"On the totem pole, drivers and dispatchers are at the same level” in many trucking companies, says Tim Bell II, the dispatcher Wendy Parker interviews in this story.
Chipman Relocations' Tina Pastore sends this poem out to all company employees and contracting owner-operators in advance of the Christmas holiday, a fitting driver tribute this time of year.
But herein, M. Wendy Parker does just that, heaping no small amount of praise on those "planners, CSRs and dispatchers" she may or may not have called orangutans at some past point...
Our former carrier told us where to go and when. Our present carrier allows us to call ahead to confirm pick up and delivery details. It's better this way.
A trucking company executive shares a story about an owner-operator. I reply.
Truckers weigh in on beauty vs. efficiency, driver fatigue and the hours-of-service regulations.
Next time somebody tells you they've got a "hot load" and you best to do everything and more in your power to get it there on-time, you may do well to point the speaker in ...
Sign up to get Overdrive's daily newsletter.