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    But anyways how CRST ruined my career is:
    I was delivering a load in Florida one Thursday morning in 2010


    So it's been ruined for a couple of years now? In all that time you'd think he'd get his numbers straight!


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    If I were you, I would obtain a copy of the police report (if you don't already have one) & dispute the DAC report. I would also file a complaint w/ FMCSA for them forcing you to drive illegally. The wreck will remain on your record for 5 years. Tips for filing your DAC dispute make sure to mail your dispute letter & all supporting documents Certified Mail w/ return receipt requested, as there is a 30 day window that CRST has to respond. This window begins the day your dispute is received. By sending it as mentioned you have proof when it was received. If CRST fails to respond w/in that 30 days the disputed info comes off of your DAC report.

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    Sounds like another one post wounder. Nothing to see hear, move along.. BTW you screwed yourself by driven for CRST in the first place..

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackRaven44 View Post
    CRST

    I worked for CRST for 10 months as a new driver, was told I will make .32 cpm but only made .22 cpm. Was upset but stayed with them because I needed experience.
    I was told to drive beyond hours I was not suppose too and falsify my log books and when I didnít, they wrote me up. And in return I was fined for doing so. When I said no to work when I needed a 34 hour restart, they told me to drive because I didnít need a restart, and then wrote me up for doing so.
    They deducted my pay for various safety violation reasons and deductions I could not understand, and only twice gave me back my reimbursements. When I needed an advance to survive on the road, My take home pay was less than $120.00 a month. Never was paid for orientation or the hotel I had to pay for when I was in Cedar Rapids because the dorms were full.
    Luckily I paid for a trucking school in CA and didnít have a contract to pay them even though they said they will pay for part of the schooling if I stayed for 6 months, they never did. Unluckily I took the first company that called (it ended up being CRST) because the school said to do so.
    In 10 months I worked for CRST and thousands of miles of constant moving and driving. I made less than $7000.00

     
    But anyways how CRST ruined my career is:
    I was delivering a load in Florida one Thursday morning in 2010 with No one in front of me for more than two miles, when all of a sudden two cars having road rage with each other, pulled right in front of me and the driver in front slammed on his breaks to have the car in front of me hit him. I wasn't able to stop and slammed into both of them. I was Not at fault at all. Even the police report says so. No way in hell was Anyone going to be able to predict what an Idiot was going to do when he slammed on his breaks and came to a complete stop in 60 mph traffic just 80 feet in front of me.
    I was taken off duty and had to get a hotel for over the weekend so that the Safety department can get back to me. Monday morning they told me and my co-driver to rent a car and drive to Oklahoma City Terminal. For what ever reason, I was not to drive the car. it took two days to get there. Got there, once in OK city CRST. the safety Dept and I went over and had to re-do some log book pages and sit there and try to remember a few days of some missing logs. Pretty much falsified everything right there on those logs. That took 3 and a half days to do that. When we were done filling out all the correct paperwork, They FIRED ME for the accident. CRST Policies are ANY accidents, You will be terminated. And had me escorted off the CRST Oklahoma City Terminal property.
    I had to get a Greyhound Bus back to California. (surprisingly, they paid for the ticket) but I had to pay for ALL my stuff I had in the truck with me to be shipped home.
    Co-driver got another driver and stayed for a few months more until his contract was up and then left and now works for Werner.
     
    H.R. and the Safety Dept of CRST reported it as my fault and as a Safety Violation on My DAC Report. once on a DAC report, ALWAYS on a DAC report. you can not have it changed.
    So Now I can not get a good job with any large trucking companies.
    Hence, My Career is Ruined by CRST.
     
     

    First thing, your ruined your own career, for not keeping updated documentation, when it comes to logs.
    The question now, is it worth running falsified logs for the carrier to make delivery, or more revenue..?
    The only one who looses in the end is you.
    The rules under D.O.T. state, "anytime you change status that must be entered in your log".
    Had the D.O.T. or NTSB, been on the scene, of the accident, and asked you to produce your logs, for review, leading up to the accident, you could have been hit with a fine, for not keeping them current.
    CSA Point assement..!
    You stated that 2 vehicles, got in front of you, and started driving wreckless ?
    What happen to you slowing down, to allow them to move ahead or off the road, and avoid any contact, by you stopping ?
    Your statement that you saw this happening, was enough time for you to react and take a "safe course of action" then to keep roll'n and get involved.
    The police are not truckers, and from the safety departments stand point, you could have avoided this accident, with either of those other parties, which they can now find away to sue CRST for getting involved in their "beef they were having" !
    CRST will have to pay for damage to both vehicles, weather you made contact or not.
    They could have staged this situation for which they" sucked you in", all because you failed to use some "defensive measures" and slow down or pull off and stop, that would have avoided the accident ?
    That's what I would have done..Hit the brakes, let these "2 clowns" get down the road, don't have time to fill out the paper work, on B. S.
    Reads like "hard cheese" but that's the real world.
    Know the rules, and live by them, and keep all your "ducks in a row"...
    Your the commercial driver that was trained and obtained a C.D.L. to drive the "big trucks"..!
    Defensive Driving Skills, # 1 Priority, for all situations.....!
    Your The Professional, Let's Learn to Drive & Handle It That Way...!

