I'm Done!!

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Biscuit75, May 19, 2012.

  1. Biscuit75

    Biscuit75 Road Train Member

    When someone says they haven't been called in on in so and so years, well, No ####! I went in to talk to the manager about this. My reasoning, smart phones. Used to be people had to write down the truck info, go home and call information or search online for the truck company, etc. Not now. They just back out of Facebook on their phone, pull up Google and type in the info, all while still driving next to the truck. Up pops a phone number in the search results that is hi-lited and all you have to do is tap the number and your phone dials it. 10 seconds and you're on the phone with the company that you just got mad at.

    Think I'm joking? I did it. Called the first number that popped up in Google, and made an "anonymous" complaint about myself. Total time from search to end of call.... 3 minutes.

    I should be hearing about my complaint soon.
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  3. Rif Raf McQ

    Rif Raf McQ Light Load Member

    May 9, 2012
    Lexington Park, Maryland
    When I pulled doubles for RPS they also faulted the driver no matter what the incident was, so it is not a coincidence when Fed Ex bought out RPS that they would inherit this trait. Biscuit I feel your pain but you need to think before you just up and quit the whole thing....Give it the weekend at least.
  4. Krooser

    Krooser Road Train Member

    Jul 25, 2010
    The whole deal with big companies, the Feds, more rules, cop harassment, etc. really makes this job tough. I started collecting SS last year but put the $$$ in my fuel tank five months of last year...

    I'm about done with this #### full time... after the tater harvest is done in October I'm going to reassess the whole deal. maybe I'll run some in the winter (south) and take off in the summer.... or work the harvest and take off in the winter.... but I'm just about ready to finally call it a day.
  5. Wargames

    Wargames Captain Crusty

    Jul 22, 2010
    Well its about time. LOL. I know the feeling, But Krooser, You only needed another 2 years and the money changes to about $2300.00 per month, at 65. My wife is 65 and started collecting already, plus 2 real nice pensions. I would have waited out the 2 years.
  6. viper99991

    viper99991 Bobtail Member

    Aug 8, 2011
    Pontiac IL
    I feel you place I started working 2-3 weeks ago have there number ont he side of the truck thats fine and dandy for me. I pull in I think it was thursday or friday. I pull in boss/owner is there and his head is red. He just stares at me I know I'm probly in trouble. So I fill out my paper work in the truck and what not. Do my Post trip yes I do those lol. He says can you come into my office while im doing my post trip said yes as soon as I'm done. Take me bout 15-30min to finish my post trip checked oil fuel all the good stuff ya know. Dragging my feet a little. I get in there and he said they got a phone call about the truck I was driving swerving from lane to lane to lane. I asked him what time and location he procceded to tell me and I look at him and laugh.

    He asked whats so funny? I said well around that time I was getting loaded over here was a good 30-50 miles from there. Showed him my Weigh in and weigh out tickets to prove to him I was there. Only time I was happy to have time stamped Tickets. Then I proceeded to tell him I had to take a detour for a fellow Employee that had there PTO stuck open and wouldn't disengage. Emplyee vouched for me as thats where I was. I was not closer than 20 miles from where I was swerving all over. The place.
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  7. wsyrob

    wsyrob Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Sep 14, 2007
    Winston Salem
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  8. pattyj

    pattyj Road Train Member

    Jul 19, 2008
    Sioux City,ia
    That's how companies are.You're at fault no matter what.Trying to explain your side is just a waste,why even try.No innocent till proven guilty in trucking.Not enough time with all the careless fireing they do.I just shut up and do my job.
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  9. Brandonpdx

    Brandonpdx Road Train Member

    Dec 27, 2007
    Elkhart, IN
    I dunno what to tell you man. Find a job with a less stupid company?
  10. CondoCruiser

    CondoCruiser The Legend

    Apr 18, 2010
    That sucks Biscuit. They way the roads are crowded now and everyone has a cellphone at their fingertips, call ins are more frequent and a way to do the low down and dirty of having the last say. It's good in away for the real problem drivers, but even little stuff is being exaggerated now to the "I'll show you".

    To me sounds like you need a fresh start with a new company. Not that you can't fix your current problem, but to fix the 2 year humdrum thing. Take a short break, then the fun of trucking will return.

    It's like mechanicing or something where something is giving you a problem. Take a break and come back to it and it's no problem. Same principle.

    I've had one call in over the years. But it was one of them follow you reporting companies. I got a positive report though. :)
  11. Quickfarms

    Quickfarms Heavy Load Member

    May 29, 2012
    Los Angeles, Ca
    Big companies seem to be worse than small companies.

    I used to get complaints for going to slow. But I was just timing the lights. Most car drivers are ignorant and should be required to ride in a truck on a regular basis.

    I just had someone pull up along side me on a on ramp and just sit there.
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