Pro's & Con's of Dispatchers

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  1. ATS Trucking

    ATS Trucking Bobtail Member

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    What do you like and dislike about your dispatchers? Be honest!!
     
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  3. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    Cricket chrip.....cricket chirp....cricket chirp... Mama always said, if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all......cricket chirp....cricket chip.....cricket chirp
     
  4. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    Best thing about my dispatcher is I don't have one. We have set routes that are bid on and are expected to be an adult and do them. For overtime days it's the same except it's "Do you want to do run X, all I got is crap runs left though." When I say no he moves on to someone that wants the money more than I do.
     
  5. Dale thompson

    Dale thompson Road Train Member

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    Ex drivers make the worst dispatcher.
     
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  6. Kyle G.

    Kyle G. Road Train Member

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  7. pavrom

    pavrom Road Train Member

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    Why ?! I was sure they should be better ...
     
  8. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    Nope he is right

    just read the comments posts about doing a gizillion miles in one day.
     
  9. pavrom

    pavrom Road Train Member

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    I was dispatching my car carriers back in the days ... drivers appreciated my work much more because i avoided pita areas and cars , drove myself same routs
     
  10. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    Because you can't get 2 drivers to agree on the color of the sky, let alone one being 'the boss'. All the disagreements would start with 'when I was a driver.....'

    I always believed that dispatchers were Pro Con (artists)
     
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  11. asphaltreptile311

    asphaltreptile311 Road Train Member

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    Yep the truth. My worst dispatcher was a driver and was smart as a rain gutter . If you leave a driver's seat and take a massive pay cut to drive a desk , there's probably something wrong with you.
     
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