Do not understand how some people can keep their jobs
I am not a trucker but a trucker's wife & my husband drives team & my husband does not like his team driver. Now, I do not like to see anyone lose their job but what my husband's team driver did, my husband thought for sure the guy would have lost his job.
Well, when my husband was sleeping in the sleeper berth at night, his team driver stopped to get out of the truck & never put the brakes on causing the tractor/trailer to jackknife & my husband told me that if another truck was coming down the highway & slammed into the tractor he would have been killed & his team driver is no rookie & he made a rookie mistake. The damage was mainly on the passenger side of both the tractor & trailer.
My husband took pics of it on his cell phone & sent it to me & the damage was very bad & the truck went into the shop & it cost the company close to $50,000.00. I even showed the pics to my parents & my Mom said oh that guy is going to lose his job!
Well they got my husband another truck & he still has the same team driver & my Dad even said he does not like to see anyone lose their job but that looked like a cause for termination considering he almost killed my husband & on top of that the team driver never told my husband he is getting off the truck the end of this month, my husband found the message on the computer in the truck when my husband signed on to start taking over driving & the message to the fleet manager
said "Need to find Paul another team driver by the end of this month because I need dental work & need to renew my license for my car".
When my husband called me in the morning, I could tell there was something wrong by his tone & he ranted on & on about this dude & I asked him if he said anything to his team driver & he said no & I told my husband accidents happen but if someone almost killed me I would blast that person especially since this team driver supposedly has 25 years experience & he is no rookie & the way my husband talks about this guy, there is no love lost & I even asked my husband could this guy have done it intentionally?
Plus when my husband does come home for home time, this other guy goes & stays at the nearest truck stop because he told my husband he is homeless & has no home, ah duh, you need to put down an address on your driver!s license, I mentioned that, & my husband told me he does not ask this guy anything because he does not like him!
The company gave this guy to my husband after my husband's first team driver left & this guy told my husband he has been through at least 40-50 team drivers! Good golly, like I told my friends & parents welcome to my world when you guys get confused over this, how do you think I feel! Is this the way team driving works?
My Dad said to me oh I betcha if Paul did that, they would have canned his butt ASAP & I said Yep with his luck, they would of!!