Prime Inc Sued For Sexual Harassment (again)

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Matt M.'s Comment
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Https://www.oregonlive.com/crime/2019/12/female-trainee-sues-trucking-company-alleging-driver-held-her-hostage-sexually-harassed-and-abused-her.html

Not sure how they can avoid this and continue training otr. For anyone not aware Prime did require female trainees to go with female trainers for awhile, but got sued for that policy as well. There's just not enough female trainers so the wait times are too long. And while I think these kinds of predators are pretty rare, they have and will continue to exist in all occupations. OTR trucking is just an especially bad situation to encounter one in.

For anyone heading into training otr, if you are harassed get off the truck. Call the police if appropriate, and then contact the training company. There is no company in America that is not going to take this seriously. They will arrange for your safety and transportation. The truck has to stop and fuel, and a busy truck stop is going to be safe.

It blows my mind that someone would stay on a truck for a month while facing serious sexual harassment like is alleged in this suit.

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.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Https://www.oregonlive.com/crime/2019/12/female-trainee-sues-trucking-company-alleging-driver-held-her-hostage-sexually-harassed-and-abused-her.html

Not sure how they can avoid this and continue training otr. For anyone not aware Prime did require female trainees to go with female trainers for awhile, but got sued for that policy as well. There's just not enough female trainers so the wait times are too long. And while I think these kinds of predators are pretty rare, they have and will continue to exist in all occupations. OTR trucking is just an especially bad situation to encounter one in.

For anyone heading into training otr, if you are harassed get off the truck. Call the police if appropriate, and then contact the training company. There is no company in America that is not going to take this seriously. They will arrange for your safety and transportation. The truck has to stop and fuel, and a busy truck stop is going to be safe.

It blows my mind that someone would stay on a truck for a month while facing serious sexual harassment like is alleged in this suit.

I agree. Get off the truck and dont blame the company if you didnt tell them. I almost didnt enter trucking because the female driver facebook groups bashed them all so.badly. When i looked at the lawsuits, i realized some just didnt make sense.

And i have read two articles including this one that inaccurately reports the training process... therefore what else is inaccurate?

Prime has so many resources available and gives out names, departments and phone numbers to call. We have an Employee Assistance Program to call manned by licensed therapists, a Female Driver Liaison, 24 hour security, a phone app that messages dispatch, security, road assist, payroll, and a Driver Advisory Board....and all those who answer the phones are trained to ask yes/no questions about personal safety if a driver calls with an issue. We have an open door policy where all departments and managers must take the call or walk in. A recently upgraded driver told.me he took 3 sexual harrasment and whistleblower CBTs and two lectures by training personnel during training.

Heck.. anyone could.message our social media director who is everywhere on Youtibe, facebook, twotter and all over our phone app. She is sweet and would totally help.

TELL someone people!

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.
BRAD W.'s Comment
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Prime Just cant win

Victor C. II's Comment
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Yeah especially when people are not willing to help themselves. Instead they wait and sue. Im sometimes wonder if its just for money. Sigh.

Prime Just cant win

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I did a video about primes policy for it

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