Quit under dispatch, what is the actual definition?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by VIRGINIATRUCKER, May 3, 2019.

  1. JoeTruck

    JoeTruck Light Load Member

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    You were told to do something and you didn't want to do it.
    I have always found it best to bring the truck back to the yard for scheduled hometime and tell them I am Moving on, everyone here has been very nice but this job was not a good fit for me. If they need two weeks notice that would be fine.
    This closes the door on their options and we part on good terms. Don't get mad no matter how you feel, just move on.
     
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  2. Chinatown

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    How much experience do you have?
    Do you have endorsements?
    Time to find a new job; that old job is history now.
     
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  3. VIRGINIATRUCKER

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    I'm trying to move on but when the new job sends him a VOE he replies that I quit under dispatch. My original question was how do I get him to stop. Most lawyers I call said this is out of their scope.
     
  4. lovesthedrive

    lovesthedrive Is here to help

    You will need to explain your side when you apply and tell them what the HR person will hear to know what to expect. Then it is their call and not the last job.

    Tho Chinatown did ask you..... How much experience do you have?
     
  5. Chinatown

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    Probably can't get him to stop saying you quit under dispatch because in Virginia it's probably legal for him to reveal why you were fired. Only part to your benefit is you didn't abandon a load, which is a job killer. He could say you abandoned a load, even though the load is on the yard and that would be much worse for you.
     
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  6. Western flyer

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    This is in no way the first time you two
    Have butted heads.
    He's sick and tired of dealing with
    You anymore.
    So he's trying to screw you,
    Like you screwed him on the load.

    I'm on his side.
    Your whole story sounds like just
    A bunch of excuses and whining to me.

    You made every lame excuse you could
    Come up with to not pick up the load.
    So you got canned.
    You lost this power struggle.

    You brought all this on yourself.
    You should have idled that truck all night.
    Picked the load up in the morning,
    Drove back to the yard and quit.

    None of this would be a issue.
    Now you gave him a reason to
    Stick it to you every time someone
    Calls to check your work history.
     
  7. Powder Joints

    Powder Joints Subjective Prognosticator

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    I dont get why everyone one here sides with the company. First, if the story is correct he was not loaded, second You have the right to quit, just like they have the right to fire you. You dont owe a company anything but returning the truck to their yard.

    This will make no difference to any company that is worth working for. Me or China can give you places to try. let it go and move on, its not like you killed a bunch of people.
     
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  8. SoCalRed

    SoCalRed Light Load Member

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    I'm still confused. Did you quit or did you got fired?
    Looks like you prefer to sleep in your own bed, nothing wrong with that. Find a job that is home daily.
    Time to stop overthinking it and look for another job.
     
  9. starmac

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    What freaking difference does it make, I have never had a job that I have had to have, and for sure never had one I couldn't quit at any time I wanted, and it wouldn't matter if I was loaded or not if they want to get my dander up. We are not slaves here, just because we happen to drive a truck.
     
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  10. Lepton1

    Lepton1 Road Train Member

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    Idling for 10 hours might burn 10 gallons at most. How many miles would you have driven if you "had it your way"? How many gallons would you have burned in that case?

    ALL trucking companies want to make a profit. Owner operators make these kind of decisions every day, often spending that night parked at the customer to save fuel and start the next day with a fresh clock. Company drivers that are worth their salt will make the same choice just to start the day with a fresh clock.

    You didn't answer my question. Did you clean out your truck WITHOUT telling anyone you quit? Did that leave your previous company scrambling to cover a load you said you would cover?

    Folks on this forum are starting to think you were fired, not quit, based on some of your more recent posts. I must say it feels like nailing Jello to a wall.

    If I were a company owner and you applied to me and told your story as it has unfolded so far in this thread, there would be a big red flag popping up. Can I trust you to be a man of your word?
     
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