At A Crossroads

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George B.'s Comment
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Heed everyones advice. Talk to your dispatcher. If he is sending you that message talk to him. Ride the storm out. Trust me the grass isnt always greener on the other side. Seems as if you are in a good relationship w your dispatch. Work it!!

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.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I once applied to FedEx and got the job. However they did the reference back then, he assumed I applied for a mortgage or loan. That was 2018. I'm happy I never left.

You can always go back to a company you left on good terms.

PJ's Comment
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You can always go back to a company you left on good terms.

Very true statement. 4 years ago I went back to QC and they were actually excited for me to return.

Never never never burn a bridge.

I left QC a month ago and they tried talking me out of it, but I did it the right way. I had one of the boss’s call me asking various questions and told me to keep his cell phone number and if I ever want to return to call him directly.

You just need to know what you personally need, before you can look for it.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Yes, I returned to 4 mechanic jobs I had, when I found where I went to, wasn't forth coming on my actual, pay rates etc.....Never burned any of those bridges back when I bent wrenches, for a living. Sometimes ya need to eat a little crow lol

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Steve L.'s Comment
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If your manager is willing to ask if they’ve done anything wrong, at least it’s a start.

The cynical side of me might respond; would it matter if I told you? 😆

Just an FYI if you do start looking be careful filling out any forms online where you give out your email or phone number. These recruiters out here are savages and will not leave you alone. I filled out a form that I thought would be different because it was very detailed and I thought it was narrowing my search down to my specific preferences but nope. I hit submit and had 15 automated emails from different companies within seconds half of which were refer, tanker and flatbed which I didnt ask for. Some even contacted my company.

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Got that from my dispatcher..... that was awkward.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Noob_Driver's Comment
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If your manager is willing to ask if they’ve done anything wrong, at least it’s a start.

The cynical side of me might respond; would it matter if I told you? 😆

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Just an FYI if you do start looking be careful filling out any forms online where you give out your email or phone number. These recruiters out here are savages and will not leave you alone. I filled out a form that I thought would be different because it was very detailed and I thought it was narrowing my search down to my specific preferences but nope. I hit submit and had 15 automated emails from different companies within seconds half of which were refer, tanker and flatbed which I didnt ask for. Some even contacted my company.

0044501001654365769.jpg

Got that from my dispatcher..... that was awkward.

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We did have a good conversation because of it so it turned out well. I wasnt very serious about leaving just seeing what was out there and filled out the wrong form online.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Stevo Reno's Comment
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My last company, we had sirius xmfm radio, cool loved it. 6 weeks in was driving along listening, then suddenly I wasn't paying attention...Then I realized I was on a commercial loop, about signing up with Sirius?? WTF?? Later, asked me 1st DM kid, "whats up with the radio? lost Sirius? He said he would check into it, he didn't, then I got swapped to the DM kid next to him....He called to tell me , he was my new DM, taking some experienced guys from my original, ok cool....

Week or so, when I talked to him again, I asked my new guy about the radio deal?? He had no idea, so joking, I told him "Well, guess I'm gunna have to give my 2 weeks notice!" He was like whattttt? why ????? don't leave us hahaha I was like dude, without good radio I might have to.. We both got a laugh , I assured him I wasn't jumping ship over a radio sub.

When I did, give my real 2 week notice, he tells me, HE is also leaving for a new gig managing a box truck thing....Now he left the Saturday before me.....My last load, live unload, I get a call from yet a 3rd young DM guy, telling me he will be my new guy(met him too before) so all seriously, I replied quick, "uh NO you won't be" LOL He was like WHAT??, I said didn't Elvin tell anyone this was my last load, since I was going on full retirement to move to Asia? Guess not, so he wished me well, said he would tell powers that be, and IF I wanted to return later, I was more than welcome to..... NOT gunna happen, since I don't plan to come back home anytime soon lol @ Least I felt good that I could go back driving there if I wanted to

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.

Fm:

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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