Dispatcher Wants To Talk To Me

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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Brett and Old School are probably right, but I'm still keeping my fingers crossed for the raise!undefinedgood-luck-2.gif

Mik D.'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!

Don’t we’re he’s coming to get you🤣😂😅


Jamie's Comment
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A drug test is possible, either way I'll pass it. Just hoping for some kind of good news. rofl-1.gif

Rob T.'s Comment
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A drug test is possible, either way I'll pass it. Just hoping for some kind of good news. rofl-1.gif

The good news is you'll pass your drug test and keep your job smile.gif

Jamie's Comment
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A drug test is possible, either way I'll pass it. Just hoping for some kind of good news. rofl-1.gif


The good news is you'll pass your drug test and keep your job smile.gif

That's true! shocked.png

Marc Lee's Comment
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Urine only?

Maybe he's giving you a heads up to clean your act up (if necessary) and drink lots of fluids!


Susan D. 's Comment
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I got a message like that a couple of times. It wasn't a random nor was I in trouble. When I arrived I was presented with an award lol. But if he says you aren't in trouble, believe him and don't worry about it.

Rick S.'s Comment
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Typically (under the rules), a random requires you to report to the NEAREST TESTING FACILITY to get dropped. You don't get "advanced warning", and failure to report in the specified time, results in a "refusal", and you're DONE.

Most carriers (and O/O's) are signed up with a "testing consortium", that handles the "randomization", testing and regulatory compliance - and once they feed your name/number to the company, they are supposed to notify and test immediately . Your number comes up - they GPS your truck, find the nearest testing center and tell you to report there.

For "cost savings", they may route you to a terminal and test you there - but historically, once you come up on the list - you are supposed to report immediately to the nearest testing center.

So I doubt this is what the "come talk to me" is about. Probably wants to pitch you to lease, or some sort of dedicated account. Or talk to you about your idling or fuel consumption.

Think it's much ado about nothing, but now I'm interested in hearing what it ends up to be. I wouldn't sweat it though. If you were in TROUBLE, they would have relayed your load and pulled you back to the terminal right away.



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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talk to you about your idling or fuel consumption.

My idling has been nearly 0% since my new truck only idles for 200 seconds before turning off, I use my APU anytime I'm parked for my 10 hour breaks. So my fuel consumption is ideally in the range they have for me.

However it's possible for it to be about a dedicated account, lease (although Schneider requires 12 months of experience), or it could also be able becoming a trainer since I meet the requirements for it and have the minimum experience to do so.

Only another day and a half before I'm expected to be home, so I'll be sure to update everyone once I find out.


Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

PackRat's Comment
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When I was at Millis, we were issued a FedEx shipping envelope that was already addressed and postage paid along with two urine sample containers. If informed to provide a sample (random or post accident), we were to use that and mail it ASAP. The only place I’ve seen, or heard of, that did this method.


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.

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