One Of Those Bad Backing Days

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John L.'s Comment
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Yes sir, I completely agree with you.

Hey John...do you really want honest input?

Cause...professionalism and integrity have nothing to do with being a rookie.

Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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My reason for always reporting every one of those (about six over my career if memory serves) is that EVERY inch of EVERY loading dock, parking lot, and rest area is about 95% SURE to be under video surveillance.

I scraped my wheel studs on an insanely narrow concrete wall, which had gouges from probably 40 or 50 other CMV's before me, on an internal dock from the 1940's at a major heavy equip manufacturer. They require any damage to be reported to their safety people. They have people in their security office doing nothing but watching the video monitors. I've been called out by security for not stopping before my bumper reached a stop sign, caught on video. You never know when a simple non-costing mistake that you don't report will be the thing that costs your job, because you were noticed on video doing something. I've got my mistakes, and we all do. Better to have the scratch mark on your record than to be scratched from a $50,000 a year job due to failing to comply with a object contact policy.

Your actual mileage may differ. No lecture - just food for thought.

Peace.

CMV:

Commercial Motor Vehicle

A CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business, is involved in interstate commerce, and may fit any of these descriptions:

  • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
  • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
  • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  • Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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Also, you never know when someone else is shooting a video of your driving. It shows up on the internet, then it is eternal.

Don's Comment
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Beinh a rookie has nothing to do with your attitude. Either fix it now and take responsibilty, or you won't last through your "rookie" period.

Yup, I’m that “rookie” guy.

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I don't see anything funny about running into anything, John. Then you don't report it, either? There is no excuse for either.

You are "That Guy".

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That “Guy” who failed to report damaging company equipment, failed to G.O.A.L. in a tight spit and has yet to offer what lessons(s) were learned.

Yup...that “Guy”.

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John L.'s Comment
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Sorry sir, I will take responsibilities for my actions.

Beinh a rookie has nothing to do with your attitude. Either fix it now and take responsibilty, or you won't last through your "rookie" period.

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Yup, I’m that “rookie” guy.

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I don't see anything funny about running into anything, John. Then you don't report it, either? There is no excuse for either.

You are "That Guy".

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That “Guy” who failed to report damaging company equipment, failed to G.O.A.L. in a tight spit and has yet to offer what lessons(s) were learned.

Yup...that “Guy”.

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Banks's Comment
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You should have reported it, what happens if the next driver takes that trailer and reports it damaged so they come looking for the last guy to pull it?

At OD you wouldn't be in trouble for the minor accident but definitely would be not reporting it.

Same at FedEx. I worked with a guy that was doing a residential delivery and he took out the customer's mailbox. He didn't report it and returned on the weekend to fix it. He bought them a new mailbox and installed it. Monday morning the customer's called the hub to compliment the driver. He doesn't work here anymore.

An integrity offense will always get you terminated. Preventables and accidents will be looked at case by case.

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