Mirror damage?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Smalltowniowa, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. Smalltowniowa

    Smalltowniowa Bobtail Member

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    I'l keep this short and sweet, but while driving down I-5 in California, a rock came off a vehicle and grazed the bottom side of my driver mirror. Now the mirror is plastic and like I said it grazed the mount. When I say grazed, it essentially svratched the mirror. Should I report it to my company, or just Sharpie the mount to make it unnoticeable? I dont want to have to worry about doing paperwork and all that jazz, for something so minor.
     
  2. Justrucking2

    Justrucking2 Road Train Member

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    Just tell them, call your safety department and have them note it.
     
  3. Smalltowniowa

    Smalltowniowa Bobtail Member

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    Ok, will do.
     
  4. austinmike

    austinmike Road Train Member

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    I would not say a word about something that minor. Some outfits can make a mountain out of an anthill.
     
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  5. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    Sharpie.

    Too much paperwork generated from a phone call.
     
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  6. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    There is a part of me that wants to say

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    However knowing how this kind of stuff can be like a black hole with safety I am forced to say

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  7. Smalltowniowa

    Smalltowniowa Bobtail Member

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    If I wasn' to say anything, what would I say if they asked?
     
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  8. Justrucking2

    Justrucking2 Road Train Member

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    As a previous owner of a few trucks with drivers, I always appreciated a guy that was flat straight up. The straight up thing to do is to call it in and have it noted, no matter how small. I always looked at those drivers as keepers, and when there was a few extra bucks, they got it for doing what used to be the right thing. But, that is just me, and I have no clue who this guy works for.
     
  9. austinmike

    austinmike Road Train Member

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    How noticeable is it? Is it a small company or a mega outfit?
     
  10. windsmith

    windsmith Road Train Member

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    A scratch caused by a road hazard? No need for a report to your company.
     
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