May get fired - Need advice please.

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by garyg, May 18, 2012.

  1. win-some-loose-less

    win-some-loose-less Medium Load Member

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    F-em then. Training companies trailers all have some sort of damage unless it brand new. I work for a major carrier and just about every trl I get is beat up. Find another job b4 they have time to pin a accident on you, and show em our favorite finger on the way out! Otr junk driving jobs are a dime a dozen anyway. Good luck
     
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  3. SLCTrucker

    SLCTrucker Medium Load Member

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    Nearly every trailer I pick up has some damage, I asked out trailer shop guy about reporting & he said most damage is never reported...

    I report what looks like new stuff with holes or splits in the outer trailer skin, wheels damaged, but really if its roadworthy we are good to go...
     
  4. DirtyBob

    DirtyBob Road Train Member

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    That's what I do too. The other day for instance, a trailer I had a week ago had a new dent in it when I picked it up later. I called that one in. Never had a problem not reporting every single dent and scratch on every trailer.
     
  5. SHC

    SHC Spoiled Rotten Brat O/O

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    I read thru all 5 pages and you've yet to explain the damage that was done or reported or whatever??? Was it missing a light, had a hole in the side or was a whole tandem set missing???? A little more info sure would help out.
     
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  6. Gizmo_Man

    Gizmo_Man Road Train Member

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    go to your user account, and from there, you can select how many posts per page, i think as high as 40 per page, cutting down the multiple pages you have now.
     
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  7. Wargames

    Wargames Captain Crusty

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    Do you have to pay for the CDL training still? I agree with the ones that take photo`s of damaged trailers. A picture
    speaks for itself. When ever I used to get a rental trailer, IMEDIATELY, I take pictures of all sides and the trailer Number.
     
  8. Wargames

    Wargames Captain Crusty

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    Now, Off subject, but not really, I see your 46 years old, and 19 years in? 1 more year and you broke the rookie status. I say this because, many cant make it that far without getting into accidents, Tickets, and Fired multiple times. Once you brake the 20 years mark, your considered a Pro, been there, done that. Now for the O.P., look at this driver, Almost 20 years in and Probably Doing really good. I dont think your going to make it this far, like SLC Trucker has. He is only 46 years old. I would like to congratulate you SLC, when you crack the 20 year mark. This is a MAJOR accomplishment, earned, not given.
     
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  9. Krooser

    Krooser Road Train Member

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    No matter how big you feel when you get your first truck rookies make mistakes... often BIG mistakes. they cost trucking companies big $$$... but they have such huge turnover they often give second and even third chances....
     
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  10. DrtyDiesel

    DrtyDiesel Road Train Member

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    I wrecked a 2012 prostar. I'm still here. I hope roehl will let the op slide.

    Ethan
     
  11. garyg

    garyg Bobtail Member

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    I don't know what the damage was I never saw it - from what they told me it is obvious damage the trailer is separated at the side or something - 10 grand worth of damage. That is where I have a problem because I checked out all the lights when picking it up and took off my trailer lock when dropping it off - so I'd think would've noticed something. Also there were guards when checking in and they walked around the trailer and never said anything about any damage.
    I was fired today - the guy was a #### because I didn't return his call on Fri (called me at 230pm) I have bill collectors calling me and didn't get his message until 5. He was long gone until today - Tues after holiday weekend.
    I made a comment about the "suppoed" video and he claims he saw it and I said "I hope so" and hung up.
    I talked to a recruiter from another big company - I was honest about everything and she said if Roehl reports the incident to them I will have to wait 3 years from now and have a spotless record for 6 months from another trucking company.
    weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
     
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