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Bruce K.'s Comment
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I would call somebody in charge and get a firm answer, just what ever you make sure you do not abandon the truck or you can pretty much kiss your career goodbye.

Point taken. I called my dbl this morning and one of the issues we discussed was abandoned equipment. I was given a special exemption to get my tractor and the relay trailer to Atlanta, but there is no advantage to me to do that. I was told I have the option to leave the tractor in Savanna at the drop yard and clean it out and the company would be fine with that. I’m trying to communicate with the company to make sure we are all on the same page. No sense in making a bad situation worse.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I’m trying to communicate with the company to make sure we are all on the same page. No sense in making a bad situation worse

That is good to hear, no need to make a bad situation worse I give you credit a lot of people would have just abandoned the truck.

Make sure to get it in writing on the Qualcomm and take a picture, sometimes one person says yes and someone else may not agree.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.
∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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I was given a special exemption to get my tractor and the relay trailer to Atlanta, but there is no advantage to me to do that.

There is every advantage to you, to do that. It gets you closer to your car, and you show the company that you are willing to what is needed. That will go a long way, in how THEY handle the situation.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Nope, my dbl said the company was fine with my decision to leave the tractor in Savanna. In fact, my dbl said the sooner I get a car and get home the better. They are placing me on a 30 day discretionary leave so I can get things together. So I’m not fired after all. She even went so far as to tell me I was a good driver and she didn’t want to lose me. So I guess the ball is in my court now. I’m glad I asked for advice here and didn’t make a knee jerk decision.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Nope, my dbl said the company was fine with my decision to leave the tractor in Savanna. In fact, my dbl said the sooner I get a car and get home the better. They are placing me on a 30 day discretionary leave so I can get things together. So I’m not fired after all. She even went so far as to tell me I was a good driver and she didn’t want to lose me. So I guess the ball is in my court now. I’m glad I asked for advice here and didn’t make a knee jerk decision.

That is good to hear, if they didnt mean they wouldn't offer you to return, I hope you are able to get it sorted out and get back out there, this industry can use all the good drivers it can get.

Too bad you where not stuck a few hours closer to Chicago I would have offered a ride. As long as you would wear Bears gear in Green Bay.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Nope, my dbl said the company was fine with my decision to leave the tractor in Savanna. In fact, my dbl said the sooner I get a car and get home the better. They are placing me on a 30 day discretionary leave so I can get things together. So I’m not fired after all. She even went so far as to tell me I was a good driver and she didn’t want to lose me. So I guess the ball is in my court now. I’m glad I asked for advice here and didn’t make a knee jerk decision.

You miss the point. Going the "extra mile" for them, even when you don't need to, is a good thing. It is doing them a favor, by advancing the load, and it gets you closer to home. They will remember this.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Bobcat, thanks for the offer. I wouldn’t be caught dead in Da’Bears gear. Although as an honest Packer fan, I’m pretty sure the Bears will have the better team again this year.

Pete B.'s Comment
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Nope, my dbl said the company was fine with my decision to leave the tractor in Savanna. In fact, my dbl said the sooner I get a car and get home the better. They are placing me on a 30 day discretionary leave so I can get things together. So I’m not fired after all. She even went so far as to tell me I was a good driver and she didn’t want to lose me. So I guess the ball is in my court now. I’m glad I asked for advice here and didn’t make a knee jerk decision.

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You miss the point. Going the "extra mile" for them, even when you don't need to, is a good thing. It is doing them a favor, by advancing the load, and it gets you closer to home. They will remember this.

I concur. You did do well communicating, and have the opportunity to fix this, which I know you will. Looking very forward to reading in a month a post by you exalting your return to trucking.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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I had a very respectful conversation with my driver leader this morning. The company is putting me on a 30 day “discretionary leave” so I can get all issues resolved.

I still have to get home on my own, but at least I have time to figure things out.

Rainy 's Comment
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What i would.do... i would rent a UHaul for $20 and load my stuff into.a local storage unit probably $60 per month. Then fly home with their offer and get compliant on the CPAP. You can always drive to the storage and get your stuff when u get a new truck.

Work.with your company

CPAP:

Constant Positive Airway Pressure

CPAP is a breathing assist device which is worn over the mouth or nose. It provides nighttime relief for individuals who suffer from Sleep Apnea.

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