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rabbiporkchop Road Train Member
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- Feb 9, 2012
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brian991219 Road Train Member
- Aug 10, 2013
I did a few phone and cable tv lines when I was running residential pickup in NYC and southeastern Connecticut, very old and tight areas that were never made for a 13'6" high car hauler to be in. We had another driver hook the phone, tv, and power feed for a garage he was loading at in Bellmore, Long Island, forgot to put his top deck down and pulled out of the driveway, tore the distribution box right out of the wall. My brother tore down his own garage door with is wrecker, forgot the boom was up from servicing it and back out of the garage, he also tore down a power line and ripped the service off the side of a garage with a friend's dump truck last year while doing him a favor (I know, some favor).
BigPerm Medium Load Member
- Sep 4, 2012
While working up in Santa Fe, in my RV, I went to dump garbage. Didn't see the sign next to a speed bump that said "BUMP". So I did. Still got a little one on my rear "bumper". I Crack myself up sometimes
Well, apparently this was ruled an "incident" by our safety dept, so it won't cost me any money.
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texasbbqbest Road Train Member
MACK E-6 Thanks this.
- Dec 9, 2014
Thank you, sir.
You're not kidding, btw.
Glad you came out on top on this one. Are you guys financially responsible for damages, or does your company absorb the cost and deny you your safety bonus for a certain time period?
Thought for sure I would've got dinged for this though since it was in a parking lot.
street beater Road Train Member
- Apr 18, 2014
For us it used to be that if the damages didn't exceed $500, the company wouldn't even hold it against you. We'd have people swiping a handrail that ran parallel with a dock a few times and we just called out a welder to straighten it out real fast. A light scolding and maybe a few laughs... It was a done deal.
Then YRC (the devil) bought us out and changed everything. We've since fired so many people for minor mishaps. Most were new guys that were still learning the world of P&D... But we did have a few old timers with 15+ years with the company that got chopped as well.
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