Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by highirish, Jul 28, 2007.

  1. highirish

    highirish Light Load Member

    Jul 26, 2007
    Paducah, KY
    I have always heard about this but Im not sure what it is. Anyone know what it is?
  2. RNGTransport

    RNGTransport Light Load Member

    Jul 13, 2007
    Allendale, MI
    A forced dispatch is basically all the company drivers out there they do not have the right to say no and if they do they get suspended and/or fired for doing so.
  3. Peeping_Tom

    Peeping_Tom Light Load Member

    Jul 22, 2007
    Sharpsburg, Ga
    better explained would be, when they send you something over your qualcomm and you reject it or ignore it they still hook it onto you and make you do it anyways. they will go as far as moving times on either shipper/reciever to make it more easy. and if you still decline then they will take it off of you andmake you sit and wait for another load and they are in no hurry to get you moving again. they are just trying to prove the point that they are the boss and you do as they say no matter what and like it. this as i see it is a common practice to noobs in this business. i went thru it and so has everybody else. i have been in this so long now that if i don't want to do it then i don't and they will give me another load in 15-20 minutes. i don't sit well and they know that. case in point, this past week was just aweful, and i requested a t-call from the load and took my time off a day early. they had no problem with it and i headed home. it's all how you handle it and talk to them.
    TheyCallMeDave Thanks this.
  4. highirish

    highirish Light Load Member

    Jul 26, 2007
    Paducah, KY
    Gotcha...I guess everything I do is forced dispatch since I never realized I had the option to refuse a load. Thanks for the help.
  5. moujick

    moujick Light Load Member

    Aug 8, 2007
    this question is for Werner drivers let me know good and bad side of your company?
  6. Kane

    Kane Light Load Member

    Jun 27, 2007
    Since we're on the subject, why do drivers refuse loads?
  7. Scarecrow03

    Scarecrow03 Road Train Member

    Sep 27, 2006
    In Your Head
    That's a good question. I work for a non-forced dispatch company and I'm a company driver. I have only turned down two loads in my year with them. The only reason I did was because I didn't like the miles and the customer the loads were going to. My dispatcher generally gives me the best of the loads he has, as he knows I'll run anywhere. Even in the mountains. Since our trucks don't have jake brakes, a lot of drivers refuse to go to places like GA, NC or SC.
  8. ssbowles

    ssbowles Heavy Load Member

    Sep 27, 2007
    High Desert,CA
    The company I'm with allows us the option of accepting/refusing a load before it is actually dispatched to us. There are no hard feelings if we reject one, although we do need a good reason for doing so.
    I have refused a couple loads, if the runs are short miles and I'll have to set on it to deliver....if I don't have enough time to make the del appointment, which would kill my bonus....or if the weather is bad.
    But usually, I just hook it, make whatever adjustments I need to make, and I'm off.
  9. pbrstreetgang

    pbrstreetgang Light Load Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Haha, I know you don't work for Swift!
  10. GuysLady

    GuysLady Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Jun 20, 2007
    The eye of the storm....
    The company my husband works for, I am not sure about on this one.... I know they are supposed to be... but I've heard of my husband and several other of the company drivers refusing loads.. and not have any issues with doing so. Not even the usual, "Sit and wait for forever and a day for the next one..." But I think it has something to do with the fact that my husband works for a real human being that you can actually go into the office and carry on a real conversation with....:biggrin_25525:
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