TRACTOR WITH KNOWN FAULTY EQUIPMENT

by CLUELESS
(HILLSBOROUGH, NC)

I WAS TRAININING TO BECOME A TRUCK DRIVER. THE FIRST WEEK OF NY TRAINING I DISCOVERED THAT THE DRIVER'S SIDE WINDOW WOULD NOT ROLL DOWN NOR WOULD THE DRIVER'S SEAT MAINTAIN THE AIR AND STAY IN ITS ADJUSTED POSITION. MY MENTOR WELL AWARE OF THESE PROBLEMS BUT DID NOT WANT ME TO RECORD THEM ON MY DAILY LOG SHEET UNDER THE FAULTY/DEFECT EQUIPMENT SECTION. ALLOW ME TO SET THIS SITUATION UP OKAY I AM 6 FEET 3 INCHES TALL AND NO I DO NOT NEED THE DRIVER'S SEAT AT ITS LOWEST POSTION WHENEVER I AM BEHIND THE WHEEL, LEARNING HOW TO DRIVE A BIG RIG WITH ZERO EXPERIENCE. AS THE TRUCK IS IN MOTION THE DRIVER'S SEAT WOULD FALL TO ITS LOWEST POSITION BUT IN ORDER TO REAJUST THE SEAT ONCE IT WAS AT ITS LOWEST POSITION I HAD TO SLIDE THE SEAT FORWARD, PRESS THE UP BUTTON THEN SLIDE THE ENTIRE SEAT BACK ONCE I GOT IT TO MY LIKING. THE SEAT WOULD THEN FALL TO ITS LOWEST POSITION IN A MATTER OF SECONDS. SOUNDS FRUSTRATED RIGHT ESPECIALLY TO A BRAND NEW DRIVER. ON TWO DIFFERENT SITUATION WHILE (1) ATTEMPTING TO SERPENTINE THROUGH IN ORDER TO STRAIGHTN OUT MY TRAILER AND (2) ATTEMPTING TO MAKE A U TURN MY DRIVER'S SEAT FELL TO ITS LOWEST POSITION WHICH CAUSED ME TO LOSE SIGHT OF MY MIRRORS AND BOTH TIME ENDING UP WITH MY TRAILER RUBBING UP AGAINST ANOTHER STATIONARY TRAILER. I WAS TERMINATED AND TRYING TO FIND A WAY TO APPEAL MY TERMINATION. NONREPORTABLE DOT INCIDENTS BUT ON MY DAC REPORT. THE CORRECT WAY TO APPEAL ALL OF THIS SO I CAN GET INTO THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY.

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Feb 04, 2012
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Blacklisted
by: Marty

I've been a truck driver for 39 years and have been blaclisted also.This is possible because we don't stick together.If someone has a job already they certainly don't care about you or I and they don't believe that it can happen to them.So all I can say is,welcome to the trucking industry.It is no place for honest people.

Jan 13, 2012
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d.a.c sabatoge
by: Craig Saunders

Well find you another career because that's how long its gonna take before you get that off your record prepare to see a lot of red tape it took a matter of 30 minutes for this to happen its gonna take 1 year or more before you see results about this case and if you don't win your screwed.

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