mercer transportation

Discussion in 'Mercer' started by kw12, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. I glide 47

    I glide 47 Road Train Member

    1,430
    1,504
    Jun 3, 2017
    0
    Can anybody at Mercer spell contract no can change till contract up for resigning?
     
    77fib77 Thanks this.
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. I glide 47

    I glide 47 Road Train Member

    1,430
    1,504
    Jun 3, 2017
    0
  4. roshea

    roshea Road Train Member

    Apparently many people do not understand the legal aspects of leasing a truck to a motor carrier. For the term of the lease it is their truck and they are legally responsible for what happens with it. Federal motor carrier leasing regulations all that the actual owner be responsible for all maintenance and repairs, and for providing a driver. Nowhere in the laws does it say the driver has to be the owner. So Mercer is in fact legally in control of the truck just as if they owned it. The fact that they allow drivers/owners to dispatch themselves is merely company policy, by law they are 'entitled' to forced dispatch drivers if they so choose. So it might be 'your truck' but no, you are not free to do with it as you choose if the carrier says otherwise.
     
    nikmirbre Thanks this.
  5. roshea

    roshea Road Train Member

    Contract has not changed, those are not contract terms. Contract does say (paraphrased) you will abide by company rules, and this is a change in company rules.
     
  6. 77fib77

    77fib77 Road Train Member

    5,052
    18,707
    Jul 7, 2010
    St Louis
    0
    Mercer will have a vague clause or three to cover these sort of things.
     
  7. I glide 47

    I glide 47 Road Train Member

    1,430
    1,504
    Jun 3, 2017
    0
    Glad I'm gone best of luck to you in all your adventures
     
  8. 51.50

    51.50 Heavy Load Member

    895
    1,898
    Jan 20, 2016
    Salem Oregon
    0
    l've done it. You need some one to do billing and collection. In my mind it is not worth it with one truck.
     
  9. 77fib77

    77fib77 Road Train Member

    5,052
    18,707
    Jul 7, 2010
    St Louis
    0
    Use factoring?
     
  10. 51.50

    51.50 Heavy Load Member

    895
    1,898
    Jan 20, 2016
    Salem Oregon
    0
    some accounts are slow pay, some take 90 days (government) and some never pay. l know you can take your GBL's to a finance company and get cash for a fee if the 90 days is a problem.
    i quit hauling on my own authority in 1991. Things likely have changed since then.
     
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2020
  11. Cat sdp

    Cat sdp . .

    13,531
    31,000
    Apr 8, 2012
    Orion's Belt
    0
    They can’t force dispatch a leased truck/driver.......

    They can say no confederate flags....
     
    nikmirbre Thanks this.
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted