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Rob T.'s Comment
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FM's and other company folks DO LURK on the trucking boards. Back when I used to hang on truckersreport, there were a few posters there that caught flack from their companies for whine-fests, on company related sub-forums.

They also monitor social media and youtube.

Very true. When I was in orientation for my grocery chain job we were told that they employ a group of people that spend all day scouring the internet to find anything that mentions the name of my company, or our parent company (grocery chain). They said if you post it they will find it. I heard from numerous drivers that a few years ago they had stored the influenza vaccine at our warehouse (no longer store it at any warehouse of ours, they use a 3rd party) and a warehouse guy had posted about it online. Within 4 hours of the post he was reprimanded as they dont want anybody knowing where they were stored (and employees were informed of confidentiality regarding it). We are allowed to say their name, however after every post I make I'd need to include a disclaimer stating that all views and opinions are strictly my own and in no way shape or form are those of my employer. I just find it easier to not use it. Never know if I may hurt someone's feelings and they try to cause me problems with my employer and dig up past posts that I may or may not be proud of like so many snowflakes tend to do nowadays. They are known in the region as one of the safest carriers, most charitable and they don't want their image tarnished.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Bruce K.'s Comment
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FM's and other company folks DO LURK on the trucking boards. Back when I used to hang on truckersreport, there were a few posters there that caught flack from their companies for whine-fests, on company related sub-forums.

They also monitor social media and youtube.

Be wary of what you do or say - if it relates to unsafe/unsanctioned behavior while out on the road. It could come out and bite you later.

Rick

I would just like to go on record as saying I love my company, my DBL, all the instructors, trainers, mechanics, managers, executives. If I ever said anything here that wasn't 100% positive, it wasn't me. (Thanks Rick for the heads up!)

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.
Rick S.'s Comment
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FM's and other company folks DO LURK on the trucking boards. Back when I used to hang on truckersreport, there were a few posters there that caught flack from their companies for whine-fests, on company related sub-forums.

They also monitor social media and youtube.

Be wary of what you do or say - if it relates to unsafe/unsanctioned behavior while out on the road. It could come out and bite you later.

Rick

I would just like to go on record as saying I love my company, my DBL, all the instructors, trainers, mechanics, managers, executives. If I ever said anything here that wasn't 100% positive, it wasn't me. (Thanks Rick for the heads up!)

LOL...

Many companies and recruiting companies in the professional (white collar) world, will research a potential employees social media. NY is trying to (or may have already) passed a law, requiring folks that want a gun permit to give the state access to social media accounts.

We tend to put WAY TOO MUCH stuff out in the public domain, all of which is indexed and searchable. People have been fired from tenured positions for comments on social media - despite our protections for freedom of thought and speech - and it's only going to get worse.

I'd be DEAD MEAT for my outspoken political views and 2nd amendment advocacy on my social media accounts (and in public in general), but I really don't care. I've been in facebook jail more times than I can count (which is why I have backup accounts, as many of my contacts are on FB only).

OTOH - derogatory comments about employers (even if true), could land you in hot water. Many companies have rules concerning social media in their employee handbooks.

It's a brave new world, and employers are taking a few pages from the governments playbook regarding monitoring of it's employees, both potential and current.

Rick

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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.

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.
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