Fired For Accident And Not Sure What To Do.

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Susan D. 's Comment
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I need a popcorn emoji for this.

Completely Infreaking credible. Seems Ian is quite delusional and may be in need of professional help.

Turtle's Comment
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I'll just say this:

Why do you need to blame this on something? Why do you feel this irresistible need to name a villain, aka "fatigue"?

Why can't you just call it what it is? An accident. A mistake. A momentary lapse of focus. That's likely all this was, and that's ok. Ok in the sense that it wasn't done purposely. Just own it. Stop trying to put a label on it in some attempt to shift the blame away from where it truly belongs.

There isn't a person on this panel who can say they've never ever had a lapse of focus. Granted, these occasional lapses are mostly of the split second variety, and don't end in a wreck. But we don't point fingers elsewhere. We take personal accountability for our actions, and most importantly we learn something from it.

You really need to learn something from this, for everyone's sake.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I have run out my 70 in 5 days multiple times with linehaul , I've had my dispatcher call me while sleeping, I have made it back to my yard with literally 4 minutes left on my clock.

I am really failing to see how what you where asked to do was "ridiculous".

Maybe it is time for another career path.

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

Dispatcher:

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.
JuiceBox's Comment
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I just started orientation yesterday and for a company that requires a minimum of 1 year experience for some drivers and 2 years for most. I am the least experienced driver in my class with one year experience. Several have 3-5 years, and one of the drivers has about 15 years.

I say all that to say this... today we watched many safety videos much like yesterday. I immediately thought of this post when, in one of the videos, sleep deprivation and fatigue were covered extensively. It was part of a distracted driving video. We had a conversation about it and even took a quiz. We then reviewed said quiz. Did your company maybe do something to this effect and you just don't remember because it was over a year ago?

I highly doubt the company you previously worked for, is any less or more safe then the company I am going to work for and vice-versa.

Oh and the last company I worked for had almost an identical orientation with the same videos. They too were highly safety oriented.

G-Town's Comment
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I need a popcorn emoji for this.

Completely Infreaking credible. Seems Ian is quite delusional and may be in need of professional help.

OMG Ian...didn’t you read anything?

You keep kickin’ the can down the road long after it exited down a storm drain...

Totally dense, “thick” like I81 fog in upstate PA.

Yes, please don’t be a truck driver. We already have plenty of Knuckleheads out here. Give it up already.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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I still want to know if the doctor diagnosed him. Those symptoms cover so many ailments, heck...read a darn pill bottle and look at the side effects. Even Nyquil has most of those symptoms.

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HE came up with fatigue, no one else. He probably watched Abe's video about mean dispatchers.

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Dispatcher:

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.
Rainy D.'s Comment
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Totally dense, “thick” like I81 fog in upstate PA.

G Town... OMG

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That was great! i once took a pic of your WM and asked my FM.."can you find this building...its somewhere in the white patch". lol

Fm:

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.
PJ's Comment
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Ian came up with fatigue as a scapegoat. Most likely started by the attorney.... Don’t get me started on that delusional crowd... This is purely about deflecting and not accepting personal responsibility.... A serious aligment in society as a whole today. It is clear he does not have any of the qualites needed to perform in this industry. He needs an office job somewhere

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Ian came up with fatigue as a scapegoat. Most likely started by the attorney.... Don’t get me started on that delusional crowd... This is purely about deflecting and not accepting personal responsibility.... A serious aligment in society as a whole today. It is clear he does not have any of the qualites needed to perform in this industry. He needs an office job somewhere

Well it seems to work for Todd Holmes, ehhrrr Ravenwoods 65, erhhhr Mr Groves.

lol

Turtle's Comment
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Well it seems to work for Todd Holmes, ehhrrr Ravenwoods 65, erhhhr Mr Groves.

Haha. Didn't work here though. Tough crowd, this bunch.

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