Choosing My First Company Is Difficult

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Daniel B.'s Comment
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Ha you sound like you know the conversations I had with my dispatcher better than I do. Do you really think I never wanted to go home and see my wife? Why do you think I would quit for not getting to go home if I had never requested it?

What was the reason that they refused to send you home?

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.
Dan J.'s Comment
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K.T . read Brett's book ... it is very helpful as are most everyone on here has been to me

Justin N.'s Comment
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I was team driving with a guy who lives in Salt Lake City Utah and I live in Dallas Texas. My dispatcher could not get us two separate times off, it was just too much trouble to arrange the loads to work around that. I could kind of understand it being difficult and all, I even asked for assistance in teaming me with a Dallas resisdent as well. It never happened though so I left soon as I could and made sure to get a local company to work from this time.

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.
guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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I was team driving with a guy who lives in Salt Lake City Utah and I live in Dallas Texas. My dispatcher could not get us two separate times off, it was just too much trouble to arrange the loads to work around that. I could kind of understand it being difficult and all, I even asked for assistance in teaming me with a Dallas resisdent as well. It never happened though so I left soon as I could and made sure to get a local company to work from this time.

So it was a logistics problem then and not just them flat out telling no you could not take hometime. I was with CRE for three years and never once had trouble getting home and I live in Arkansas. CRE has a yard in Dallas just down from the new stadium on TX 482.

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.
Ken C.'s Comment
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Were you Team driving..? Maybe your partner was part of the reason you didn't get any hometime..?

Andrew's Comment
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Brett thanks for the link very very helpful..

Everyone that has given me feedback on my thread thank you so much i appreciate all the advice I can get

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