Dock incident, was told good to go but a guy was still in trailer

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Iemontel, Oct 20, 2022.

  1. flood

    flood Road Train Member

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    Not your fault at all...

    Had it happen one time... dock supervisor went off on me because they had 5 workers in the trailer sweeping it out at the time....(btw he's the one that gave my the bol and said "i was good to go")... I dragged him in to the safety office and reamed them both out....

    Went back about 6 weeks later and guess what.... new dock locks and lights
     
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  3. Concorde

    Concorde Road Train Member

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    If a worker gets hurt in your trailer there could be a claim against your general liability.. Good idea to have a policy if you don’t have one.

    He said, she said ain’t going to mean anything in the end.
     
  4. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    Because he's a moron.
    I had the same exact thing happen at that warehouse I mentioned earlier. Was handed paperwork and the fork truck driver put "one last rack" on my trailer as I was pulling out. Luckily he didn't fall off, but his fork truck was hanging halfway off the dock.
    His excuse was I forgot that I handed you the paperwork.
    And we are talking less than 3 minutes from him handing me the paperwork to me pulling out.

    As for a court case, you would probably lose, but that has more to do with the general public hates truck drivers than any real liability.
     
  5. Capacity

    Capacity Road Train Member

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    Your truck probably has cameras , maybe its time to buy one like the cops wear so you don't get a call from the Heavy Hitters.
     
  6. Iemontel

    Iemontel Light Load Member

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    He certainly wasn’t hurt , he was furious throwing pieces of broken pallets against the rail , and said I should’ve known better and let you wait longer , he continued he’s work duties . Now people lie just to make easy money , so would be need actual proof that he’s hurt or can he just lie and say he’s hurt
     
  7. Keepforgettingmypassword

    Keepforgettingmypassword Medium Load Member

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    I went thru this maybe a year ago. A good ask chewing to me and the person in the trailer. Bit other than that all was well.it happenes in this industry don't lose sleep over it
     
  8. okiedokie

    okiedokie Road Train Member

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  9. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    So he gives you the paperwork, says you're good to go, then climbs back into the trailer? Sounds like he screwed up. I wouldn't take any heat for his stupidity.
     
  10. Iemontel

    Iemontel Light Load Member

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    Yes he said he went in there to clean and to put my strap in there
     
  11. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    He should have done that before he said you were ok to go.
     
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