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Bruce K.'s Comment
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Brian. Matthew 6:24. "No man can serve two masters ..."

I knew a man who was in your position. He was able to drive day cab and be home every night. Are you in such a remote location that you can't do that?

And it doesn't matter if your company has all the riches in the trucking world. If they don't keep up maintenance and FMCSA compliance, it doesn't matter. It's a bad company.

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

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.
Brian M.'s Comment
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Brian. Matthew 6:24. "No man can serve two masters ..."

I knew a man who was in your position. He was able to drive day cab and be home every night. Are you in such a remote location that you can't do that?

And it doesn't matter if your company has all the riches in the trucking world. If they don't keep up maintenance and FMCSA compliance, it doesn't matter. It's a bad company.

I get it and I completely understand. I have just about contacted every trucking in a 75-100 mile radius from my location virtually all of them can’t get me home for midweek services. Weekends yes, unless weather or break downs prevents this. And contrary to what most see and think about ministry I cannot live on ministry pay only. In fact, before I started driving this truck I was driving a school bus for the county and working construction jobs. But now I am able to cut it down to 2 jobs and still make more money. Perhaps the handwriting is on the wall! Thanks everyone for the great advice!

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

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.
Bruce K.'s Comment
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Absolutely understand, Brian. We know you are not in the ministry for the money. What is the answer? I don't know but keep the faith and something positive will happen.

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