Should Companies Be Required To Issue You A Clean Truck?

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James F.'s Comment
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I am curious as to yall's expectations. When a company assigns you a new/ used truck to move into or use, should it be clean? Or is it normal for the driver to clean someone elses mess? Thanks.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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I am curious as to yall's expectations. When a company assigns you a new/ used truck to move into or use, should it be clean? Or is it normal for the driver to clean someone elses mess? Thanks.

That is the preferred method but some people are willing to do it themselves so they dont have to wait for a truck. Are they at least offering you a place to clean it and cleaning supplies?

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Most companies clean trucks in between drivers, especially if they had a pet. Some don't tho and I have cleaned 2 trucks before using them. No big deal and one company paid me $100 (I think it was) for cleaning up an abandoned one that I got.

Laura

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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We are snobs at Prime. Our detail shop does a thorough cleaning and if not, we stomp our feet and cry about it. There have been times when abandoned trucks were picked up, but they are brought back to the terminal for thorough inspection anyway before assignment, so cleaning is done at the detail shop.

I have a friend at Knight that cleaned out both of his trucks... moldy food and all.

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.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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That falls under the category of, "it would be nice" but it doesn't always happen. As Kearsey said, if you're at a terminal they'll normally do it. If you are picking up an abandoned truck, you're not at a major terminal, or there are other circumstances involved like you don't have the time to wait for the shop, you may end up doing it yourself.

In trucking, you often make the best of circumstances that are less than ideal. If you win the lottery and find yourself worth $50 million dollars, you do that far less often.

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.

Papa Pig's Comment
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My truck smelled like dog urine and still had hair and dog food laying around.

I was tired and a little less than happy about it but the truck was mechanically sound . I b**tched a little bit but once I got it cleaned out the truck has treated me well. As Brett said it would be nice but it doesn’t always happen. I personally said I would never turn in a truck that was in that condition nor do I live like that on the road. Clean your house and be more professional than the turd who had it before you.

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