Someone Called Into Crete On Me Today

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Jamie's Comment
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I had someone call into Crete today to report that I almost ran them off the road.

I didn’t remember the driver when risk management called me, but shortly after I remember who she was talking about. Traffic was stop and go basically, and my lane was backing up since the right lane was ending, so I turned my turn signal on to merge into the middle lane since there was a big enough gap. But as I was merging a car in that lane tried to speed up as I was merging, but I was already basically in the lane so I kept merging the rest of the way.

About 10-15 minutes later I got a call from risk management asking me about it since the caller said something along the lines of me merging from the middle lane into the right lane, pushing him off the road. When I would never do that, I always watch my mirrors like a hawk, especially when merging and backing.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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Yep, sometimes one must force their way in otherwise some arsewholes would never let us in.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Jamie,

So you were merging left, and s/he said you were merging right ?!? SMH. Idiots. To even CALL in & LIE!

Wouldn't that show the 'truth' on your camera, ELD or otherwise cam?? What's the outcome?!

~ Anne ~

Jamie's Comment
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Yep, sometimes one must force their way in otherwise some arsewholes would never let us in.

Yeah, I’ve done it some, but not this time. rofl-3.gif

What's the outcome?!

Crete believed my side of the story, and even said how they get quite a few calls with all kind of stories. But they did say they keep these calls on file for two years just to ensure it’s not common occurrence. But then they are removed assuming people aren’t calling in all the time.

Nothing else will happen, doesn’t count against my safety bonus, no safety points, etc.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Yep, sometimes one must force their way in otherwise some arsewholes would never let us in.

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Yeah, I’ve done it some, but not this time. rofl-3.gif

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What's the outcome?!

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Crete believed my side of the story, and even said how they get quite a few calls with all kind of stories. But they did say they keep these calls on file for two years just to ensure it’s not common occurrence. But then they are removed assuming people aren’t calling in all the time.

Nothing else will happen, doesn’t count against my safety bonus, no safety points, etc.

Jamie . . .

I'm glad it worked out for you!!

Thanks for the update ~

~ Anne ~

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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My terminal manager said she receives calls about one of her drivers sometimes nothing has ever come of at as far as I know sometimes they get the drivers side. Sometimes that isn't even necessary as she said one person called and said a driver was doing 80 mph when our trucks are governed ate almost all governed to 65 we have like 2 governed to 70 at most. She pulled the GPS and he never went above 60 which was the speed limit for that area.

I'm glad they are not making a big deal out of it.

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.

Banks's Comment
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I worked with a guy that made a right turn off of the interstate on to a 1 lane local street that's just before the terminal. He said the path was clear except for 1 car far off in the distance.

It takes a while for a truck to pick up speed and this car comes flying up behind him laying into the horn. The guy must've not been in that much of a rush because he followed him into the terminal to complain to management.

He had to write a statement explaining what happened and his statement said I don't know what he's talking about, signature at the bottom.

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.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

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