You were told to do something and you didn't want to do it.
I have always found it best to bring the truck back to the yard for scheduled hometime and tell them I am Moving on, everyone here has been very nice but this job was not a good fit for me. If they need two weeks notice that would be fine.
This closes the door on their options and we part on good terms. Don't get mad no matter how you feel, just move on.
Quit under dispatch, what is the actual definition?
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Have butted heads.
He's sick and tired of dealing with
So he's trying to screw you,
Like you screwed him on the load.
I'm on his side.
Your whole story sounds like just
A bunch of excuses and whining to me.
You made every lame excuse you could
Come up with to not pick up the load.
So you got canned.
You lost this power struggle.
You brought all this on yourself.
You should have idled that truck all night.
Picked the load up in the morning,
Drove back to the yard and quit.
None of this would be a issue.
Now you gave him a reason to
Stick it to you every time someone
Calls to check your work history.
I dont get why everyone one here sides with the company. First, if the story is correct he was not loaded, second You have the right to quit, just like they have the right to fire you. You dont owe a company anything but returning the truck to their yard.
This will make no difference to any company that is worth working for. Me or China can give you places to try. let it go and move on, its not like you killed a bunch of people.
What freaking difference does it make, I have never had a job that I have had to have, and for sure never had one I couldn't quit at any time I wanted, and it wouldn't matter if I was loaded or not if they want to get my dander up. We are not slaves here, just because we happen to drive a truck.
ALL trucking companies want to make a profit. Owner operators make these kind of decisions every day, often spending that night parked at the customer to save fuel and start the next day with a fresh clock. Company drivers that are worth their salt will make the same choice just to start the day with a fresh clock.
You didn't answer my question. Did you clean out your truck WITHOUT telling anyone you quit? Did that leave your previous company scrambling to cover a load you said you would cover?
Folks on this forum are starting to think you were fired, not quit, based on some of your more recent posts. I must say it feels like nailing Jello to a wall.
If I were a company owner and you applied to me and told your story as it has unfolded so far in this thread, there would be a big red flag popping up. Can I trust you to be a man of your word?
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