Truck Abandonment

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Bobblehead, Jan 12, 2021.

  1. Bobblehead

    Bobblehead Light Load Member

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    How bad is truck abandonment on your record. Not a load abandonment. I had a death in the immediate family and my company wants me deadhead from Florida to McAllen, TX and then go grab a load going to California to go home. Im out of hours and my recaps suck the next few days. I’m fed up with it and just want to get home either by plane or getting my own rental. Just wondering how much of a career killer it would be
     
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  3. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

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    It probably won't kill your career but, you'll have issues finding another job. And those that are willing to hire you will probably not be the best..
     
  4. Sharky88

    Sharky88 Medium Load Member

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    Where is your company out of? I would quit return the truck and go. Family comes first. If they don't understand you need a new company
     
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  5. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    depends on how close you are/were to the deceased.

    parent? sibling?, to hell with the company, fly home.

    cousin? aunt? uncle?.....get the load and get home. you might miss the funeral, but you will still be there, albeit later, to show your respect to the family. if anyone (in your family) thinks about bashing you for being late? well....i'd have to PM you on what i'd tell them..

    parents and siblings take top priority to me, over relatives.



    this is one thing i had to deal with myself. i have had aunts, uncles, cousins die, i did not rush home.

    luckily for me, my sibling and parents did not pass away while i was far from home.

    tough call.

    ask 47 of us what to do...??

    get......... 257,477,548, 990, 238 opinions.
     
  6. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    Well....tough one here man....that's a lot of driving to be doing while grieving
     
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  7. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

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    Yes these fellas above are right. I just addressed the abandonment issue, the driver side of me says leave that truck and fly home. Thats quite a ride while grieving like @bryan21384 says
     
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  8. Bobblehead

    Bobblehead Light Load Member

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    Yeah ok thanks. Yeah I’m going to probably just leave it. If it bites me in the ### later then I’ll deal with it then. Just was curious how much it might affect me in the future
     
  9. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

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    Id present this scenario to your employer....
     
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  10. bonder45

    bonder45 Heavy Load Member

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    How about you tell your employer you will leave truck at airport and will be back to grab it once you finish with family issues?
     
  11. Dennixx

    Dennixx Road Train Member

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    Just secure it and fly home

    Let the company know you'll return as soon as you can. If they put another driver on it that's on them..as always document/ cover yo arse.
     
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