Spoiled rotten company owner make me wanna puke.

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by dazedtrucker, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. canuck in da truck

    canuck in da truck Road Train Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    western pa
    any decent company will let you idle if it is too hot or too cold--or if ac broken--a hotel room

    i tried savannah at about 115 oat in qa black t600 the ac was broken and inside was getting close to 130
    i tried to wait for a load--even in my under wear--window open and fridge door open--a wet spot the size of the bed---finally i opted for the offered hotel room to wait for load
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  3. CondoCruiser

    CondoCruiser The Legend

    Apr 18, 2010
    They do charge you rent and utilities. You just don't know it! :biggrin_25523:

    Any experiened driver with a good record can pick their own company to work for. Some companies are concerned about driver retention. I would put it in your list of requirements when job searching you want a company with an APU.
  4. flatbedder

    flatbedder Medium Load Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    Im not talking about companies, because I dont work for a crap outfit that wont let me idle. Im talking about the ticket writing states and cities. And since im in my bunk more than Im in my bed at home, that truck is MY HOME when im in it
  5. REDD

    REDD The Legend

    Jun 29, 2009
    Dueling Banjoville
    You do know that your not suppose to sleep in the wet spot? Right?
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  6. kissthatfrog

    kissthatfrog Light Load Member

    Dec 1, 2010
    Im sitting in Eufala Oklahoma at the loves,60 degrees out,no a/p on no windows down,perfect weather right now,guy next to me,truck idling away.WTF,REALLY.These guys are the reason for the things responsible drivers get #### on for.Is there any possible reason why his truck should be idling right now.
    Lonesome, Rotten, Southpaw7391 and 2 others Thank this.
  7. 'olhand

    'olhand Cantankerous Crusty

    Jan 18, 2011
    HMMM Bad starter--weak batteries--too lazy to shut off--enjoyin paradise by the dashboard lights maybe?
    Course if he is paying for the fuel--maybe he is just rich?
    Injun Thanks this.

    FLATBED Road Train Member

    Forgot how to "HOT WIRE" it so needs to let it run , or he did TOO good on his FUEL mileage , needs to burn off a bit so the super truckers will believe he manageged to get 8 MPG..
  9. dazedtrucker

    dazedtrucker Bobtail Member

    Apr 10, 2011
    There are labor laws that protect employees from abuses in all other areas. I'm not whining. I'd just like to make enough noise that this sort of thing will STOP happening. Not just to me and drivers I know. Every truck driver. I will not "take my toys and go home". I've been here almost 11 years. If you don't like my point of view, you don't have to talk to me. It's my sandbox, and turds will be buried. It is not acceptable to treat a driver this way. Yeah..."just work somewhere else..." NO. I love my job. Part of my attitude is the betrayal. After all these years of service this is my thank you? Yeah, that part is personal. But the rest is not. If everyone just quits, some more desperate driver/job seeker will take the job and put up with it. IT NEEDS TO STOP. I hate to say it, but there should be a regulation of some sort. That is why there GOOD laws, there are so many useless rules, you can't get a good one anymore.
    Your so tough, go to China. I hear sweatshops are fun....why don't they have them in the US?
    I wonder...maybe enough people raised a little heelll, that's how change works...
    Bash me all you want, but I will never shut up and look the other way when it comes to driver abuse. It angers me.
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2011
  10. Meltom

    Meltom Road Train Member

    Jan 24, 2011
    I feel for ya, but things are what they are. I personally would like to see what the policy actually is. My guess is that is based off of a percentage for the month. Idle when you want to or don't. Like others have stated any policy that is in place has to do with abuse of equipment. You talk about the betrayal of the company to the driver, from their point of view it's probably the just the opposite. They're probably thinking, we've been employing these guys for x numbers of year and they could care less about trying to save costs. don't they know how much this is costing us? If you're going to stay you might want to request a meeting with the owners to let them know your feelings. Share your thoughts and rationale and try not to get upset or take things personally if things don't go your way.

    Oh and on a side note, could you clean the turds out of the sandbox? They're creeping me out.
  11. Rockin&Rollin

    Rockin&Rollin Heavy Load Member

    Mar 6, 2011
    Orlando Florida
    Why not just ask the owners if they can sell the air conditioners in their office and their home and use the money to buy you an APU since it will never get over 110° in either so they don’t need them
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