Trainer Theft??

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Brian 's Comment
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So I posted this in my post about getting off the truck, but decided to start a new post, to get peoples input....

While I'm sitting here in the hotel I decided to do some CBT's (computer based training) and grabbed my laptop, decided to switch to my tablet, since it is touch screen, and easier to use.......BUT it is gone, tablet was in main area of bag, charger in a zippered area, both are gone. I never took them out of my bag while on the truck, and funny how my trainer packed all my stuff into my bags while I was driving us to the terminal in Phoenix.

So what do I do....nothing I guess, how can I prove it......sucks......

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.

Phil M.'s Comment
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Someday you will meet him on the road and then you can ask him why he is a thief hopefully in a dark alley. It will eventually catch up to him Keep working hard and you will do great. Good Luck on you're adventure.

So I posted this in my post about getting off the truck, but decided to start a new post, to get peoples input....

While I'm sitting here in the hotel I decided to do some CBT's (computer based training) and grabbed my laptop, decided to switch to my tablet, since it is touch screen, and easier to use.......BUT it is gone, tablet was in main area of bag, charger in a zippered area, both are gone. I never took them out of my bag while on the truck, and funny how my trainer packed all my stuff into my bags while I was driving us to the terminal in Phoenix.

So what do I do....nothing I guess, how can I prove it......sucks......

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.

Brian 's Comment
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Someday you will meet him on the road and then you can ask him why he is a thief hopefully in a dark alley. It will eventually catch up to him Keep working hard and you will do great. Good Luck on you're adventure.

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well I will be watching for him........that's for sure

Skarbrand's Comment
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Wow, that's messed up. Sorry :/

Daniel B.'s Comment
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You have to remember that your trainer is a perfect stranger. You don't know the person and just because he's your trainer doesn't mean you can trust him.

Take this up as a learning experience there is nothing you can do. You shouldn't have let him pack your bags man.

ButtonUp's Comment
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If you have the serial numbers recorded, and any anti-theft software installed, you can report them stolen with the details of when you last saw them and the serial numbers, etc., so if they ever show up at a pawn shop or something they'd be recorded as stolen property. As for the anti-theft software, if you had any installed, could track and disable the device, etc.

As for who to report to, I am not sure, an agency in the area you last saw it, or where you first noticed it missing, I don't know.

Also, if you haven't already, call your trainer up and say hey man I noticed my tablet is missing, have you noticed it stuck behind the bunk or anything? Maybe he'll feel guilty and "find" it.

Woody's Comment
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{I copied my reply from the other thread}

Man I hate to hear that, but I know the feeling. A couple weeks ago I checked into my room and went to get my ipad out of my bag to realize it was not there. I never take it out of my bag other than in the hotel and my bag was only unattended when at my terminal. I am pretty sure someone on the cleaning crew helped themselves to it while I was upstairs doing paperwork.

Does it have a locating program on it like find my iphone? Using that to find its location is really about the only recourse you may have. I had the program on mine but did not have my ipad set up to auto connect to networks and did not have cell service turned on. My tablet was also pass code locked so who ever has it had to reset it and wipe everything off to get in. Since it would not connect to a wifi the locator would not work.

My wife is at the store picking me up another one as I type this. My new one will be set up a little different this time.

Woody

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.

Brian 's Comment
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You have to remember that your trainer is a perfect stranger. You don't know the person and just because he's your trainer doesn't mean you can trust him.

Take this up as a learning experience there is nothing you can do. You shouldn't have let him pack your bags man.

Yeah, I would not have let him pack my bags.....I was driving from Kingman to Phoenix, when we got to the terminal , he had packed my stuff while I was in the drivers seat.........I did a quick check in my bunk and storage area, and was all empty......next time I will unpack stuff and make sure!

at least it was a cheap tablet, it was a Nextbook from Wal-Mart, was under $100, but did the job for what I needed....left my Vizio tablet at home that cost me $350.....didn't have the locating app on it, wiped everything to add Netflix, HBO GO, etc. in case I had time and wanted to watch a movie.

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.

Gladiator 76's Comment
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Brian, If I were you I'd give this "clown" a call. If this doesn't work I'd give the company a call and explain what happened. They need to know this, so it doesn't happen to other trainees. Also, someone else may have already reported a similar instance to them. I'm tired of hearing how trainees have to tolerate mistreatment by the trainer just to keep from rocking the boat. Just because you shouldn't have let him pack your bags doesn't make it your fault he stole your stuff. I would really encourage you to report this to your company. Don

Brian 's Comment
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Brian, If I were you I'd give this "clown" a call. If this doesn't work I'd give the company a call and explain what happened. They need to know this, so it doesn't happen to other trainees. Also, someone else may have already reported a similar instance to them. I'm tired of hearing how trainees have to tolerate mistreatment by the trainer just to keep from rocking the boat. Just because you shouldn't have let him pack your bags doesn't make it your fault he stole your stuff. I would really encourage you to report this to your company. Don

I already talked with terminal manager, safety guy is not here today, but he was little help....told me to call Omaha on Monday.....and trainers phone screen is busted, so he never answered phone, but could call out.....he'll just deny it anyway....but hopefully with all the documentation I had on the reason I got off his truck will get him what he deserves....FIRED!!

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.

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