Hit a yellow pole

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Ktanner683, Jan 26, 2020.

  1. Ktanner683

    Ktanner683 Bobtail Member

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    Hey guys I'm new to this site, I'm an experienced driver about 10 years, have never hit anything. I just hit a yellow pole cause to be honest I didn't see it. What is going to happen when I tell my company that, any advice or heads-up.
     
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  2. Bakerman

    Bakerman Road Train Member

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    Did anyone see you or report it?
    If not, carry on.
     
  3. Ktanner683

    Ktanner683 Bobtail Member

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    Well, I have to tell my company... Lol... It tore the plastic ### corner of the bumper off, it is a good bit of damage, I'm worried that they will fire me, but who knows, I'm just wondering the protocol they will follow with me, classes, suspension, withholding pay?
     
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    mitrucker Road Train Member

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    It varies by company. Could be anything from a slap on the wrist to termination.
     
  5. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    It will depend on your company. Don't delay in telling them about it. Use this as a learning experience. That pole could have been a person.
     
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  7. Ktanner683

    Ktanner683 Bobtail Member

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    Ok, one more question, lol... I've read into this issue a little bit, this would be considered an incident rather than an accident. Or am I wrong?
     
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    062 Road Train Member

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    People make such a terrible noise when you run over them too.... errrr so I’ve been told.
     
  9. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    If Pole broke truck, accident = preventable. Even Truckers lose virginity being roughly handled for scrapes minor. //snarky.

    Don't worry, you will pay one way or another. In my day if I punched a tire I bought a new one cash and told the boss man that he has a new tire from me. That way he keeps up the maintenance file on the truck.

    If pole is not broken then nothing bad happened.

    What you do not want to do is conceal, hide or camoflage something that happened with your moving the truck into a yellow pole and breaking something on truck.

    Heck one time I busted the nuts on the doors and satelitted that in and the dispatcher made a order to get a man out there with new bolts inside of a hour. It's minor. Now if he wanted to know the entire situation... well thats another story all together. Just be happy it's just a bunch of bolts.
     
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  10. Bakerman

    Bakerman Road Train Member

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    Don't know what happened, came out of the truck stop and someone ran into me and took off.
     
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