You Have To Know About This Crete Carrier Story

Discussion in 'Report A BAD Trucking Company Here' started by Thane, Feb 28, 2018.

  1. Thane

    Thane Medium Load Member

    Mar 16, 2017
    I won't be paying it. It was CCC's fault all the way. They've been skimping on maintenance of late. If a driver goes a terminal to get something serviced, it'll take hours and hours to get it fixed. It's as if a "take their time" strategy is being used to discourage drivers from getting things repaired. And I saw that out there with CCC's wagons.

    I never signed any documents that said I'd pay for any service they deemed "my fault". What a can of worms that would be.

    I was a company driver at CCC. What they do to my DAC is not my worry. A driver today with no tickets and no accidents is golden. But that doesn't say much, being as there are no good companies left. When we leave a crappy one, we move on to another crappy one. All are so desperate they won't deny a job to a driver based on what some other company labeled him as.

    There is no driver shortage. If there were a driver shortage, we'd see bare shelves in the stores because not enough drivers are bringing the goods. The 'driver shortage' lie is one of the biggest scams in trucking. The companies are using it as a ruse to get some kind of benefits from the government.
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  2. Mr. PPS

    Mr. PPS Light Load Member

    Aug 13, 2017
    I saw a similar case at a rental truck place. Spinning wheels on ice followed by a sudden jerk due to the wheels getting traction can damage powertrain regardless of lubrication schedule. The rental company blamed the driver, his insurance paid all the damages. They should teach that at a driving school or it should be mentioned at a CCC orientation. Regardless, TS is a company driver, the company must own all the risks and losses together with all the profits a driver generates in the course of his employment. A driver who covers all the losses and gives up all the profits to the bosses is not an employee, he is an indentured servant.
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  3. Thane

    Thane Medium Load Member

    Mar 16, 2017
    Hey, guys. Watch this thread. I'll keep you updated as I get more information, if I get any more. If CCC tries to put in on my DAC report, I'll post it here. If they try any shenanigans with lawyers and courts, I'll also post that here. You have a right and a need to know about what they do now to their drivers, even those who are on-time and have zero wrecks and zero tickets. That way you'll know to avoid them at all costs. Imagine if you were out and had an accident that was your fault and it cost CCC $250,000. Would they expect you to pay that? The bottom line lesson is "What they will do to me, they will do to YOU". I'd personally avoid them. And now that I'm no longer employed with them, I won't work for them again ever.
  4. bigblue19

    bigblue19 Road Train Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Midland WA
    When I call breakdown I simply say, truck is broke needs fixin so it will work. If they ask what the issue is? I say I'm not a mechanic. Always turned off the lightbulb when dealing with the crooked OTR outfits.
    You are working 80hrs & getting paid for 40 at those OTR carriers. If things were fair you already paid the repair bill.
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  5. Thane

    Thane Medium Load Member

    Mar 16, 2017
    I know if I added up all the free miles I drove, the free quarter hour inspection blocks, the free fueling, the free waiting, the free <fill in the task here>, I'd have made probably another 20 grand over the years if I would have instead been paid for all that.
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  6. gentleroger

    gentleroger Road Train Member

    Jun 1, 2010
    Only if they left cpm the same. Ypu look at the Cali drivers who must now be paid for on duty time - most carriers dropped cpm by 10-15% and added $12-14 an hour for line 4.
  7. DSK333

    DSK333 Road Train Member

    Jan 27, 2018
    Exactly. It's ebb and flow of business. Socialist government policies are the exact opposite of a free market. You can see the same with the raising of the minimum wage. Force fast food places to pay $15/hr and they respond with replacing those employees with machines. Now customers punch their orders in themselves.

    Fast-Food chains replacing cashiers with machines as minimum wage rise
  8. jammer910Z

    jammer910Z Road Train Member

    May 28, 2015
    Lol... I was waiting on someone to make this comment.

  9. tucker

    tucker Road Train Member

    Jun 13, 2008
    I didn’t even notice Dave’s post
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  10. haz-matguru

    haz-matguru Road Train Member

    Feb 18, 2012
    There are companies that pay for all of that. However that part of the problem with most companies. They have a bunch of free labor. And if the driver(s) say something about it. Then that person is an outcast, and treated like a dunce.
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