WHY YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CALL SAFETY

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Diver Driver's Comment
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Scenerio: You're sleeping and someone / something hits your truck. You wake up to find that there is now a scratch on your fender. Nothing big, and certainly not enough to report to your insurance company, (L/O O/O) and your company won't have it fixed.

But why should you still call safety then!?

We had an actual case where one of our drivers was acused of causing an accident. The driver of the car said that our driver hit them, which caused the wreck. The police came out and found rub marks that could be consistent with what the other driver was saying. Our driver claimed that the rub marks were preexisting damage. The Police, getting ready to issue citations asks for proof that the rub marks were preexisting.... Our driver contacts safety, and they send over copies of the damage that was reported previously.

Had our driver NOT called in, the police would have issued our driver the citations.

So yeah, report everything. It might just save your ass in the long run.

Splitter's Comment
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Scenerio: You're sleeping and someone / something hits your truck. You wake up to find that there is now a scratch on your fender. Nothing big, and certainly not enough to report to your insurance company, (L/O O/O) and your company won't have it fixed.

But why should you still call safety then!?

We had an actual case where one of our drivers was acused of causing an accident. The driver of the car said that our driver hit them, which caused the wreck. The police came out and found rub marks that could be consistent with what the other driver was saying. Our driver claimed that the rub marks were preexisting damage. The Police, getting ready to issue citations asks for proof that the rub marks were preexisting.... Our driver contacts safety, and they send over copies of the damage that was reported previously.

Had our driver NOT called in, the police would have issued our driver the citations.

So yeah, report everything. It might just save your ass in the long run.

That's it! I'm getting a freaking dashcam!! And reporting every little incident to claims. Thanks for the do sobering post DD!

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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Great post and good to know especially for the inexperienced drivers who might be afraid to contact safety if they scrape up their bumper against the wall or a post. It could save their butt in the end.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Great post and good to know especially for the inexperienced drivers who might be afraid to contact safety if they scrape up their bumper against the wall or a post. It could save their butt in the end.

Agreed! Good stuff!

ALSO... if one does report something they caused one has credibility when something happens that wasn't their fault. (I have seen this play out in other work environments)...

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