Abandonment charge.

by Darrell
(Alex,la)

If im at home on home time and I choose to quit a trucking company,and I don't have a trailer,do I have to go pick up a load to take back to a terminal or drop yard or can I just drive the tractor to a terminal or drop yard for them to keep from getting a abandonment charge????

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Sep 02, 2013
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Abandonment
by: Anonymous

actually I signed a paper when I got hired stating that when I quit I have to take the truck to a functioning terminal of there's.

it didn't say I have to pick up a load on the way to one of there terminals.so im puzzled!?.

Sep 02, 2013
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Avoiding an Abandonment Charge
by: Hervy

Darrell, I don't know what the law states on this. However, in my best judgment, in order to avoid an abandonment charge (or unnecessary drama otherwise) you should consult with your dispatcher and get permission to drop the truck off at the terminal.

You can't just take it upon yourself to drop it off and say come and get your truck. I have talked to guys who have gotten a charge for that.

Like I said don't know the legal standing on the issue maybe someone else has more insight.

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