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. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

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    Dude, I really feel your pain. Old Dominion did me nearly the same way. Dude straight up backed into me.....actually, he released his brakes and rolled back into me. Nevertheless......it is the insurance company you're fighting, not the trucking company and insurance companies are A holes and their mission in life is to pay nothing.
    It's ironic......the people who screw us so hard on the front end are the very same people who screw us harder on the back end.
    Personally, I got by with $500 a day during down time.
     
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  3. ProfessionalNoticer

    ProfessionalNoticer Heavy Load Member

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    Most, if not all megas are self insured.
     
  4. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

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    But they don't administer from the front office. It's a totally separate set up.
     
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  5. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    I can kind of see why lawyers are going after trucking companies and they're insurers because most don't want to pay for what they destroy .
     
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  6. Edjahman

    Edjahman Medium Load Member

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    I was hit and run by a Swift truck, yes really, and he caused 20K in damage and I was down for a month.

    It took months to resolve but I was paid, eventually.

    It was horribly stressful.

    I wish you luck.
     
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  7. Magoo1968

    Magoo1968 Medium Load Member

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    Years ago a former co worker who was a owner op was in Toronto he slightly scraped a swift trailer in the dark.. he called swift explained the situation and told them to send him a bill. They sent him a 1500$ cheque he called them back and told them their mistake they sent him another 1500$ cheque.after six months total back and forth he got mad and cashed them.
     
  8. TBlank72

    TBlank72 Bobtail Member

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    Man that sounds horrible. How did you find out who did it? Cameras?
     
  9. Bwvasquez74

    Bwvasquez74 Bobtail Member

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    Call 1-800-Downtime. They will help you get the lost income & rental. Sometimes,you need a lawyer to make them pay attention to your claim.
     
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  10. flood

    flood Road Train Member

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    You call also call the insurance commissioner in their state (cfi home office) and report them for NOT paying.
    They really don't like that
     
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  11. p608

    p608 Road Train Member

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    Nope, service plaza and turnpike belong to the Ohio Turnpike commission.
     
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