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Newtothis

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Dear Driver Relations,

Thanks for" not" calling me back last evening...POD after my 300 miler for the week in Nashville to find 18 other vans at the time...Thought I'd call you and ask for an empty move however your were so busy that dispatch answered and sent email asking you to return my call.
It's cool, I moved myself... Deadheaded another 150 for the week, (thats 300 now) sitting on board with 8 more vans. Ya, I used my relocation tools... Every board within 300 miles is chock full (88 vans total currently) so I'm sure your busy answering the phone today too. Don't worry about calling me now you have your hands full! I'm sure dispatch will call soon in a day or two... Or three, but by then I'll prol be somewhere else after I drop another $90 in the tank. I'll keep you posted on the QC. No worries! Have a good day!!
 

Kyle06

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Dear Driver Relations,

Thanks for" not" calling me back last evening...POD after my 300 miler for the week in Nashville to find 18 other vans at the time...Thought I'd call you and ask for an empty move however your were so busy that dispatch answered and sent email asking you to return my call.
It's cool, I moved myself... Deadheaded another 150 for the week, (thats 300 now) sitting on board with 8 more vans. Ya, I used my relocation tools... Every board within 300 miles is chock full (88 vans total currently) so I'm sure your busy answering the phone today too. Don't worry about calling me now you have your hands full! I'm sure dispatch will call soon in a day or two... Or three, but by then I'll prol be somewhere else after I drop another $90 in the tank. I'll keep you posted on the QC. No worries! Have a good day!!

Bummer man, hopefully things will pick back up, where are you at now
 

Newtothis

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Bummer man, hopefully things will pick back up, where are you at now
Knoxville... They pulled out days average again by location to shipper apparently since I only moved up one spot since last night. So over it.
 

Kyle06

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Knoxville... They pulled out days average again by location to shipper apparently since I only moved up one spot since last night. So over it.
What do you mean "They pulled out days average again by location to shipper"?
 

Newtothis

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Well I've been informed it's not a first in first out operation any longer. So basically Throw board position right out the window it's now truck closest to shipper wins the race mostly.
It's bad when five miles or so of deadhead they don't want to pay costs you another day sitting.
 
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Kyle06

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Oh heck it was my understanding they have been doing that for quite a while now, with them paying for the deadhead, they want the closest truck
 

Newtothis

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They need to send out a treasure hunting map and a crystal ball to all the drivers now then. That way we can know who will call and where we need to sit.
One day I'm told it's by position, next it's location, another there will say computer picks. I must be the only one who has issue with this so I'll shutty now. Lol
 

Moot

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Well I've been informed it's not a first in first out operation any longer. So basically Throw board position right out the window it's now truck closest to shipper wins the race mostly.
That's pretty much how it has been since I have been with Panther, unless there is several hours until pick up.
 

Moot

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One day I'm told it's by position, next it's location, another there will say computer picks. I must be the only one who has issue with this so I'll shutty now. Lol
This is typical of the right head not knowing what the left head is saying and vice-versa. Welcome to Pantherville, take your shoes off, set a spell.
 

dletheridge

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It's been that way ever since we first started with Panther (2 years or so ago).

What i've done is that I look at our run book to see where we have picked up in that area and then try to get as close to those as I can safely and legally be.
 

canesman07

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The Computer pops up 3 possible trucks/van whatever that meet the needs of the shipper then it is dispatch's discretion. Sometimes you lose sometimes you lose. I very rarely get load offers when I get in the top 5 unless i am the only one on a board. Getting ****y about and complaining hardly garners much empathy. I have been offered 6 loads this week all totally less then 500 miles. Take the good take the bad and what ya got? the facts of life buddy.
 
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