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The guy shooting the video of our drivers info.

Jeff

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I was told this by a very reliable souce, take it with a grain of salt...

I was told they do not buy these videos but I am told this guy sends videos to them...

I am also told that basically everybody who has one sent on them will get time off because if you do not get reprimanded it puts the company at a very big liability if you were to have a wreck later..


Best case scenario, just back off and don't give them anything to video.


You have been warned guys, be smart
 

SMOKESTACK

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Take note of this letter to you my fellow drivers.

The word on this is from a trusted solid source and I'm not playing around with you guys , this is the story on this video guy (Who's name is not worth repeating.) Our company HAS NOT hired him to tape our guys. BUT when he puts it on the internet for the world to see, they have to do something about it. A good plaintiff's attorney would eat our breakfast , lunch & dinner if one of our guys that he has videoed would ever hurt someone and it gets connected to one of these videos a jury would hear, "So you had video evidence that Joe Driver in L67890 or R123450 was known to tailgate , smoke while pulling haz-mat , speed , text or talk on the phone ect... IE: (cigarette butt flying out the window past a haz-mat trailer while the driver talks on the phone.) But Fed Ex Frt didn't do anything about it?" And suddenly we're not only paying out a lawsuit for medical care , it's now a punitive award which would be more than the four of us would make in three lifetimes. So yeah , they are pulling guys out of the trucks for 3 days and putting them under a Safety Review , and looking at their entire history of crashes and other violations before deciding whether to disqualify them permanently or bring them back. I just wanted to give you guys some background behind this. You all know, we all think this guy's an a-hole who's just out for money , but he's not getting it from us and I know this for a fact. Trust me Boys and Girls , Jeff and I have been around a long , long , long time and are very well connected to all of you out there , this is not bull-crap and we are not kidding about this. Our company has nothing to do with this guy but if a driver is a liability and has been photographed / videoed doing so and it is on the internet we (our company) has no choice but to look into it or the sue crazy lawyers / public will own us. The bottom line is "DRIVE YOUR TRUCK LIKE YOU ARE BEING WATCHED ALL THE TIME , BECAUSE YOU ARE LIKE IT OR NOT."

End of story , take it or leave it I have no reason to lie to you my friends , truck safe , we are on the public's watch.

SMOKESTACK / FED EX FREIGHT - CITY DRIVER & TRUCKINGBOARDS ADMINISTRATOR
 
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video guy

I was running with an Estes driver tonight and he said Estes is paying this guy the $35 dollars per video he wants to keep them off you tube.Estes is still punishing there drivers as well.
 
I know it sounds kinda cornball but we are supposed to be professional drivers. If you get out on the road an act the fool you're gonna get what you deserve. Short sweet and to the point.
 
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steelmiller

Guest
another thread about this guy? Geez...lol

+1

The more we discuss him the more successful his ventures become. We need to make an effort to avoid giving him any undue publicity. I am willing to bet he frequents this site and that our outraged posts are very titillating to him.

I am not questioning the importance of this particular thread, I'm just fatigued by this topic...
 

Old AF

The Original
I would rather see it discussed here with some recommendations to AVOID CLICKING ON HIS SITE! Let him get his jollies from reading about the outrage HERE, and not from watching his own hit count climb. (That way Jeff can get some hit count jollies.)

oaf
 

Iceman

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Thanks Jeff and Smoke for posting this thread, we need to know this. Everyone that drives truck in these areas or any area should be mindful of who is watching and posssibly recording. It's your job that hangs in the balance.
 

Slackdragon

Well-Known Member
The more we talk among ourselfs the more we know, and we will become better drivers. Remember, we are driving rolling billboards ..with #s

Bigbrother is always watching, recording cell phones, traffic cameras ....
 

train

Active Member
I read something interesting the other day in that sheet that Fed Ex puts the table every now and then There seems to be some question about black boxes and the 4 admendment something about expectation of privecy Just saying here might be something to check out remembering we are out in public
 

Jeff

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Super Administrator
another thread about this guy? Geez...lol

posting his links, videos or company would be patronizing him, we are not patronizing him, we are giving people heads up before they get themselves in trouble...
 

bobbob

Member
please.... you know what ups does they put a note in there file that it.. they are bigger then FedEx so don't give this **** about they have to give you 3 day off... they just like to give you 3 days off that all. a car can call in on you they will take there word over yours every time so please spare me that bull shi....
 

