Mega carrier deception...

Discussion in 'Trucker Legal Advice' started by Irish Tweet, Feb 13, 2021.

  1. Irish Tweet

    Irish Tweet Bobtail Member

    Feb 13, 2021
    Last January I got in a wreck due to faulty radar mitigation system on my truck. The radar sensor kept detecting objects closer than it really was and would lock up the brakes. It literally caused me to jack knife and wreck the truck. I had complained and complained and all they kept doing was having me go to one of their mechanics instead of Freightliner. I was literally on my way to a Freightliner after this load before wrecking.

    Long story short, this mega carrier reported a rollover on my DAC. I did not roll the truck, the truck went off road slammed through a ditch and into some trees but the truck did not roll over. I'm very upset about this because after the accident I swore I would never drive again and now after covid-19 I've gotten another job in this industry. I still have a little PTSD from that accident. What pisses me off so bad is this company is lying and is negatively affecting my future career in this industry. I just recently found out through another carrier that I was very interested in working for that this mega carrier reported a rollover on my DAC. What can I do about this? I tried reaching out to higher right and it's pretty much whatever they(mega carrier) say their word is bond. I provided higher right a copy of the accident report. It does not say roll over and nor does it say I'm at fault. I really wanted to get a job with this company but it seems most carriers will not hire a driver with a rollover on their DAC. This company I'm working for right now pays decent. the problem is my sleep schedule is so out of whack. it's pretty much LTL and it's high pressure Monday through Friday. My final thoughts on the subject matter...

    1. Never work for a mega carrier that is self-insured.

    2. If the mega carriee has their own app, log off while off duty.

    3. If your truck has rear-facing cameras and microphones... Disconnect microphones.

    4. Don't risk your life for any trucking company.

    5. Yes, you can't trust mega carriers.
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  3. MTN Boomer

    MTN Boomer Road Train Member

    Feb 4, 2019
    You can contest the report.
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  4. Irish Tweet

    Irish Tweet Bobtail Member

    Feb 13, 2021
    already tried I also gave them the accident report that does not say anything about rolling a truck or me at fault and they still believe the mega carrier
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  5. nredfor88

    nredfor88 Road Train Member

    Sep 26, 2019
    Get a lawyer and threaten to sue the company, if you have proof of your reports about faulty equipment.
  6. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

    Sep 10, 2010
    Flint, MI
    Then the carrier provided proof you did roll over. As bad as hirerite is, they do follow the law (don't want the lawsuit) from the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

    Also, ignore dac. By far there are more companies that don't use dac than do. They also tend to be better companies anyway.
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2021
  7. Oakland Raiders Forever

    Oakland Raiders Forever Medium Load Member

    Feb 24, 2020
    I will agree with you ... never work for one of the big uglies

    Get your year in then go work for a smarter company , life is much easier that way.

    Big uglies are just that big and ugly
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  8. Irish Tweet

    Irish Tweet Bobtail Member

    Feb 13, 2021

    no, the carrier didnt prove there was a roll over. all the carrier has to do is say it with zero proof. their proof was that was was an accident. my old dispatcher with this company said he had several drivers that were fired for using run-off ramps(both trucks totalled) and both drivers were given "roll-overs" on the DAC. fyi, companies that are self insured tend to take things personal and will come after you
  9. Atlanta trucker

    Atlanta trucker Road Train Member

    Jan 25, 2017
    Let me guess .... it was Werner ???
  10. Irish Tweet

    Irish Tweet Bobtail Member

    Feb 13, 2021
    nope. ATS
  11. Badmon

    Badmon Heavy Load Member

    Oct 6, 2014
    Deep south
    Feel bad for you poor souls who suffer from the effects of DAC. Not because im a perfect driver or anything but rather because ive never worked or attempted to be employed by any company that uses/takes that horse #### seriously :dontknow: in fact im almost positive that most, if not all, of the places ive driven for have never even heard of it
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2021
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