Shippers that want to copy your ID? How do you feel about it?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Lennythedriver, Aug 4, 2022.

  1. Lennythedriver

    Lennythedriver Road Train Member

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    Now I’ve been OK with it at the major corporate places but I picked up a load today in New York. The place was very sketchy. A warehouse worker finished loading my truck and this guy was foreign didn’t even speak English and he comes up to my truck knocks on the door has me sign the paperwork. Then he asked to take my ID so he can make a copy of it and I told him no.

    do you realize what you can do in this day and age with someone’s identification? Pretty much anything. Now this has been Walmart, some major distributor I may have been OK with it. Usually they throw it out. This was some back alleyway shipper with all illegals working there. No way!

    Your thoughts?
     
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  3. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    So what happened after you refused? The only time I've been asked for my I'd was at military base and ports
     
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  4. Kshaw0960

    Kshaw0960 Heavy Load Member

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    I picked up a load once that required a picture of me and my truck and even was finger printed. Happens.
     
  5. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    I use a fake ID. Can get them online. Can get a photo drivers license on line with fake name and address.
    I got a fake fork lift license online so I can use the shippers/receivers forklift. No one ever questioned it.
     
  6. Lennythedriver

    Lennythedriver Road Train Member

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    I showed it to him in my wallet window and then he said he would go talk to his boss and then he came back and just gave me the paperwork. I’m just not comfortable even out by information like that. If they need more information they can call the company I drive for
     
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  7. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    I think I was the creator of an ID policy at a former employer.
    It's a set, scheduled run I do every day. Pick up parts and deliver to GM plant. Plant was working on a Saturday (not uncommon) and went to pick up the parts. New security guard I've never seen before wants to see my CDL. Ok, no problem. They don't ask every time, but they do spot checks. They write down the name on the ID and move on. This time he insisted on taking it from the guard shack, to the building 100+ yards away to make a copy. I refused.
    He refused to let me pick up the parts. After getting my manager involved his manager, his manager's manager, Ryder (3pl that handles GM's logistics), GM (the customer who I delivered to) involved they finally allowed me to pick up the load.
    A week later we are all getting pictures for an ID card.
    I mean it could have been in the works, but....

    I don't mind a company looking at my license.and even writing down the name/number on it. That's all they need though. Anything else, or a copy, or whatever is not happening. And it will never leave my hands. They can copy the information while I hold it.
     
  8. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    There are a few places I have picked up high value loads and they want a copy of my CDL. Refuse them and they won't let you take the load.
    Those are the kind of loads that have people tracking your truck, closely. Take a wrong turn and they will be calling you within a few minutes.
    They get a copy when you check in, not when you are already loaded and ready to leave.

    If that place simply came out with the paperwork and let you leave, then there probably was something shady going on.
     
  9. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    Some places i loaded hazmat at wanted to see it to make sure had/tanker endorsed.
     
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  10. illState708

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    You did the right thing
     
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  11. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Nice. I wouldve done the same thing. There is no reason for needing an id for a driver picking up non safety clearence loads.. Company name dot and truck number, the driver can be tracked down fairly easily in all operations.
     
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