23 year veteran trucker fired!

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

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  1. DTP

    DTP Road Train Member

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    I don’t know how that’s possible that at 70 and in trucking for 23 years, you can’t afford to retire. It’s one of two things. Either you made some downright lousy investments or stupid purchases, or you’re just spoiled and don’t want to stop living some sort of life of “luxury”. He can draw full SS benefits at 70 and assuming you’re not some trophy wife that’s only 45, I’m assuming you’re old enough to draw it too.

    Have YOU been working? Having 2 incomes these days is common, it’s not 1955 anymore where the woman cleans the house all day while the husband works.

    As others have said, basically starting over at 70 in trucking is pretty much a lost cause with the companies that would take him. He’s coming off of a preventable accident and like it or not, age discrimination is alive and well and a much more common form of discrimination than others. He’d seriously be better off drawing SS than going to some craphole like Western Express.

    They say to save your $ for a rainy day. Well here it is, it’s raining...
     
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  3. Intothesunset

    Intothesunset Road Train Member

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    I don't know why people are giving advice about tailgating, or proper driving?
    The accident already happened now time to handle it. Most people have not experienced rear ending a vehicle.
    You can drive a company truck as 1099, many people loathe it. Some like it.
    But I am not sure how your husband's record will look when all is settled. And how insurance will view it. He may need to lease op not lease purchase, or if you can look for lease purchase of pre DPF truck, or ELD exempt truck there are many places to find that. Or if possible to put money down for a bank loan to buy old style truck and lease on to a carrier that pays percentage. That is what I see as a possiblity.
     
  4. cmbyrom

    cmbyrom Light Load Member

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    "Lease op or lease purchase." Would he not have to provide his own insurance?
     
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    Intothesunset Road Train Member

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    This may be another idea.
    See if your husband can drive a sprinter van.
    Most of them do not run any logo, company name, or DOT numbers. Yet they haul freight for $1 per mile, and don't use and log book either. The truth is what it is.
     
  6. FoolsErrand

    FoolsErrand Road Train Member

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    Your husband has been committed to you for how long? Longer than these internet clowns telling you how your entire life shouldve gone differently without knowing one #### thing about you. If your husband needed the internets opinion he could log on himself to get it. Put your faith in the man you married and stand by him, for better or for worse right? The Lord will provide.
     
  7. cmbyrom

    cmbyrom Light Load Member

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    Amen to that!
     
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    cmbyrom Light Load Member

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    Interesting idea!!!!
     
  9. FlaSwampRat

    FlaSwampRat Road Train Member

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    Dump trucks if you have any around you. There are a ton of em around here and I know they aren't picky. I have heard they don't pay the best but it would get him rolling until he gets his current situation cleared up and can look for something better.
     
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  10. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

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    You cannot see someone 5 feet on your bumper through peripheral vision. And even if you can, it shouldn’t annoy you since you are only liable for what’s in front of you. Why not ignore them?
     
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  11. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Good idea.


    A construction company would probably pay better because of OT, but even if it’s a contract hauler it would be something.
     
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