Fired for idling during summer

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Jslaven, Aug 8, 2020.

  1. Jslaven

    Jslaven Bobtail Member

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    Is this legal? I was idling while I was layed over in Denver for three days. Temps were in the 90’s.
    Swift fired me since my idle skyrocketed.
     
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  3. smokey12

    smokey12 Heavy Load Member

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    That's crazy! They are the reason you were laid over..they said that's why they fired you?
     
  4. smokey12

    smokey12 Heavy Load Member

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    Think I would have to sue if this is the case..not right at all
     
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  5. Gdog66223

    Gdog66223 Road Train Member

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    I wouldn't say its legal no but, is that the full story? Did they call you into the office and say you're fired for idling?
     
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  6. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Now, go with a company that has APU's or allows idling.
    How much experience do you have?
    Which state do you live in?
     
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  7. Alexander suero

    Alexander suero Light Load Member

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    If you have any experience get away from them. They did you a favor.
     
  8. d281833

    d281833 Heavy Load Member

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    Did the contract you signed state idling was a cause for termination? Or did they give you layover money and you chose to stay in the tractor? Doesn't seem to be passing the smell test here.
     
  9. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    So whats the rest of the story ? Swift doesnt fire you for idling. When i was there , i idled for a good 6 weeks straight, never turned the truck off, and was never a peep from the office about it. There was probably something else you did wrong.
     
  10. Wasted Thyme

    Wasted Thyme Road Train Member

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    Yeah this is suspect thread. IMO
     
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  11. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    I was about to go on a Swift rant until I saw what you had to say.

    @Moosetek13 @striker @A21CAV

    What say you sirs?
     
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