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    I WAS INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT INVOLVING 4 CARS. CAUSED BY 1 OF THE CARS CUTTING OFF AND HITTING ANOTHER. IS IT LEGAL FOR ME TO LOSE MY JOB OVER THIS??

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    if the police report says that it should be a non issue

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    video cameras----everyone needs at least one aimed forward out the windshield at all times---CCTV cameras mounted on the mirror mounts would be nice too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MANISHBOI
    I WAS INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT INVOLVING 4 CARS. CAUSED BY 1 OF THE CARS CUTTING OFF AND HITTING ANOTHER. IS IT LEGAL FOR ME TO LOSE MY JOB OVER THIS??
    were you given a citation??

    if yes, than you will most likely lose your job and have difficulties finding another one
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    Go drive like a Christian or a Texan!!!!

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    Would your company safety types figure you were following too close or inattentive drivg? Could. BOL

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    Depends 100% on the company, we had a driver that ran his truck off the end of a road at a Tee intersection and rolled it. They gave him a new 2008 Peterbilt when he got back to the yard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebaldeagle655
    Depends 100% on the company, we had a driver that ran his truck off the end of a road at a Tee intersection and rolled it. They gave him a new 2008 Peterbilt when he got back to the yard.


    Well that could be a punishment if you like KW .

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    Quote Originally Posted by headborg
    video cameras----everyone needs at least one aimed forward out the windshield at all times---CCTV cameras mounted on the mirror mounts would be nice too.
    this is what we have. in the pic i don't have the power cord or the video cord to the vcr pluged in


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    NOONE WAS ISSUED A CITATION @ ALL

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    Quote Originally Posted by MANISHBOI
    NOONE WAS ISSUED A CITATION @ ALL
    It depends on your company's policy on accidents. If it is found that it was a un- preventable accident, I doubt you will be terminated. If it is determined it was a preventable accident it may just go on your record and that will be the end of that.

    Now if it was your 2nd or 3rd preventable for example, than the outcome could be different.


    Good Luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beeiatch
    Quote Originally Posted by MANISHBOI
    NOONE WAS ISSUED A CITATION @ ALL
    It depends on your company's policy on accidents. If it is found that it was a un- preventable accident, I doubt you will be terminated. If it is determined it was a preventable accident it may just go on your record and that will be the end of that.

    Now if it was your 2nd or 3rd preventable for example than the outcome cpould be different.


    Good Luck.
    Yep..it depends on the companies safety dept and their view of things.

    We had a guy involved in an accident and the police stated it was completely the fault of the car driver .

    The safety dept decided he could have prevented it ...cost him alot of bonus money in the end.

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    I was curious, In the story about being issued a ticket for being in an accident, Some poster puts up a picture of a video camera staring out the drivers side windshield. Does anyone know if this is company issued or was it personally installed? Does anyone know where I can get one?

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    THATS THE SAME QUESTION I HAVE ABOUT THE CAMERA. ALSO HOW MUCH WAS THE MOUNT IF IT WASNT PROVIDED BY THE COMPANY?

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    zipy46... I WOULD LOVE TO LOSE BONUS $$$ OVER MY JOB. I GUESS ILL FIND OUT ON THE 31ST.

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    the camera and mount are mine not company.

    i have a 100w power inverter running the laptop and the camera, the video out runs to the vcr in the sleeper with an 8hr tape.

    that mount you can't buy, it's an old german camera mount that i have had for 30+ years and it was $120 then but it will hold up to a 30lb camera, has a built in triipod and wood screw and bar clamp.

    ram mount makes one that will work http://65.102.174.116/rammount/produ...=RAM-B-149Z-C1

    you could try this camera it's small and cheep you would just have to make a mount for it http://www.mp3playerstore.com/stuff_...ies/CAM-07.htm

    one more thing my video camrea can take still pic's anytime with just a push of a button. when i say the roads are bad and we are stopping i just take a few pic's and email them to our fm.

    it realy is handy.

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    Default Re: INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT BUT WASNT @ FAULT. MIGHT LOSE MY

    Quote Originally Posted by MANISHBOI
    I WAS INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT INVOLVING 4 CARS. CAUSED BY 1 OF THE CARS CUTTING OFF AND HITTING ANOTHER. IS IT LEGAL FOR ME TO LOSE MY JOB OVER THIS??
    Your question is confusing me? Why would you be fired if it wasn't your fault? It's hard to say without you telling us what actually happened.

    Did anyone hit you? or... Did you hit anyone?

    But the big question is..... Did you avoid getting hit? avoid hitting someone else? and in that process damage the truck?

    There is a gray area when it comes to accidents. If an accident is caused and you avoid hitting someone or you got out of the way to avoid being hit and in that process you damaged your truck....... yeah, you can be fired.

    They will say it was preventable (because you caused the damage to the truck, not the person who was cited for the accident). The reason is insurance. Your company will have to foot the bill and not the person who caused the accident.

    Is that what happened?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MANISHBOI
    zipy46... I WOULD LOVE TO LOSE BONUS $$$ OVER MY JOB. I GUESS ILL FIND OUT ON THE 31ST.
    Yes definatley better to keep ones job...

    I am more afraid of the 'DAC' report than anything else in this industry...

    almost feels like a shadow of doom is following me ....

    maybe its an over reaction on my part .

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    Quote Originally Posted by flood
    Quote Originally Posted by headborg
    video cameras----everyone needs at least one aimed forward out the windshield at all times---CCTV cameras mounted on the mirror mounts would be nice too.
    this is what we have. in the pic i don't have the power cord or the video cord to the vcr pluged in

    nice, where'd you get the c-clamp? that looks cool.

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    you can build your own system for less than $1000.00-
    you need a Desktop PC- with 2.5in(laptop) hard drives(work while truck bounces around without ruining the disc surface.)

    a PCI multi-camera video card( surveilance system )

    then you can hook up to 12 CCTV(including night vision) cameras---record all this to digital video(hard drive) even live stream it----sorta.

    I even like the wi-fi linked mini-camera with suction cup mount---you can stick to the inside wall of your trailer and watch/record the loading/unloading,
    and also mount it inside the cab- while truck is being serviced- catches the
    mechanics stealing your stuff.

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    Default Re: INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT BUT WASNT @ FAULT. MIGHT LOSE MY

    Quote Originally Posted by MANISHBOI
    I WAS INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT INVOLVING 4 CARS. CAUSED BY 1 OF THE CARS CUTTING OFF AND HITTING ANOTHER. IS IT LEGAL FOR ME TO LOSE MY JOB OVER THIS??

    it's legal to lose your job for any reason, in some cases it may not be right, but no company has a legal obligation to employ you..

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