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    No Forced Dispatch

    Does anyone know of any companies that are actually no forced dispatch? I was told to leave by Load 1 ..which was supposed to be no forced dispatch in the past week for turning down loads. I was never late with a pick up or delivery nor did I have any cargo claims in the 9 months I was there. I also stayed inservice at least 90% of the time.Their ad to lure drivers and owner op's claim no forced dispatch...but if you turn down a load you are informed you'll be written up and then u're dropped to the bottom of the load board...I'm just an po ole unedumacated truck driver...but that seems like forced dispatch to me!
    I know landstar is one...but I haven't found any others yet. I've been with Tri State when I first started expediting back in 2000 so I know about them.Anybody have any ideas?

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    Re: No Forced Dispatch

    Panther was the Chief Offenders in this Category! I can Practically Write a Book on the Number of Times Panther Put Me Out of Service for Turning Down Garbage Loads!

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    If any company went completly on drivers saying no whenever they wanted it would only mean they would have to sign in more trucks then everyone would get less miles. Never heard of load one writing anyone up for turning down a load. Drop to the bottom of the list yea maybe once in a while but that really effects us nowhere but Taylor. Dispatchers do need to take care of customers and as much as I dislike it they need some tools to help them accomplish that. Good luck to you.

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    Re: No Forced Dispatch

    Well this is going to be an interesting thread. Should take very little time till the Load 1 cheer leading squad is here telling charlie how it was all his fault for being told to leave, that there is no forced dispatch and all the loads pay great so why would charlie even turn one down.
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    Re: No Forced Dispatch

    I agree, Rod. I'll get the popcorn.
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    Re: No Forced Dispatch

    There is no such thing as no forced dispach in this business when you work for somone else they call you haul or your unemployed. Good luck with finding annother carrier most on this site know I am pro own authority because it gives you some extra leverage so you are not totaly dependant on the carrier for work. You can find your own customers, trade with other carriers, and have open contracts that allow you to be Non Exclusive. Just remember with your own authority, that they do see you as competition and verry important honor the non compepte clause in your contracts. most companies are at least six months to 1 year.

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    Re: No Forced Dispatch

    Quote Originally Posted by fastrod View Post
    Well this is going to be an interesting thread. Should take very little time till the Load 1 cheer leading squad is here telling charlie how it was all his fault for being told to leave, that there is no forced dispatch and all the loads pay great so why would charlie even turn one down.
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    I agree, Rod. I'll get the popcorn.
    Well I am far from being a cheerleader for any company, I do take great pride in the company my fleet is leased on with. I often call it like I see it. I'm not always right the way I see things but anyone that knows me well enough, knows I certainly don't surgar coat my feelings on anything, John Elliot can confirm this.....

    With that said, obviously there are always two sides to every story. I would like to hear the whole story from both sides. This story seems to be lacking some hard facts.

    To the original poster:
    1. How many turn downs did you have in the 9 months you were here?
    2. What was your reasoning for turning down loads?
    3. What type of unit were you driving?
    4. Do you own said unit?
    5. Who "told you to leave"?

    Every carrier is out here to make money as are we. There has to be a "fit" between carrier and contractor in order for the realtionship to work. It's been said before by others and I will say it again. Load 1 is a great carrier and I personally would not be anywhere else, but their business plan just does not fit everyone's business plan for a variety of reasons. If the partnership is not there to work together, both parties will be unhappy and the relationship will end with no good outcome for all involved.
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    Re: No Forced Dispatch

    Quote Originally Posted by BobWolf View Post
    honor the non compepte clause in your contracts. [/B]most companies are at least six months to 1 year.

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    Re: No Forced Dispatch

    Gotta agree on that too, Just like any relationship if the chemestry is missing it wont work, and saying no too many times will cost you.
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    Re: No Forced Dispatch

    Hey Charlie, wake up! Yeah, Charlie, you sleepy head, wake up! Hey Charlieeeee, what you are hoping to find is Candy Mountain Express. Yeah Charlieee, Candy Mountain Express where all the trucks are fueled by magic and the dispatchers will load you whenever and to wherever you want to go. When you get to Candy Mountain Express, Charlieee, hang on to your freaking kidney!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Hey Charlie, wake up! Yeah, Charlie, you sleepy head, wake up! Hey Charlieeeee, what you are hoping to find is Candy Mountain Express. Yeah Charlieee, Candy Mountain Express where all the trucks are fueled by magic and the dispatchers will load you whenever and to wherever you want to go. When you get to Candy Mountain Express, Charlieee, hang on to your freaking kidney!
    Did you have to burst my bubble this early in the morning? Going inside to get some candy.

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    Re: No Forced Dispatch

    Watch your kidneys!


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    Re: No Forced Dispatch

    Can you get put to the bottom of the board for turning down a load? only if it is over 200 miles...and that for the most part as was said only affect you if you are in Taylor..I mean how many times have you sat anywhere where being moved to the bottom of the board other then Taylor took you to what #2....LOL...

    As for turning loads down and getting written up, so what...I turned down a run 2 weeks ago...the next week I made more money then i have all yr...Yea do it enough and they wil just not call you..keep it up when they do, and i am sure that they will tell you to take a walk..Id be willing to bet ALL carriers would do the same thing...on and written up, yea that happens, you can see it on the bottom of the Fleet Vison screen.....

    But i do have to ask, why did you turn soo many runs down?? I mean all our runs pay great!!!

    Oh and as far as bein a "cheerleader"...you bet!! Its all about enjoying where you are contracted and the conditions you work under and the money you make, and I'll compare all of those with anyone out there....As was stated, not every carrier is for everyone, Load 1 works for more then a few of us..I figure thats why there is a waiting list to get on with them and take a look at who those waiting are and where they are coming from....
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefdennis View Post
    Can you get put to the bottom of the board for turning down a load? only if it is over 200 miles..
    Sorry but thats not entirely factual. The two hundred mile rule only affects the Taylor area and only.if your one of the top few spots in line. You can be 6th out in Taylor refuse a load and be dropped.


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    Re: No Forced Dispatch

    Quote Originally Posted by xiggi View Post
    Sorry but thats not entirely factual. The two hundred mile rule only affects the Taylor area and only.if your one of the top few spits in line. You can be 6th out in Taylor refuse a load and be dropped.


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    Yes that is only in Taylor, I should have said that..but the fact remains, that if you are not in Taylor and turn down a load and get dropped to the bottom, just how far are you going to go?? to # 2, maybe #3....LOL....and even then, there are too many other factors that go into you getting the next load that board position is just one of them...

    As Shadow said, there is more to this then we know and as you xiggi said, i haven't heard of anyone being told to leave because on turn downs, but, that being said, it all depends on the number of turndowns....

    By the way, to the OP, what do you drive???
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