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Company takeover

by Vicki Simons

Truckers need to keep their options open when a company takeover is about to take place.

A modestly sized company that has had a completely separate but connected trucking company for many years made an announcement in November 2013. Their own trucking company was going to cease to exist in January 2014 and be taken over by a much larger and nationwide trucking company.

Some truckers were peeved that they weren't in on the conversations, but they were willing to abide by the parent company's decision as long as they could keep their jobs. The parent company told their drivers that they wanted to do right by them.

That was just it, though, for one of the truckers. Even though he has OTR experience, he got it quite some time ago. He had been hired by the parent company such a short time before the announcement that his recent verifiable trucking experience didn't meet the new trucking company's experience "requirement" (even though he knows the parent company's procedures).

The parent company's statement about wanting to do right by their drivers fell short for this one. If only this trucker had known in November that he wasn't going to be offered employment by the new trucking company in January, he could have been looking for a job!

It's a shame that any experienced trucker has to be "thrown under the bus" (so to speak) in a company takeover. If you ever hear of such a thing happening in your employer, keep your options open. Start looking around for other truck driving jobs -- just in case.

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