John Oliver Did A Good Job

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James F.'s Comment
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Last week tonight with john oliver exposing issues in trucking pretty accurately

https://youtu.be/phieTCxQRLA

Jeb H.'s Comment
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I just got home from the DMV after getting my permit and watched this. Most of it I already knew from lurking on these forums but the thing that is really giving me second thoughts is the dispatchers reactions to drivers needing to pull over and get some rest. How prevalent is that sort of attitude? I'd be turning over my keys and hopping a plane home immediately.

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.

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.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Bird-One's Comment
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Hey Jeb. That driver you are referring to in that video is Abe. Much more to the story than what you are lead on to believe. You can put in the search bar “abe” and read the post titled run hard get paid. Generally speaking now dispatchers will not talk to you or treat you like that.

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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