Driver beware

Discussion in 'Report A BAD Trucking Company Here' started by Ohionative, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. hrdman2luv

    hrdman2luv Medium Load Member

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    It's not the drivers job to do this. It's his personal responsibility. It's the companies job to inspect the truck thoroughly before it hits the road. Don't let the company make you believe otherwise. It's their trucks, not the drivers.

    Companies will TRY to put their responsibilities on the drivers. And many times new drivers will "comply" and accept that. Mainly because they're new. All companies have people that work on their trucks. Keep in mind, it's THEIR trucks. Not the drivers.

    Don't get me wrong, I've alway made sure the truck I was driving was in good shape before I ever took a load. Mostly just to get an idea of the company I was going to be working for. If they didn't take care of their trucks, they probably didn't take care of their drivers....
     
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  3. Old - School

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    Most people have enough common sense to either leave the doors or windows open and make sure its diluted enough to safly use these cleaners. If all else fails there is always directions printed on the label for you.
     
  4. Tennessee Trucker

    Tennessee Trucker Heavy Load Member

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    I caught it too, maybe thats whats wrong with him lol
     
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  6. RedRoadrager

    RedRoadrager Bobtail Member

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    Ditto, what he said!!!!
     
  7. RedRoadrager

    RedRoadrager Bobtail Member

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    Agreed! Most companies don't give brand new trucks to those just coming on board with them unless you have years and years of experiece. Even then you should have the truck
    checked out unless it is brand spanking new!
     
  8. RedRoadrager

    RedRoadrager Bobtail Member

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    Exactly!!!! Most companies don't give the good stuff when you are first employed with them unless you have years and years of experience and even then you
    should have the truck checked out unless it is brand spanking new.
     
  9. Surfer Joe

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    Please understand that things have changed drastically in the last few years in regards to legalities and employers. What has happened is that large corporations (including trucking companies) have bought off our government completely at the federal level, regardless of political party.
    Result; The corporations can and are getting away with anything and everything in their favor, including what you have just read in the first poster's story.
    And unfortunately, things are going to get a whole lot worse before it gets better.
     
  10. pattyj

    pattyj Road Train Member

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    So because that low life company refuses to pay the hospital bill and way home your friend is just going to leave it at that?He has a good case here,sue the heck out of this company.I know I would.I know an excellent trucker lawyer if your buddy is interested.
     
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  11. Ohionative

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