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Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Codriver Tells Safety On Me

@Rainy I see what you mean. Questions that were posted were sincere tho and not trollsome and further questioning an answer given is just an attempt to understand something better because it might not have been too clear at times. I see many instances of concession on this end throughout the posts as well. This itself seems like an argument so I’ll stop lol. But yes, I appreciate you taking the time to point all these things out and I hope to be more neutral in my future posts instead of “me against them.”

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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@Rainy Thanks for your input. I also went through all the postings just now and what I don’t understand is what is the problem with asking questions on here? If someone wants to know the answer to something because they don’t know it, they must sift through all the talk about feelings in order to get a concrete answer. That’s okay but include answers to the question if possible (almost none of them were answered here). Who cares if something annoys someone or not. Everyone has different perspectives and level of tolerance for things. If someone complains about something, what about it if in the end they comply anyways?

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Codriver Tells Safety On Me

It’s the same person.

Anttjuan there is no such thing as a shared account...

And stop wasting our time.

Interesting. You too have never heard of more than one person using the same account? Thus the name “Ant t Juan.” If you choose to reply that’s you guys choosing to waste your time, not me.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Codriver Tells Safety On Me

Yes, it is the same person, Genius. You also posted before this about getting cited for an unsafe lane change, in which you also struck a guardrail.

Ring any bells? Was that another "Anttjuan R." that we don't have on here?

I read all of YOUR posts, Genius. You have a problem following advice, a problem with authority, and clearly a major problem driving safely.

Click on your own profile and go back and read your own posts.

Done wasting time with this one. Good luck.

Ever heard of SHARED accounts, Genius? Yes, waste your time elsewhere please. ✌️

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Codriver Tells Safety On Me

I just went back through your posts from 1.5 years ago, and you had a safety issue then, too, for continuing to drive after a mandatory company wide weather shutdown.

You definitely need to focus on your driving.

Not the same person.

Showing the video will only make you look worse. They will look at it as you being petty and trying to save yourself and it isnt about safety otherwise you'd have addressed it immediately.

So technically they can just brush off that he used his phone while driving solely on the basis that my intentions are petty, right?

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Codriver Tells Safety On Me

(You can skip to the 2nd paragraph to get to the gist.) I’ve been on the same dedicated route for some years now and about 6 months into it, I got a new codriver to run that route with me. Like most people, we’ve had our ups and downs but the biggest one had been about custody of the truck on home time. I never needed to take the truck home but he wanted to take it everytime since he lived over an hour away which was fine with me except he would expect me to get off the company truck as soon as we got to the terminal which sometimes meant only 6 hours into my sleep. Long story short, the company got involved and said the truck must stay at the terminal which meant he would need to find his own transportation home.

So here’s what is happening now. He brought up to safety that he wants a new codriver because he fears for his life due to my driving which was conveniently timed because the same day before, I got called in to safety and put on probation for critical event reporting on the truck that it automatically generates while driving if it detects any. As a result of him saying that (since he knew what the safety meeting was about) and also him requesting a new Codriver, the company decided to put me off that route in place of a new codriver for him. (And yes, it really was because of what he told them since the company still expected me to make pick up at the usual time after the safety review.) Of course, all this was done without him talking to me about it and so I was not prepared nor expecting this.

Now here’s the part where I would like some input and some decisions-making feedback & what the consequences might be for each. (My ideal outcome would be to continue that dedicated lane somehow, even if with him):

To start, let me just say that I have a video recording of him driving while he was scrolling through his cell phone on more than one occasion. —Could I be protected from getting fired if I showed the company this video and in retaliation they fire me? (Codriver is very good friends with the safety people.) —Can the company themselves get in trouble if they DON’T fire him with the knowledge and proof of what he was doing? —Unlike him, I would like to bring this to his attention first but if I do and he informs the company of my intentions before I show them, can I get fired for “conspiracy” though it is provable? —Or what if I do show him and he says “Hey never mind, come back on this route with me” which in all honesty I would like to be put back on that route.

If in the end I don’t get the route back, so be it but I’m just not too fond with the way he reacted when he himself has had questionable driving behaviors as well and yet he gets to put me off while he stays. I don’t know yet what, or if, I’m even going to do anything. I hope someone can answer some of the above questions and also welcome additional comments, whether good or bad.

Posted:  11 months, 1 week ago

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Company Asks For Drug Test While Zero HOS Left

with 4 years of driving, im kinda wondering why you need to ask.

I needed to ask because I didn't know the answer. Even if I had been doing this for 10 years and it was the first time something like this had happened, I would still ask. To answer your question though, I've had a mixture of both solo and team runs throughout those years. Mostly teams though.

Posted:  11 months, 1 week ago

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@Turtle Like Robert D. (Raptor) said, it happened to one if his guys three times in one month. I'd rather be informed about these things than just be caught by surprise and not know what I can and can't do. At least now I know it's something I must comply with regardless of the clock or what my status is. That is all I was seeking to know here.

I don't know where the comments like "chill out" and "suck it up" are coming from. Just because I seek to know what rights I have as a driver? Or because I said it bothered me a bit that I had to be awoken from my sleep? Well I'm definetly not going to jump for joy over something like that. Of course I'm not going to like it. Either way, I got my answer many comments ago and I appreciate everyone who contributed to it.

Posted:  11 months, 1 week ago

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Company Asks For Drug Test While Zero HOS Left

@G-Town I've been doing this for 4 years. I understand what you're saying. Thanks for your input.

