I drove a load for Marten Transport from Florida, to Oh. I had a bad feeling because it was raining, so I was driving at 54 mph while everyone else ran off and left me. I came upon an entrance ramp, and a 4 wheeler popped up under me very quickly.
I backed off the fuel, to give him some space, only to find that my rig was jack-knicking out of control by my rear view mirrors. I tried to counter steer to no avail. I should found myself out of control traveling across the median, before coming to a stop.
I called my company on my cell phone, and all the company cared about was the load, which had been delivered, and the truck. I was really rattled and had never had an accident before! I talked to the black female officer who put me in the back of her police car, and she was very kind and sympatheic. No ticket was given. She called a wrecker and stayed with my rig for over two weeks in the repair shop, and ate, and slept on my dollar.
After the repairs were finished I was advised by dispatch to head back to Marten Transport in Mondovi, Wi. A review said that I was driving too fast for conditions and ruled everything driver error! I was owed over $1500 and never saw one dime for my efforts.
While waiting for the review at Marten for 2 days, and slepting in my truck I went two blocks for some food, and Marten had me arrested for theft of the truck!!! I had to do community service for a year in my home town of Michigan.
I went to the Secretart Of State in Michigan and pick up a cdl book stating how brakes can lock up on trailers while running empty as I was on that particular day of the accident and there you have my view of Marten Transport Mondovi, Wi who is also in the newspapers donating hugh sums of money to charity in Mondovi.