Forced NYC

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Craig M.'s Comment
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So Forced NYC sounds like a really bad porn title. I assume it is very difficult to drive in NYC. What does forced NYC mean though? Thanks for all the feed back so far.

Schism's Comment
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Some companies put you on a load , and you can't refuse it .

Some companies say you can refuse it , bit its highly advisable that you DONT ever .

Rarer still are companies which are truly Not Forced Dispatch .. meaning they can actually side with the driver when he says for a valid reason that he will not take a load to a certain destination .

NYC is a mess apparently , there are a lot of restrictions and rules to abide by with a tractor trailer there that do no apply to most other Major Cities in the country .

Its got a horrible reputation and a lot of drivers would prefer never to go there .

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Scott B.'s Comment
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It means if your company dispatches you to pick up or deliver into NYC then you are obligated to accept the load. Having been very close to NYC as a rookie/trainee I can tell you it's not an area you want to drive a truck through.

Old School's Comment
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Craig,

When you are force dispatched it simply means that you aren't allowed to refuse the load, in other words, the company has the right to fire you if you refuse the load. Some companies will stress that they do not force NYC loads because there are a lot of people who don't want to drive there. In reality it is best to not refuse loads wherever they go. I've been in parts of New York City several times, and while it is trying, I've had just as much or more difficulty in downtown New Orleans and Chicago.

Drivers who make a habit of refusing loads have a way of ending up getting all the terrible loads. The dependable drivers who prove themselves day after day will usually get the best runs handed to them whenever possible.

Craig M.'s Comment
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Thanks everyone for the replies.

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