Shouldn't The Company Supply These

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Jodi 's Comment
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So I got my email today for orientation to the company I start with next week. In the email it says at orientation I am required to buy a kingpin lock and lock for trailor doors. It seems odd to me that I would have to pay for these items. Is this the norm. Caught me by surprise that I have to spend money to lock up there trailor before I even start making money. I'm not going to make a huge deal of it with them and let a few dollars get in the way of my goal just curious if this is industry standard.

Shiva's Comment
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So I got my email today for orientation to the company I start with next week. In the email it says at orientation I am required to buy a kingpin lock and lock for trailor doors. It seems odd to me that I would have to pay for these items. Is this the norm. Caught me by surprise that I have to spend money to lock up there trailor before I even start making money. I'm not going to make a huge deal of it with them and let a few dollars get in the way of my goal just curious if this is industry standard.

I had to buy load locks and a steering lock

J Johns's Comment
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I heard it's because when a company's drivers know their company will replace these things, then some of those drivers will sell them at truck stops and report the items lost. Request new, sell again. Hope this helps.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Phox's Comment
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I heard it's because when a company's drivers know their company will replace these things, then some of those drivers will sell them at truck stops and report the items lost. Request new, sell again. Hope this helps.

Knight gives you a lock for the trailer for free the first time.... but if you "lose" it.... aka sell it or really do lose it then they make you pay for a replacement. Sounds like a fair middle ground to me. you don't have to buy 1st one nor will you be able to make a profit selling them because you'll have to buy your next one.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Okiecowboy's Comment
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I had to purchase locks also. I have heard of some companies providing those items, but mine doesn't either.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Errol V.'s Comment
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J Johns is close. If it's yours and they cost $40 each, you'll take better care of it, and keep track of it. New vocabulary word: responsibility.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Yes, that is common Jodi. There are quite a few jobs that require you to purchase at least some sort of special clothing or tools for yourself and there's a little bit of that in trucking. You'll also find yourself in a position sometimes where you'll need something for the truck and it's faster and easier for you to buy it yourself and have the company reimburse you for it than it is to wait for someone else do it. Replacing headlights or filling windshield washer fluid are two good examples. That's a common scenario also.

Michael S.'s Comment
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A tax time reminder, keep your receipts for this and any other equipment you purchase.

Jodi 's Comment
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Thanks for all the replies. Makes me feel better about it.

Scott O.'s Comment
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At crst you don't have to have either of them... Its messed up even with high value loads we don't need them...

I had a Nintendo load a couple months ago and had to park for the night cuz Walmart wouldn't take us early and the only thing crst said was back up to a wall or pole or another truck lol... O well...

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