Qestion about getting stuck in your own driveway?

Discussion in 'Questions To Truckers From The General Public' started by Dreamin, Feb 3, 2007.

  1. Dreamin

    Dreamin Bobtail Member

    Jan 31, 2007
    Driver had stuck in mud on his dac from last company. A year later and with a different company. This new company tells the driver he can drop the trailer, and bob tail home. The driver lives in a trailer court, and his landlord said it was ok to park the tractor there.

    On his third load, the driver gets routed home. A pervious tenant had a tractor parked in the court with no problems in the summer. Driver parked where the previous tenant did, but this time it is winter. Driver gets stuck.

    Not only is the driver stuck when at home, but the air suspension was leaking air. Driver calls company, and can only get hold of the shop person. The shop tells driver to call tow company X. Company X comes out and tows driver out of the spot. Company X also tells driver that they believe the air suspension bags are frozen, and to let them warm up some. Driver will find out later if this was the case.

    What possible outcomes does this driver have to look forward to with the new company he is driving for?
  2. pro1driver

    pro1driver Heavy Load Member

    Mar 30, 2006
    North East, USA
    ok, this so far is your second "what if" question regarding trucking. you make me wonder why you are asking these questions. are you about to get into trucking yourelf? i just don't understand your line(s) of questions. have you been this driver "stuck in the mud"..?? have you been the driver "parked behind the walmart store"?? if so, then just say so, rather than "driver" did this or does that...............

    here is your other "what if question, in case you forgot".......


    now in regards to THIS "what if" question, the driver may be liable for the towing, not in dollars, but in an "incident report" made to DAC, especially now since he already has one "tow" incident on his record, with a previous employer.

    now, if you are not "the driver", then where in God's name are you getting these "questions from".........?? someone you know, or from hearing about them from another web site for truckers.....?????

    time to "fess up" ......................
  3. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    Now what difference does that make? Who cares whether or not names were used in his/her question? He/She may be making an effort not to be too revealing about his/herself, as I'm sure you are well aware that websites like this are full of company plants and snitches.

    As for the question asked, I would simply call a wrecker, pay for it, and not make an issue of it, if he/she is worried about anybody knowing about it.

    Now, if the company is the least bit reputable, they wouldn't make a big deal about a wrecker call if all that's required is pulling the truck forward 10 feet.

    I wouldn't work for an outfit like that.

    Once again, who cares? Why does that matter? Someone asked a simple question and desires a simple answer. There's no need here to "fess up" anything.
  4. pro1driver

    pro1driver Heavy Load Member

    Mar 30, 2006
    North East, USA
    i care. he (or she) keeps saying "driver" does this or "driver" does that. if this person is the one to have "done" these things, then just say so. he (or she) has annoynimity(sp?) as we don't know the real person. to continually say "driver" puts this person in the seat of the problem. why be embaressed to admit one's own fault.......???

    either that, or some "flunky" friend of his (or hers) is asking these questions and is the real "driver" that has committed these infractions.

    inquiring minds want to know. at least i do, as it puts some "reality" to the questions, and not suppositions to the questions for answers.
  5. Dreamin

    Dreamin Bobtail Member

    Jan 31, 2007
    Just trying to understand the industry better, hos rules and how they affect drivers, the interaction between company and driver, where companies draw the line on drivers, and what drivers have to put up with.

    I might be coming up with other intersting questions later on also.
  6. luvmyhubby

    luvmyhubby Road Train Member

    Sep 12, 2005
    Sidney MI

    I agree with Mack, what difference does it make? Geeezzz maybe some people have learned the hard way what its like to get raked over the coals by other members of a board if they post questions in the manner that YOU want them to...so they use generalizations instead, there's NOTHING wrong with that, and if YOU have a problem with it DONT answer their question, simple as that. There are people on boards like this all the time looking to get drivers in trouble, so keeping the company and your identity hidden for such simple questions is NOT a bad idea. When the posting police network is formed then we can worry about how a simple question is phrased, until then no harm, no penalty, no PROBLEM.:flower:
  7. The_Rev

    The_Rev Light Load Member

    Aug 11, 2006
    Englewood, FL
    The short answer... Depends on company policy.

    Some companies will regard that as a "preventable" and it will go on your report. If you get stuck and you are somewhere trucks don't normally go (normal being a truck stop, shipper/receiver etc) and they need to call a tow, the driver could be responsible for the cost. Running out of fuel is another one of the preventables that they could nail the driver on. Cost of the fuel and truck and a preventable on your record.
  8. rangerman1

    rangerman1 Light Load Member

    Mar 27, 2007
    Cheney, Wa
    LoL. I don't see what difference it makes on the "what if" deal either Dreamer. No harm, no foul. Maybe I'm naiive, but I can't see why stuck in mud would be on his DAC. Unless it was negligence. (ie: he went offroading with his bobtail). As yer question stands.... I don't think it'd be a negative on him with the new company. If anything, I figure his fleet manager might tell him to "watch it", and keep an eye on him. General rule of thumb: The longer he's been driving, the more leeway his manager will be likely to give him in such circumstances.
  9. Jarlaxle

    Jarlaxle <strong>"Bregan D'Aerthe"</strong>

    Jan 15, 2006
    Pretty much. Where I work, that would merit a few things: one, he'd hear about it (from the other drivers & probably the office guys) for a while. :) Two, he'd be told in very plain terms to not park there again. Three, if the truck was covered in mud/dirty snow from the extraction, he'd be expected to have it washed (which I would consider reasonable)--the company would pay for it. Four, he might get a phone call if we're in a bind & need someone to cover on a Saturday.

    We had someone get hung up on snow this past winter (parked, spent an hour loading, & the truck basically settled six inches), & this is exactly what happened. Nothing "official" ever came of it.
  10. kevinh855

    kevinh855 Light Load Member

    Dec 30, 2012
    Sounds like werner. They're always stuck. Normally though it involves a jack knife
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