What Happens If You Die On The Road?

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Robert C.'s Comment
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Does anyone know if you where to die out on the road, does the company your working for will see that your body will be transferred to your home state? Or do you need to recheck your life insurance to see if this covers trucking. This has become a big question in my mind since the shooting at the Pilot truck stop in Kentucky.

Jim F.'s Comment
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I must admit this thought has never crossed my mind. I always figured it doesn't matter, your dead. I would think you would get a discount on the bus ticket at least.

Does anyone know if you where to die out on the road, does the company your working for will see that your body will be transferred to your home state? Or do you need to recheck your life insurance to see if this covers trucking. This has become a big question in my mind since the shooting at the Pilot truck stop in Kentucky.

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Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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I always figured it doesn't matter, your dead

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That's funny.

England's Comment
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When did the shooting happen in Kentucky and what were the details? This is my first time hearing about this. I have been away from the forums for a while.

Robert C.'s Comment
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I must admit this thought has never crossed my mind. I always figured it doesn't matter, your dead. I would think you would get a discount on the bus ticket at least.

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Does anyone know if you where to die out on the road, does the company your working for will see that your body will be transferred to your home state? Or do you need to recheck your life insurance to see if this covers trucking. This has become a big question in my mind since the shooting at the Pilot truck stop in Kentucky.

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just a question. Never know what a family will be faced with on having to get your body returned to the state that you live in. This will really be hard on your Spouse dealing with the DEATH and not knowing what lies ahead of getting you returned to your home state.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Robert C.'s Comment
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last week. One driver was shot in the arm and the one that shot him took his own life in the fuel island

When did the shooting happen in Kentucky and what were the details? This is my first time hearing about this. I have been away from the forums for a while.

Errol V.'s Comment
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England, the is no "edit" button. Once you hit Submit, it's written. Permanent. I mostly use the Preview button to re-read and edit.

Also there's no PM or other secret link to the Mods. You could email Brett, or make a post. Brett, our Creator, is the only one who can delete posts.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Rob's Comment
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If I recall correctly, there has been a charity in here asking for donations a couple times that helps with this very issue. Their post talked about it using raised funds to financially get a truckers body home in the event of their death, as well as getting your family out to you in the event you are hospitalized due to a serious injury on the road. Can't remember what it was called but based on those discussions id assume most trucking companies would not help get the body back home.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rob's Comment
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Found it. Its called "Final Mile". I'm sure there are others as well.

If I recall correctly, there has been a charity in here asking for donations a couple times that helps with this very issue. Their post talked about it using raised funds to financially get a truckers body home in the event of their death, as well as getting your family out to you in the event you are hospitalized due to a serious injury on the road. Can't remember what it was called but based on those discussions id assume most trucking companies would not help get the body back home.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bill F.'s Comment
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What do you think all those little crosses are on the side of the road?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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