Hoot Owl

Well-Known Member
3 days off? Seems to me one of our guys got a lot more than that..... Not to mention this guy eases up beside you and rides there till he pins you in behind someone and bingo.... on comes the camera. We all try to maintain following distance but in all reality in Atlanta and Knoxville where this guy operates it's very hard to do without someone constantly jumpin in front of you. Having to roll through Knoxville a mere 10 times a week, dealing with heavy traffic, knowing this a-hole could be filming you at any time just adds to the fun.... This guy isn't in business in the interests of public safety, he's in it for a profit, period. That makes him a piece of **** in my book. I also do not think the company HAS to do anything, they COULD tell this guy to stop filming their trucks in order to blackmail Fedex into some kind of payment..... But they would rather punish the driver and therefore empower this 'smoocher.
 

cheech wizard

Active Member
3 days off? Seems to me one of our guys got a lot more than that..... Not to mention this guy eases up beside you and rides there till he pins you in behind someone and bingo.... on comes the camera. We all try to maintain following distance but in all reality in Atlanta and Knoxville where this guy operates it's very hard to do without someone constantly jumpin in front of you. Having to roll through Knoxville a mere 10 times a week, dealing with heavy traffic, knowing this a-hole could be filming you at any time just adds to the fun.... This guy isn't in business in the interests of public safety, he's in it for a profit, period. That makes him a piece of **** in my book. I also do not think the company HAS to do anything, they COULD tell this guy to stop filming their trucks in order to blackmail Fedex into some kind of payment..... But they would rather punish the driver and therefore empower this 'smoocher.

charlotte driver escorted off the property 10/29-10 after his run, google fedex r11550 watch my truck got him,just a hint if one you guys finally gets to call the cops on him,with the events of yesterday 10/20/10 , terrorists ,bombs, planes, trucks...Remember to tell the law that you think he is of arab backround, this will get not only the local and state but the feds also.
 

Jeff

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charlotte driver escorted off the property 10/29-10 after his run, google fedex r11550 watch my truck got him,just a hint if one you guys finally gets to call the cops on him,with the events of yesterday 10/20/10 , terrorists ,bombs, planes, trucks...Remember to tell the law that you think he is of arab backround, this will get not only the local and state but the feds also.

yea, that would be a felony and you may find your own ass sitting in jail....
 
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uglybumper

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This isn't anything directed at any one company. This company (not just a guy) has been around for quites some time, over 3 years! They do NOT make any money off the videos...AT ALL! The only one you here is the only one that posts the other teams do not have to do any freebies. You drivers need to open your eyes up and start being more professional. Yeah "PROFESSIONAL" If any other profession acted like the drivers on the watchmytruck then they'd have their licenses revoked. Imagine a doctor not following protocol and you get sicker or infected with something . Yeah you'd sue him. How about the guy who is alergic to cigarette smoke and get into he truck the other driver was smoking in? What's the deal with the HAZMAT? Well if you do happen to wreck , which in this case looked very possible, and the driver fell unconscious and the product leaked out with a lighted product still lit, this could cause a serious exlosion or inhalation hazard not just for the driver but for the emergency workers and genral public. If you watch the HORWITH video near the end you'll see that FEDEX running down a mini van. These 3 Horwiths were running down each other and Fedex with class 4 3190 whick are combustible! Look it up. Do you know how? Do you know where?

How about when a truck runs over a car and everyone says "Oh my Ol' Bobby? Gee he was always a safe driver!" This is the most unprofessional profession I have ever seen. I do mean ever. Drivers are comparing themselves to the motorists. DUH! Isn't that like a general contractor who builds hotels and skyscrapers comparing himself to a homeowner who put a dck on the back of the house? When does it soak into your heads that this is DANGEROUS!? When you kill someone and deny it? When you kill someone and that person was the bread winner in the family and now the family is broke and the company big shots all deny everything and leave the family screwed for the sake of shareholder profits! Oh the car cut me off? Bull crap the driver was riding that cars tail for miles.

Do you know every regulation in the book? Do you know the laws of the state that pertain to to your "profession"? Why not? You should know everything about that truck from aceleration to stopping and manuevering. I'll bet the big lot of drives don't even check to see if there are brake shoes in the drums. Do you know the maximum throw in you brakes before it becomes an OOS? Do you know what the stopping distance is for your truck? In the rain? Are you familiar with uneven breaking and what happens when you do break in a curve? You are suppose to slow down before the curve to a safe speed and then continue thorugh the curve.

These videos show drivers running down cars all the time in any weather, in any condition in any lane! WAKE UP! YOU GOT A 40 TON MISSLE! Quit blaming the cars! Gee wiz you all sound like a bunch of crybabies. Ol smoke stack is right you can be held personaly responsible for the wreck as well as FEDEX. YOU HAVE BEEN STAMPED AN AGGRESSIVE DRIVER! Here the best part. You get fired and go to work for 123 or ABC company and have a wreck. They do a background check and find out you were with such and such compnay before and then find the video of you driving like a fool. Guess what happens then? Yup you're screwed! So if you can not take the eliment of you rprofssion then get out. Things change all teh toime for every profession. For lawyers it's the law, FOr doctors it's laws and medical practices and hospital policies and for PROFESSIONAL drivers it's traffic, tecxting, cell phone laws & regs.

THESE ARE FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! So what's the deal? WE are tired of getting bullied on the highways. A motorists has the right to go down the highway at a reasonble speed. The speed limit means , not to exceed. If Ms johnson wants to travel 50mph she has the right to without a truck up her tail! Get out of the restricted lane because if you have a wreck it's your fault. Have you memorized the prevetnable wreck charges. Well basically all wrecks are preventable until proven otherwise. That means that there was absolutely nothing you could have doen to prevent the wreck. Slow down move over... whatever.

