Broker/Shipper left me stranded for over 24hrs on busy highway.

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by M915MOVER, Jun 23, 2022.

  1. LtlAnonymous

    LtlAnonymous Road Train Member

    Dec 23, 2016
    Wow. If this is real, we've got a rather infamous celebrity on our hands here.
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  3. 86scotty

    86scotty Road Train Member

    Aug 27, 2017
  4. TallJoe

    TallJoe Road Train Member

    Apr 12, 2016
    The Disabled truck was there for too long, true but it was on the shoulder, not on the travel lane.
    The garbage truck driver went off the road, that's what I consider the main cause of the accident. I will never agree that the garbage truck driver w as without fault there. They both were, and neither ought to seek any damages from each other.
    Had he veered off the road and hit a viaduct pillar, if such were there, would you blame the architect who placed it there too?
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  5. Dadetrucking305

    Dadetrucking305 Heavy Load Member

    Sep 15, 2011
    @M915MOVER You made a very bad decision on pulling over on the side of the highway for as long as you did and now made another terrible decision by posting on here.Get an attorney right away and a very good one at that.Second write the forum moderators to delete this thread and if they don’t get your attorney to contact the owners of this forum.Do not write anything else regarding your situation on here or anywhere else including social media.Don’t even talk to friends and family about it.
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  6. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

    Jul 27, 2011
    High Point NC
    Well, maybe it wasn't load coming loose as a reason to pull over.(after seeing the pictures)
  7. keebler13579

    keebler13579 Medium Load Member

    Nov 16, 2012
    If the load was coming loose throw a couple more chains and straps on it and get it off the shoulder maybe it wouldnt make it to the next truck stop but it wouldve made it to an exit ramp
  8. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

    Nov 18, 2014
    Land of local
    Holy #### after seeing the pics those 2 garbage truck guys are lucky to be alive. No critical thinking was used at all
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  9. Badmon

    Badmon Heavy Load Member

    Oct 6, 2014
    Deep south
    Idk they might not survive their injuries at this point still
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  10. Jacoooooooo

    Jacoooooooo Medium Load Member

    Oct 20, 2013
    Often times chassis (if he was properly contracted as a port driver) do have service contracts and in that case he would need to be sitting on the side of the road and wait for service, otherwise they could hold him liable, for example if the thing tips over or falls off.

    In case of those contracts, anything arranged on his own would be his cost.

    That being said, and with benefit of hindsight, he would’ve been better to unhook for his safety, call cops to report it so they could tow it and they would bill the towing to the chassis owner. There would also be one hell of a fight to unwind this.

    I think he had far less options than some here assume.

    Unless they were all just trying to pass the buck, nobody wanted to be the one paying for towing because he wasn’t contracted, so he sat while nothing was actually happening on the matter. And this could’ve been the case if it was just a power only run, like it seems it was. He said he had no chassis interchange.

    In any case, he should’ve been informed that there was no towing coming, I think he should be suing, he might be sued too. Maybe everyone involved will.
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2022
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  11. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

    Sep 10, 2010
    Flint, MI
    There is no in hindsight. He simply should not have been there for several reasons. Not the least of which is his falsified logs.
    The lawyers for the garbage company and/or the guys in the garbage truck are going to eat him alive if for no other reason than that.

    He simply should not have admitted to going off duty (shutting down for the night) when he legally had to stay on duty.

    Yes the driver of the garbage truck will be held partially at fault, but with false logs in the mix I doubt it will be much of a percentage.
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2022
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