Forced dispatch?

Discussion in 'John Christner' started by DE36535, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    want to make your own decisions. get your own truck. cuz your going to pay a lot of money for less the partial decision making.
  2. valkyrie52

    valkyrie52 Bobtail Member

    Mar 14, 2014
    inverness, FL
    I never turned down a load in my 2+ years with JCT. they don't go places that are too hard to find (ok well the YRC yard in jersey city NJ is a struggle the first time, but when you get out your heading to Bentonville every time)

    most are produce loads or Tyson loads, maybe a pilgrims pride or two in there. once you've been to the customers they service the most a time or two you'll just about know what your next load is based on where you are unloading.
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  3. TrukTuff

    TrukTuff Light Load Member

    Aug 22, 2013
    Anaheim, CA.
    I've been very happy here at JCT for the past 2+ years. I have turned down a few loads in this time, and was not punished by my DM, or snyone else. On the contrary...I have been called by the Mgr. of the Dms and asked to take a losd as a favor, and have been rewarded. If you make yourself valuable to the company, and show that you are ready and willing to work...sometimes taking a load that is tight, or low miles helps to put you in good favor with your DM, or the will get plenty of miles. There are lots of good reasons to turn a load down, but you'll have to pick your battles (so to speak). If you just came off of home time, or were down for service...and you are given a preplan that is 1000 miles or less, with say 4 days on it....leaving you short of your break would be smart to turn the load down...but if you just delivererd on Saturday, and only have 1500 miles in for the week, and you get a preplan that is another 1500 miles and delivers on Tuesday morning. wouldn't be very smart turning that load down, just because you want to sit in the truck stop and watch the Nascar race or Baseball game on Sunday...know what I mean?
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  4. TrukTuff

    TrukTuff Light Load Member

    Aug 22, 2013
    Anaheim, CA.
    0 the answer to your question is no...JCT does not force you to accept any load. But if you develop a track record of turning down loads frequently, you will find yourself getting leftovers, after they have dispatched all of the drivers that really want to work/run. It would make sense with any company to keep their hardest working drivers busy, before making them sit so someone who doesn't want much work can cut into their revenue.
  5. Jarhed1964

    Jarhed1964 Road Train Member

    Jun 22, 2007
    Charlotte, NC
    I have relayed almost eleventy-billion long runs in the 8 weeks I have been here, and every time the message or call started with:

    "would you be willing to..."
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  6. BJnobear

    BJnobear Heavy Load Member

    Aug 24, 2010
    PCB, FL
    JCT is NOT Forced Dispatch. If you don't want a load you can refuse it, no problems. There is usually a few more loads available. I have turned down 4 loads here, and I am still here. If it is really important the DM will ask you, politely or sarcastically, to take it at least to a swap. Other wise, no big deal.

    You run what you want here, your success is dependent on you.
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  7. trucker962

    trucker962 Bobtail Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    I'm looking into jct been reading a lot of post some good some bad like every thing else u take the good with the bad I may apply
  8. DenaliDad

    DenaliDad Retired Wheel Dog

    This is an old question and perhaps the OP got his answer, but for others, it seems to me that asking a question that is really company driver-related - so-called "forced" dispatch or not - only shows the one asking the question probably should spend more time reading about being in business for oneself, which is what JCT is all about.
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  9. DE36535

    DE36535 Light Load Member

    May 11, 2013
    Foley, AL
    Explain how reading about being in business for oneself well answer the question of whether a specific company will cast reprisals upon contractors who turn down loads. Or were you just searching fur opportunities to pass judgement?
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  10. damonarnold816

    damonarnold816 Light Load Member

    Aug 3, 2013
    United States
    A good rule of thumb is don't be difficult, in the last month I haven't had any loads I'd consider bad loads, or loads I wanted to refuse, and I probably wouldn't refuse a load for the simple fact that I have one objective, to make money, and on every load I'll make money, it's just that simple. So looking at a company and wondering about force dispatch or reprisals for refusing a load may just mean this isn't the company for you.
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