what does forced dispatch mean????

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Joani, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. Markvfl

    Markvfl Road Train Member

    Nov 29, 2007
    Apopka, FL
    I was once leased to a forced dispatch company pulling reefers in 48. They kept me out for 1 year, and no, I'm not exaggerating. Was sitting in Fontana with another hand leased to the same company. He was from Atlanta and I'm from Orlando. They loaded him to Miami and me to Atlanta and refused to let us exchange the loads so we could both go home. That was the last straw. I do not mention the company's name because I don't think they even have leasees any longer (they are out of Jackson TN and have big green letters on the sides of the trailers and were a famous chicken hauling outfit long time ago) :biggrin_25525:
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  3. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

    Jul 17, 2011
    The Village, Portmeirion
    Its where some burly guy rides around in the spare tire rack to make sure you take the loads. "Take this load.. Or else!"
  4. buzzarddriver

    buzzarddriver Road Train Member

    Feb 1, 2011
    Dallas, TX
    Come on now.
    Couldn't you find someone with a key to those handcuffs they had you chained to the steering wheel with.
    And you forgot to start the story with "Now you ain't gonna believe this, but".
  5. AfterShock

    AfterShock Road Train Member

    Sep 19, 2007
    Inland Empire, California
    That's only when it's a union shop.

    Actually, it's a space-age material, (DiS) tire tube patch
    that's applied with hydraulic pressure, (forced), --- invented by
    an 84 year-old former Big truck truck driver who dwells in
    Brooklyn, New York where he now owns a large tire shop with 19 service bays open 24/7/365.

    :Bike wheel::Wheel::Bike wheel::Wheel::Bike wheel:

    Demand for tire repair has increased there 141% in the last four months, and the tire specialists have managed to keep up with the additional volume by eliminating time consuming written orders, and instead have incorporated substituting written orders with vocal orders broadcast over the shop public address system at a high decibel level.

    Take dis tire ovah dare an force dis patch ovah da hole'n fix it.


  6. RangerBIll

    RangerBIll Bobtail Member

    Aug 30, 2009
    Montrose, CO
    that is a company that wants to put over the barrell and not give you an option to refusing to haul a load as given you by your dispatcher. you would have little option to do anything but haul the load. however you can use the HOS laws and FMCSR to your advantage in countering that by putting yourself out of service for instance...that should end any argument on dispatchers part. If they still insist, try to get them on record that the dispatch is being done contrary to the rules.
  7. wis bang

    wis bang Road Train Member

    Jan 12, 2011
    Levittown, PA
    When I worked for Chem Leaman in Croydon, PA the force out worked both ways.

    There was a minimum pay depending on the number of days worked so the bottom of the list might not be called until mid week when the senior guys who started on Sunday night were at the point where additional work meant they would get overtime.

    The senior guys were told they had their 'time in' and the work went to junior men.

    By the end of the week everyone but the bottom two or three guys would have worked. When additional workd came in we would call the bottom guys who when faced with starting on thurs nite and working all weekend would refuse. Once the bottom guy refused, you had to tell him he was being forced and had to take the load.

    it was a teamsters thing back then.
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