Fired for barely touching pole, no damage

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by jordanshackelford, Mar 29, 2019.

  1. Chebbydriver7195

    Chebbydriver7195 Light Load Member

    Feb 24, 2019
    Tell the guard eat ####. But also always pay attention. I dont even pull out of my parking spot without getting out to look if my tandems are forward (tail swing sucks)
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  3. UturnGirl

    UturnGirl Road Train Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    I'm surprised you got fired. JB usually puts you through a bunch of safety stuff after an incident..I call it the walk of shame.. But give you another chance. I'm betting the guard called Jb and dumped a load of bunk about you. You must have really messed in his wheaties.
  4. TravR1

    TravR1 Road Train Member

    Nov 9, 2017
    I make it a point to ignore security guards in general.

    But if I just hit something, I'd be a bundle of friggin' roses and tulips and crap. I'd run through a whole field of slop if it pleased him. I'd even be jumpin and doin twurles and nonsense while doin it. Just like all those people that park off the interstate shoulder every other mile. That's what they do while the rest of us lane change around them to be safe down in the south. They just had to run through a field of daisies.
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  5. dieselpowered

    dieselpowered Medium Load Member

    May 16, 2016
    sorry hear about the pole incident the restriction should be a bigger issue I would think then the pole but since you have both against odds against you go to every mega-carrier, you can apply tell them what happen and see if any willing to take you one I hope Chinatown puts his cents in has pretty good rep of helping people on directions.

    I really don't try rag on companies but any that have you getting a restriction is just scum plain and simple rather you want to drive one or not it's irrelevant it keeps doors locked until you remove the restriction. meaning school or someone you know very well would let you test out in his manual truck trailer. In which most would rather stab you before letting someone else drive there rig I know several who would trust me with there rigs because I drive like lives depend on it and known some them long time. I don't have a long experience on paper but my uncle used to let me drive his rig when I was at age 13 help, of course, most my driving experience involved driving however prior getting my actually CDL was on Tractors going maybe 15 mph plowing, cutting fertilize land, etc in short that taught me to back a rig in a storage very small and a lot times stuff hanging down that you cannot touch. BEST advice going forward slow down make sure your surroundings don't let trucker joe scare you they don't for me they are always welcome to jump out try to fight me any time I love fighting more then anything win or lose between uncle teaching me what the army taught him and my wrestling and kickboxing most them who touch me don't end well. never found at fault I let them put hands on me first before engaging them.
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  6. SteerTire

    SteerTire Road Train Member

    Nov 5, 2018
    Behind the wheel
    After looking at the picture again. I realized that pole, was the ONLY thing that kept you from wiping out their fence. The pole is beside the fixed part, not the gate.

    And where exactly were you backing this trailer? Out of the gate? I see the line of trailers across from the building. But I also see the nose of a trailer, which appears to be backed against the building, facing those trailers. Meaning that gate isn’t near the dock. Unless they slipped one dock between those fire lane markers.

    There’s more to this than is being said here.
  7. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

    Dec 18, 2011
    You guys ever pay for replacing one of them poles?
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  8. JoeyJunk

    JoeyJunk Road Train Member

    Dec 31, 2010
    Washington, PA
    LOL. Yes. Tell the guard to pound salt because it’s the guards fault a pole was hit. Did anyone think maybe that is the customers protocol? And we wonder why we are treated like a holes.
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  9. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Feb 15, 2014
    No, but I payed to replace a fire hydrant. One was enough.
  10. passport220

    passport220 Road Train Member

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