Trailer detached

by Danzal
(Amos )

So I drove for Sch****er for 2 years .

On 3 occasions they had to send maintenance out just to get my trailer dropped. They prayed it open each time..

I recently had an incident where my trailer detached 2 times in 1 night. The second time I decided not to get back under it. I then called sch****er and told them that I was pretty sure something was wrong with my fifth wheel.

Prior to this the freightliner gave me 2 options. Get it rebuilt or replaced. Sch****er decided to rebuild it ....Now my problem comes when they tell me that I’m getting terminated.

I feel like it was something that I couldn’t have controlled and they will not give me paperwork on the rebuild process. Or the slips from where they came and detached ..What should I do because this will definitely be on my DAC

I even recorded the pin that locked around the king ping prior to the accident. Is my career over ??

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Feb 17, 2018
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by: Anonymous

I drove for Sch**"*er for 5 years they are pretty tight on trailer disconnects.

Other companies I work for are not as picky.. while it's bad I know Sch*****r is real real anal on trailer disconnects...


Sure will not end career...

Just explain to the next company
You will make more money elsewhere believe me.

Feb 15, 2018
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That is Crazy
by: Hervy

Maybe they are thinking you should have done a stress test before pulling off. Unless I'm misunderstanding what happened.

I don't think this will keep you from getting another trucking job.

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