Forced Dispatch?

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TCB's Comment
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Would you guys consider a load that you rejected but that was dispatched to you anyway a forced dispatch? Dispatch has been trying to get someone to take this load for at least one day. Apparently no one wants it. It will be going through So. Cali. Where winds will be 25-35 with gust of 50-60. What would you guys do?

Jamie's Comment
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I would take it personally, I work for a company that does forced dispatch to keep everyone productive, only reason we can reject a load is HOS related. it's not going to be windy the whole time, it'll clear up at some point.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
TCB's Comment
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I would take it personally, I work for a company that does forced dispatch to keep everyone productive, only reason we can reject a load is HOS related. it's not going to be windy the whole time, it'll clear up at some point.

The forecast is for winds all day today and part of tomorrow. I would be driving through the area today with gust of 50-60.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Im a forced dispatch. i can reject for certain reasons as well. i would.oick it uo and shutdown. get a 34 in if you can... you can't reject loads due to weather or you will be rejecting every load.

it also depends on weight. the heavier the better so the closer you can get

PackRat's Comment
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Take the load, see how the weather develops, and proceed from there.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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Take the load. Like others have said, see how it goes. If you have to shut down due to weather you have to. On the plus side if it was rejected by everyone including you it kinda looks like they owe you one no? In the future if you need something, use having taken this load as leverage to get a really good load or whatever.

Old School's Comment
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For those newbies who are perhaps surprised by coming across this idea of being "force dispatched," here's an article you may find helpful.

Should Drivers Refuse To Work For Companies With Forced Dispatch?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Big T's Comment
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I'd pick up the load. I operate under the premise that I'm an employee and as an employee I do what the person signing my check asks me to do.

Now you still have to operate within legal and safe restrictions. This is where communication comes in. You inform your DM that you can pick up the load but there are issues. Make sure they understand what is going on.

Im picking up a load right now and I'll be headed that direction. Unfortunately the load is only 20k pounds so I'll be shutting down most likely. I am supposed to be in the shop Wednesday morning, but if it isn't safe then it isn't safe.

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.
RealDiehl's Comment
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Even if I had a choice (which I dont) I'd take the load. It makes you look good when you step up and take a load nobody wants. You might earn some points with dispatch for that. Like others have said, if you need to shut down for safety let dispatch know. It shouldn't reflect negatively on you if you have to shut down. Besides, you have just shown you are willing to take a load nobody wants. That should count for something, right?

Delco Dave's Comment
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Gimme the keys , I’ll take it!!! I havent been to Cali in 10 years, due for a trip there anyway

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