A Walk On The ‘Darkside’ - Working For A Small Company

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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I’m not offended Bruce, hence the LoL after. I was just saying it was hitting a little close is all.

Thanks for that. I think many of us are following your story as much as we are following the story Turtle is relating. These accounts are very educational and interesting. I know that whatever happens, you will land on your feet.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Rob T.'s Comment
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I'd be interested to know if you find you're being inspected by the DOT more frequently than when you were with Wolding. It isn't too often i see a mega being Inspected, but instead see them with small companies or O/O. I'm sure not every small company has to put off repairs due to lack of money but maybe that's why they seem to focus on the smaller carriers.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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I'd be interested to know if you find you're being inspected by the DOT more frequently than when you were with Wolding. It isn't too often i see a mega being Inspected, but instead see them with small companies or O/O. I'm sure not every small company has to put off repairs due to lack of money but maybe that's why they seem to focus on the smaller carriers.

Some small companies actually pull into a scale and ask for an inspection. The only way to lower your sca score is getting clean inspections. The more clean inspections the less impact a bad one makes.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Excellent point LDRSHIP. My ex would, at his convenience (and immediately after he had serviced everything on the truck) pull into an open scale and demand an inspection. He'd roll out with that nice little sticker knowing DOT couldn't inspect him for a few months. I'd not recommend anyone but a certified mechanic like he is pulling that off. And of course you should remember... he CHOSE the scale to do that at.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

LDRSHIP's Comment
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Well, my walk on the ‘darkside’ May be over before it really got started. I’m seriously considering going back to Wolding. I don’t want to discuss the current circumstances. But, I may be back in a blue Cascadia soon.

Like they say, it is all fun n games until.......

Drive Safe everyone and God Speed!

Rob T.'s Comment
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Sorry to hear things aren't working out the way you hoped. Atleast by how you handled your departure at Wolding they made it clear that they would love to have you back if things didnt work out.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Nobody can say you didn't give it your best try, but whatever's happening where you are now is not something you can control. I'm glad you have a good fall back plan.

BTW, is Bison keeping the Wolding name?

LDRSHIP's Comment
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BTW, is Bison keeping the Wolding name?

Yes, they are keeping the Wolding name. Just like they did with Britton Transport years ago when they bought them.

Rainy 's Comment
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I'm so new to trucking it hurts, but I have to ask in all respect and sincerity - is this Satire? You paint a very bleak picture, any upsides?

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No TX, I am being very serious. I want to show the truth, no sugar coating, no mincing words, no holding back. It is how it is!

Upsides, the upside is unadulterated education. I do get paid more working for a small company, but that comes with additional risks.

To answer the question about creative logbooking. Well, um.... I guess I kinda explained that in the other thread. I will be blunt. I can edit EVERY single line on my log. I can edited any way I want as often I want. I guess that is about as blunt as I need to get. I don’t think you need examples. Well, ‘Nuff said.

Drive Safe and God Speed

Those edits show when printed out or emailed to DOT so be careful

Logbook:

A written or electronic record of a driver's duty status which must be maintained at all times. The driver records the amount of time spent driving, on-duty not driving, in the sleeper berth, or off duty. The enforcement of the Hours Of Service Rules (HOS) are based upon the entries put in a driver's logbook.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rubber Duck's Comment
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Ok I have a question about the small company job. What type of health insurance do you have and how much does it cost you per week. How much vacation do you get per year. Do you get paid holidays.

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