July 5, 2004 -- I called the weekend dispatcher today, and as I suspected he was unable to figure out a solution to the problem of them dispatching a broke down truck on a load. He said I should call my fleet manager when everyone comes back to work after the holiday Tuesday morning so they can decide what to do about it. I may have to wait until my regular truck is fixed, or if they happen to have an unassigned truck that isn't broke down and/or screwed up in some way, they might assign me to it. I really won't know until tomorrow what will happen.

I can imagine my fleet manager is going to have hell to pay tomorrow after having taken three days off in a row. She's got an extremely high-stress job. It's really amazing they are able to find employees who are willing to not only take dispatching jobs, but are in many cases willing to stick with them for years on end.