What Is The Norm When Communicating With Drivers?

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Mark C.'s Comment
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Most were grossing, maybe, an extra $200/month.

Thanks for that, and yes, there are challenges when going from business owner to employee.

I'm at PAM, there's a $5k (per driver) sign on bonus that equates to $400/month by itself. PAM isn't very competitive for solo drivers, they are pushing the biggest incentives towards teaming.

I'm afraid I'll expand into every corner of the cab if I don't get my teammate soon, then I'll have no room for him.embarrassed.gif

Steve L.'s Comment
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“ As for being productive, my first 6 day stretch was 3407 miles. My best day since was 681 miles. I've been on time or early on every load. I ran in the top 20% for fuel economy and never deviated from the fuel solutions. I'll do my part.”

Wow! Congratulations! That’s good stuff. Keep it up. With performance like that, I seriously doubt you’ll make more $ team driving.

Old School's Comment
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I've taught the same class you're giving in times past. It's valuable to say, I just wish you'd say it without presuming I'm completely ignorant. I know there's a broader audience, so don't stop teaching it.... just sayin'

Mark, there is no presumption of ignorance on my part. I am certain that you are a perfectly intelligent person, and if I presume anything in here, it is that all our members are intelligent reasonable people who want to better themselves. Many of us are well educated. Some of us have multiple degrees and a great diversity of backgrounds. I personally know one of our members who can speak Mandarin Chinese due to his education. He is great to go to a Chinese restaurant with. You get a lot of respect when you order in their language!

Anytime I provide an answer, it is for the larger audience. Your question was excellent. It is something that a thousand other people are wanting to know. We have thousands of readers who never introduce themselves to us. Please don't take offense if you already understand something I am pointing out. You asked a question that deserves considerable explanation. There are a lot of people who will learn something helpful from a proper exposition of the answer.

I love teaching people about trucking. The reason is that there is very little valuable information online that truthfully addresses the issues new drivers face. I learned much of this stuff on my own. Most of the people I sought out for help in my trucking career gave me terrible advice. I know what works out here, and I have found an unusual level of success at this. I share what I hope will be helpful, but I am almost always aiming my comments at a larger audience than a particular individual who asks a question.

Your question was excellent - it was a springboard for my thoughts. Thanks for giving us a platform to educate. Forgive me if it felt too personal.

Mark C.'s Comment
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Thanks OS for the reply. I hold no grudge and I've come to learn it's just your writing style. I confess a kneejerk feeling when a reply casts me as someone who failed to consider answers for myself.

"The answer is more complicated than you realize."

Could perhaps be better written

"The answer is more complicated than many realize."

It's said we don't remember words or events apart from the feelings they evoke. I reckon it would be better if your worthy advice were remembered as uplifting. I truly believe you intend it that way.

Old School's Comment
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"The answer is more complicated than you realize."

Could perhaps be better written

"The answer is more complicated than many realize."

That is an excellent point, and it is well taken by me. I always strive to be my best in here. Thanks for the advice!

I tend to respond with ferocious speed while typing. Maybe I need to slow down and monitor my style a bit. I don't intend to sound aggressive, but I guess sometimes it appears that way.

Thanks Mark!

Mark C.'s Comment
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OS, I never learned as much as a student as I have as a teacher.

Like you, I often feel compelled to share...

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