Helping husband with loads

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by TruckerWifeLife1995, Jun 18, 2021.

  1. TruckerWifeLife1995

    TruckerWifeLife1995 Bobtail Member

    Jun 18, 2021
    My husband just started driving for Hogan driving a dedicated route, delivering for dollar tree. On the passenger permit it says I can't ride with him for the first 3 months and I can't help unload the trailer. Well I can't just sit in here while he unloads I'm the heat. I was wondering if there was a way around this. Like could I be put on the payroll so I could legally help or what? Also we moved over to this company from another with much looser passenger regulations and we literally lived in that truck, so until I can join him, I'm homeless. Any way around this? Of we explain our situation could they make an exception?
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  3. Kyle G.

    Kyle G. Road Train Member

    Jan 23, 2016
    Eastern Iowa
    Lots of insurance regulations these days. It’s great that you want to help, but it would be too much of a liability for the company for you to handle the freight.

    Plenty of other ways you could help though... help with with keeping truck clean and organized, help with paperwork, help with trip planning, etc.
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  4. CowboyTim

    CowboyTim Medium Load Member

    Nov 2, 2018
    You should have posed these questions to Hogan before he started working for them, as opposed to asking several thousand strangers on an internet forum.
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2021
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  5. Allow Me.

    Allow Me. Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    May 28, 2009
    Rancho Mirage, Ca.
    You will have to wait for the 3 months. OR, ride low in the sleeper so as not to be seen. I used to take wives on board without permission, never had a problem until one day dispatch told me to pick up a stranded driver and that was a problem.
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  6. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

    Mar 4, 2015
    It’s always good to ask questions before taking the job. About all you can do now is change companies or make the best of it. Nothing says you have to sit in the truck while he unloads. That would be a good time to get out and get the legs moving.
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  7. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

    Aug 28, 2011
    Henderson, NV & Orient
    She hasn't posted again; just that one post.
    I'm wondering why he would take a job where his wife can't ride along from day one, especially since she's homeless now.
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  8. not4hire

    not4hire Road Train Member

    May 16, 2012
    All at once?

    I can indeed see how would be a problem.

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  9. dngrous_dime

    dngrous_dime Road Train Member

    Jan 28, 2014
    GR, MI
    Not normally a problem, but positioning can get
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  10. diamondd817

    diamondd817 Light Load Member

    Oct 11, 2020
    Based on the thread title, I was expecting a different discussion.
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  11. Mototom

    Mototom Road Train Member

    May 7, 2019
    Why take a job if the lady friend can’t ride with from day one?
    Also why tf would they make an experienced driver wait to have a passenger?
    I had my gf ride along with me when I was brand new and…..well that was an unneeded distraction but I survived
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