23 year veteran trucker fired!

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by cmbyrom, Jul 14, 2019.

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  1. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

    Sep 10, 2010
    Flint, MI
    I'm not a livestock hauler and mostly a city boy to boot. Even I know what an animal that's healthy vs. one that dehydrated tends to look like.

    No, there is a lot wrong with the livestock hauling industry, checking the health of the livestock is not one of them.
  2. DTP

    DTP Road Train Member

    Dec 9, 2014
    At 70 years of age and 23 years in, you should have enough to retire. Retire.
  3. cmbyrom

    cmbyrom Bobtail Member

    Jul 14, 2019
    My husband WAS fired! So unfortunate :-(
  4. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    Im sorry. Rear ending a vehicle or better yet rolling it over are a kiss of death in the continuing employment. Most all companies Ive run with will fire on sight any rear end ticket, careless or reckless driving ticket. They have to. Otherwise the Insurance premiums on them sky rockets among other impacts.

    It's a reminder to everyone to wait until 70 before collecting SSA. The difference based on your wages could be as much as a thousand more per month coming to you for life.

    There is one other problem. The Trust fund is heading into Negative territory., Too many disabled, retirees and so on with that number growing and too few workers to support them. Judgement day will be roughly 2026 give or take. That means all SS People regardless of situation, even Children on SSI due to deaf (Drug addictions ruin the mind, handicapped in a serious manner unable to live independently) etc will see a total and irrevocable across the board reduction that is permanent to 24% of your total check. Poof all gone. That will post pone the collapse until 2034. I don't think we will have a SS Administration after that year.

    Back to the Trooper. He did a great deal of damage writing Careless Driving on the citation. If you have not already get a court date and find a lawyer. If you simply paid the fine, then it's set in stone as a conviction against the husband. It will be 5 to 10 years before it clears from your records, but not cleared from a lifetime MVR.

    It's safe to say hes finished with trucking UNLESS he can find a basic dump truck paving outfit who could care less about a stack of damning tickets or bad history of breaking stuff or hurting people with a big rig. By the same token if you find a employer, be prepared to understand the equipment on par will be really bad and will not pass a DOT exam. The boss has a bad habit of fixing just enough to get the materials to the job site and no more than that.
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  5. FlaSwampRat

    FlaSwampRat Road Train Member

    Jun 1, 2019
    Valrico FL
    That belongs in the grandpa said thread lol. Never heard that one before.
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  6. PE_Trans

    PE_Trans Road Train Member

    Those guys are usually going too fast on the highways (75-85 MPH), riding 5 feet from vehicle rear bumpers, and whatnot. I wonder why is this behavior common among livestock haulers. Is it that most are owner operators or company drivers from small companies with ungoverned trucks? I don’t see how anyone can describe their driving behavior other than reckless. Sure, not all of them.
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  7. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

    Mar 4, 2015
    Murdo SD
    Weird. In all the years I’ve done it I rarely drove over 70 and didn’t tailgate. I’m sure some do. But the majority of them are O/O so why would they risk their equipment like that? Show me one multiple vehicle crash video that has resulted from a livestock truck tailgating and not a governed box truck following too close. I will wait.
  8. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

    Apr 10, 2009
    Copied in Hell
    I usually try to stay out of the “my husband” threads, because they almost always end badly.

    I usually try to stay out of the company schmuck safety rant threads because they’re almost always stupid.

    But aren’t you the guy who was bragging about how you were taught not to look in your mirrors because you are not liable for anything but what’s ahead of you?

    EDIT: I usually stay out of those “I was taught” discussions too.
  9. Diesel Dave

    Diesel Dave Last Few of the OUTLAWS

    Jan 20, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca.
    Seems the OP is more worried about her “Modest”style of living. At 70, it’s time to slow down a bit. And I don’t know what an attorney is gonna do to help you besides costing you more. Your husband had an accident, for most companies it’s an instant termination unless you can prove it wasn’t your fault. Again, at 70 is going to be difficult to find employment, specially driving. And just so you don’t think I’m picking on you, I’m 58 and an O/O, I too plan on trucking after 70, been doing it already since 1979. But my issue is when I’m off at home, I do nothing, so I figured might as well keep myself busy and keep on trucking during those golden years because it’s in my BLOOD. My “modest” lifestyle will have nothing to do with it. We still travel quite a bit and if worse came to worse, the “lifestyle” living would have to be “adjusted” to make ends meet. Goodluck to ya.
  10. rabbiporkchop

    rabbiporkchop Road Train Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    Wapwallopen, Pa
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