Fired while training, for roll over

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by maffy95, Apr 18, 2020.

  1. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    What can he do moving forward?

    HA that'll be the day.

    If you rolled a truck thats it for you. Go home and find something else to do for a paycheck, it wont be trucking. At least in my day. Thats like the number one preventable. Hell one time I almost fell of a major bridge myself and that would have been avoidable too. Im glad she came back down when she did. Its a long drop either way. I was standing on the fuel tank of that mack making a choice when she did.

    It was not really a choice. one is 235 feet fall to the death at the water below or chopped up with a permanent set of ruined body unable to work at all at 21 years old on that steel grade decking 12 feet or so below which is almost as lethal from that height.

    There are things in this industry that you do not get: "To move forward" its the end of the line. Dot. Finished. Go home finished. Might be a few years or 10 before you are hire-able again somewhere. And if someone in chicago did hire you on with a russian accent and signing 1099, then that friend would wish he never moved forward when Uncle Sam finds out.

    This industry tends to grind out those who cannot do. They are eliminated in a variety of ways and easily replaced with another bus load of eager and hungry hires waiting to take that person's job.
     
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  3. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Why don't you tell him to ask these questions himself?
     
  4. hotrod1653

    hotrod1653 Heavy Load Member

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    He can do a few things moving forward, only maybe one of which will involve driving a truck. Only things I can recommend to do is apply at Carolina Cargo or a 1099 Chicago outfit that wants a warm body for there truck.

    We ask for more information, because we need that in order to help you help him find an outfit to drive for or possibly work for in some other capacity. Your smart ##* replies when we ask for the whole story aren’t good.

    You came here asking for advice, and without ALL the details we can’t give it to you.
     
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  5. maffy95

    maffy95 Light Load Member

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    MY wiseA** remarks... I need no advice from you, what more info did you need HE ROLLED THE TRUCK WHILE TRAINING! Can he or does he have a chance at working in this industry? pretty simple.. but again the some on this site feel there is more to add.. like yourself... please just move on...
     
  6. maffy95

    maffy95 Light Load Member

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    He is not on this site although I reccomended he come here for advice.
     
  7. maffy95

    maffy95 Light Load Member

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    Yea I understand, he wont work on a 1099... I thinking atthis point he is out of options but chinatown gave some good ideas
     
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    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    Chinatown is one of the best. People have gotten a fresh start with rotten records.

    I think if TTR was around in the 80's it would have saved us all alot of trouble.
     
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  9. Lonesome

    Lonesome Mr. Sarcasm

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    Any time! I do what I can.
     
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  10. hotrod1653

    hotrod1653 Heavy Load Member

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    Ok... I’ll give it to you plain. YOUR smart remarks aren’t helping. All we’re asking for is a little more information. Where exactly does he live, what lead lead him to make that decision, besides a threat by the trainer?

    Most if not ALL companies will be asking that when they ask about any accidents that he had. Why did he listen to the trainer? Why didn’t he take it upon himself to look for a better way? Those are just a few questions that will be asked.

    I’m not trying to be disagreeable here, I’m looking at it from a company standpoint. Playing devils advocate if you will. Yes it sucks this happened, yes it’s on his record for a long while.

    Maybe Swift would hire him, England might, who knows? Without the knowledge of who he worked for we can’t help you.
     
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  11. theSoz

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    Well tell "you friend" he's not meant to be a truck driver and find a different job. If you truly been driving that long, you should have already told him that. You got to be pretty #### stupid to roll a truck. The only acceptable reason to roll a truck is to save lives, but even at that chances are you're still 99% at fault. I'll leave the 1% for those rare times when all hell breaks lose. Chances a driver who rolls a truck was driving too fast, not paying attention, following too close, didn't leave himself an out. etc etc.

    Your "friend" didn't have the balls to stand up for himself and blindly follow some guy in another seat. That's not someone I want driving a truck. Common sense says he should have stopped when the saw the ditch, or felt the truck lean, or seen the embankment for I don't know....get out of ####ing look!!

    So yeah...tell you friend to get a desk job and stay of the roads.
     
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