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    If I listened and followed everything a company wanted me to do,my carreer would probably be ruined too.Companies,dispatchers cannot make drivers do anything unless they put a gun to your head.You should have quit CRST long before all this happened.Sorry they ruined your carreer.You hitting those vehicles was clearly not your fault.I would suggest getting a lawyer to fight that if you ever wanna drive again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pattyj View Post
    If I listened and followed everything a company wanted me to do,my carreer would probably be ruined too.Companies,dispatchers cannot make drivers do anything unless they put a gun to your head.You should have quit CRST long before all this happened.Sorry they ruined your carreer.You hitting those vehicles was clearly not your fault.I would suggest getting a lawyer to fight that if you ever wanna drive again.
    Hire a lawyer for what...?
    It's an accident, which a "mega corporation" vehicle is involved.
    Right or wrong he got tangled up in the accident, so the small percentage for being involved CRST will have to pay..
    By his own statement he saw something happening which gave him a chance to react & avoid the accident...?
    SLOW DOWN OR STOP...?
    If your running a "shakey log book", that's all the more reason, one's "defensive driving skills" need to be applied.
    Where can you go, with a "big truck" to get around two vehicles that are in front of you driving crazy..?
    I'll bet they knew each other, and sucked the driver in to get involved to get "paid cash money" from CRST.
    End result, you got involved in their B. S. accident which your carrier has to pay damage claims on 2 vehicles.
    Your Terminated...because your in "Too Big a Hurry To Slow Down".
    The "Hard Cheese Lesson" here is don't put your career on the block for any carrier which could have a "drastic impact" on your future to drive, should something happen. "MURPHY'S LAW IS 24/7 IN TRUCKING"
    In the end you'll be standing alone, your carrier will wash their hands of you as a driver, then show D.O.T. "It was driver error, and we terminated him from the company".
    Last edited by JaeBro; 05.06.2012 at 11.29 AM.

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    always keep distance from other vehicle and you as possible and if you see 2 idiots doing stupid things with there vehicle that should be the clue to stay away from them as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evd View Post
    always keep distance from other vehicle and you as possible and if you see 2 idiots doing stupid things with there vehicle that should be the clue to stay away from them as possible.

    POSSIBLE is a really big word,sometimes you just can't.
    But I agree you should always try.

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    I mean sound like he just kept driving assuming was not his problem .
    I know not possible always to react but we have to try everything possible to avoid accidents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaeBro View Post
    Hire a lawyer for what...?
    It's an accident, which a "mega corporation" vehicle is involved.
    Right or wrong he got tangled up in the accident, so the small percentage for being involved CRST will have to pay..
    By his own statement he saw something happening which gave him a chance to react & avoid the accident...?
    SLOW DOWN OR STOP...?
    If your running a "shakey log book", that's all the more reason, one's "defensive driving skills" need to be applied.
    Where can you go, with a "big truck" to get around two vehicles that are in front of you driving crazy..?
    I'll bet they knew each other, and sucked the driver in to get involved to get "paid cash money" from CRST.
    End result, you got involved in their B. S. accident which your carrier has to pay damage claims on 2 vehicles.
    Your Terminated...because your in "Too Big a Hurry To Slow Down".
    The "Hard Cheese Lesson" here is don't put your career on the block for any carrier which could have a "drastic impact" on your future to drive, should something happen. "MURPHY'S LAW IS 24/7 IN TRUCKING"
    In the end you'll be standing alone, your carrier will wash their hands of you as a driver, which shows D.O.T. "It was driver error, and we terminated him from the company".
    He said the vehicles darted out in front of him which gave him no chance of slowing down.Far as running a shakey log book,yes he was clearly to blame and should have just quit before digging himself in deeper.Companies are also to blame for even trying to force drivers to run illegal for their precious loads.Companies don't pay me enough to kiss their ###.

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