Abandoned Truck

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Big Rig.'s Comment
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Was willing to take my truck in to the company I resigned from which was only about 4 days later since I did not do it quick enough for them they put me down as abandoned truck. I did not have any late deliveries and my production was 100 percent for them. The pay was only 500 a week and 38c a mile. I had had enough. So much for them being a driver oriented company. I will spread the word far and wide do not work for [company name hidden by moderators because of bogus claims] ever . Not now nor ever ever ever. These companies will lie lie lie lie lie just to get you in the door and will make it difficult for you once you resign from them to work for anyone else. OH and lets dont forget about home time . NOT. Just shedding the truth. about my experience there.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Best Answer!

Can the mods delete a thread? I find the bio a little exposing. I posted something earlier with no comments. If there are no answers, or a rouge poster, can the forum be "uncluttered"?

Yeah I can delete anything at anytime. When I first read his statement I was going to delete it but everyone here stood up and called BS on this guy so I kept this thread and deleted the company name he mentioned. I think this is the perfect example of the kind of garbage everyone hears when they're trying to get their career underway and I want people to know this kind of stuff is cr*p.

I mean, his logic is awesome isn't it? He was going to turn in the truck in just four short days but they didn't want to wait that long so now nobody should ever go work for that company - ever.

I'm sorry but this guy is clueless. So clueless that he thinks he can just keep about $150k worth of equipment until he gets around to giving it back and they should just shut up and wait on him. I mean....why would a person think that would ever be acceptable? If it was his truck and his driver was quitting would he say, "Just get it back to me whenever you get the chance. No biggie."

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And of course a huge kudos goes out to everyone who responded to this guy and called BS because these type of people with this type of misinformation are causing a lot of new drivers to make poor career decisions for themselves or preventing them from entering the industry altogether. And the attitude that these companies are out to get everyone is completely absurd. Trucking companies exist to make money and they know what it takes. If you're an awesome driver with an awesome attitude and you're doing what it takes to make sure your company is making money then you'll do great anywhere you work. If you're not going to do your part to help the company make money then you're going to be miserable and you're going to get kicked to the curb one way or another. Simple as that.

Pat M.'s Comment
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What did you do? Start a new account? Maybe the last thread did not go as you had planned? Why were you waiting to turn in the truck? I hope they also charge you the recovery fee, I would. Crap, keeping the truck for 4 days? Should have left it at a yard when you quit. Seems like trucking is just not for you.

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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Something does NOT make sense. Where did they tell you to take the truck? Did you take it to where they told you?

If NOT, then yes, they can probably say that you abandoned the truck.

Dave

Chris D.'s Comment
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I don't buy it, sounds like your leaving out a lot of details here.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Yeah Brett instead of banning the account just ban the IP Address. Tired of this bozo already.

mountain girl's Comment
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Why wouldn't you quit at the terminal and then there's no issue regarding the returning of the truck?

-mountain girl

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.

Colleen W.'s Comment
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I might be new to trucking but I smell a disgruntled rat. Your point has been made you and [company name removed by moderator] are not friends. My research on that particular company has been rather positive.

PJ's Comment
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I worked there for 7 months. Do they become unhappy when you quit, yeah. But so does every other company. I coordinated everything and things went smoothly. They gave me good reports and have tried twice to get me too come back. Sounds to me like things were not coordinated and thats why they are playing hardball. Just my experience

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Transportation Worker Identification Credential

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.

PJ's Comment
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Opps forgot to mention why I left. It was to lease purchase a truck and I only left after giving them the first shot at being able to provide what I was looking for. If we could have came together I would still be there. That's on me not them. FYI

Rolling Thunder's Comment
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We can all understand how certain people or practices at any company may cause a rant or two (it happens), but, to come on here and trash any given company for what appears to be (in this case) one shooting his own foot is just not professional and not what this site is about. Go to the other sites where you will fit in better.

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