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Donna M.'s Comment
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So I’ve had the worst week since I’ve went solo. My fleet manager is on vacation. Last weekend I’ve got a load had to wait on for two days . Get there park overnight load suppose to be ready at 9 then 12 and at 2 they say they don’t have product to finish load . So they pull me off load for a urgent Repower. There’s no paperwork for the load stinky blood running out trailer, whatever I take it to 90. So next morning get another load, it drops at 1:30 am get in early and shutdown. Stand in fm is calling me at 11:00 wants me to go get a load at 13:00 first stop 00:30 second stop 8:00 am. That’s near impossible unless I get to leave 02 quickly and drive straight to next appointment. Well didn’t work that way, 4 hour unload, I’m out of hours. So this customer is only open on weekdays. New appointment is Monday 8:00 sitting at a pilot in Indianapolis that only has subway. What a crappy week.

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.

Fleet Manager:

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.
Army 's Comment
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Sounds like a challenge. Hopefully your assigned FM is only taking a week....Just remember, like G-Town says, don't let your high's to get high and your low's get to low....or something like that lol.

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.
PackRat's Comment
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Ahhhhh, we all get a week like this occasionally. Makes you appreciate your normal FM! These are also good for exercising your brain, trying to figure out all the different scenarios to get the hours vs miles to work out in your favor. Sometimes they do, and sometimes it doesn’t matter what you come up with.

Hopefully next week will be a smooth journey.

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.
Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Donna

I know the frustration, all to well. But as Old School says we have to adapt. Next time, look at this. The Petro has The Iron Skillet, Flying j has Denny's, Pilot has either Wendy's or Popeyes, and the Love's has mostly Wendy's, and the TA 70% of the time they have Country Pride. But the 30%, is Taco Bell, or Popeyes. I wish they all had regular restaurants, but they don't. So much for eating healthy on the road.

Raptor

Rubber Duck's Comment
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When my DM goes on vacation I take a rolling vacation. I sleep in everyday and drag my feet. You can’t win when he’s gone

Dm:

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.
Marc Lee's Comment
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So I’ve had the worst week since I’ve went solo. My fleet manager is on vacation. Last weekend I’ve got a load had to wait on for two days . Get there park overnight load suppose to be ready at 9 then 12 and at 2 they say they don’t have product to finish load . So they pull me off load for a urgent Repower. There’s no paperwork for the load stinky blood running out trailer, whatever I take it to 90. So next morning get another load, it drops at 1:30 am get in early and shutdown. Stand in fm is calling me at 11:00 wants me to go get a load at 13:00 first stop 00:30 second stop 8:00 am. That’s near impossible unless I get to leave 02 quickly and drive straight to next appointment. Well didn’t work that way, 4 hour unload, I’m out of hours. So this customer is only open on weekdays. New appointment is Monday 8:00 sitting at a pilot in Indianapolis that only has subway. What a crappy week.

Donna, my lil' Sister no longer lives in Indy but had lots of "peeps" there. We can make a few calls. Maybe a visitor, care package or something would help???

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.

Fleet Manager:

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.
PJ's Comment
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These things happen time to time. It sucks, but you will get a reset, your fm back and next week will be better.

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.
Donna M.'s Comment
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Yes I did get a reset, first one on the road. Usually only get them on home time. Meet a nice couple, she is my age been out solo 4 weeks. She is lease with prime and her husband rides with her. There is always spots of sunshine if only we look.

Susan D. 's Comment
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The plus side about that Pilot... yes it's small and old, but the gals there in the subway are super nice. The pilot people are friendly too.. just stay away from that crappy motel next door.. its not safe if you get my drift. We have a terminal not too far away from there so if I get stuck in indy, I drop my trailer and bobtail to that little pilot. They let bobtail trucks park across from the fuel island as long as we don't block the bulk def fill up.

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

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.

Donna M.'s Comment
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Susan u are correct everyone has been super nice. The parking area is tight everybody is out helping others park. The subway has killer sweet tea! I’m a Georgia girl got to have my sweet tea.

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