Upset Mother

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G. T.'s Comment
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Can a Crete driver just drop off someone on the side of the road or do they have to get paperwork to get the person removed from the truck?

Spaceman Spiff's Comment
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Perhaps a more detailed description of the situation would help us answer your question.

Is this a hypothetical situation?

Kurt G.'s Comment
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I assume from the title that you're worried about your son. I don't know anything about Crete, but if the situation is that his trainer has threatened to leave him on the side of the road, it's most likely just talk. Like Spaceman said, tell us more about what's going on.

Ken M. (TailGunner)'s Comment
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I do not think anyone will be dropped off beside the road. But it may be a "motivational tool" of that "trainer".

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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I have heard stories at my company that the trainer kicked the trainee out of the truck... in my opinion that is totally wrong. Granted I'm sure there are some head cases but at least pull into a truck stop, call the company and let them know what the situation is. I have talked to my trainer about this and he said yes this has happened. I guess this is one of the reasons I am not sure I would never want to be a trainer. The guy that trained me has been after me to train people and make more money. I told him I'm still trying to find my way. Everytime I think I got it down I realize I still have a hell of a lot to learn.

Susan D. 's Comment
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I will say this. There are extremely rare occasions where it may be warranted.

For example.. threats of bodily harm to the trainer, discovery of possession of drugs, alcohol, or weapons by the trainee, etc.

And yes, unfortunately, I have done it once. I immediately notified my company and requested they arrange for a hotel room and a cab ride to get said trainee to the hotel.

PackRat's Comment
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Sorry to be very blunt, however, if your “child” is training at Crete for a driving position, this said child would need to be a minimum of 21 years of age. An adult, legally for at least three years. Time to cut them loose, don’t you think? What happens when another driver blows an air horn at them, or they get chewed out for being late arriving to a shipper? Seriously?

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Lisa, I hope you can get back to us here. Your first post leaves out a lot of information. Training? Hitchhiker? Is your son the driver or (ex-)passenger? What other ciurcumstances would lead the driver to pretty much kick the passenger out?

As for just getting someone out of a truck, I beleive there's no law or company rule that says you can't, as long as the location is safe.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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As a trainer, I would feel quite comfortable parking at a truck stop for Prime to arrange another driver to come get him. If someone threatened me, especially on my truck, he would have been too stupid for me to select him as a trainee to begin with.

The problem with these situations is

1) only the drivers know what happened. If the son expects an "i told you that you would hate trucking", it might be easier to blame the company and trainer of wrong doing than admit trucking was a bad decision for him. My mother would rub it in for all eternity... "Do you remember when you had that stupid idea to drive???"

2) Parents think their kids are angels. If your son yelled at me to the point where i felt threatened, consumed or possessed alcohol or drugs on my truck...yeah. him and his stuff are going on the sidewalk. i'm not losing my career for an irresponsible, inconsiderate person.

3) If something happened and the son/husband doesn't have the guts to bring it up to the company, he needs to quit.

Lisa, I understand how you feel, but if your son was dumped, there may have been a good reason for it or you may not have the whole story. if trucking isn't for him, so be it. but he needs to be his own man.

good luck

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.
Susan D. 's Comment
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@Rainy.. we don't get to choose.. you're so fortunate that you do.

@PackRat.. extremely well put.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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