Western Express Journey

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Good luck Tuesday with your upgrade testing, Victor.

Victor C. II's Comment
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Thank you packrat! Im hoping things work out. I got approved today for a $500 credit line for PayPal and I hope after I get done with flatbed securement traing things go well. Im hoping to get a dispatcher that will give tons of miles cquse if I cant do good with making money I may need to cancel my plans to attend Liberty University😢.

Good luck Tuesday with your upgrade testing, Victor.

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.
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Yall I am heading into my own truck Lord willing on Tuesday! Im excited and nervous like crazy cause I want to do well but just did not have a whole lot of time under flatbed. I took time off to see my parents and Grandparents and then Monday I am heading to Liberty University, where I will be in August to attend and get my bachelors in Aeronautical Science with a Military Cognate and I plan on doing it in the accelerated pace so I can get my bachelors around 28 years old and then jump into the Navy or Airforce. Im excited to see what is in store this year! God bless and I will do better in updating you all! I originally had a truck as a recovery truck, because the driver of it was told he could not drive the unit anymore and was terminated based on a false report done on him, after a police Blood and Alcohol test were done proving he had nothing in his system. So I had to recover the truck and take him to the Bethlehem terminal. He bought me food and drink and then we were on our way. We spoke about spiritual things, what had happened, what his next moves were, we even contacted the police over a couple and their kids walking by the highway, I got to the terminal with hardly anything on the 14 hour clock. I am getting $150 for recovering the unit! It was a good time. Well back to the truck, the truck had illegally bald tires, a trailer tire on it, the truck inside the cab looked like someone peed dust all over it, the tires were out of balance and the axles felt loose; the steering was loose, the Qualcomm was not functioning properly either. I can promise you, that if the unit was in better condition, I would have accepted it. What made my blood boil, was the fact that said driver reported this several times to the head of the Northeastern Regional dispatchers and he was written off as just complaining and lying cause he did not like the truck. So basically God put me there to reconfirm what the said driver had said all along, and help him back to his family. The truck had internal engine problems too cause it used excessive fuel. He gave me his charger, bar, edge protectors, charging cable and I took some straps to put into my new truck. And a device to roll up my straps quickly. I am probably keeping the strap roller, and charger even when I leave so when I go to another company I can use it to make life a little more easy.

This has been quite the journey. Happy to start a new part of it. Praise God!

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.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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