I Got Hit By Another Truck

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Superlejera's Comment
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So yesterday I was driving around 0600 on a two lane road when another truck hit my mirror and broke all the plastic. I stopped right away but the other truck keep going. I have the Rand McNally DashCam 300 but I need a computer to check it to see if I can see the other truck's license plate. I already talked to my company. My question is will my company make the other driver pay for the damage or will I have to pay?


Jim A.'s Comment
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You should be alright if you cam footage shows you were in your lane and it shows he wasn't. IMHO

Errol V.'s Comment
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If you're a company driver, you shouldn't have to pay. The camera file is already with your company's Safety office.

Expect to have a chat with those people soon. But chances are your job & career are not in jeopardy. Starting now, make this experience a learning situation. This will cut down on it happening again. And be sure you tell the safety officer that you have learned about this.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rainy D.'s Comment
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Lets look at it this way...an accident happened. you stopped and reported it, doing the right thing. The other driver didnt stop., wrong thing. ive found my company to side with our drivers in those circumstances. it probably was a tandem trailer and didnt even know he hit you. same thing happened to me my 3rd day driving with my permit. it went down as a nonpreventable.

Once solo, a drunk driver hit me, left the scene and his bumper behind. witnesses told the cops what happened. they said he had to be drunk cause he was swirving and made a right turn into my trailer. non preventable.

i paid for neither accident.


Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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