Refusing Delivery

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Dan F.'s Comment
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I’m new to trucking, unfortunately it’s not the lifestyle I had hoped for or the pay, I have a load coming from California to Virginia, and that will put me close to our company yard, I’ve already talked to my boss that this isn’t working for me, so I’m wondering if I can drop it on the yard, I just can’t take it anymore, I don’t want this life, call me a baby, that’s fine, but can I legally just drop it on the yard?

PackRat's Comment
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Did you ask your dispatch? Company management would have a better answer for you than strangers from a website.

Sid V.'s Comment
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Hi Dan,

My advice to you is to work it out with your company as best as you can and try to do what they ask for before leaving. Don't just abandon the load, don't just park the truck and leave, if at all possible.

Reason being is that these companies have ways to report you to a number of places that may make getting jobs harder in the future such as your dac report.

Good luck.

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.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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I’m new to trucking, unfortunately it’s not the lifestyle I had hoped for or the pay, I have a load coming from California to Virginia, and that will put me close to our company yard, I’ve already talked to my boss that this isn’t working for me, so I’m wondering if I can drop it on the yard, I just can’t take it anymore, I don’t want this life, call me a baby, that’s fine, but can I legally just drop it on the yard?

1.) Drop the LOAD at the receiver.

2.) Drop the TRACTOR at the yard.

3.) Call an Uber, and go home . . . unscathed. (For the most part. Email them (so you have a copy) your quit notice.)

DO NOT abandon the load at your yard; it sure CAN hurt your license for a LONNNNNG time, as said above.

Best wishes;

~ Anne ~

Bird-One's Comment
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Whatever you do Dan, don’t abandon the load or the truck. Finish it out and than resign. They will put truck abandonment on your DAC report. That will follow you and make it very hard to find a job if you change your mind down the road and decide to come back to driving. Something to consider.

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.

Old School's Comment
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Dan, how long have you been trucking?

Donna M.'s Comment
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Dan, sorry it didn't work out. I'm sure at this point you're just ready to get home. Perhaps u could share with us what u didn't like, so maybe other readers will more understand that trucking is a new lifestyle not just a job. Best of luck.

Dean R.'s Comment
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I felt that way a couple weeks ago. It's hard. People think that we just sit and enjoy the drive. I pilot a 71' reefer around the suburbs of Chicago and the outskirts of Chicago proper. It makes for some tense moments. I don't always enjoy dealing with certain Walmart stores. Some are great, some are in a constant state of disorder. When I get a rural run I'm thankful.

I left on a 34 and found out when I returned that the company sold the tractor I was using. My things were still inside! People from the nearby OC took out a few plastic tubs that were on the bunk, that was all. Then they drove the tractor away to sell it. My bedding, food stash, tools and other items were taken away. Pi**ed me off to say the least. I had to go to local Walmart and buy new bedding and food. I eventually got some money back, but I was still noticing items I needed to replace. Hated sleeping on unwashed sheets for a couple of days.

The replacement tractor was a foul smelling trash truck. My leader and I removed six 30 gallon bags of crap. Took me more than two hours to get it drive worthy. Covid has made it hard to get people to come in and clean tractors. They wouldn't tell me who had that tractor before. Probably a good thing. I'm on my fourth "beater with a heater" since February 1st.

I was on the brink. It wasn't my local account's fault entirely. Well, that trash truck didn't have to happen that way.

I considered giving my leader my tablet and fuel card and walking away. But I need to stick it out for at least six months.

"Sometimes the only easy day was yesterday."

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Be advises there is a difference between a yard and a terminal. And some companies may have one central location to which you return a truck. My friend lived in FL she wanted to drop the truck at a GA yard and was told not. She had to drive it to Ohio and fly home. It was a smaller carrier with fewer terminals.

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.

Will's Comment
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I don't believe anyone would call you a baby or anything else for that matter. Trucking isn't easy and it's definitely not for everyone. It's a totally different lifestyle. You gave it a shot and found out it's not for you. No one can fault you for that, but hopefully you did the right thing by delivering the load and returning the tractor to the correct place. Best of luck in your future endeavors.

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