I am trying to move on from a really bad choice in carriers.
Nearing my six months I want to apply to another carrier. I was involved in a minor fender bender in that time but had it dismissed so it will not even show on my mvr record.
In following company policy I reported two very minor incidents to safety (for which I have been called a fool for even reporting by several co-workers) only to find out from safety
that they have them entered as preventable. Regardless of a detailed explanation that there was no way to avoid them outside of an even worse outcome.
Safety has informed me that these two will not be on my DAC. My concern is if they disclose this to a carrier that I apply to as preventable that will total 3 preventable and will shut
me out and prevent me from reapplying for a set time.
These other two were as follows: A three inch round hole punched in the outer skin of a trailer when I got into a tree branch in a turn after an oncoming vehicle in the turn changed
lanes at the last minute causing me to tighten the turn. The branch snapped and popped the hole.
Second was the omission of customer will meet you at Lowes for deliver on my trip sheet. Turned out to be a residential address at 1:30 am on a dead end road off a tee intersection.
Had to back 1/4 mile out an avoid putting trailer tandems on adjacent property to get out, putting right front plastic corner section of bumper into a berm on corner and pulling it off.
At the time I didn't know I could repair this myself so I reported it. I later did at no cost to company and on my time. No police report required for either incident no tickets etc.
Safety has informed me that any incident that causes the company to incur repair costs or property damages is entered as preventable.
The hole in trailer no more than two strips trailer repair tape maybe six inches long. the bumper zero cost to them.
Can they legally disclose this information to a potential employer? I thought there was a privacy law that limits them to conformation of employment period and would they consider
for rehire. These are not by any means near any reportable damage amounts in any state. Just wondering if there is any exemption rule for trucking companies that allows disclosure
of something like this. searched the internet but have found little more than the a for mentioned rule.
This carrier has a very high turn over rate and believe they may use these company records as a tool to prevent you from moving on to something better.
Trying to get them removed but since I mentioned I was looking to move on the head of safety has yet to return any of my calls on the matter.
Sure sign they intend to give it to me in the colon. Ouch!
Looking forward to any thoughts or links to what my legal rites are on this.
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