CFI wrecked my trailer. They don’t want to pay for it

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by TBlank72, Jul 23, 2021.

  1. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Where's it say its illegal to straighten a bumper? Sounds made up to me. I see many straightened rear bumpers on trailers every day.
     
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  3. markealy

    markealy Heavy Load Member

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    you will never get your down time/i dont know anyone who has ...
     
  4. TBlank72

    TBlank72 Bobtail Member

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    I haven’t seen it or taken the time to look it up. But the shop it’s at has a great reputation. Two different O/O referred me to them. And they have no incentive to lie about it. They’d actually make more money by bending it back and then replacing it later.

    And my carrier’s safety and accident department told me the same thing the shop did, so I’m assuming they are correct. At some point I’ll get around to looking it up. Another poster said that it’s got to do with the “under ride” regulations that regulate the bumpers and trailer skirting.
     
  5. flood

    flood Road Train Member

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    Did you call the police....?
     
  6. TBlank72

    TBlank72 Bobtail Member

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    No, I didn’t call the police. I probably should have, but it was so obvious who was at fault and there were witnesses, so I didn’t call them.
     
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  7. flood

    flood Road Train Member

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    Bad mistake.... unlike a truckstop a service plaza it state property and the police would make a report and ASSIGN fault.... that would require cfi insurance to deal with it... would also s
    ASSIGN csa points to cfi...

    In your case cfi OWES YOU repairs, loaner trailer AND "loss of income"

    In your case I would find a "Ambulance chaser" in that area... call and see what they would charge to just SEND A LETTER to cfi demanding payment for the repairs, rental, and "loss of income" (downtime).... I did that when Schneider didn't want to pay my downtime. Cost me $200 to get a check for $8,500
     
  8. Magoo1968

    Magoo1968 Medium Load Member

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    How many days do you have to file a police claim . Some areas are 30 days that might get ball rolling.
     
  9. Banker

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    I got $21,000 from farm bureau in 2018. I didn’t ask for one single day my rig wasn’t out of service, but my loss of income was the result of their customers actions. It is highly unlikely the insurance company paid me out of the goodness of their heart. Maybe they knew they were legally responsible for my lost income. B87751A6-D32F-4905-A9B7-60DAEAD789A9.png
     
  10. Mototom

    Mototom Road Train Member

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    The thing is it’s pretty simple. “No cracked or broken welds” on the pre trip you learned.
    If it was bent most likely fine but the cracks must be repaired by a certified welder
     
  11. Mototom

    Mototom Road Train Member

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    I believe it’s 393 something there’s a section on it.
    Per certification I’m assuming a basic tech level certification like what’s required to do welding by any reputable shop/manufacturer.
    I think it’s actually AWS D1 but I’m not a welder so don’t quote me on that.

    the reason I know is because a year ago I failed an annual inspection due to one cracked weld on my ICC bumper.
    Shop had no certified welders so they couldn’t fix it.
     
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