I have driven for Swift Trans for over 5 years. I have given them my best for 5 years, and this last 2 weeks have been down right hell. I am a dedicated driver out of the Sparks Nevada terminal, usually running CA K-Marts or Michelins, but I wanted to take Sunday night off for my son's second birthday, for which I gave 3 weeks notice, and then made sure to remind my DM at least twice a week. The Friday before, I get a load for Sunday, so I sent a message to the Planner reminding him and my DM that I have asked for Sunday off, I was then sent a message from my DM over the qualcomm telling me I should have told him more in advance. So I let it slide because they did give me sunday off. I get my tuesday delivery, and got it there on time and actually had it unloaded an hour ahead of schedule. I then waited 3 hours for a preplan for a load home. I picked up my load back to sparks, and was waiting for my wednesday delivery preplan. It never came, I called the Sparks Terminal and tried to get hold of my DM but never got an answer. so I finally resigned to having the night off.
I called first thing in the morning to find out about a load, and got dispatched right away. I took out my thursday delivery, and again had it unloaded early, and had to wait for my return trip. I again waited and waited for my friday delivery preplan. It again never came, I called my DM AGAIn and got NO answer what so ever.
Here I am missing 3 days of work when I know that there are loads, or were, a driver had to call in sick, and there was a load just sitting in the office that no one wanted but they for some reason wouldn't give it to me. So I went down Thursday and tried to find out what was going on, I got No difinitive answers at all. So here I am trying to figure out what I could have possibly done to piss my DM or my planner off, and I get told by office personel that the terminal manager is on a rampage, and not to bother him with my petty problems.
So I figured it was just a bad week for everyone, but here it is Monday and I had my PTA set for wednesday of this week???? what the hell is wrong with these people, I have driven and pushed myself for 5 years, never complaining, and I am stuck sitting for 5 days straight without even so much as a word as to why I am sitting. Not even a **** OFF or anything.
I have stayed with this company for 5 years through all the petty office problems, to a DM that doesn't give a rats *** about his drivers, because I am loyal, and they gave me the start I needed. But I am here to say, I for one have had enough of the petty bull****, and the childish games of the office personel, so I will be going somewhere else, and it is a small company so I won't have the corporate BS to deal with anymore