Paying for an Accident

Discussion in 'Western Express' started by Turtlelegs, May 25, 2022.

  1. Turtlelegs

    Turtlelegs Bobtail Member

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    I watched a YouTube video yesterday from "Trucking with Louis". He recently started with Western Express after getting fired from Schneider. The video was basically about why you shouldn't work for WE.

    One of the things he said was that drivers are responsible for paying for damages done in an accident. He said they deduct $500 a week from your check. Does anyone know if this is true?

    The guy who made the video had 4 preventable accidents in 4 months with Schneider so he is pretty concerned about being on the hook for thousands of dollars of damage.

    He also said drivers are responsible for paying for fuel used for going off route and logging Personal Conveyance.

     
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  3. DRTDEVL

    DRTDEVL Medium Load Member

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    4 preventables in 4 months? I wouldn't hire him.

    He just might want to consider a different career path.
     
  4. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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  5. gentleroger

    gentleroger Road Train Member

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    No, it's not legal if he is an employee. They can fire him, but can't make him pay for damages.
     
  6. Turtlelegs

    Turtlelegs Bobtail Member

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    Well according to him only one was his fault. I'm just someone who is hoping to get a CDL so I shouldn't judge but I feel like if some of the folks I've seen can get one then I should be able to as well.
     
  7. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    That driver plays the victim when he's the one making poor choices.
    You'll meet drivers like him often. Ignore them and walk away.
     
  8. Milr72

    Milr72 Medium Load Member

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    Man! I've seen stupid but this dude takes the cake!
     
  9. Val_Caldera

    Val_Caldera Road Train Member

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    I had 2 Trucking Accidents: 2003 (NC), 2013 (AL).
    Both Deemed "Not My Fault".
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    regardless of Fault is still High Risk.

    "Why You Should Not Work For (Company Names)" Has been Going On For DECADES.
    There Are Those SUCCESSFUL DRIVERS That Have Been At (Company Names) For Long Time.
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    Whiny Folk Whine.
    Professionals Cruise Forward.
     
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  10. Wasted Thyme

    Wasted Thyme Road Train Member

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    You are mistaken. Plenty of companies have you responsible for the deductible.
     
  11. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    A company doing something and it being legal are two different things.
     
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