Royal Trucking

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by sgt50, Feb 12, 2016.

  1. sgt50

    sgt50 Light Load Member

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    First two weeks out ran a southwire load to des moines dropped spent weekend in north kc, picked up monday in north kc took to fulton ms, picked up in columbus ms ran to ashburn ga, picked up in cordel ga ran to pontotoc ms, check engine light came on went back to yard said go home we will have a load for you Sunday to deliver monday, called this morning telling me that truck fixed and wanted me to come in and pick up a load in Tuscaloosa bring back to the yard and then take hometime, after telling my dispatcher that he told me to go home and he would have a load sunday he said that i must have misunderstood i said no i live two hours away and have no way to get to the yard due to wife having vehicle at her work dis organized at best, had to practically get into an argument about hometime for the weekend then he tells me that he thought i was staying out three weeks i said no everyother week is what i said needless to say i will be requesting a new dispatcher on sunday
     
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  3. Beene07

    Beene07 Bobtail Member

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    So dispatch not working out as well as expected?
     
  4. sgt50

    sgt50 Light Load Member

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    Getting miles just seems to be unorganized, they get loads through brokers and instead of putting load info on qualcomm they send you a message with brokers number for you to get the details if any problems with shipper or cosignee driver calls broker about it not dispatcher they just push messages to driver, driver is more or less responsible to get the load info from broker which is weird
     
  5. sgt50

    sgt50 Light Load Member

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    Used to getting all info through qualcomm and if problems arise calling dispatch, not the way they handle it
     
  6. Beene07

    Beene07 Bobtail Member

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    I feel your pain, dispatch is lacking in organizational skills for sure. I've been with them 6 months and it has gotten worse as far as being organized.
     
  7. whoopNride

    whoopNride Road Train Member

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    I here it is an unorganized cluster nowadays. Used to be a good company years ago.
     
  8. sgt50

    sgt50 Light Load Member

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    I think they can be just need to get things together
     
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  9. DomBreth

    DomBreth Light Load Member

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    Close to buying a house in Villa Rica, GA. This is why Royal sparked my interest as it would be extremely convenient . if I have a Year of dry van experience how much training would I need to go flat bed? Or would it change if I went there as dry van and later changed to flat bed? I see you try and do the every other weekend which would be better than what I'm doing but I would also be running out of the villa Rica terminal which according to Google earth satellite picture is extremely small. I assume I could at least drop the trailer there and go home if not park my car there and swap out when I'm ready to go home. What do you think? Should I persue this company further?
     
  10. Beene07

    Beene07 Bobtail Member

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    Probably 2 weeks training , I would think. Could park up at Villa Rica
     
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