Jury Duty

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RealDiehl's Comment
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I received a jury duty notification in the mail. Have any of you received such notification while OTR? How did you handle/respond to it?

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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RD, if the plaintiff's attorney is the Hammer, you will definitely be excused.

Old School's Comment
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Three times for me. Each time I called the clerk and told them I was an OTR truck driver and there wasn't anyway for me to be there. Each time they told me don't worry about it we will take you out of our list.

I can't say this will work for everyone, but it has worked for me.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

RealDiehl's Comment
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RD, if the plaintiff's attorney is the Hammer, you will definitely be excused.

"Big Truck Injury? Call The Hammer!" I'm probably not the only one who flips-off those Billboards...

Three times for me. Each time I called the clerk and told them I was an OTR truck driver and there wasn't anyway for me to be there. Each time they told me don't worry about it we will take you out of our list.

I can't say this will work for everyone, but it has worked for me.

I hope I get a similar response.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Matt M.'s Comment
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If you want to shirk your civic responsibility, you can try Old School's method.

Else, let Prime know the date and they will get you home. My wife and I have both gotten jury duty (she got selected to serve as well) and Prime got us home both times. I ran a load when she got selected, luckily it was only a couple of days. The defendants wife threatened to kill the jurors, was quite exciting lol.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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I've only reported once, way back in 1980's, downtown L.A. , Now I toss notices in trash, haven't had a job that paid for my time away serving, so wasn't even an option for me to show up .......I'd just tell them "if they are in jail and in court they must be guilty" lol (JOKING)

Old School's Comment
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let Prime know the date and they will get you home.

Of course that is true, and I should have pointed that out. Now that everybody thinks I'm shirking my civic responsibility let's talk about the five times I have showed up for jury duty prior to my foray into trucking. Five times I rearranged my business responsibilities only to waste an entire day just to find out they weren't really interested in having me on the jury after all.

Matt M.'s Comment
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I'm just poking, I don't blame you at all (or the op if he can get out of it).

Old School's Comment
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No harm Matt.

I really just wanted to point out how a jury summons doesn't mean you're going to be selected. I always wanted to be a juror when I'd get those notices, but I guess I haven't been deemed good material so far.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
RealDiehl's Comment
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I'm going to try to get excused. But if I have to show up, I'll let Prime know. This is for a case in Salem County, NJ. Not much excitement there. Someone probably had their dairy cow stolen. Lol!

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