Sorry to hear that. Most of those truckers have "stay back" and "not responsible for damage" on them. Good luck with getting reimbursed...there's always insurance if they refuse to pay.
They can post all the signs they want, but they are still responsible for any damage they cause as a result of their failure to make the vehicle safe for others on the road.swampler said:Sorry to hear that. Most of those truckers have "stay back" and "not responsible for damage" on them. Good luck with getting reimbursed...there's always insurance if they refuse to pay.
Bragging? - nothing of the sort.steveberger said:I am (sort of) in the shippng business. I mostly ship radioactive materials. At the risk of sounding like I'm bragging, I consider myself expert at Department of Transportation regulations. The appropriate regulation in this case applys to any commercial carrier.
The Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49 Transportation, Part 393, Subpart I - Protection Against Shifting or Falling Cargo, contains all of the regulations for load securement.
A trucking company can put all the "...not responsible..." signs they want on their trucks but...
49CFR393.100(c) states, "Each commercial motor vehicle must, when transporting cargo on public roads, be loaded and equipped, and cargo secured, in accordance with this subpart to prevent the cargo from leaking, spilling, blowing or falling from the motor vehicle."
They are responsible! Quote this to them or have your lawyer do it if necessary. They will have to pay.
I feel your pain! It happened to me also but it was a gravel hauler and I the truck was some distance away! I caught the residual of everyone else driving thought his gravel wake! My truck got pitted a bit and cracked the right fog light lens. Touch up paint covered the pits and the fog light is still operational! I was so P.O.'d!rtboy1961 said:While driving on the interstate today a dump truck was dropping rocks everywhere. Lucky me I got caught in it. It was like fire and brimstone. The fire was me being mad about it and the brimstone was the rocks bounceing all over the road. I got a body shop estimate for $1,965.00 plus an additional $250 for car rental. The trucking company will call me back tomorrow to see how they want to handle it. I told the manager what had happened and told him if it was an old car I would care but it was a 2006 Honda ridgeline and then he said " aagh ,I dont blame you for wanting it fixed.