Dispatcher Wants To Talk To Me

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Jamie's Comment
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My DBL wants to talk to me when I get back to the West Memphis OC, I called to ask about it since I thought I was in some kind of trouble. But he insured me I wasn't in trouble but he didn't say what it was either, but he did seem pretty happy about something and told me if he wasn't in when I got home Monday he would tell another DBL to inform me of his message.

It's only another two days, but I'm going to be thinking non-stop on what it is... shocked.png

I'll update this thread again when Ifind out!

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Oh oh!!!! That's what they always say when they transfer a driver to the flatbed Home Depot account. I hear it's brutal. Probably all in the Northeast, too.rofl-3.gif

Brett Aquila's Comment
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That's almost always a random drug test. Every time I was called into the terminal for no apparent reason, that was the reason.

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.

Jamie's Comment
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That's almost always a random drug test. Every time I was called into the terminal for no apparent reason, that was the reason.

I've been called in a few times before for different reasons, but even if it is a drug test; I'll pass it.

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.

Jamie's Comment
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Oh oh!!!! That's what they always say when they transfer a driver to the flatbed Home Depot account. I hear it's brutal. Probably all in the Northeast, too.rofl-3.gif

I wouldn't be surprised about the North East!rofl-3.gif

They probably believe I love it up here since I never call complaining or trying to refuse loads.

I'm a little anxious to find out what it's about, hopefully good news and not some random drug test. rofl-1.gif

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Jamie, from what you said your DBL said, my money is on a possible raise or a commendation of some sort. Schneider is always harping on putting extraneous stuff out of your mind so you can just concentrate on your driving, I don't know why they do this type of thing. It would be better just to let you come into the OC and tell you then. Like you say, now you're going to be thinking about it until you get in. Don't let it distract you, drive safe!

Pete E Pothole's Comment
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They might want you to help mentor some old crotchety guy on being new to his CPAP.

CPAP:

Constant Positive Airway Pressure

CPAP is a breathing assist device which is worn over the mouth or nose. It provides nighttime relief for individuals who suffer from Sleep Apnea.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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They might want you to help mentor some old crotchety guy on being new to his CPAP.

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So that's why they also asked me to catch a bus down there! Pete, you're a frickin' genius!

CPAP:

Constant Positive Airway Pressure

CPAP is a breathing assist device which is worn over the mouth or nose. It provides nighttime relief for individuals who suffer from Sleep Apnea.

Old School's Comment
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I'm with Brett. It's a random drug test. My dispatcher does the same thing, only now he knows I'm on to him, so he says, "Hey when you get into town stop by and see me. There's something I want to talk to you about. I can't tell you what it is over the phone, so you can figure out what that means."

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.
Tractor Man's Comment
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That's almost always a random drug test. Every time I was called into the terminal for no apparent reason, that was the reason.

I have heard that a Random is usually, "You have been chosen for a random drug test. Be at X location within the next 4 hours".

Old Schools dispatcher knows he'll pass, so he doesn't get the short deadline!

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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.

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.
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