I'm a company driver. for a while now I've been getting crumbs for miles, while my co workers on the same board are doing the company average or better. My average weekly mileage is well below theirs. I brought to his attention several times and nothing changed. I',m currently waiting to be switched to another dispatcher. In the meantime I'm still getting trash loads and miles. I spoke with our fleet manager as well and he's telling me to hang on they're making changes in dispatch and load planning. My question is, Im doing my job like everyone else no better no worse, but I'm not doing anywhere close to the miles that my coworkers are doing, do I have grounds to file an EO complaint? Would like to hear a dispatcher and load planner perspective on this as well as drivers. Thanks.
Equal Opportunity Question
- Are you an OTR/Regional Driver?
- When do you come out to start your week?
- How long are you willing to stay out?
- Do you refuse loads or dispatches?
- Do you maximize your daily on duty hours?
- Does dispatch have to deadhead/bobtail you to get you home or into the freight lanes?
- Do you have any safety violations?
- How long have you been with this company?
2.This company policy is 48 hours plus 10 hours after 14 days out. I come out ontime when my hometime is over
3.30 days if I dont have personal matters to attend to, but i stay out the required 14 days.
4.Forced dispatch here so I take everything that comes on the Qualcomm
5. To the best of my ability yes. I call some customers to see if they can take me early, or allow overnight parking, etc.
6. Yes rarely bobtail, but deadhead is limited to 200 miles or less
7. No moving violations or citations. Due to Qualcomm software issues that screws with hours of service, drivetime, so log violations. This company's Qualcomm issues is fleetwide. I havent been written up for any of them though
8. 13 months
Do you have ground to file a complaint to the EEOC over this?
You have to actually prove that you are targeted based on gender or race.
That will be impossible unless they admit to it openly.
Number four in your answers is wrong. You are an employee, forced dispatch doesn't apply to employees.TripleSix Thanks this.
A crappy dispatcher can ruin your paycheck big time. Wait and see if a new dispatcher does right by you. If that doesn't work and you're sure your behavior isn't a problem then its probably time to find a better job.
I fired a dispatcher one time via a Operations Manager over short miles. I am one of those who are happy with say Yakima WA to Boston in 6 days rather than overnights delivering 6 loads in 6 days.
The company ultimately cut miles to zero and waited until I quit which got my state to award me unemployment once I made my case with them. Took another 10 years before the blacklisting fell off. That was over 25 years ago, It's ancient history.
Try a dispatcher change first. Then change companies if it does not work out in a month.UturnGirl Thanks this.
I have questions....
1. How many drivers are on your dispatcher’s board total?
2. Who is the highest earning driver on this dispatcher’s load board? Who is the lowest earning driver? What is the average driver making?
3. Are you of a different race than everyone else on your board?
4. Do you have evidence of them loading around you (you and another driver on your board, go to the same receiver and you empty out first, but he gets a load and leaves you sitting and waiting)?
5. How long have you worked there and when did the crumbs start?
6. How long does the fleet manager expect you to “hold on” until changes in planning and dispatch come?
7. What is a “trash load” and what are “trash miles”?deathB4decaf Thanks this.