Totally Out of Sorts About A Team Driving Situation
If there is an experienced trucker or a trucker's wife reading this, I sure hope someone can give me sound advice.
OK, here goes my situation. My husband is brand new at being a trucker & I totally love & support him in what he is doing but he is running into roadblocks. He graduated from his trucking school, went out with a trainer, then did his final testing & then he was so proud when he got his truck & got a partner so he could do team driving.
Well the first 2 weeks, my hubby & his partner who happens to be a kid that lives home with mommy & daddy & they were running coast to coast until their truck broke down & they were down for 4 days.
The kid didn't like the situation & made a phone call back home & his parents told him he had his old job waiting for him. Well the kid only told my hubby that he was leaving ASAP because he had his old job back & the kid never told the company he was leaving.
Well after the truck got fixed, my hubby asked his FM (fleet manager) for another partner because he joined the company to be a team driver & not be a solo driver & the fleet manager told him he had nobody to give him. Well the kid's job failed him because he didn't get his job back & the kid called the company & asked for his job back & told the company he left ASAP because he had a family emergency at home.
Well my hubby told me 2 weeks ago that he was told the kid was coming back on the truck & he was supposed to pick the kid up with the truck 10 days ago & still the fleet mgr. has not given my hubby a run close to where the kid is located & the fleet mgr is only giving my husband loads that are only about 2 states from our home state.
He was making good money doing coast to coast & my husband feels the fleet mgr is punishing this kid by keeping him longer from being back on the truck & my husband feels he is being punished also.
I have mentioned to my husband to ask for another fleet manager & he said he doesn't want to make waves but in the meantime I have to listen on the phone when he is constantly complaining about this kid with some colorful expletives added.
My husband is a hard worker & he enjoys going coast to coast making good money till now what his kid partner did. So if there is an experienced trucker out there that has had the same problem or a wife out there that knows her husband has had the same problem, please give me suggestions to direct my husband in the right direction & also at stopping at different truck stops, my husband has talked with other truckers about this & the only thing they had said was they were surprised that the company is taking this kid back so he must have talked the talk & walked the walk.