Last month, bad cell service led Glen Kraft to be fired from his job driving a truck for Nestlé. A text that was sent while stopped didn’t go through until Kraft was driving again, so his boss fired him for texting while driving. Now Kraft’s former carrier has offered him his job back. Kraft turned them down.
A TruckersReport article was one of many that were published about the incident. A local cbs news station checked up on Kraft’s story and found that there was indeed a dead zone for cell service in the area that Kraft was in when he stopped to text his boss.
Originally, Nestlé said that Kraft was fired “after a thorough and complete investigation.” But after a spotlight on the story, the company changed their tune and reinstated Kraft along with back pay.
“I guess they knew my next action was going to be a lawsuit and they couldn’t win it,” Kraft told Fleetowner.
But after the ordeal, Kraft doesn’t want to drive for them anymore. He’s gone back to driving for Black Horse Carriers, the company he was at before Nestlé.