Feeling Abused

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Frank M.'s Comment
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I always feel as I'm picking up for the Trucking companies slack, from late dispatches that should have been picked up yesterday, last week or even last month. They even tried to give me a service failure for picking up a load late, even though the pick-up time was before the dispatch time, I took picture of that Qualcomm for proof of dispatch time.

Trailers with faulty door latches, company repair shop refusing to fix or service broken trailers, being blamed for shippper running late on loading trailer, lost trailers due to a glitch in company computer, or even getting in trouble for pulling a trailer that "didn't belong to the company", even though it had their name on the side and had the correct trailer number that matched the manifest.

Battered women have safe havens they can go to, but where is the safe haven for abused drivers?

Manifest:

Bill of Lading

An accurate record of everything being shipped on a truck, often times used as a checklist during unloading.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.
Tractor Man's Comment
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This is Satire.......right? Quit yankin' our chain Frank!

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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Quite frankly, Frank, this is much ado about nothing. Are you serious??????

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Frank , abused drivers can go to Black Smoke Matters and join the parade.

Old School's Comment
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Frank, you obviously have issues out here. Most of what you are fomenting about are silly rookie issues that most of us recognize. We just take care of these problems with a simple communication on the Qualcomm. Appointment/pick up times are easily changed. We don't ever compare our experiences to that of "battered women!" Really Frank? C'mon man, you sound desperate.

Take a listen to these Podcasts and see if you find yourself falling for some really bad information and influences that are common in this industry...

Terminal Rats Are Derailing Trucking Careers

You're Getting Career Advice From All The Wrong People

Unfortunately you've been hanging around in all the wrong places. The internet is full of whining crybabies, especially the ones who think they want to be truckers. I suggest you shun them quickly, otherwise your life will be just as miserable as theirs. Learn to develop yourself into a Top Tier Driver. Ask yourself, "Do I Have What It Takes To Be A Successful Trucker?"

Frank, trucking is full of issues that we deal with daily. We take care of our business. We don't sit around laying blame on others. We get things done. We're American Truck Drivers - we don't back down, we don't cry and whine like little spoiled rotten babies. We take pride in what we do, we know how to handle our problems, we don't compare ourselves to helpless people who need shelter and protection. Frankly, we don't see any reflection of ourselves in you. That should concern you.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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I just deleted five comments from this guy a few minutes ago. He is an incessent complainer, the type I couldn't get away from quickly enough in the driver's lounges. Imagine 5 or 6 more comments just like this first one and you've got the picture of what this guys is all about.

Frank, I hope for your sake you can move away from the dark side and start seeing things in a more positive light. There are two types of people in this world - those who see every difficulty as an annoying problem, and those who welcome every difficulty as an opportunity to challenge themselves and see what they can accomplish.

Trucking is an endless stream of challenges. That's the best part. Every day brings a new set of obstacles to overcome and victories to be won. Those who thrive in this industry are the type that love the challenges that come with this job. Those who don't belong out there spend their days in an endless funk where they blame, complain, and criticize constantly. You're clearly the latter right now. Hopefully you can turn that around.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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Hey Brett, I guess I started working on this conversation this morning before being fully awake. I messed up the links to the Podcasts. Can you help me out? Sorry about that!

Brett Aquila's Comment
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No worries. Fixed it up.

Cwc's Comment
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I feel like this is the whinning room so... I just got swapped to an awesome new truck but it has an updated Qualcomm so I can't lie and cheat on my loading ,unloading, and fueling. I'm sure I'll figure out something but for now I feel abused... How am I going to run 3600 miles like this?

Sarcasm... Just one of my finer qualities.

But to answer the question of where to go as driver for a safe haven.... Walmart needs a door greeter. McDonald's needs a fry guy.

Seriously if your that oppressed while working alone in a truck. Maybe those jobs are for you.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Pete E Pothole's Comment
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Hi Frank, I hope you have a wonderful day. Doesnt matter how bad the day is, looking for the bright side will make it better for you.

Good luck and be safe.

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