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What is the verdict on this?

Old May 25th 2013, 5:55 pm
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Just heard about the following situation:

A driver took a novice out on a mentor trip. The mentor had an accident, during the course of which he slipped a disk. The mentor was booked "sleeper berth" on his log book. The WCB refuted any claim on the basis of the mentor being booked "sleeper berth" , even though he was helping the novice at the time.
The company concerned routinely use mentor trips to run team. The mentor is a very co-operative driver from the companies point of view & has been there a number of years. The company want nothing to do with the claim & have refused any assistance.

Food for thought?

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Old May 26th 2013, 9:35 pm
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Unfortunately Alan i supposed it doesnt really matter how helpful the mentor is etc to the company he's pretty much dug himself into a hole and i suppose thats the way the company have seen it.It really is a sad state of affairs in this day or age that no one is prepared to stand by you even though your trying to get the job done. Very sad
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Old May 26th 2013, 10:24 pm
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Surely I would be more worried of falsifying my log book. Having an accident when driving ( when in sleeper) surely that can't be good. Criminal charges?
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Old May 27th 2013, 2:26 am
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Originally Posted by berkoboy View Post
Surely I would be more worried of falsifying my log book. Having an accident when driving ( when in sleeper) surely that can't be good. Criminal charges?
The accident was outside the cab, nothing to do with driving. He was on his way to the toilet & slipped on some ice. Garvs has got the point I am trying to make here.
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Old May 28th 2013, 6:34 am
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sorry m8 didn't realise. Guess you find out how good your company is when you need em
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