies firing an employee who needed to be home for some emergency. I always know that if we heard the employers side of the story there would be a lot less sympathy for the whining truck driver who posted their tirade in the first place. I've never felt I was treated wrongly, or even poorly in this business, but I meet people everyday who can't ever seem to find a company that will treat them right.

Jeremy's Comment
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Yea its so true and back when i was coming up on a yr i was guilty of considering going elsewhere but im glad i didnt and yes no doubt ive heard more cry baby stuff at truck stops than ive ever heard anywhere else thats why i avoid them except to fuel up use the facilities and sleep i dont have time to hangout in truck stops it doesnt pay well

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