Abandonment because I couldn't renew my DOT physical

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Nachuack, Mar 26, 2021.

  1. PigPen68

    PigPen68 Bobtail Member

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    No, get with that company, preferably in person, and get that resolved ASAP. I had a similar thing happen and it became a nightmare for me because the company went out of business and everyone I applied to after that didn’t want to deal with me because their was no one to verify my story. Ten years is a long time to have that hanging over your head and haunting you every time you apply for a job. At the very least I would try getting an official letter on their letterhead stating the facts and hang on to that thing like a DD-214.
     
  2. Rug_Trucker

    Rug_Trucker Road Train Member

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    You can try a FTF, that doesn't work a certified letter, or a lawyer's "letterhead" for $150 will provide proof they screwed with the wrong guy.

    Again, this retainer is probably illegal.
     
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  3. kidnkorner

    kidnkorner Bobtail Member

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  4. nredfor88

    nredfor88 Road Train Member

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    I’ve heard through the grapevine that Great Plains is not a bad company. But that policy sucks for sure. I’d do as was suggested above first, and speak to them. If that doesn’t work, it’s time for a lawyer given that you are screwed with an abandonment and it’s worth fighting for. If you have the medical proof and a record of contact with what’s been said and done you could probably have them back off.
     
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  5. Gambosa

    Gambosa Light Load Member

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    I understand this isn't the entire issue, but why didn't you take the truck back to the terminal before going home to have your physical? Just in case there was an issue. I try to go the better safe than sry route
     
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  6. Gambosa

    Gambosa Light Load Member

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    Is their terminal that far from your home?
     
  7. Rug_Trucker

    Rug_Trucker Road Train Member

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    No job? No money for a lawyer. State labor board might be able to fix it for free.

    Oil patch hiring? $60k in 6 months?
     
  8. Rug_Trucker

    Rug_Trucker Road Train Member

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    EEOC doesn't have anything to do with this. State labor board does. This is like crunching a fender and the company wants to take it out of your check.

    It's probably illegal as all get out.
     
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