You Have To Know About This Crete Carrier Story

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


    BUMBACLADWAR Road Train Member

    Dec 5, 2013
    Unbelievable! What has the Trucking industry became? So now,when you spin on ice and Snap an old U joint...they dock you 5 days pay and charge you 5200 bones?What about all the "money" they made off your back in the past?
  2. All4Safety

    All4Safety Light Load Member

    Feb 6, 2018
    What Has the Trucking Industry has become? People getting their information from sketchy trucking forums and Pilot bathroom stalls. Don't forget the Sharpee...
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  3. jammer910Z

    jammer910Z Road Train Member

    May 28, 2015

    SKETCHY ????

    The nerve!!! Lol
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  4. bowlwinkle

    bowlwinkle Medium Load Member

    Aug 27, 2008
    Ankeny, IA
    Paul Harvey and I are waiting for "the rest of the story" I find it hard to believe a 1-2 second spin would break a u- joint. I could be wrong, but seems it would take much more than that. Maybe if that 1-2 second spin was at 50mph, lol.
  5. jammer910Z

    jammer910Z Road Train Member

    May 28, 2015
    Yeah.. I'd bet that spin was a "romp to the floor" that eased onto dry pavement.
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  6. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    "...annnd it's gone."


    I don't know if this is a company driver or a lease driver.

    Also coming off ice onto solid surface while spinning will damage something. I think enough fuel is applied with quite a bit of power to find that weak spot which then snapped.

    We used to carry spares U joints for the older trucks. Whatever happened to 5 days sitting around? Worst case scenario, drop the new joint in and go. I hate to be difficult. Especially these days when no driver should be a mechanic...

    And I hope none of those piles of papers you signed at orientation will contain the necessary legalese you will now pay the 5200 in billing and so forth. takes me a couple hours to read and sign all those stacks of papers usually. Any one of them could be a deal breaking mine field detonating the possibility of continuing on working there.
  7. O.Henry

    O.Henry Medium Load Member

    Sep 1, 2012
    San Antonio,TX.
    or a reason to get him to quit
  8. All4Safety

    All4Safety Light Load Member

    Feb 6, 2018
    Some unsophisticated (not necessarily OP) NEVER read contracts. Proof? Lease purchase fails and reposessed doublewides.
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  9. Thane

    Thane Medium Load Member

    Mar 16, 2017
    UPDATE.....Crete wants me to hire back on IF I pay half of the 5600. Nope. Wasn't my fault. Let me talk this down using common sense. Stay tuned. DAC report reads "eligible for rehire". Plus I have zero tickets and zero accidents on my driving record. I have some clout. To anyone out there reading this, let me give you some adivce--do what I'll do if Crete comes around on this. I won't sign anything that binds me to them. I'll agree on the "fee" and pay that. My max is about 700. IF I were to sign a form / indentured servitude contract, I'd be Mr New York City, Mr Los Angeles, Mr Chicago, with no way to quit. I'd have no choice but go to those places. No way. I'll pay them all of it up front and then go back to driving for them. And if they still insist on me paying 2800 of it, I'll tell them to go to hell. There are too many outfits out there looking for drivers (most of which suck, but they all do now anyway) to be chained down.
  10. My-Ke

    My-Ke Light Load Member

    DO NOT pay them a dime..
    DO NOT go back to them for any reason..
    Get your own truck, trailer, and authority and join me living the good life..
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