Truck left abandoned for 5 years at FJ where my gf manages

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  1. VoodooTrucker91

    VoodooTrucker91 Bobtail Member

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    So my gf told me they have an FTI truck that has been abandoned in the truck lot for 5 years!!!! I guess FTI went bankrupt. What can she do to get rid of it or a loophole that FlyingJ can pull to take possession and sell me it? It just so happens that I drive truck and trying to figure out how to work this to my advantage. Thank!
     
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  3. Kyle G.

    Kyle G. Road Train Member

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    Better make sure no one is living in it first.
     
  4. Concorde

    Concorde Road Train Member

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    First thing I would do is run the vin to see if it was reported stolen.

    https://www.nicb.org/vincheck#:~:text=NICB's VINCheck is a free,participating NICB member insurance companies.
     
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  5. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    If it’s been sitting 5 years it’s probably gonna need some TLC before it’s ready for the road.
     
  6. Lazer

    Lazer Road Train Member

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    Hopefully nobody died inside the truck.
     
  7. Lazer

    Lazer Road Train Member

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    FJ, depending on State laws, may have to contact law enforcement first, to start the process of legally taking ownership of the truck.
     
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  8. Numb

    Numb Crusty Curmudgeon

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    I'm sure FJP has a policy for this, as this has probably happened a couple of times at least
     
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  9. Lazer

    Lazer Road Train Member

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    The truck very well may be claimed by creditors of the company. Depending on bankruptcy laws, and the willingness of creditors, FJ may not be able to gain ownership.
     
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  10. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Experienced mx13 execrator

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    If its even salvageable. Having been sitting 5 years who knows whats been stolen off of or out of it. And as been noted who knows who or what may be living in it and what they have done inside.

    Also if its been sitting for 5 years. It does make you wonder how much of the parking shortage is just junkers abandoned that no one bothers to check. Hell i know theres one over at shoemakers thats been there since i started driving almost 16 years ago now and which my dad complained about for years before that.
     
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