How Many Week I Should Give To My Company

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Superlejera's Comment
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Hey how many week I should give to my company it I going to resigned

Big T's Comment
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At least two weeks if you're going to be professional about it.

Hey how many week I should give to my company it I going to resigned

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Two weeks is standard.

Andy D.'s Comment
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I would want to be professional BUT....I have heard of people being stranded after giving a notice.

One time we had to go out to California to pick up a good friend of ours that got stranded after giving a notice. The guy that went with me to pick him up warned him about this but I urged him to give a notice in case he wanted to return. The company had a driver go out to pick up his truck and he was stuck. Some companies may even give you some pretty slim weeks after a notice as well.

I am NOT saying to not give a notice, but it may be a good idea to have a way back home if you do is all I'm saying.

The moderators would be better at giving this info than myself though.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Honestly, if you are leaving a job, why would you expect that the company has to get you home? I know mine would get me home, if needed, but the expense would naturally come out of my last check, as it should. Your new company would generally foot the bill to get you from where you turned in your truck to your new job if you were smart enough to have a position before you give notice.

JuiceBox's Comment
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Trucking is different. You don't need to give any notice. Just return equipment to company in good condition. If it's a smaller company then two weeks is the right way to go about it.

JuiceBox's Comment
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I gave notice the day I intended to return Meltons equipment. It was the day I came off hometime. I was asked if my mind was made up and if they could do anything to keep me. Obviously, that was a no but I was told that I was welcome back at any time if I changed my mind or car hauling didn't work out for me.

ChrisEMT's Comment
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When I left Werner, I gave my DM 2 weeks notice in writing, and he still gave me plenty of miles, and asked me to stay on a couple extra days because he needed me to help until he got back from vacation so he could preplan me and make sure the harder loads were done. He not only was nice, but he made my extra few days worth it in the end. Also he told me to give any future employer HIS number, as in his cell, so he could give me an appropriate good reference, instead of some HR person looking my profile on a computer screen. Then, instead of making me go to a terminal to turn in my truck, he had me go to the dedicated account location, and came in on his last day of vacation and went over the truck with me, and he brought me to lunch.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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.
Turtle's Comment
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The professional and respectful thing to do is give enough notice to allow the company to route you back, so that their equipment can be returned to them. That could mean a week or two depending on circumstances.

If you've done right by them, they'll do right by you. It would serve no purpose for the company to leave you stranded or cut down your miles in your remaining days. They'll want to remain profitable to the very end. Also, just as you want to leave the door open for a potential return, they'll want to leave the door open as well, should you decide to come back.

Take the high road. It's a path you'll never regret.

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