Posted:  11 months, 1 week ago

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Company Asks For Drug Test While Zero HOS Left

@Old School I am not paranoid. My question was mostly about what the rules are rather than what would you do. I guess I have to realize when asking these questions that some drivers would probably drive beyond their limited hours if they can or if the law allowed it. I am more so the opposite in that I prefer to get good rest, eat well, exercise, and be more balanced overall, even at the cost of missing out on "big bucks." Therefore I want to know what the regulations are and use them to my advantage in the case that one day some company wants me to do things that are unreasonable. So far, my company have indeed treated me fairly for years and I am very content with them and as far as I know, I am also in good standing with them.

Posted:  11 months, 1 week ago

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Company Asks For Drug Test While Zero HOS Left

Okay thanks. That answers my question. I still find it crazy though how you can technically be on-duty forever. So if they want to work you to death, then they can as long as you're not driving. That part I never understood. But it is what it is I guess.

Posted:  11 months, 1 week ago

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Company Asks For Drug Test While Zero HOS Left

I'm confident I'll pass so I'm not worried about that. What I'm pretty sure of though is that you must log yourself on-duty when doing a drug test. So let's say I've used up all my on-duty hours and they want me to do a drug test. I must therefore go on-duty with no HOS left. If later on during an inpection they want to look at my logs and they see I was on-duty when I had no on-duty hours left, won't that count as an HOS violation?

Posted:  11 months, 1 week ago

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Company Asks For Drug Test While Zero HOS Left

Hello, I'm just wondering if the company is allowed to ask you for a drug test while you still don't have on-duty hours left. I was in the sleeper for less than 8 hours when they called me and said I must go to such and such a place for a drug test now. I have a codriver, so it was he who was to take me directly. I understand that by the time we would get there, I would have gotten 8 hours on sleeper already. But my question is if they can just call about work related stuff like this while you're technically not suppose to be working. My phone was on silent so they called my codriver instead and had him awake me about this to have me call them. It obviously bothered me a bit because I always like to get my full rest before my next shift. Can they really interrupt your sleep like this that you're legally entitled to? Or am I wrong about the "legally entitled" to part? Thanks.

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Swift In Cab Camera

This is a great country. You are free to leave at anytime and go work somewhere else if you don't like what your employer is doing.

Of course. Nobody is arguing that.

Complaining about things doesn't help though.

Since when is having a difference of opinion complaining? And history has shown that protesting actually makes a difference at times so to say "doesn't help" is just your opinion entirely as well. You'd be on the sideline while people try to make a difference which there is nothing wrong at all about that either.

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Swift In Cab Camera

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I have been working for Swift Transportation for about a year and a half and have been happy.

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There are write-ups of drivers not using seat belts in terminals. If you touch your phone, you will be written up and need to come into the office to speak with a safety coordinator. If you are eating a sandwich while driving, grounds for dismissal.

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Have you considered staying with the company and simply driving the truck safely and responsibly? Just a thought.

I agree with the original poster that it's a little overboard if a company wants to write someone up for eating a sandwich and driving. With the route I run, there is no time to stop and eat so I must eat while driving if I want to be on time. I also agree with him on the invasion of privacy topic despite having read opposing view points.

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Driving Through Company Shutdown

So I just got word today that they will let me stay but I'll have to complete some safety videos and then be on 180 day probation. Thanks everyone for your input.

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Driving Through Company Shutdown

@Susan D. Conditions weren't that bad in my opinion. Many trucks were still on the road. Apparently, I happened to finally shut down towards the end of it, so they say, so I pretty much drove it all and did not feel like it was hazardous. I hear what you're saying though and will definitely pay closer attention to that from now on whether with that company or the next.

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Driving Through Company Shutdown

If you are hauling something explosive that requires a "safe haven" then in no way should you pull off on any old exit for the duration of the company mandated shutdown period, safety should understand that and will likely work with you.

Though if you are not hazmat and are just referring to a truckstop as a safe haven then be honest. Tell them you did not read or understand the message and that you were just trying to do the safest thing possible in an already bad situation.

If you have no accidents on your record then you will be able to get another job. If they waited this long to do anything about it though then I would think they are going to give you another chance. Just be sure to pay attention now.

I was not carrying hazmat so that probably won't help my case but I did talk to them on the phone while driving, telling them of my plans to stop some miles ahead and they gave me the okay. Not sure if that'll help my case either but yes, I was honest when I spoke to him today and said I couldn't really remember since it was 2 months ago but if that's what the timeline says on their computer (that I read the messages and continued driving anyway) then I have no excuse.

We'll see what happens but I just want to be able to do trucking elsewhere if they do decide to terminate me.

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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Driving Through Company Shutdown

Company shutdown? Does that mean you kept driving when out of hours? Please explain.

Yeah sorry I should've clarified. The company made us stop driving due to weather conditions only.

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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Driving Through Company Shutdown

Hello, so basically I am at the point of possibly being terminated by my company for driving through a mandatory company shut down which was a for a stretch of 48 miles before I finally shut down. I was brought in to talk to a safety guy today and told him that I was looking for the nearest safe haven once I realized I was driving through the shut down but that safe haven wasn't for another 20 plus miles. I even told the dispatcher on the phone if I should pull off any random exit and wait or get to that safe haven and they said to keep going til I get there. However, it now turns out this was too long of a drive for their liking. This was in Novemeber and it has barely been brought to my attention 2 months later so the timeline is not all that fresh in my head. Regardless, the safety person to whom I explained these things today said that the committee will review my case and decide whether to terminate me on those grounds or not.

If they decide to terminate over that, how hard will it be to find another trucking job? I'm hoping I'll still have options because it's not like I got into an accident or anything. Im hoping to know the decision by tomorrow but I may have to wait til next week they said.

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