Legal Needs

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by CallMeTawanda, Jan 21, 2020.

  1. CallMeTawanda

    CallMeTawanda Light Load Member

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    So I have an issue with Covenant Transport. I’m trying to find a lawyer that can help but I’m running into the issue of finding a lawyer who understands truck driving and DOT regulations regarding employment problems. Anyone have any advice? I live in Oregon and work out of Washington State.

    Any ACTUAL help is appreciated.
     
  2. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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  3. MTN Boomer

    MTN Boomer Bobtail Member

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    Or they will refer you to someone, maybe
     
  4. 6wheeler

    6wheeler Road Train Member

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    The employment problem is a tough one to tackle whatever the issue is. That's because it is very easy in court for the company to argument that "safety" or company policy was at hand.

    The DOT matter is something lawyer's don't focus on much because there's no money in it as in civil penilty.

    I'm just a truck driver my self and I beat lawyer's all the time in court over FDCPA, and FCRA issues because there isn't a lot of money in it for any lawyer or judge to have much interest in it not unless you can get a class action
     
  5. Ridgeline

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    Why do you need a lawyer.
     
  6. CallMeTawanda

    CallMeTawanda Light Load Member

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    Because Covenant is preventing me from being hired by any of the major OTR companies.
     
  7. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Western Express may not care what Covenant says.
    Many Craigslist companies won't care either.
     
  8. kylefitzy

    kylefitzy Road Train Member

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    So they are doing you a favor? Find a company near the house that will actually treat you like a person and not just a number.
     
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  9. Badmon

    Badmon Medium Load Member

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    Well said I cosign this
     
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  10. CallMeTawanda

    CallMeTawanda Light Load Member

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    I’ve been driving for a small mom and pop operation for the last two years. I want nicer equipment, better facilities and the ability to travel the lower 48..maybe minus the east coast, lol.
     
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