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who's at fault?

Posted by on Jul. 30, 2014 at 5:37 AM
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We have a delivery van to drive the donuts we bake at our store, to our 4 other stores.

Hypothetically, the headlight is out. The driver gets a ticket for it being out(I know you'd typically get a warning, but stay with me here). Who would be responsible for the ticket? The company, or the driver?

This hasn't ever happened, hence why no one at work knew the answer.
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KykysMomma1128
by Silver Member on Jul. 30, 2014 at 5:40 AM
The company! They should maintain their cars. IMO.
Lousywife
by Member on Jul. 30, 2014 at 5:40 AM

Upkeep on work vehicles are the responsibility of the company. If company owned. The company needs to pay the ticket if vehicle is not in compliance

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Jul. 30, 2014 at 5:41 AM
The company is responsible for maintaining equipment. While the driver may be required to do a walk around he can't be expected to know it went out mid drive.
Yellow_Lileigh
by Silver Member on Jul. 30, 2014 at 5:42 AM
The company. For reasons previous posters stated.
uhhnogirl
by Platinum Member on Jul. 30, 2014 at 5:43 AM
The company, duh.
Ryansmom2004
by Bronze Member on Jul. 30, 2014 at 5:44 AM

The company, but the driver should also be inspecting the vehicle before heading out to check lights and tires.


momto3B
by Gold Member on Jul. 30, 2014 at 5:46 AM
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Whoever owns the van is responsible for maintaining the vehicle unless it is specified that maintenance is the driver's responsibility. 

oliveoyl214
by Gold Member on Jul. 30, 2014 at 6:03 AM

The company would be responsible for the ticket. It is the company's responsibility to make sure that the cars/trucks are in safe condition and maintained for the driver's safety.

hershey6
by Bronze Member on Jul. 30, 2014 at 6:15 AM
The company is responsible. However, the ticket will still show up on the driver's record. This can really be a problem for people who drive for a living because sometimes a company's neglect of a vehicle can cripple a persons ability to obtain future employment.
Qzx
by Silver Member on Jul. 30, 2014 at 6:16 AM
The company is responsible for maintaining their vehicles.
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