Didn't hit the trailer beside me, the driver asked for my license

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by D.Train, Apr 6, 2021.

  1. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

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    And yet they hate Macropoint because they don't want to be "tracked". LMFAO.
     
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  3. kylefitzy

    kylefitzy Road Train Member

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    Now it all makes sense! The African and Indian princes are all driving trucks! They must have fallen on hard times.
     
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  4. D.Train

    D.Train Bobtail Member

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    Over 24hrs later, no word from anyone from the company. To the one's saying contact my safety dept, I'm simply too afraid. I did everything you're not supposed to do when a "potential" accident occurs, I'm sure they'd fire me just for my own stupidity.

    My question now is.. can I change my DL#/Request a new one and prevent this unknown driver from possibly stealing my identity?
     
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  5. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    Do you really want to be in the process of changing your driver's license over when you get fired after the wreck hits the insurance company?
    Because, thanks to you not reporting it, the company has no way to dispute it now.
     
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  6. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    I’d forget about it. It will probably never come up. He doesn’t have a leg to stand on. As far as him having a copy of your D/L, he must have reached into your Truck and taken a picture of it. An obvious scam artist. Maybe you should start keeping your License in a safer place. Fight fire with Fire.
     
  7. slow.rider

    slow.rider Road Train Member

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    "I only give my license to the police. Should I call the police?"

    "Uhhh, no, that's okay..."
     
  8. slow.rider

    slow.rider Road Train Member

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    I think you're in the clear as far as the accident goes, and there's other ways to protect your identity. They might cost some money is all. A good way to start would be by deleting your social media accounts, which I recommend to anyone anyway.
     
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  9. Ridgeline

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    First report it, you have to. This protects you and the company, without reporting it, they are sideswiped and have no recourse in fighting it.

    with that, take a lot of pictures, of the damage, of their truck, of everything,

    second is what is at risk is your personal info. While the dl doesn’t give them access to any other info directly, the info on the license can be used to find out a lot more.

    those who tell you not to worry never went through identity thief, kind of obvious.

    again for you and others don’t give out that info, get a cop involved and if they feel there is a need, they can make the call.
     
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  10. SmallPackage

    SmallPackage Road Train Member

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    They don’t have to. That’s the point. All they have to do is ask for your personal info and people give it to them in hopes of getting rich. The op didn’t hit the guys already damaged truck yet gave him the info he needed to file a claim because the other guy was what? Larger? Scarier? Older? Seniority over a rookie? Or op was an easy mark because for some strange phenomenon people just sell themselves out all the time these days.
     
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  11. slow.rider

    slow.rider Road Train Member

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    In reviewing this thread I'm starting to wonder if you might be subconsciously portraying a demeanor of someone who is uncertain and eager to please, which could attract all sorts of people with a variety of manipulative personalities. If so, maybe start working on looking like someone who might be ready to snap instead. Even if you look like you're ready to snap at yourself for executing such a sucky backing setup (regardless of whether or not it actually sucks), that can give off an aura of decisiveness and volatility that will keep most of those parking lot conversationalists at a healthy distance.

    When you stick your head out the window to start backing, give a squint-and-smirk type look at your setup, then spin your head around to the right for a split sec with that same look, like "######, I could've done that a whole lot better," and then start backing. Not only does it give you some psychological cover in case your backing attempt really does suck, but those manipulative types are watching people's demeanors as they arrive, looking for cues that indicate some sort of naivete. Give them the opposite and they'll disregard you and wait for the next new arrival instead.
     
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