Drivers are always saying this video guy is in the blind spot.....So? These truckers are always putting motorists in their blind spot. There is no law against traveling next to a truck. There is al law against improper lane changes. Where you do not use proper signal and chng lanes as the blinkr comes on. The blind spot is the DRIVERS problem, he/she needs to be aware of it. Don't try to throw this on the motorist. You hit that car it's your fault! FEDEX is showing 14 fatalites and 198 injured. The viedo guy is showing you where these wrecks come from. SMARTEN UP!

Well be careful out there drivers and be professional. I tooted my horn. Here's how you can find out anything about this company....pick up the phone and call them!
 

Rat

Well-Known Member
Probably the most clueless and out of touch post I have read in a long time.

Where so these people come from?

Rat
 

pilot108

Well-Known Member
This isn't anything directed at any one company. This company (not just a guy) has been around for quites some time, over 3 years! They do NOT make any money off the videos...AT ALL! The only one you here is the only one that posts the other teams do not have to do any freebies. You drivers need to open your eyes up and start being more professional. Yeah "PROFESSIONAL" If any other profession acted like the drivers on the watchmytruck then they'd have their licenses revoked. Imagine a doctor not following protocol and you get sicker or infected with something . Yeah you'd sue him. How about the guy who is alergic to cigarette smoke and get into he truck the other driver was smoking in? What's the deal with the HAZMAT? Well if you do happen to wreck , which in this case looked very possible, and the driver fell unconscious and the product leaked out with a lighted product still lit, this could cause a serious exlosion or inhalation hazard not just for the driver but for the emergency workers and genral public. If you watch the HORWITH video near the end you'll see that FEDEX running down a mini van. These 3 Horwiths were running down each other and Fedex with class 4 3190 whick are combustible! Look it up. Do you know how? Do you know where?

How about when a truck runs over a car and everyone says "Oh my Ol' Bobby? Gee he was always a safe driver!" This is the most unprofessional profession I have ever seen. I do mean ever. Drivers are comparing themselves to the motorists. DUH! Isn't that like a general contractor who builds hotels and skyscrapers comparing himself to a homeowner who put a dck on the back of the house? When does it soak into your heads that this is DANGEROUS!? When you kill someone and deny it? When you kill someone and that person was the bread winner in the family and now the family is broke and the company big shots all deny everything and leave the family screwed for the sake of shareholder profits! Oh the car cut me off? Bull crap the driver was riding that cars tail for miles.

Do you know every regulation in the book? Do you know the laws of the state that pertain to to your "profession"? Why not? You should know everything about that truck from aceleration to stopping and manuevering. I'll bet the big lot of drives don't even check to see if there are brake shoes in the drums. Do you know the maximum throw in you brakes before it becomes an OOS? Do you know what the stopping distance is for your truck? In the rain? Are you familiar with uneven breaking and what happens when you do break in a curve? You are suppose to slow down before the curve to a safe speed and then continue thorugh the curve.

These videos show drivers running down cars all the time in any weather, in any condition in any lane! WAKE UP! YOU GOT A 40 TON MISSLE! Quit blaming the cars! Gee wiz you all sound like a bunch of crybabies. Ol smoke stack is right you can be held personaly responsible for the wreck as well as FEDEX. YOU HAVE BEEN STAMPED AN AGGRESSIVE DRIVER! Here the best part. You get fired and go to work for 123 or ABC company and have a wreck. They do a background check and find out you were with such and such compnay before and then find the video of you driving like a fool. Guess what happens then? Yup you're screwed! So if you can not take the eliment of you rprofssion then get out. Things change all teh toime for every profession. For lawyers it's the law, FOr doctors it's laws and medical practices and hospital policies and for PROFESSIONAL drivers it's traffic, tecxting, cell phone laws & regs.

THESE ARE FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! So what's the deal? WE are tired of getting bullied on the highways. A motorists has the right to go down the highway at a reasonble speed. The speed limit means , not to exceed. If Ms johnson wants to travel 50mph she has the right to without a truck up her tail! Get out of the restricted lane because if you have a wreck it's your fault. Have you memorized the prevetnable wreck charges. Well basically all wrecks are preventable until proven otherwise. That means that there was absolutely nothing you could have doen to prevent the wreck. Slow down move over... whatever.

Drivers are always saying this video guy is in the blind spot.....So? These truckers are always putting motorists in their blind spot. There is no law against traveling next to a truck. There is al law against improper lane changes. Where you do not use proper signal and chng lanes as the blinkr comes on. The blind spot is the DRIVERS problem, he/she needs to be aware of it. Don't try to throw this on the motorist. You hit that car it's your fault! FEDEX is showing 14 fatalites and 198 injured. The viedo guy is showing you where these wrecks come from. SMARTEN UP!

Well be careful out there drivers and be professional. I tooted my horn. Here's how you can find out anything about this company....pick up the phone and call them!
Sounds like an advertisement for his youtube channel.
 
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