My Bf Has A Problem

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Sean W.'s Comment
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Hi Forum,

I love this forum it is very informative. But I have a question to ask.

So my boyfriend has been driving for CR England for about six months as a team. The thing is one day while backing into the dock at a drop while my bf was in the sleeper sleep his teammate scratched up the side of their truck and didn't let CR England know. So when my bf and his teammate swapped and got a new truck that is when the company discovered the damage to the truck and said it has to be repaired. So today my bf got a call letting him know about the truck damage and so forth, but the problem is they are saying they are going to charge him to repair the truck and give him points for the accident simply because he is first seat and his teammate who is second seat will not confess to being the one who created the damage. My question is can they really charge my bf for repairs and points just because he is first seat and the other person won't confess.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Bud A.'s Comment
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When did he find out his co-driver scratched the truck? Did he report it to the company?

Sean W.'s Comment
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When did he find out his co-driver scratched the truck? Did he report it to the company?

He found out later the same day once he woke up because his co-driver told him. He told the co-driver to tell the company but he didn't. So neither one of them told what had happened.

Michael S.'s Comment
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There's good news and bad news, Sean. First the good news, an employer cannot withhold wages. This means your BF does not have to pay any charge, nor can CRE deduct it from wages. They must pay him for what he's worked. The bad news, is that CRE can fire him for poor performance, breaking company rules, etc. If he trained with them and owes money for their school, things could get interesting with regards his finances, but he does not need to pay them anything for the damage.

Just how long did they drive this truck after it was damaged?

What was the extent of the damage?

As first seat wasn't it his duty to inform his employer?

Old School's Comment
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Your BF just learned an important lesson. When he realized the co-driver wouldn't tell the company, he needed to step up and do it himself. Now he knows about the ramifications, it is unfortunate that he learned it the hard way.

J. Snow's Comment
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Thinking out loud-as First seat-once I realized that 2nd seat damaged the equipment and didn't report it via the appropriate macro immediately-I should have done so. It should have been reported by someone as soon as it happened. Pictures taken, statements taken, etc. CRE needs all that to submit to the insurance company.

Now I'm guessing that if the damage was minor and procedures followed, it would have ended there?

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Jetguy's Comment
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Thinking out loud-as First seat-once I realized that 2nd seat damaged the equipment and didn't report it via the appropriate macro immediately-I should have done so. It should have been reported by someone as soon as it happened. Pictures taken, statements taken, etc. CRE needs all that to submit to the insurance company.

Now I'm guessing that if the damage was minor and procedures followed, it would have ended there?

JS- I was trying to figure this out- what should have been done, and you are right. Pictures, and statements with time of accident and signature need to immediately be obtained. Then if the driver who did the damage denies it, management can then compare the statement time to the driver log. The innocent driver is then cleared.

I know of one case where the trainer stuck it to the trainee.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Sean W.'s Comment
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Thanks everyone for your help. You all confirmed what I basically thought, which is he should have made the company aware of what happened as soon as he found out since his co-driver wouldn't. He'll just have to suck it up and take the repercussions that will follow.

Once again thank you all. This forum rocks!

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