Mega carrier hit and runs

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  1. turntab990

    turntab990 Bobtail Member

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    Does anyone know how mega carriers report hit and runs? Just want to know because side swiped my semi-truck and bent my mirror back while I was asleep and I work for Prime, I’ve only been with them for 4 months, so just want to know how they will investigate this and will they try to find this person at fault.
     
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  3. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

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    Too late. No truck number, no trailer number, no driver's name, no MC number, no pictures.....i could go on and on, but you're screwed.
     
  4. Lonesome

    Lonesome Mr. Sarcasm

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    Check with the truckstop, maybe a video is available.
     
  5. Concorde

    Concorde Road Train Member

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    Funny, the only hit and run I had damage my truck was a Prime Inc driver :)

    Walking across the lot saw a yellow Prime tractor trying to back in beside my truck then take off. Just figured he gave up and I was happy not having his reefer and apu next to me..
    Wasn’t until the next day doing a post trip that I noticed a huge gouge 12 feet down the side of my trailer..was in the aluminum base rail. Unfortunately by then my dash cam had already overwritten itself. Lesson learned I went out and bought the highest gb whatchamacallit for the cam and now it saves a weeks worth of data.

    OP, four months with them is too long.
    Find another job ASAP
     
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  6. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    If you were legally parked in a parking spot and got hit then why worry? Nothing you could do to prevent it and its not your fault.
     
  7. Concorde

    Concorde Road Train Member

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    Well it’s a Prime driver so..the legally parked part may be a problem :)
     
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  8. 2Tap

    2Tap Medium Load Member

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    Exactly, file a police report. They will get the video if the truck stop doesn't want to cooperate.
    In most states it doesn't take much damage to turn this scenario into a felony criminal damage to property/hit & run.
    If you did it, own it. It isn't hard for any copper with community college forensics to figure things out.

    *edit* also after the reread, look for that big company provided envelope in the truck somewhere. It will have the protocol to follow to report accidents/damage. Most want you to utilize an app now days.
     
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  9. turntab990

    turntab990 Bobtail Member

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    How long will it take to find them, It’s the companies truck, but just for future ref. If I ever buy my own rig. Will prime try and locate the driver, I just spoke to the accident hotline and police about it. Don’t really know what’s going on behind the scenes and how this they go about catching these people. Do they just get a couple weeks free in the clear, then get caught 6 days or even 6 months later.
     
  10. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    If you have no information about the other vehicle or driver to provide to police or your company then how do expect the hit-and-run driver to be found? Its a broken mirror, its not exactly a priority for police.
     
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  11. Nostalgic

    Nostalgic Road Train Member

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    Who is them, and who is looking? and Never.
    Who is the driver? and No.
    Nothing, and they don't.
    Yes, No.
     
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