Am i wrong here ?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by TruckerPete24, Feb 15, 2015.

  1. gpsman

    gpsman Road Train Member

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    So much for the "driver shortage". If it were me, I'd go over his head, carefully.

    He's probably damaging the company with his emotional-based decisions (I suspect he feels "disrespected"), but people are funny about learning the person they put in the position is incompetent.

    Your tenure seems to be too long and your performance presumably too good for the company to lose you and your assets over what is probably just a misunderstanding. I'd make sure his supervisor agrees with his decision.
     
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  3. G.Anthony

    G.Anthony Road Train Member

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    Yeah, the o/p in some of our opinions, just didn't do enough to Cover his buttockal area.

    I hope they will take him back, his past record should speak for him too.
     
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  4. Moving Forward

    Moving Forward Medium Load Member

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    Good luck to the OP on this, and I hope you don't just give up as it does just sound like a misunderstanding by SNI. Are you based out of the PA terminal?
     
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  5. Pedigreed Bulldog

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    § 392.3: Ill or fatigued operator.

    No driver shall operate a commercial motor vehicle, and a motor carrier shall not require or permit a driver to operate a commercial motor vehicle, while the driver's ability or alertness is so impaired, or so likely to become impaired, through fatigue, illness, or any other cause, as to make it unsafe for him/her to begin or continue to operate the commercial motor vehicle. However, in a case of grave emergency where the hazard to occupants of the commercial motor vehicle or other users of the highway would be increased by compliance with this section, the driver may continue to operate the commercial motor vehicle to the nearest place at which that hazard is removed.


    § 392.14: Hazardous conditions; extreme caution.

    Extreme caution in the operation of a commercial motor vehicle shall be exercised when hazardous conditions, such as those caused by snow, ice, sleet, fog, mist, rain, dust, or smoke, adversely affect visibility or traction. Speed shall be reduced when such conditions exist. If conditions become sufficiently dangerous, the operation of the commercial motor vehicle shall be discontinued and shall not be resumed until the commercial motor vehicle can be safely operated. Whenever compliance with the foregoing provisions of this rule increases hazard to passengers, the commercial motor vehicle may be operated to the nearest point at which the safety of passengers is assured.




    ...in other words, if your version of the story is true, SNI wouldn't have a leg to stand on if you wanted to challenge the termination. If, however, there is more to the story, then it may not be so cut and dry.
     
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  6. rda2580

    rda2580 Heavy Load Member

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    Not sure how this ended stated he " kinda made up his mind",

    "ok then this is it" was that an official termination? Or quit?

    Curious how this turns out. If all electronics were stolen

    how would he be able to rolll again without communication with

    the Mother ship. Real curious how SNI handles this (freight vs driver)?
     
  7. ironpony

    ironpony Road Train Member

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    No, you're not wrong. If they don't reinstate you, and remove all references of this incident from your employment files, I'd suggest you contact an attorney. It sounds like you may be able to sue SNI under the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1986.
     
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  8. windsmith

    windsmith Road Train Member

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    If you're sick, or you don't feel that it is safe to move the truck, then you cannot be fired or retaliated against by the company. Tell the company that if they do not reinstate you, you will be filing a complaint with OSHA, (see attachment below) and they will begin the investigation process that will allow you to proceed with a lawsuit against them.

    Or just find another company to work for.

    FWIW, I live in PA, and I drove in that 'blizzard'. From Scranton to Philadelphia, then to Long Island. Got stuck (auto trans didn't down shift when I told it to, and I lost momentum with an empty trailer and spun out on an upgrade) on the PATP for about 30 minutes until the plow train came by. I couldn't make it back to Scranton by the time my 14 was up, so I had to overnight in a hotel in NJ.

    View attachment OSHA-factsheet-whistleblower-trucking(1).pdf
     
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  9. TruckerPete24

    TruckerPete24 Light Load Member

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    Hi guys thanks for your replies ! umm ..yea the mistake i made was not sending a QC message that's cuz i wasn't in the truck i live in Queens,ny and truck is parked in kearny,nj..not going 26 miles just to send a msg loll..but..i did call SNI..and i know for a fact SNI records every convo.. and about the loads..i remember i picked the loads on a friday.. It was kinda slow around the northeast at the time ..So i picked like 3 loads that were all Delivering on Monday ..all but 1 had open appointments till tue.. i remember one of the loads was picking up in pa on monday @ 1400 coming back to nj..i was all over the weather channel and i saw that it would already be snowing by 11am along i-80.I remember even asking them for me to do just the other 2 drop n hooks and leave the 1400 alone so i won't get caught in the blizzard...but nooo they said we'll keep everything on u and we will see what happens after the blizzard . I said fine..so i waited till after the blizzard ..and BOOM got my ##### canned !..i don't know.. i'm getn pissed off just thinking about it.
     
  10. TruckerPete24

    TruckerPete24 Light Load Member

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    i'm so so sorry to hear that..this is why i stay put whenever weather is involved . i've seen alot of things out there in these short 8 years of driving..It's not worth it .
     
  11. TruckerPete24

    TruckerPete24 Light Load Member

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    They broke into my truck 3 days before the weather incident..they actually left qualcom ..he terminated me because i refused to Deliver the load on a blizzard !
     
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