Fleet Manager, Likes or Dislikes

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  1. cwmccall

    cwmccall Bobtail Member

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    What do you like the most or hate the most about your fleet manager? Is there anything cool/cruel that you will never forget? What do you want them to know that you think they overlook? Just curious, thanks!
     
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  3. rocknroll nik

    rocknroll nik High Risk Load Member

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    Well I think the most important thing that a fleet manager can do is listen to his/her driver, and not coddle or be condescending to them and their problems.
    It is the fleet managers job ( in my opinion) to look out for the drivers best interest and act as a "trustworthy" liaison between the driver and the rest of the operation.

    I had a great dm for a while with one company. He understood the life, and the dilemma's drivers were faced with. After he got forced out, his replacement was ok but she tended to "give up" a little too easy in fighting for loads for the us.
    I had a good rapport with her but she was overwhelmed by the machine.
     
  4. Baack

    Baack Road Train Member

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    Are you talking in concerns to expediting-straight truck, van or semi truck????
    This is the expidite forum
     
  5. cwmccall

    cwmccall Bobtail Member

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    I am interviewing for a fm job at a van expedited company and know little about the industry. I wanted to learn more about the job and the drivers before I sat down with them. If I do get the job, I thought this would be a great tool to learn what drivers like/dislike while they can remain anonymous. I would like to know all I can about the drivers so we can work together better if I was hired. I apologize for being naive on where to post, after my response, should I relocate to another forum? Thanks, guys and gals.
     
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  6. Baack

    Baack Road Train Member

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    Nope this is the right place LOL
    We have a few members that are very knowledgeable about expediting
    Good Luck!!!
     
  7. rocknroll nik

    rocknroll nik High Risk Load Member

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    As an ex driver it's nice to see that some of the "shirts" in the office ( even though you don't have the job yet) would actually "care" enough to find out about us drivers! Kudos to you and good luck!:yes2557:
     
  8. PharmPhail

    PharmPhail Road Train Member

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    He makes me work and doesn't put up with any of my BS. I hate the MF'er.
     
  9. cwmccall

    cwmccall Bobtail Member

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    Thanks for the good luck wish. From an outsider with no first hand knowledge, I figure if we can have mutual respect for each other and try to work together life would be much better. I am sure the drivers can make the job miserable for a fm and a fm can be a jerk to the drivers which accomplishes nothing. Stay safe on the roads guys and gals and I look forward to your responses.
     
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    cwmccall Bobtail Member

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    That's funny right there!
     
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  11. RickG

    RickG Road Train Member

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    If you happen to be talking about something like CRST Van Expedite , that operates differently than most other expedite carriers . FedEx Custom Critical and Panther don't employ fleet managers . They contract fleet owners who in turn contract drivers . Carriers don't get involved with issues between fleet owners and drivers .
     
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