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Mik D.'s Comment
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Told my FM I was taking the day off, sick, feels like the flu, stopped this morning for two hour nap just to finish last 20 miles of a load and am still dead tired. Sinuses, muscles aches, coughing....My FM is always supportive of decisions like this....

Fm:

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.
Tractor Man's Comment
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Told my FM I was taking the day off, sick, feels like the flu, stopped this morning for two hour nap just to finish last 20 miles of a load and am still dead tired. Sinuses, muscles aches, coughing....My FM is always supportive of decisions like this....

Sorry to hear you are sick. It sucks to be sick at home with all of the creature comforts. Even worse, stuck in your truck in some random truck stop. Hope you feel better soon. It sounds like you have an awesome FM. Kudos to him/her!

Fm:

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.
Jamie's Comment
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Hopefully you feel better soon! good-luck-2.gif

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Maybe get a hotel room? I know I would feel better with extra room and a private bathroom.

Mik D.'s Comment
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Maybe get a hotel room? I know I would feel better with extra room and a private bathroom.

bunch of hotels around at exit I'm at....probably will...

PackRat's Comment
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It happens out here. I get a bad headache every once in awhile (usually after Rainy casts a spell on me) and park until I'm human again. Sometimes it becomes a 34-hour reset. Hope it's not the flu and you feel better ASAP.good-luck.gif

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

PJ's Comment
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Get better soon!!! Packrat it’s because she is from jersey. I had to cross into jersey this morning and scale. My exit was literally less than 1/4 mi from the ransom, I mean toll booth and cost me 20 bucks. They let me in for free, but got me good going out.

PackRat's Comment
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Bunch I'm with now will pay for the tolls IF it's on their suggested route. But if I go around the tolls, I don't get the toll money...Either way, I don't enjoy much of the NJ driving adventure.

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