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Old 04-11-2013, 08:09 AM   #20251
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WTF does the dispatcher have to do with this?
The dispatcher tells the driver where to go and how to get there. My brother drives a truck, I told him to not EVER let a dispatcher suggest that he cross 129 and I showed him pictures.

He got dispatched in West Virginia once and ended up in a man's front yard....that was a long day.
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:38 AM   #20252
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If a dispatcher sends** a tractor-trailer via that part of US 129, then the dispatcher needs a career change. Not only is it an known inadvisable route***, it is also closed to trucks-over-30-feet from the NC side.



** assuming that the dispatcher routes the trucks
***and someone who programmed truck routes into the GPS doesn't have a warped sense of humor...


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Old 04-11-2013, 08:59 AM   #20253
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If a dispatcher sends a tractor-trailer via that part of US 129, then the dispatcher needs a career change. Not only is it an known inadvisable route, it is also closed to trucks-over-30-feet from the NC side.

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My brother's "trucker's GPS" still indicates it as a valid route.
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:15 AM   #20254
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no dispatchers dispatching trucks, no trucks.


Duh.


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The dispatcher tells the driver where to go and how to get there. My brother drives a truck, I told him to not EVER let a dispatcher suggest that he cross 129 and I showed him pictures.

He got dispatched in West Virginia once and ended up in a man's front yard....that was a long day.
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If a dispatcher sends a tractor-trailer via that part of US 129, then the dispatcher needs a career change. Not only is it an known inadvisable route, it is also closed to trucks-over-30-feet from the NC side.

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n00bs..

I am an Operations Manager AND a Dispatcher.

I tell them point A and Point B.....thats it.

90% of companies do not dictate the route.

If you have a driver that bad, that you have to route him yourself, you fire him.

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Old 04-11-2013, 09:32 AM   #20255
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n00bs..If you have a driver that bad, that you have to route him yourself, you fire him.
Well, he was a n00b back then....he's been on the road a few years (5+) now and I am sure that he has gotten much better.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:48 AM   #20256
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n00bs..


I tell them point A and Point B.....thats it.

90% of companies do not dictate the route.
That is changing quickly though. Companies are starting to realize how much money and time they can save by optimizing routes. Just look at how much UPS saved by optimizing their routes by eliminating something as simple as left turns. Long hauls are quickly following suit.

That trend, in and of itself, is likely to clean up US129.
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:22 AM   #20257
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I'll bet whoever has the heavy tow contract makes a lot of cash. What's needed is signage that promises a $5000 fine for blocking the highway with a heavy truck in the ditch.
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:07 PM   #20258
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That is changing quickly though. Companies are starting to realize how much money and time they can save by optimizing routes. Just look at how much UPS saved by optimizing their routes by eliminating something as simple as left turns. Long hauls are quickly following suit.

That trend, in and of itself, is likely to clean up US129.
UPS is a different breed.....no way in hell would I work for them, not even management.

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I'll bet whoever has the heavy tow contract makes a lot of cash. What's needed is signage that promises a $5000 fine for blocking the highway with a heavy truck in the ditch.
How about similar fines for fucktard cagers and MC riders that block up the interstates with their crashes?

Makes you think....huh
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:10 PM   #20259
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How about similar fines for fucktard cagers and MC riders that block up the interstates with their crashes?

Makes you think....huh
I've got no problem with that. They are starting to charge fuctard hikers and mountain climbers to rescue their ignorant asses, why not charge dumbasses for the cost of responding to their wrecks.
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:40 PM   #20260
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UPS is a different breed.....no way in hell would I work for them, not even management.


How about similar fines for fucktard cagers and MC riders that block up the interstates with their crashes?

Makes you think....huh
Nah. I don't ride the interstates. Too many asshole truckers these days. Half of 'em don't even speak English anymore, and they regularly roll them over on the freeway ramps. When a tire's coming apart, they just keep on rolling until the tread comes off and leave it lying in the traffic lane.
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:27 PM   #20261
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I've got no problem with that. They are starting to charge fuctard hikers and mountain climbers to rescue their ignorant asses, why not charge dumbasses for the cost of responding to their wrecks.
If you hit a telephone pole and knock out power, you (or more likely your insurance) gets a bill for downtime
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:51 PM   #20262
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n00bs..

I am an Operations Manager AND a Dispatcher.

I tell them point A and Point B.....thats it.

90% of companies do not dictate the route.

If you have a driver that bad, that you have to route him yourself, you fire him.

I drove for Werner for short time. They route you. I believe it's for mileage
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:58 PM   #20263
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:00 PM   #20264
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How about similar fines for fucktard cagers and MC riders that block up the interstates with their crashes?

Makes you think....huh
Actually, I spent 5 years in Germany, and they did exactly that. It's funny, when you spend a few grand to get a license, and you get charged for any and all damage you do when you cause an accident, you start to respect the laws a little more. I loved driving and riding there. People used their signals for everything. People only used the left lane to pass. People didn't drive like asshats with a cellphone glued to their head. Speeding tickets were cheap and didn't hit your insurance, but they were plentiful if you didn't watch for the cameras. All in all, it worked well.
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:03 PM   #20265
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WTF does the dispatcher have to do with this?
I dunno. Just what I've been told by countless O/O, company drivers, executives at Schneider, Hunt, Teton, Colonial and countless other OTR companies I have personal and/or professional relationships with.
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