Mentor Just Dumped My Fiance?? Literally??

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Lewis C.'s Comment
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So my fiancé called me...and said his mentor is gone...he left him at a terminal..but has ALL of his stuff in the truck? He called him twice, no answer. What can he do? He literally ONLY has a phone on him, the mentor has his debit card, id's , clothes, etc?? or could he have turned them in somewhere??

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.

TWIC:

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.

Lewis C.'s Comment
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Could the mentor just be gone for a few? He said he was sleeping in the truck and my fiancé was smoking by the building...and when he looked up the truck was gone.

My fiancé has 7 days left in mentorship before he can come home.

Fatsquatch 's Comment
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Has your fiancé contacted the company and asked about his mentor's whereabouts? That would be my first step if I were in his shoes. Not only would that help locate him, but it would also (assuming the worst) put the mentor in seriously deep manure for abandoning his student and absconding with all of said student's belongings.

David's Comment
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First thing is call Safety, then Fleet manager and Distpatcher/Driver Manager.

This will probably get the trainer in some sticky poo and probably lose is mentor status.

the primary thing is to contact Safety department and let them know.

Fleet Manager:

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.

Driver Manager:

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.
Scott O.'s Comment
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I would be heated if that happen to me... But I agree call safety then let the proper bosses know and I sure hope that guy loses more then his mentor status... That should be ground for termination.... Leaving your student at a terminal is one thing but out on the road is another and grounds for a really good ass kicking...

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.

Ralph G. ( Arejay )'s Comment
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Could just be a mistake... Due to a simple miscommunication, my co-driver left me at a truck stop in Kentucky and drove to Schererville, IN (by Chicago) before he realized I wasn't in the truck. This was before we had Qualcoms and Cell Phones in the truck. He had to drop the load at the terminal and drive back down in his personal car to pick me up. We got laughs out of that one for days after that.

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.

Jay R. R2-Detour 's Comment
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Could just be a mistake... Due to a simple miscommunication, my co-driver left me at a truck stop in Kentucky and drove to Schererville, IN (by Chicago) before he realized I wasn't in the truck. This was before we had Qualcoms and Cell Phones in the truck. He had to drop the load at the terminal and drive back down in his personal car to pick me up. We got laughs out of that one for days after that.

Making a mental note, since Celadon requires a time of team driving, I WILL ALWAYS CHECK THE SLEEPER BERTH FOR MY CO DRIVER BEFORE LEAVING. Lol ESPECIALLY since I have driven alone. Lol

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.

Sleeper Berth:

The portion of the tractor behind the seats which acts as the "living space" for the driver. It generally contains a bed (or bunk beds), cabinets, lights, temperature control knobs, and 12 volt plugs for power.

Ralph G. ( Arejay )'s Comment
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Could just be a mistake... Due to a simple miscommunication, my co-driver left me at a truck stop in Kentucky and drove to Schererville, IN (by Chicago) before he realized I wasn't in the truck. This was before we had Qualcoms and Cell Phones in the truck. He had to drop the load at the terminal and drive back down in his personal car to pick me up. We got laughs out of that one for days after that.

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Making a mental note, since Celadon requires a time of team driving, I WILL ALWAYS CHECK THE SLEEPER BERTH FOR MY CO DRIVER BEFORE LEAVING. Lol ESPECIALLY since I have driven alone. Lol

Yep, It's a small thing... but just as vitally important as making sure you have the correct trailer. embarrassed.gif

I'd recommend that while agreeing on basic operating procedures with your new co-driver, that you talk about and agree on basic things such as the curtain and what it means when it is closed, etc. My trainers all taught me to keep the curtain closed for security and privacy when we are not in the truck. My co-driver was not. When he got in and saw the curtain closed, he thought I was sleeping and didn't want to disturb me... and off he went, without me. :) We lost a great load to California because of that.

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.

Sleeper Berth:

The portion of the tractor behind the seats which acts as the "living space" for the driver. It generally contains a bed (or bunk beds), cabinets, lights, temperature control knobs, and 12 volt plugs for power.

Jerry R.'s Comment
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How r things going now Did mentor return

Italian_Trucker's Comment
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When I saw the headline, I thought you meant the mentor actually called up your fiance and told him you were dumping him lol. Sucks to have been left behind, but glad it's not what I first thought;-)

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