Landed A New Truck Driving Gig

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Rolling Thunder's Comment
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Congrats Old School! Sounds like it may be on the list of flat bedder dream gigs! Nice looking ride too!

Dale C.'s Comment
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Congrats OS.

Mr M's Comment
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According to the other site only foreigners working for chameleon carriers drive volvos. Looks like there is some misinformation there. Lol...

Nice truck sir please keep the awesome pics coming :)

Zen Joker's Comment
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Congrats!!!!dancing-banana.gif

Bud A.'s Comment
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Congratulations Old School!!

Old School's Comment
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Many thanks to all of you for your kind congratulations!

I got my first dispatch today - first run is from Delhi Louisiana to Avon New York. Woo-Hoo!

I'll be having to prove myself all over again, but I have the advantage of some experience this time. Looking forward to this.

mountain girl's Comment
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... I have the advantage of some experience this time. Looking forward to this.

-Old School

Forgive me, Old School. I'm sure you've mentioned how long you've been in trucking but I've forgotten. Just curious. How long, again?

-mountain girl

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AJ D.'s Comment
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Congrats on the move, brother !

...best of luck to you :)

PJ's Comment
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Congrats Old School. I agree the change and having to build those relationships all over is a total pain, but sounds like well worth it. After 2 months I 'm finally getting these guys trained. Lol . You have a great oppurtunity to help build this from the ground up which will be very cool.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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Best Answer!

Mountain Girl, I started my career at Western Express almost eighteen months ago. I had a great dispatcher there until a few months ago when he quit for a better opportunity. My next dispatcher wasn't bad at all, but this job was presented to me by Sandman, who kind of lucked into it himself, and it was just too good to pass on without at least giving it a try.

Sandman and I had lunch together yesterday and he's been trying to teach this old dog some new tricks. He has already been a huge help to me.

The relationship between driver and dispatcher is critical to your success in this career. When it starts to "click" your life can be so much better. It's not even so much a relationship, but more of a confidential trust between the two that knows they can depend on each other to never drop the ball. That's what I'm referring to when I speak of proving myself again. It takes a little time to establish that important reputation with a new dispatcher.

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.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

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