Too long broke down

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Nitelyte, Sep 26, 2021.

  1. tarmadilo

    tarmadilo Heavy Load Member

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    That’s insane. My company never had me sit for more than 24 hours due to mechanical issues, if it was going to be a quick fix they put me into a loaner, if longer they’d assign me a different truck.
     
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  3. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    I like the way you think.
     
  4. Nitelyte

    Nitelyte Bobtail Member

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    Ya guess il just keep collecting the pay and my bonus coming up for a couple grand and wait till I run a couple weeks, do hometime and empty out the truck. Enough is enough, but I'm not going to put a blemish on my record cause they are irresponsible. I did get offered to go do recovery while I wait. Getting in a possibly junker truck is not something I want to do. Going with just a small bag over my shoulder into some nasty truck could get ugly. I'll wait and grab the local job when things line up right.
     
  5. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    So you were offered a truck and chose to stay home? Sounds like you refused based on it "possibly" being a junker.
     
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  6. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    Yep. Refusing work puts a whole new spin on things.
     
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  7. Nitelyte

    Nitelyte Bobtail Member

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    No offered to go get abandoned trucks and limp em to one of our 2 shops lol. That's a big difference. My first ever assigned truck I had to go out and get at a truck stop. It had been sitting a long time. It was nasty and gross and I swore I'd never do that again. Flying all over to grab trucks could mean I'm in them quite a few days. Told them I signed on for dedicated and that's all I'm doing period. Plus I hate airports and cabs. I'm a smoker and I'll choose to drive and smoke anyday over flying out.
     
  8. Nitelyte

    Nitelyte Bobtail Member

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    Thanks for the advice everyone, I appreciate the insight. Gives me some good ideas and a look from the bigger picture.
     
  9. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    I wouldn't worry about a blemishes on my dac
    Less use it then those thst don't.

    It's not going to ruin your life or credit.
     
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  10. Ridgeline

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    You know what?

    You need to get yourself a new job, and tell them the day before you start you quit.

    There will be nothing on the dac, because you don't have access to the truck for it to be abandoned.

    If I gave a truck to a driver that wasn't cleaned, I would be too embarrassed by the fact I was failing that driver, so screw them for giving it to you.
     
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  11. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    Yeah, thats an interesting job for sure, but not for everyone. I may not keep the cleanest truck, but some guys seem to think the cab and sleeper is a trash can, pretty sure id have to just cover things in plastic and sleep in hotels half the time


    but if its a big enough company that abandon trucks are enough to keep you working, given everything else youve said, it does strike me as odd that theyre only paying 75$ a day and that they havent had another vehicle for you.

    Things seem weird
     
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