What tanker companies actually fix your truck and not put you in another ?

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  1. BlueThunderr

    BlueThunderr Medium Load Member

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    Wondering what companies have no problems putting you up in a hotel until your truck is fixed ? No finding you some other truck to drive in the meantime, or a rental or something...
     
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  3. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    So you would rather sit around not making money instead of keeping working?
    Yes I know moving to a new truck sucks, but so does being away from home not making money.
     
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  4. BlueThunderr

    BlueThunderr Medium Load Member

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    Would rather be in a hotel and get paid per day for downtime...And, right now the truck is my home.
     
  5. WildTiger1990

    WildTiger1990 Heavy Load Member

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    Depends where you broke down.
    If truck broke down near terminal, why just not to give you another truck for a week or 2, if you broke down in a middle of nowhere then pretty much every company will provide you a hotel. Simply cause mechanins in repair shop won't let you stay inside a truck
     
  6. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    I'm not trying to be a jerk, but if you're having to ask this question then I think you might need to be looking for a company that takes better care of its equipment so that the equipment doesn't break down enough for this to be an issue.

    Also, if it's really that big of a deal then why not just ask to take a few days worth of home time in that particular city while the truck is in the shop? It's a good excuse to get a 34.
     
  7. BlueThunderr

    BlueThunderr Medium Load Member

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    cause I don't care to just use my hometime like that ? It can me more than a few days...I've had all the way up to 8 days downtime for repairs ? And yes this is why I am looking for a better company
     
  8. kylefitzy

    kylefitzy Road Train Member

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    Can someone suggest a company that will pay me to sit in a hotel doing nothing, while generating zero revenue for me them, and also provide year round housing?110k per year minimum. Thanks in advance.
     
  9. mustang190

    mustang190 Road Train Member

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    What do you think would happen if you had a wreck and your truck is demolished plus you’re a thousand miles from home terminal?
     
  10. HiramKingWilliams

    HiramKingWilliams Medium Load Member

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    Sounds like a government job.
     
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  11. david123abc

    david123abc Heavy Load Member

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    You could always become the disgusting guy (every company has one or two), just stop showering and leave cups full of pee and stuff in the trucks they let you use. In no time to at all they won’t dare let you use another truck and they sure as hell won’t ask anyone to use yours.
     
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