A Month Of Trucking With Daniel B.

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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Thanks Nicole, glad it has helped! This thread can help so many people if people can just see it.

Hey Brett, sure would be awesome if some of these threads that I spent hundreds of hours on and lost many hours of sleep to create wouldn't just fade away into who knows what distant page number. I would love to make a new diary of my local work and what my wife has to go through as a dispatcher but I truly feel like I'll be wasting my time because it will just fall behind the pages never to be read again.

That's exactly the kind of stuff we're working on behind the scenes. It's one of the reasons we've created the new "News" section, so we can highlight some of this stuff, do interviews with drivers, and get this information to people in more ways. We certainly plan on interviewing you and quite a few members of this forum for upcoming articles, and we'd love to learn more about your wife's job as a dispatcher because it's something that would give people all kinds of new insights into the industry.

We also send out emails, one per day, a total of 71 of them at this point, which point to discussions like that for anyone who registers for the website.

We also have our Truck Driver's Career Guide which highlights a lot of these great conversations.

We've also tagged a ton of forum comments as All-Star Comments so people can see the best of the best all in one place.

We are aware of the fact that there are mountains of great information throughout this forum. We currently have 163,368 comments spread across 18,694 conversations. It's an overwhelming amount of great stuff and we're trying like crazy to find ways to keep the best stuff accessible, but man there's sooooo much of 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.
Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I am currently reading your thread from a year ago and this one. Why would you stop? Unless your just tired? :D Then ok. Other wise David can do next month? Your halfway through. Please and thank yousmile.gif

I'm reading it 3 1/2 years later, and it is awesome! Thanks!

Will H.'s Comment
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It took me a few days to read this thread and I found it to have been a great read and a big eye opener. Thank you for your time and work you put into this.

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