Too long broke down

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

  1. roundhouse

    roundhouse Road Train Member

    Jul 11, 2018
    Just makes sure all your communication is email and saved.
    At this point I wouldn’t do any communication on the phone .
    And I’d just find another job,
    And keep collecting the $75 a day .
    When they finally call and say the trucks ready, take a day or two off from your new job and run it back to the newest terminal and quit.
  2. S M D

    S M D Road Train Member

    Mar 15, 2012
    sacramento ca
    When was dac even relevant? There’s so many companies out there to work for. People are too scared to fight for them self. You got bills. Your boss doesn’t care because theirs are being paid. do what you gotta do.

    Hi boss no hard feelings thank you for the opportunity. but, bills are due and I have to work. See you in the next life
  3. laaylor

    laaylor Road Train Member

    Oct 16, 2007
    Creston, Wa
    You’re lucky they are paying you ANYTHING! Most companies would never do that!
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  4. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

    Apr 29, 2020
    Probably cheaper to pay the poor guy $75 per day, than to lay him off and be on the hook for the UE benefits. Hey $500.00 per week and a hotel room has kept the OP happy for over 2 months! Maybe he is just tired of sitting on his aasss and ordering overpriced food from doordash! Lol:eek::rolleyes:
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  5. austinmike

    austinmike Road Train Member

    Jul 11, 2011
    I wouldn’t even give em any notice at all call em up and say I quit.
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  6. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

    Sep 10, 2010
    Flint, MI
    Well they are being generous actually. The moment he refused work they don't have to worry about unemployment. $75 still sucks, but they could have simply said "Ok, since you are refusing to work we'll call when the truck is fixed... maybe, if we don't have someone willing to work to put in it."
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  7. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

    May 4, 2015
    Obviously a highly motivated individual.
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  8. Lennythedriver

    Lennythedriver Heavy Load Member

    Feb 14, 2020
    Sheesh, So this company has been paying you $75 a day break down pay for two months straight while you sit at home? Go get another truck driving job and keep letting them pay you. Lol
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  9. streetglider

    streetglider Medium Load Member

    Aug 21, 2011
    I call it reverse abandonment, the company seems to have abandoned you, 75 bucks a day is crap
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  10. Lennythedriver

    Lennythedriver Heavy Load Member

    Feb 14, 2020
    Think of it this way OP, they’re paying you $75 a day to keep you on a leash. To own you. Seems like, “wow I’m getting $75 for nothing. “ Right? That’s anounts to about $2000 a month.

    do you realize when you run ONE 800 plus mile load for that company, They’ll likely make back all the money they paid you for that month and more. Based on the rates the way they are right now. It’s scraps to them to pay that amount.
    I tell the company that I work for I don’t want your detention or layover pay. Keep me running. I make a minimum of about $250 a day when I’m running. They offer $85 for layover pay which is a joke. It’s not free money. It’s crap money. They are paying to retain you.
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