Who Paying Violations... Driver Or Company?

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Noel R.'s Comment
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Wow, a lot of good feedback here from everyone. I was tired of putting myself at risk for driving equipment that is out of compliance and today I drew a line in the sand. I’ve only been driving for a few months and feel that they’ve knowingly have put me at risk because of the lack of training. I continue to learn Something new every day and will continue to stand my ground because ultimately I have a family to get back to and so do people I share the road with. Thanks everyone!


Operating While Intoxicated

Old School's Comment
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Noel, I certainly don't know the specifics of your situation, but I'm assuming you took this job so you could be home daily. It sounds like a small company and I just want to warn you that "standing your ground" probably won't solve the issue. It's a tough business and the owner is trying to cut corners and expenses for reasons that are obviously important to them. Refusing loads may end up costing you your job.

I'm not advocating driving unsafe equipment. I guess I just want you to be prepared for some blowback. If someone shows up needing a job, they may soon be your replacement. That's just the reality of working for a small trucking operation. If I'm advocating anything it is our usual sound advice for newbies to find some way to commit to an OTR job for one year to get a great foundation under them. That will open up much better local driving opportunities than the one you landed.


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.

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