Loaner Truck And DM Issues

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Drew I have been following along but kept my big mouth shut. You are brand new. There will be days that frustrate you, I have them time to time, we all do. It’s not about not getting frustrated, it’s all about how you handle it.

Right now your expectations are high, and your DM’s isn’t. That is the way it goes. No DM has high expectations for new drivers.

You have come into this industry at a slower time. Just the way it is. You, me, and everyone else see’s the things that directly effect us. We don’t see all the other stuff going on, like your DM see’s everyday.

We all forget stuff at times. That is life. Try and be a little more understanding in your approach. Can serve you well. If after all else fails ask for a different DM. Maybe he isn’t the best, but maybe he can be. I have fired a DM before but not before spending 5 months trying my best to make it work. Don’t be too quick to judge. Sometimes personalities just don’t click. You have too have a thick skin to survive in this business.

I don’t know you but reading along I see some things. You appear to be intelligent and you assess things quickly. That is good and bad. I am getting a feeling you are also impatient and a bit stubborn. I get it. Learn to go with the flow to a certain extent. Things will get better both for your situation of being new, as well as freight picking up. Be patient. Patience is truly a virtue and will be tested in various aspects, sometimes daily.

Thanks PJ.

Spot on with everything. Copy on your advice. Been working on it. Just takes some time to adjust.

Thank you again.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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