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G-Town's Comment
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Chris W... wrote:

really?? UPS Really emphasized that once the trailer is attached then the responsibility is on the trucker. So would companies understand if the accident wasn't your fault?

YES, Really.

Bird-One's Comment
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Yes. Things that you can control are your responsibility. Hit something backing in is on you. Getting rear ended by a tailgater is on the tailgater. As long as you weren’t changing lanes or cutting the 4 wheeler off.

Chris W... wrote:

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really?? UPS Really emphasized that once the trailer is attached then the responsibility is on the trucker. So would companies understand if the accident wasn't your fault?

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YES, Really.

Chris W.'s Comment
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it feels like companies put a lot of pressure on keeping freight safe.

Chris W... wrote:

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really?? UPS Really emphasized that once the trailer is attached then the responsibility is on the trucker. So would companies understand if the accident wasn't your fault?

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YES, Really.

G-Town's Comment
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How much pressure has put on you relevant to the freight you are moving? Can you elaborate on this?

it feels like companies put a lot of pressure on keeping freight safe.

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Chris W... wrote:

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really?? UPS Really emphasized that once the trailer is attached then the responsibility is on the trucker. So would companies understand if the accident wasn't your fault?

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YES, Really.

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Chris W.'s Comment
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UPS doesn't put as much pressure just a reminder every load to drive safe and be careful with the load. I use to work for a private company that had me driving a Mack Granite and they would like to remind me all the time that any damage to the freight or truck may result is contract termination.

How much pressure has put on you relevant to the freight you are moving? Can you elaborate on this?

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it feels like companies put a lot of pressure on keeping freight safe.

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Chris W... wrote:

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really?? UPS Really emphasized that once the trailer is attached then the responsibility is on the trucker. So would companies understand if the accident wasn't your fault?

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YES, Really.

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G-Town's Comment
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I don’t take issue with anything UPS or your previous employer has stated regarding safe operation. It’s called accountability. You are a paid professional (with experience) and should expect words of safety and reminders to protect your freight. It’s our job. It’s your job.

I’m confident that all of the experienced drivers on this forum totally agree with the my assessment.

Considering what you recently experienced you might consider what they are saying with a bit more seriousness. You could have easily rolled your truck. Please think about that.

I’ve said all that I care to Chris.

Don's Comment
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It isn't only four-wheelers out here doing crazy and dangerous driving. I have experienced and seen semi- drivers doing some truly aggressive actions. My favorite is their tailgating, then passing, then merging back in front of me with a mere car length or two distance in front of me. Some will proceed to then slow down. I then ask myself: "Did I **** them off somehow driving in my lane," "was I too slow driving 69 in a 70, or are they just stupid?"

Chris W.'s Comment
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I am going to be thinking about this incident for a very long time. I have learned a lot from this experience and will reference this experience as I drive.

I don’t take issue with anything UPS or your previous employer has stated regarding safe operation. It’s called accountability. You are a paid professional (with experience) and should expect words of safety and reminders to protect your freight. It’s our job. It’s your job.

I’m confident that all of the experienced drivers on this forum totally agree with the my assessment.

Considering what you recently experienced you might consider what they are saying with a bit more seriousness. You could have easily rolled your truck. Please think about that.

I’ve said all that I care to Chris.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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I am going to be thinking about this incident for a very long time. I have learned a lot from this experience and will reference this experience as I drive.

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I don’t take issue with anything UPS or your previous employer has stated regarding safe operation. It’s called accountability. You are a paid professional (with experience) and should expect words of safety and reminders to protect your freight. It’s our job. It’s your job.

I’m confident that all of the experienced drivers on this forum totally agree with the my assessment.

Considering what you recently experienced you might consider what they are saying with a bit more seriousness. You could have easily rolled your truck. Please think about that.

I’ve said all that I care to Chris.

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Haya, Chris.

I'm sorry about your conundrum, but glad to have you share it here, for 'futures,' like me. Personally, glad to have your honesty, and proclivity of keeping us up to date, too!

(I've learned more being married to a driver, than the CDL schools can cram in to their 'private' classes. I'll be out there with ya as a company FNG, as soon as my R/C (rotator cuff) injury fully heals; and I will heed EVERYTHING from the peeps here, and my own. This is invaluable info, good sir.)

As me, 'Momma Anne' .. and still pretty much a 'non driver yet' in the forum; I've been beside one for 23 years, now... I've gotta give ya, IMHO: The advice you got above is SOOOOO SAGE. Nothing else more to say. (I had my permit twice, if that matters; nope..doesn't.)

The 'Don' of the forum works with my hubby...and lemme tell ya. His words are so dang true, for theirs & all companies.

Keep on keeping on, and ... as G'Town always says:

  • Watch Your Wagon
  • Hold Your Lane

Best wishes, Chris. Learning is doing, and doing is learning.

~ Anne & Tom ~

ps: Oh, wow.. just seeing, You've also had ... O/S, Pack,Pearl,B'Bob,Auggie,George, and Davy .. all concur! You've gotten the 'seal' of 'the real!'

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  • 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.

TWIC:

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Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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I had a scary moment Monday morning, as I crossed back into Calif at the inspection station on I-40..They were kinda busy just before dawn, I went thru the right semi lane as usual, others used left lane, since busy. I get thru, just as I'm approaching the re-entry onto the 40, in the left lane is a Forward Air truck.

They all usually drive like friggin idiots ! So as we both are entering, he suddenly, without warning, squeezes into my lane. Guess he was letting 3, cars in a hurry pass. So I had to brake and let his butt in, so I didn't sideswipe a rig parked too close, on the side of the lane, or have my front end torn off !! Friggin idiot ****ed me off lol was so close to being a bad situation, if I wasn't paying attention !!

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