over speed policy ( central drivers )

Discussion in 'Central Refrigerated' started by tangerineGT, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    If a Swiftie was going that fast you can be sure it was noticed.

    That driver will probably be looking for a new job very soon.
     
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  3. Buckeye91

    Buckeye91 Road Train Member

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    The only thing I could think of was that it was a outside carrier hauling our trailer. I think even owner ops who straight out own their trucks still have to follow the speed policy. Unless they're grandfathered into an old contract that didn't require a Qualcomm back then.
     
  4. pattyj

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    It was post 99.Most go far back as the page the thread ended and some read only that post then respond.Depending on the thread i'll do the same thing.
     
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  5. tangerineGT

    tangerineGT Road Train Member

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    I know its not my fault if some moron hits me , but I still don't want to deal with standing there for a hour or so waiting for the cops to show up , and fill out a police report, and thats not saying the douche bag that hit me won't somehow try and pin it as my fault somehow , and it seems like now a days even when its not our fault , it is our fault.
     
  6. tangerineGT

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    Lol. Yup just happened again . Hahahahah
     
  7. Moosetek13

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    Well, things happen. All we can do is try to cover our own behinds.

    But I won't be caught speeding (either by the posted speed or company rules) just to please a jerk that is tailgating me.
    That might be the surest way of being 'at fault'.
     
  8. Doulos

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    I understood what your saying, my focus is that any policy, even safety policy, must be balanced with other concerns.

    I'm all for being safe as I believe you are. But, I'd love to here some rational arguments for what is safe balanced with the duties of being a truck driver.

    As a mentor, they tell us that we not only have to teach what to do, but also why we do it. This is a smart approach. But, the "why" that they preach for safety policy doesn't compute. I would like for them to stop treating us like children.
     
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  9. Doulos

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    They are the one's imposing a speed. That very act implies that they can determine such a speed. Now they have 3 different speeds for 3 different groups, but I fail to see that the speeds are justified by the groupings. I fail to see why a company driver is less skilled than a lease operator or a recent truck school graduate in a mentor's truck.

    I believe that these speeds are not determined by safety alone, but if they reveal that then they break there own argument for "safest practice."
     
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    In line with my previous post, I would like to add what I'd like to see instead of a "safest practice" argument. I'd like to be given reason's to comply with a "best practices" model. I want a rational discusion of the whys of their policy instead of an argument that sounds like it came from a sixth grader.
     
  11. Klingon

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    I have OnGuard too.
    Last tuesday in TN, I moved over in the lane behind one Swift truck that past me, I got the OnGuard to only lock on for a couple of seconds before he was out of range and it read 81. We were going down hill...
     
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