Trying to Learn

Discussion in 'Freight Broker Forum' started by Isaacs, Jan 27, 2020.

  1. Isaacs

    Isaacs Bobtail Member

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    I'm new here and trying to learn more about the trucking business. I am interested in freight dispatching, but don't know enough about it to dive in just yet. Am I in the right place to ask questions about this?
     
  2. PPDCT

    PPDCT Heavy Load Member

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    I mean, you're certainly in the right internet forums. I'd encourage, instead of just... asking the questions that have probably been asked dozens, if not hundreds of times- that you use the search bar at the top. There's a *ton* of information available.
     
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  3. Isaacs

    Isaacs Bobtail Member

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    Thank you very much. I will keep searching.
     
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  4. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

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    Visit the forum daily for about a year and read all the posts. Especially the owner operator forum and experienced trucker forum. If your still interested after that period of time then maybe it’s worth giving it a shot.

    Most get bored and disappear after a week.
     
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  5. Isaacs

    Isaacs Bobtail Member

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    Thank you very much. I think that's good advice. I don't think I will get bored with it. I have been researching and trying to learn more, but just figuring out the start up and how to make safe, sensible contacts has been challenging. If you have any advice on that I would be grateful.
     
  6. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    If you somehow are a Dispatcher in the future... you will be given a list of drivers. Say 40 of them.

    Whoo hoo. Now what?

    You will learn to know which of the 40 are the top dogs. Those are the ones you keep in a glass box and smash in case of existential emergency loads that must be on time no matter what.

    You will have many average drivers on your list.

    The ones that will make you experience heartache and tears are the bottom drivers. They need hand holding, mothering, ### kicking, told what to do step by tiny step, issued money all the day and so on. Taking you away from actual dispatching.

    You will retire from dispatching when you get totally sick of asking 4 questions.

    Where you at?

    You empty?

    Why not?

    Why the hell not?
     
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