I’m Joshua and I work for Status, I am one of the dispatchers here. I’ve been here for about three years. I started up over there in the dispatch office as a trainee, and then as time went on I kept getting more drivers and got more experience in what I was doing. Now I run a fleet of about nine to ten guys. I would say becoming friends with your dispatcher is pretty crucial as far as the day to day because you are going to have to trust us with the owner operator loads. You may not love every load that we bring you, but as long as you trust us you know that we are going to be taking care of you on the next one. It’s like any relationship, we caught to you guys constantly all day long so it’s always better to have a friendly relationship than one where we are not getting along.
The strategy at Status is mainly to keep you rolling, as long as the wheels are moving constantly you are going to be making money. Not every run is always going to be the best paying load, but if you take a look at the week average, generally we get you a couple of good paying runs that are going to take care of you through the week. Although you may have to take cheaper paying runs to get you to the better paying loads, if you look at it on a weekly average generally you end up doing pretty well.
I would say to all the owner operators as far as what we do, we are constantly in front of the screens all day long working on multiple of you guys, anywhere from five to ten drivers. We’ve got them all over the US, so some may be in Washington, Oregon, Illinois, Florida or Texas. No matter where you are at, we’ve got enough people to know what they are paying going to the different locations in the US. As long as you trust us is really an easy ride, we’ll keep you guys moving and making money. It all boils back down to that trust.