No Show When I Gave Notice

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Dennis G.'s Comment
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Hey guys, I recently quit my trucking job of 4 years with a big carrier back in July. I have a daughter who stayed with my family in another state and finally came to live with me over the summer so I needed a schedule change that they weren’t willing to work with me on, I have nobody to watch my child at night being that her mom works long hours at night. So I notified my fleet manager two weeks ahead saying I’d be quitting I. Two weeks to pursue something else that’s part time, he told me to use my two weeks of vacation I have and try to figure something out because he’d hate to lose me, and if I can’t figure it out then email him notifying him I won’t be returning, so that’s exactly what I did. Fast forward, I started another job I’ve been there since July, it’s a small gig and the owner has about 8 trucks, my truck is constantly breaking down, multiple times a week, and he almost never fixes the trucks. Out of curiosity I went to one of the truck staffing agencies and they ran all my info, they’re telling me that the big carrier I left put down “No Show” on my employment verification. I’m just wondering how bad this could effect me in the future? I have 7 years experience, no tickets, nothing. Clean record. I’m trying to get into contact with their HR to resolve this, being that I have emails and texts to prove, but I’m not confident it’s going to do anything, other option is to file a defamation lawsuit, is it worth it? Or is it not a big deal.

Fleet Manager:

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.
Joseph I.'s Comment
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I would sure talk to more than 1 person there including your "fleet manager" before going down the "I am going to sue them" road. I would hate to guess how that will turn out but would not bet on it being great but probably costly.

Fleet Manager:

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.
PJ's Comment
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Welcome Dennis. Did they report that on your DAC or did they actually tell your employer that???

I would start by contacting their HR people. It sounds like you did your end correctly, however the ball got dropped.

I recently got a new DM. Lets just say we got off to a rocky start. I have found he likes to sensor some things and that is not a good thing. Hopefully once you inform HR how things went with your proof they will straighten it all out.

Lawsuits in my opinion are worthless. Big companies have staff lawyers and you probably don’t. Don’t even waste your time and energy. Work within their system to resolve it and move on.

I want to applaud you for being an active dad. Too many men and women shirk that responsibility these days.

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.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

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