Bad Dispatcher

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by landy77, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. fancypants

    fancypants Medium Load Member

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    Sounds normal to me.No really he sucks. Just pay very little attention to him.
     
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  3. landy77

    landy77 Light Load Member

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    Ok, then, my concern is normal and nothing to worry about then.
     
  4. Big Don

    Big Don "Old Fart"

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    OK, now if I'm reading this correctly - - - -

    You are concerned about how your dispatcher is acting. BUT, you are more concerned about your being concerned, than you are concerned about being concerned about your dispatcher, who is acting like a normal jerk. Does that about sum it up?:biggrin_25523:

    (my head hurts. . .):biggrin_2557:
     
  5. kajidono

    kajidono Road Train Member

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    I've got a whole new level of respect for our system. They actually can see how much time we have left to the minute and whether we are shut down for the day. The evening dispatcher likes to call me and ask when or if I'm planning on shutting down soon because he sees how little time I have left. I like to run the clock down to zero and it made them nervous at first till they figured out that I knew what I was doing.
     
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  6. Onetruckpony

    Onetruckpony Medium Load Member

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    Wow, you have to answer a cell phone, or look at a message on a computer screen? poor baby!
    imagine if you can, running all night, getting unloaded at around daylight, racing 50 or so miles to the truck wash, finding a truck stop and the actually getting out of the truck to talk to a dispatcher or broker several times an hour.
    Get a load, bust ### to get it before they stop loadingg for the day, run all night to deliver it, rinse, repeat.
     
  7. Cudascious

    Cudascious Medium Load Member

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    Man I love my dispatcher I average 3000 miles per week and drive pretty much when I want. Sometimes I have to deliver or pick up at an unfavorable time, but I find a way to flop my clock back to my favored time schedule. My dispatcher is an ex trucker, so he knows whats up and takes #### good care of me.
     
  8. THBatMan8

    THBatMan8 Road Train Member

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    Yeah, my load planner/dispatcher is pretty good at giving me assignments that come as close to the PTA I give as possible. If I don't give them a PTA, my DM usually bugs me until I do. :biggrin_2559:
     
  9. Meltom

    Meltom Road Train Member

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    I used to have a driver that would deliver 6 hours before his appt time without notifying dispatch and then wonder why he'd have to wait 6 hours for his next load. It's all about communication, if you want to deliver early let me know. Otherwise we'll look at the PTA and book appts based off of that time.
     
  10. kajidono

    kajidono Road Train Member

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    I'll deliver early and go try to pick up the next load early. It usually works out fine. I just slide into the spot left by a late truck. If it's a matter of taking a longer break before the appt time in the morning, I just take the long break.
     
  11. roziroze

    roziroze Bobtail Member

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    I'd like to become a Dispatcher - I would be an awesome, caring and hard working one. CAN anyone give me some good tips/pointers - email is roziroze@gmail.com

    Anyone want to walk me thru the steps ;-)
     
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