For those who maybe don’t speak trucker, a load of dispatcher brains means you are running down the road with an empty trailer (not getting paid.) How do you know when a dispatcher is lying? Their lips are moving.
How often do we hear drivers complain about their dispatcher or company? A lot. I see it on Twitter. I hear it in truck stops. I hear it on the CB. Drivers are constantly trashing the company who is writing their paycheck. Btw…when you post your complaints on Twitter, your company can see it. You may not think so, but you are replaceable.
Maybe I am just fortune to be associated with a good company. Check that…great comany. That’s not to say I don’t get frustrated or at times a little agitated. I would guess they would say the same about me. You will not however, ever see or hear me speaking poorly of my company publicly. I am very thankful for the opportunity to be out here doing this. Sure, I could go to another company if I wanted. Let’s face it though; the grass is not greener on the other side. The grass is greener where you water it. That means you will at times need to properly deal with frustrations rather than just complain to any and everyone.
I’m sure there are some sketchy companies out there. If you work for one them maybe a change is in order. Chances are though, when you leave a company and have the same issues elsewhere it’s not the company. It’s you. The squeaky wheel doesn’t always get the oil in this business. The squeaky wheel gets crap loads and no miles. That doesn’t mean you never voice concerns back to the company. It means when you have issues you face them, you don’t Facebook them. Being a civil adult gets you much farther than copping an attitude.
A month or so ago I had a couple of rough weeks of low miles various other issues. I was frustrated but didn’t fly off the handle. The result was a couple of good 1900 mile loads plus warm weather. I work hard and they appreciate it. I appreciate what they do for me as well.
I’m not trying to recruit drivers here. If you are a whiner and going to make us look bad, I really don’t want you driving a truck with our name on it anyway. The long and short is this: Being a civil adult with your company will get you a lot further than acting like a foul mouthed infant. Give it a try. Let me know how it works.
Thanks for reading! Remember…keep the rubber down and the antennas pointed up.
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