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Discussion in 'Marten' started by Ros de la rosa, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. Ros de la rosa

    Ros de la rosa Bobtail Member

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    I work for marten transport and I just got in to a accident a car came in to my lane and hit my truck well as always he claim that I hit him the police came and didn't sited any body I didn't get a ticket or anything else I been driving for marten for 7 years and the last two as a owner never got any problems before this ,but I ear that they will fired the driver with out care if hes a fault or not
    Does any one ever work for then and know if it's true or not
     
  2. w.h.o

    w.h.o Road Train Member

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    Not sure. But that's petty if they fired u just one accident.

    Get a dash camara. It could of help u.

    I got forced off the road by a van and hit a car. Van driver didn't have insurance and fled before the cops came. So technically without proof I sides wipe a car. Company at the time said it was preventable accident. Until I showed them the video.
     
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  3. DsquareD

    DsquareD Road Train Member

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    Marten had a culture of firing drivers and they seem to enjoy it.

    However, the only accident I was involved in was when I drove for Marten. I was at a loading dock and in the sleeper when another truck hit my hood. I did not get fired, but I did have to hear, "What did YOU do to your truck?", every time I pulled in to a terminal, until it was fixed.

    Even when I took it in for repair, the body shop foreman tried to accuse me of hitting something because the license plate was wrinkled. I told him to go look at the pictures that I sent to safety. After he came back from safety, he wrote up the repair but never apologized for wrongfully accusing me.
     
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  4. FozzyNOK

    FozzyNOK Road Train Member

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    You were not cited, fault has not been determined but this could be chargeable /preventable. One in several years? Getting fired is not likely. They won't throw a party.. but firing is a bit remote.
     
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  5. Ros de la rosa

    Ros de la rosa Bobtail Member

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    I don't know how they do their investigation but I do know in my heart that I dint hit this guy I don't think we even ran into each other I do not have a single scratch on my truck I was on I80 and have no reason to move over because the other lane is the 680 and that would take me out of route I'm a owner so I stay in route I pay for my fuel don't need to drive more miles I didn't feel nothing but he has a dent on his car I think he lost control hit the wall came at front of me and blame me for it
    I show the police his tire tracks all the way from the right lane to the left lane but he didn't care
     
  6. FozzyNOK

    FozzyNOK Road Train Member

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    Yeah, that was "worst case". I think the fact that you didn't deviate from the lane will make in a non-chargeable. but its never a certain thing.
     
  7. Ros de la rosa

    Ros de la rosa Bobtail Member

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    He was laughing and said to me I don't care how it happen unless u guy get rear ended it's alway u fault I didn't like that at all
     
  8. Wicked Wizard

    Wicked Wizard Heavy Load Member

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    Even with no ticket, you will probably be charged with a preventable accident. Depending on your safety record you could get as little as written up or suspended or if there is alot of damage, termination. Definitely get a dash cam and don't let this event eat you up. It happens out here.
     
  9. Ros de la rosa

    Ros de la rosa Bobtail Member

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    It's no damage to my truck at all and some to his car but how can u prevent another driver to come in to u lane and my safety record is clean on my truck and private car
     
  10. pattyj

    pattyj Road Train Member

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    Just because their is no scratch on your truck doesn't mean an accident didn't happen.Did you check your trailer?yoyve been with Martin for seven yrs so i think safety will take that into consideration along with your record since youve been employed there.Màny times companies do blame drivers because companies don't wanna take the time to investigate.Let us know what your safety dept says.
     
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