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Kevin L.'s Comment
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Ok I lost my first attempt to reply so I will try and give more info so it’s clear. Really just wanted to know how to deal with the notice thing and getting everything taken care of.

When I first started with them I signed up for medical and short term disability. I later was informed I have a medical issue that has been getting progressively worse over time. Then i got a low paycheck before Thanksgiving and I took a few days off for the thanksgiving holiday and got real sick for two days when I was supposed to return. Ok so I expected the check for that week to be horrible but then when I came back they were unable to get me a load for another two days and when they did the appointment times changed from Friday to Monday for pickup which ruined any chance of working over the weekend. So the next check was horrible. When I got notification of how low it was I called and was really upset to find out their explanation. While I was in my downtime I looked for another job. And knowing I need the surgery I want to get it done prior to going to a new place as it’s been getting much worse lately. While I was talking to them very upset I asked about short term disability and was told I would not be paid at all till I was out 30 or more days. And there policy is to reassign trucks inactive for 14 days. While asking the questions they basically told me that because I was upset and not happy with there policies they accepted my resignation effective immediately and my surgical consult was set for two days after that notice. So I’m thinking of going to the hospital while I’m still covered.

If they want to try and spin that as abandonment then I think I should get the lawyers involved as well as dispute it on DAC if need be as even DAC is governed by the fair credit reporting act if I’m not mistaken.

I actually thought of returning the truck while I am recovering but not sure of the legalities of that as well. Like mentioned prior if there is complicationrecovery may be over a month.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Kevin L.'s Comment
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I tried to respond twice previously to this giving more details but think it was unsuccessful uploading.

That is good to know Andhe78. I actually like Maverick as a company in general. I got very upset the other day and started to notice a lot of negatives which led me to look elsewhere. I really don’t want to bash them in public. I would still recommend them to new drivers. I would say Maverick has no issues with training or retraining upon request. Personally, my main issues with Maverick all seem to be based on pay. While they have a good cpm you cannot count on the miles from week to week or the downtime waiting. I started the beginning of February in flatbed then went to tcd in August I guess it’s been 10 months so almost a year. I get it that the industry is harsh. I stay out for months at a time to maximize income. I have started watching my paychecks closely because I don’t seem to be clear on them and learning more and more about how they work. For example the 800 mile weekend guarantee is a split between Sunday to Monday and Friday through Saturday after Monday through Thursday. I never thought to ask that. I’m still not clear on the weekend mileage split entirely either as I don’t get why they can’t just pay Saturday miles on the Friday after it worked and Sunday miles the following week instead of paying it how they do with plus and minus on our checks. Anyhow, I guess I will need to figure out what to do and if they try to hit me with abandonment while I have a dr telling me I can’t drive till I recover I will simply dispute it and get a lawyer who works on a percentage to look through my records.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Jrod's Comment
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Welcome to every other application I process... There is always a reason, and excuse and a mention of lawyers and lawsuits.

FYI - The lawyer stuff might not work out great with your posts on here...

Old School's Comment
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Kevin, you're trying to justify this every way you can. Everyone has tried to help you see how you're making a bad move, but you insist upon it. Even a good lawyer can't help you when you're on the wrong side of something. Everybody here has tried. You are convinced your situation is special - we don't see it.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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From what I was told, as long as you are available to drive there is a $1,000/week guarantee. How is that not the same?

Of course the weeks you took extra days off wouldn't count, but normally, if you are available to work, you should be making a minimum of $1,000 gross.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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You take the truck home, and then quit after the truck is recovered. Regardless, they can still put an abandonment on your DAC. There is not a lawyer who will touch that. The company has a reasonable expectation for you to come back and drive, thus compensating for their costs to retrieve the truck. By not doing so, you cost them time and money. Even if they don't, any future company will talk to them, hurting your chances with the new company.

Aside from all that, I hope your health situation gets better.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

G-Town's Comment
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Kevin you actually wrote this...

Honestly I want to do the right thing which in my head is return the truck to them on my own.

No comment.

Kevin L.'s Comment
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Ok well if I walk into an ER and get admitted the general consensus here is they will recover my truck prior to me getting better if I was to leave the company while on medical. Report it as abandoned and possibly charge me for it as well as kill my career. Even though their policy is to recover at 14 days not worked.

If that’s the case then so be it. I’m not seeing an alternative at this point. Despite what is said here. I believe I need to just go to hospital and keep maverick informed and see how it all works out.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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You reap what you sow Kevin. Unless I am completely missing something your approach is rather deceitful.

I do hope your health improves and this doesn’t backfire on you.

Old School's Comment
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It's really hard to advise you when you keep changing the scenario. There's no lawyer working for a percentage that would ever be interested in this matter because there will never be any money paid out on this.

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