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  1. my5spuds

    my5spuds Bobtail Member

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    Can anyone tell me what exactly is considered "abandonment"?
    Last year my husband needed to get home (he had been out 24 days already)
    His freight manager kept promising to get him home but running him west when we live on the east coast.

    Long story short, he called in and asked where he should go to turn in the truck. They told him he could not drive to their yard because it was too many empty miles. They decided to secure the unloaded truck in a storage yard while they sent someone to retrieve the truck. We paid over $1500 to get the truck back to TMC. (Fuel, storage, rental car for the driver, and $300 to the driver) We assumed that everything was settled. We immediately started with a local company that had better home time. Now my husband was ready to move to another company to a lease purchase and he's told about this black mark on his DAC report. It all happened 9 months ago and we had no idea this had been put on his report. The company even told him he was welcome back if the regional stuff didn't work out.

    Is this really an abandonment or should we file a dispute? I know even that will take some time but if we have a legitimate dispute then I'll start the process.
     
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    Get it off your driving record any way you can.yes,file a dispute with hireRite right away.You do not want this on your driving record.
     
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    Not the best advice.....

    Dispute only enters your side of the story. This is a last resort.

    Getting it completely removed is your best option, and that has to be done by the company that posted it.
     
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    cuzzin it Road Train Member

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    Disputes can take time, so get on it asap.... Abandonment (real or not) is big brick wall on a DAC
     
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    joseph1135 Papa Murphy

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    He abandoned the truck, no doubt. That will be there a whole. We've already told you guys about the lease purchase deal. You're setting yourself up for failure.
     
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    Was your husband planning on giving two weeks notice or was he planning on getting to the yard and being like, " oh by the way " here are the keys and I found a place where the grass is greener so I wont be here next week. Why wouldn't he have just turned in his notice? If I owned the trucking company that is the way I would look at it. I get it, you paid $1500 to dh a certain distance, rental car, etc....look how much the carrier potentially lost in this scenario. If they are big enough to be on DAC then they probably have a driver manual that states what to do when you want to leave ( i.e. a two weeks notice letter )
    and it seems as though that wasn't adhered to. Maybe I'm wrong here but this is the way I look at it.
     
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    I disputed a bogus entry by Westside Transport and it was completely removed. It took like 6 weeks. When you dispute the other party has 30 days to back up their claim. If they fail to reply or don't produce evidence the remark is removed. DAC has to follow the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

    Leaving a truck at a storage facility is unacceptable. Your husband had them backed in a corner and left them no other option, hence abandonment. You always plan a quit and do not do it on impulse. The truck goes back to the terminal, period.

    When things go sour they are going to squeeze every drop out of you. Had he rode it out he probably would of been home in a couple loads. There is always "I need to get to the shop. My truck is acting up. Route me back to the terminal as quick as possible". Or, "I have a doctor's appt". Or, "I'm almost out of my medicine. The doctor wants to see me before he writes a new prescription". When they play you, you have to play just a little bit better and CYA.

    Did he try requesting a new dispatcher? Sometimes it is not the company and dispatchers can be like night and day.
     
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    We had a death in the family and his dispatcher had the nerve to say "wish I had known earlier". He requested a month in advance to be home the day I had surgery. He didn't make it home then either. We requested a new dispatcher and we ended up with a kid that was apparently being trained by our original guy.

    He may have made the wrong decision at the time but he was just trying to get back home to be at a funeral.