Husband Fired For Something He Didn’t Do.

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Helen D.'s Comment
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Hey y’all.

I’m not a trucker but my husband just got his CDL. He was hired and fired in one week for “not following company policy”. We have actual proof that he did nothing wrong but the company won’t hear it. Can anyone give advice on what we should do? It was “at will” employment so they don’t have to be reasonable. Now he’s got no official experience and being fired on his record! Help?

Thanks, Wife-of-trucker

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Rob T.'s Comment
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How long has he been driving? What company, and what policy do they think he broke? How can you prove he didnt?

His best bet is to Apply For Truck Driving Jobs and see if anyone hires him. It'll be difficult to get hired depending on the circumstances but someone will likely give him a shot. A company not willing to give me a chance to explain or prove the event in question is not one id want to stay at.

Seabee-J's Comment
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Not enough information provided to really give any useful advice. Is there anything more you can elaborate on ?

Old School's Comment
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Helen, help us out here please! You gave us no details other than a "he said, she said" scenario. All we can tell you is to apply everywhere and see who bites. We have a one and done application that goes out to a lot of companies. Click this link and you will find it.

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Other than that we would need some details. You kind of threw us a curve when you made this statement...

It was “at will” employment so they don’t have to be reasonable.

The only kind of employment I know of that is not "at will" is slavery. That's when the employer does not have to be reasonable. Can you give us some more clear information about how this came about? The way you put it to us makes it sound as if he really screwed up but you guys don't want to admit it. Help us out if you can.

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.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Hey y’all.

I’m not a trucker but my husband just got his CDL. He was hired and fired in one week for “not following company policy”. We have actual proof that he did nothing wrong but the company won’t hear it. Can anyone give advice on what we should do? It was “at will” employment so they don’t have to be reasonable. Now he’s got no official experience and being fired on his record! Help?

Thanks, Wife-of-trucker

Hay, Helen.

I'm a many years 'wife of a trucker' as well. I know the 'green bible' better than he does, haha! I keep a current, laminated RMN Atlas in my Jeep, in case something (route) might confuse him; we could chat & compare.

If you could provide MORE information, as the professionals have mentioned above, perhaps I, as the wife person, can throw something into the mix.

My questions are as follows:

1.) Did he get fired while in training, or first out solo? Did they offer him additional training that he 'nawh'd' to ???

2.) Is there anything you'd be willing to post, that he DID in fact, stand by policy? WHAT policy? (U'turns is a hot topic... jsyk.)

3.) I'm all ABOUT keeping my husband's CDLA clean, and have always advocated for him...not that he's been in your man's shoes.

Anymore info you'd provide sure would help US help you.

Again, a Trucker's Wife / Trucker's life .. here.

~ Anne ~

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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