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  1. Juan1998

    Juan1998 Bobtail Member

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    A driver manager majority trucking companies have them basically every driver has a driver manager could be a ratio of 25 drivers to one driving manager
     
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  3. Tall Mike

    Tall Mike Road Train Member

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    Must be a mega fleet thing ? I've never had one.
     
  4. Juan1998

    Juan1998 Bobtail Member

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    Yup I never like the idea of a "dm" sounds to corporate currently searching for small trucking companies where the owner is actually driving a truck
     
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    Waffle House?
     
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    Tall Mike Road Train Member

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    Local Craigslist is where I've had the best luck, or word of mouth. Might have to expand your search out a bit too.
     
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  7. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    This is why I like my outfit compared to the more “popular” freight lines. I don’t slip seat, 6:00 AM start, the same run in the same trailer every day...

    Others may pay better, but that will come with a price.
     
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    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    It is often more like 50 drivers to every DM at a large terminal.

    I do not envy them their job.
    They are held accountable from both ends, the drivers and supervisors.
    They have to make drivers happy while trying to keep the bosses happy as well, and they do not make a whole lot of money.
    They work longer hours than I usually do.

    They have to worry about idle times, miles driven, home times, babysitting drivers that have no clue, and a myriad of other things - and it is all coming in to them from both ends.
    I'm pretty sure those DM's have the hardest job in this industry.
     
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  9. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    Are you talking about London, OH or farther north? I like both places too, but I lean a little more towards the Waffle House. I like the Huddle House too, but those are dying off for real. I don't know that there's any left, maybe Salina. KS? I've committed the truck accessible Waffle Houses to memory lol....Lebanon, MO has that lot across from the truck stop there off 44, the 130 mm I'm thinking. They have Slim Chickens over there. My brother is crazy about them but I've yet to try them.
     
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  10. Juan1998

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    I agree especially the babysitting part. Dms will basically tell me I should start my pre I was like woah there I know I haven't been doing this forever but I was like I know what to do you don't have to treat me like I just just got my cdl yesterday. I was trained pretty good. my trainer was always awake with me especially driving in cities like Seattle or LA..
     
  11. Juan1998

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    Slip seating sucks especially when you get in a truck where it smells like straight up cigarettes.
     
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