My Truck Hit In The Parking Lot Wont Reflect Poorly On Me?

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Davy A.'s Comment
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Well, a guy backed into my truck at the Pilot today, Ive been parked here all day. Pretty minor damage from what I can tell, bent my drivers side step and broke a corner of the plastic by it. I followed protocol, called it in to claims and notified my DM.

Could that go as an incident on me or make me look bad, like I didnt choose a good parking space? I wouldnt think so, but its been floating around the back of my head. I parked to the back of the lot where one would really have to work at it to hit it. (Which this guy did) He actually hit it pulling back out of the hole. (He went nose in).

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Old School's Comment
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If you called it in to claims and got the other company's insurance info, you are good. Don't let it bother you. This stuff happens all the time.

Double check with your DM and remind him this damage to your truck was not your fault. Ask him to make sure it won't count against your bonus money. An accident like this does not go on your DAC report.

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.

PackRat's Comment
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Here's my Knight truck that was backed into. You're okay.

Was it a Volvo that hit you? All three of mine have been.

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Davy A.'s Comment
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Here's my Knight truck that was backed into. You're okay.

Was it a Volvo that hit you? All three of mine have been.

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Holy Crap! mines really minor. Id a been bumming at that. Makes me feel better though. It was an older Kenworth that hit me.

tripletdad's Comment
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Nothing to add, but I just about got backed into while sitting in a dock today. Guys truck looked like he had just pulled it out of a field last weekend and put it on the road. I was in the door being unloaded and here he comes backing at an angle and came about an in charge or two from hitting my sleeper. Gave him a friendly air horn toot and he stopped, then pulled up and got it straightened up. Was apologetic about it and that was it. I would hope that my company wouldn’t count something like that against me either.

Andrey's Comment
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The best thing to have is a witness who can confirm that you were parked and not moving. Otherwise the company may say that it was a preventable. A similar situation cost me a job a few months ago.

PackRat's Comment
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The best thing to have is a witness who can confirm that you were parked and not moving. Otherwise the company may say that it was a preventable. A similar situation cost me a job a few months ago.

Really? The ELD records the vehicle in motion.

Rob T.'s Comment
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The best thing to have is a witness who can confirm that you were parked and not moving. Otherwise the company may say that it was a preventable. A similar situation cost me a job a few months ago.

If I'm not mistaken you were hit when you parked but weren't in a parking spot, or completely in a spot right? Thats much different than this situation where Davy was in a legal marked spot. It seems Roehl firing you was overkill for that but it seems things worked out well for you in the end, Andrey.

Auggie69's Comment
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The best thing to have is a witness who can confirm that you were parked and not moving. Otherwise the company may say that it was a preventable. A similar situation cost me a job a few months ago.

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Really? The ELD records the vehicle in motion.

Not really. I just looked at my logs from tonight and several yard movements never changed the geo coordinates and didn't kick over the odometer. All it recorded were several engine start/stops.

Probably the same as you'd see going into a yard and trying to back into a space.

PackRat's Comment
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I moved at 2 mph from the pumps to a parking spot 50 yards distant where I'm parked today and the coordinates on my ELD are different.

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