23 year veteran trucker fired!

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  1. cmbyrom

    cmbyrom Bobtail Member

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    Hi....this info about Social Security is very scarey. My God. You will have seniors living on the curb!!!! Where can I go (links?) to verify your information? Thanks.
     
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  2. PE_Trans

    PE_Trans Road Train Member

    Always make sure you have plenty of following distance (for your speed) and pay close attention to the traffic not just in front of you, but further ahead, especially when driving through cities where traffic is known for coming to a complete stop right after a hill or curve. For the rare cases where a vehicle makes an improper move and takes away your following distance and brakes on you, then that’s when your dash cam comes into play. Again, for folks reading this, get one. You’ll thank me later.
     
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  3. MartinFromBC

    MartinFromBC Road Train Member

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    There is no such thing as a "minor rear end collision ".
    He was not paying attention, and driving safely. He should have been fired, so his employer was correct to do so.
    At 70 years old he is due for retirement anyway. If you need more income why don't you both get a job at Walmart, cleaning homes, or something. In my company policies, are automatic termination for a rear end collision, ticketed or not. As are mandatory retirement at age 65. Those rules are clearly stated in their employment contract they sign as well.
     
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    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    Only going 62 is why you have people constantly tailgating you, if you'll use your right foot on the far right pedal and join the rest of us in 2019 not 1979 you won't have that problem as often.
     
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    My husband is a very prideful man. He told me it was minor. I guess I wanted to believe that. But the repercussion is telling me a different story!!!!
     
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  6. rachi

    rachi Road Train Member

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    I had a minor rear end collision and was fired, so I went to craigs list and was rolling again for a small company. After 3 years went by I was good to go back to the mega company if I wanted.
     
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    cmbyrom Bobtail Member

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    Awesome!
     
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    cmbyrom Bobtail Member

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    Did you get a ticket? If so, how did you handle that?
     
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    rachi Road Train Member

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    Yeah, I got a ticket for "unsafe speed for conditions" Didnt matter, I got hired on and it was a good little company, and I aint young!!
     
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  10. PE_Trans

    PE_Trans Road Train Member

    I’m used to it already, and I am aware it’s because I drive slower than most traffic. There are times I do 70 or 72 when the load needs it. I hate it, though. I don’t know how you guys do it on a daily basis. Every time I do it, I’m super alert and constantly passing vehicles.
     
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