Owner Op Needs A New Home

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Tom S.'s Comment
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The company I’m leased to has decided to terminate my contract. I received an email this morning that’s states their case, they are strict, but I find it biased based on the fact that they list very minor incidents as crashes. Some were my own impatience some were not of my own doing, all were paid for by me my fault or not. I do have 1 accident I was left of center on 83 I took a guy’s mirror off last February. My OTP is near 100pr DOT compliance good, I’m making a list of companies to apply to and simply looking for input, I’ve been OTR for 3yrs an Owner Operator for 1/5 of that so half. I have 2 slow maneuvering and the left of center, I moved a rock out of place and hooked a door chain to some fence, I feel my performance and driving record are good enough to get on with someone. I’m also contemplating trying to work with the finance company and run under my own authority. Any input appreciated. Thank You

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Old School's Comment
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Tom, we don't really get into advising owner ops here. We focus on helping newbies make a good start in the industry. You'd be better served by taking this question to The OOIDA Website.

OOIDA:

Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association

Who They Are

OOIDA is an international trade association representing the interests of independent owner-operators and professional drivers on all issues that affect truckers. The over 150,000 members of OOIDA are men and women in all 50 states and Canada who collectively own and/or operate more than 240,000 individual heavy-duty trucks and small truck fleets.

Their Mission

The mission of OOIDA is to serve owner-operators, small fleets and professional truckers; to work for a business climate where truckers are treated equally and fairly; to promote highway safety and responsibility among all highway users; and to promote a better business climate and efficiency for all truck operators.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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I think you need to go back to company driver for awhile and polish that driving of yours. How are you not surprised that your contract was terminated considering your driving history? I find it amazing how you think its still good enough.

Old School's Comment
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Or you could just take it to Daniel B. He always cuts right to the meat of the issue. smile.gif

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