stranded driver??? legal???

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by amsn, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. amsn

    amsn Light Load Member

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    can a trucking company take possession of the truck and leave the driver stranded with no shelter or food? i thought the truck company had to provide TRANSPORTATION back to HOME terminal?
     
  2. double yellow

    double yellow Road Train Member

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    As far as I am aware, there is no law to that effect.
     
  3. passingthru69

    passingthru69 Road Train Member

    They can dump you like dumping the prom queen after you hit it and wanna run.
    What happened they dumped you?
     
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  4. SheepDog

    SheepDog Road Train Member

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    amsn fill us in, you can get help here. If you have, or someone you know has, been stranded, let us know where you are and I am sure we can get you/him/her some help.
     
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  5. amsn

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    yea left me in Georgia ...... had to find me and my wife our own way home. .....have since found out that he has done this to a couple other drivers....... I should have did my home work on the company...
     
  6. SheepDog

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    Very glad you and your wife were able to get home brother. Would be interesting to hear who/what/where/why/when. No pressure though brother.
     
  7. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

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    From what I've seen, they do not route you to your home terminal, they route you to the nearest terminal and dump you out. It's why I always tell company drivers, "Travel light".

    "But what about that poor defenseless truck driver left to his own, abandoned at the terminal, trying to figure out how he's going to get all of his gear back home."

    I want you to remember that when you hear some driver talking about how he wouldn't want the responsibilities of an owner operator. I'd much rather have those responsibilities than be able to be kicked around like a redhead stepchild that has a humpback, a limp, and a stutter. No bus ride for me! It feels real good when I can tell the desk jockeys that I can quit them Monday morning at 0800 and have 4 job offers at 0803.

    When end I was in a company truck, everything I carried would fit in a duffle bag, or rolled up into a sleeping bag. I've worked at a company that used to put drivers out on the sidewalk. I've seen drivers sitting on the sidewalk outside a terminal with all of their gear piled up in the snow. And you thought lot lizards had it rough...
     
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  8. pattyj

    pattyj Road Train Member

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    What happened amsn?Did you refuse loads?How long have you and your boss been on the rocky side?Please fill us in,inquiring minds wanna know,MINE!!!!!!!! lol.
     
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  9. amsn

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    I made it back home Friday morning . had to stand out in the cold for,10 hours waiting on greyhound@ a lil gas station...thankfull for my family
     
  10. pattyj

    pattyj Road Train Member

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    When I drove for CFI yrs ago now its Conway,they left me stranded in Elpaso,TX at their drop yard.Here I got up 6 am and didn't get a load which was dropped at their yard till like 7 that night.CFI wanted me to drive all night to make delivery this next morning.Wasnt going to do that after sitting all day at the Petro.So get your things out of the truck and find your own way home.Rented a car the next morning.
     
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