Some Good News After A Few Days Of Problems

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Jamie's Comment
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Finally got some good news after dealing with problem after problem the past few days.

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Might not mean a lot to many, but I've worked hard to improve and keep improving. Before I kept forgetting to log my loads, the pre-trip and post trip when dropping and picking up another trailer(I would be on duty but didn't have the remarks), and Improved my over all driving and backing.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Congratulations, I felt the same way when I got my first commendation for fuel mileage. When my dispatcher handed me a piece of paper and said to sign it, I thought oh no what did I screw up now lol. It was a pleasant surprise.

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.
David D.'s Comment
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Good job!

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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CDontinous improvement, right? :)

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Might not mean a lot to many, but I've worked hard to improve and keep improving

That right there means everything to me, and it means everything to the people who run these trucking companies. If you'll keep working hard and keep getting better you'll stand out above the crowd sooner than you think.

If you haven't already, read these articles by Old School. They really teach what separates the best drivers from the rest, and it's the most misunderstood aspect of this career:

Top Tier Truck Drivers Operate Like Great Business Owners

Trucking Is A Competition Between Drivers. Can You Hang With The Big Dogs?

Trucking Takes Commitment

What It Takes To Be A Top Tier Driver

Jamie's Comment
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Congratulations, I felt the same way when I got my first commendation for fuel mileage. When my dispatcher handed me a piece of paper and said to sign it, I thought oh no what did I screw up now lol. It was a pleasant surprise.

Thanks! Yeah that's about how I felt when I got this message. But it came at a good time I was delayed almost half day due to Georgia Pacific rejecting empty I had that had a crack in the baserail(understandable). Then it took the shop a few hours to fix it and ran out of hours, just enough to drop the empty, pickup the loaded trailer and find parking. 🤣

Good job!

Thank you!

CDontinous improvement, right? :)

Always! I'm always looking to better myself, with the few problems I had the first few weeks I was out I went through extra training that really helped. But I kept making the same mistakes, it wasn't until I went through my 30-45 day evaluation and talked to the woman doing it, is where I really realized I needed to stop everything I was doing. You could say I was developing bad habits quickly. But since I went through that evaluation and the OSR Lady from Schneider gave me some tips on how I can improve, and I really took the advice and since then I haven't had any problems that was related to my own fault. I've more more relaxed and not getting in a rush. It also helps with the more experience you get, the more relax you are. In my opinion. But that doesn't mean I'm not doing what I'm supposed to be doing, I'm always acting in the best interests of those around me and for myself (safety first and always - is Schneider saying). Enough ranting for now! 🤣rofl-1.gif

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Might not mean a lot to many, but I've worked hard to improve and keep improving

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That right there means everything to me, and it means everything to the people who run these trucking companies. If you'll keep working hard and keep getting better you'll stand out above the crowd sooner than you think.

If you haven't already, read these articles by Old School. They really teach what separates the best drivers from the rest, and it's the most misunderstood aspect of this career:

Top Tier Truck Drivers Operate Like Great Business Owners

Trucking Is A Competition Between Drivers. Can You Hang With The Big Dogs?

Trucking Takes Commitment

What It Takes To Be A Top Tier Driver

I surely hope it does, the folks at Schneider are great. Although I don't like a few policies I understand the reason behind them and I have no plans to leave Schneider in the foreseeable future.

I've read those topics, I do a lot of reading on the forms and other places which has also been a great benefit in my learning. I might not always post, but I'm reading almost every new reply during my breaks and home time(not so much at home but when I get the chance)

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Jamie

Great news! It's nice have the recognition that you deserve when the "light bulb goes on," and you say to yourself, "I did it right this time." And then the next and next.

It's a good feeling with all the stress one puts up with, and the ones you can look back say "I did that?"

G-Town's Comment
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The Devil in this job is the details. Good job Jamie for recognizing one of the more important aspects of top performance; clock management.

Well done.

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