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.

    20.9%
  2. No it is not ok.

    74.4%
  3. Dont know.

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  1. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    You do.

    The minute you hook onto a trailer thats heavy, your drives airbags suspension gauge if any will reveal that you need more than the usual PSI (Marked by a pernament marker on the chrome dial itself at the PSI, say 47 pounds or whatever it is for a perfect 34000 pounds on your drives.

    Your ### end heavy trailer will transmit it's onery behavior to your steering wheel hands soon enough. It will try to WAG you. You would hate it.

    CAT all loads, keep the bills to prove overweight. Back to the shipper it goes. DO not let them bully you into taking anything across any scale.

    A side note.

    Virginia likes to write grossly overweight loads against company back in my time. Saved me a 3000 dollar ticket for a 134500 pound load that failed their stephens city scales one day. That was a very bad day. Actual paper weight figure best guess would closer to 145000 but in those days 134500 is the last number before it broke so that was what it wrote for.

    I eventually quit that company because of reasons associated with excessive awake time and way too heavy boxes. It was rather dangerous back in those days without a sleeper truck.
     
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  3. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    No air gauges on the truck or trailer? Then I would go to the nearest public scale or avoid all the weigh stations on the route. I sure wouldn’t fly blind and pull into a scale without knowing my weight unless I knew it was a light load.

    It doesn’t have to be a Cat scale. A lot of places have certified scales, you may have to toss them a few bucks to use it but at least you’d know.
     
  4. BigBluePeter

    BigBluePeter Heavy Load Member

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    I cannot understand why anyone would work for them anyway. Their trucks are neutered P.O.S.s How do their drivers not go insane driving 62 mph?
     
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  5. tarmadilo

    tarmadilo Road Train Member

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    It’s small-minded petty BS.
     
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  6. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    I have raged stuck at 55 mph in southern regional van for DM Bowman. then I started running mid 60's to make time and stop raging. THEY started raging at me instead for breaching the 55 mph company policy. Guess what soon happened? I quit. The next company I joined gave me a ungoverned truck that would run adequately any speed limit in the Nation. And a little extra if I wanted as long its nothing too wild.

    FFE had our team truck at 63. They had the speedometers showing 65 until I bought a laptop Rand GPS in the late 90's to reveal the actual speed at 63 in real time. I took the information to the FFE lancaster shop and asked them to fix the speedometer calibration to show proper speed to 63. Boy they pulled me in the office then. I showed them the screenshots evidence and so on. They asked me to let it go. And you wonder why were 20 minutes late at 63. (A team truck too...) If we were able to lope along at 70 or 75 out west there would have been no service failures. We hate those.
     
  7. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

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    Go ahead and open it. If I got caught for a load being overweight I would have no one to blame but myself for either A. Not getting to a scale to see where the weight was or B. For not going around and avoiding the DOT scale house.
     
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  8. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

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    This isn't true. Many people out here have gone an entire career length for them with Not getting pulled over for traffic infractions, Never being involved in an at fault accident, getting popped for over weight loads...


    From the sounds the company is shaming those that are at fault, why should the good drivers who do their jobs the right way at these trucking companies be punished by the actions of the bad apples.
     
  9. p608

    p608 Road Train Member

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    Do you berate your children in public?
     
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  10. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

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    I dont have children.
     
  11. 062

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    Seems to me they are doing it “in house” not publicly. If the op hadn’t brought it up I sure wouldn’t have known about it.
     
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