TMC publicly shaming its drivers.

Discussion in 'Report A BAD Trucking Company Here' started by Rick11, Feb 2, 2020.

Is it ok for a trucking outfit to shame a driver who has an incident, by name and unit to the fleet?

  1. Yes it is ok.

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  2. No it is not ok.

    74.0%
  3. Dont know.

    4.9%
  1. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

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    Looks like we will see you on the wall of shame...

    "Entitled driver refused load".
     
  2. Voodoo Pyg

    Voodoo Pyg Oink! Oink!

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    Call it what you will. I've only ever had to refuse two in my career for safety reasons. Also I can look at my fuel gauge and the weight of that trailer see if it's going to work. Plus I've had one of those and didn't even have a mouse's piss worth of fuel in my tanks. This was frac sand. $1300 lesson I won't have again. Enjoy buying hams for DOT. <3
     
  3. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

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    They won't care what the problem was. Wall of shame time.
     
  4. Voodoo Pyg

    Voodoo Pyg Oink! Oink!

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    And most likely I'd be fired cos I have no problem telling dispatch or the company where to put their load and the same thing above your first response. So I'll take my place in their Pantheon of Shame while keeping my sanity and my chances of getting a ticket to a minimum.
     
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  5. bigblue19

    bigblue19 Road Train Member

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    Sounds like the company is shaming itself . Looky here everybody, these are the muppets we hire.
     
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  6. REALITY098765

    REALITY098765 Medium Load Member

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    Funny nobody has brought up>

    What does the contract say about this?
     
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  7. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    If he is lease operator and a contract is in force, then all the "Heavy lifting" via company driver problems is moot.
     
  8. REALITY098765

    REALITY098765 Medium Load Member

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    Even company drivers are under some kind of agreement.
     
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  9. PE_T

    PE_T Road Train Member

    Stevens Transport in Dallas? I was there for over 4 years, and they did not post drivers’ names and truck numbers on the Qualcomm. All they did was report the problems that many drivers were having. They would sometimes send these messages daily. I’m cool with that. It’s educational for folks who want to be better drivers.

    Now perhaps you’re referring to the list of weekly accidents read in front of the class on Sunday mornings. This also did not involve reading names or truck numbers, however, if you were the driver involved in the accident, you were allowed to present yourself in front of the class and defend your case. Reading these accidents in front of the class was part of the process in determining whether the accident was preventable or not. Experienced drivers in the class were urged to participate.
     
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  10. PE_T

    PE_T Road Train Member

    There’s a flaw there. How did you know the load is overweight if there is no scale around? Ok, so let’s say the BOL says something like 55k. At that point I’d go to the shipping office to try to get a clarification and also call my company.

    I think a more common real problem is picking up a load that shows as 40k on the BOL, but is actually much more than that and is even overweight. There’s no scale around, and you know there’s a weigh station on your route. One of the solutions is to unfortunately drive out of route to a scale where you will not hit a weigh station first. You also want to call the company to get your loaded miles adjusted for this peculiar case.
     
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