Abused by driver of works van – should I report him to his employer?
Driving in to work this morning and took a right load of crap off some baffoon in a white van. He cut across me on a roundabout and then was tailgating me, flashing his lights and giving me the w@nker gesticulation as he tried to undertake me. Now his van not only has the name of the company he works for but has a fleet number on the back door – 209.
Should I call his HR dept. and tell them that they employ a complete fin du cloche who drives like a man possessed?
Or would I be just starting a potentially nasty war?Posted 7 years agoU31
Do it.Posted 7 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
I’ve done it before as well, got cut up and then run off the road by some one-man-band removals guy a few years ago, as he drove off I clocked his name and phone number on the back of the truck along with the registration plate.
Took the police all of 10 seconds to track him down and pay him a little visit, they actually took the issue very seriously.
Definitely report it – next time you might not have the protection of a steel box, you might be on the bike…Posted 7 years agospacemonkeyMember
Worth pursuing if only to see how they respond – although what happens thereafter may of course come to nothing.
On a similar note, I had a double-glazing salesman come round (at my request, not via cold call) about 10+ years ago. Sound bloke and a sound pitch, but I wasn’t prepared to buy there and then. At which point he became a complete ar5e saying stuff like “You know you’ve just cost me £800 commission?” So I called his employer after he’d left and complained – they admitted that other people had also called to complain and that he would be disciplined accordingly. Could have been complete b0ll0cks of course, but the lady did sound sincere.Posted 7 years agoprojectMember
They may well set up a new critera for redundancy.
If the van was purple and had ROK on the side i wouldnt bother as theyre all loosing their jobs, soon,due to no fault of the workers.
Always report it but dont give out a landline number or home address use an email, and always ask who you are speaking to as well as their grade.
Follow up with an email to the head office.Posted 7 years agoBryceyMember
I’ve been on the receiving end of those calls as the 0845 number on our vans goes to my mobile.
We always pursue it with the driver, though it’s usually no more than a, “remember you are driving about with our company name and number on your van, so please behave”, as it’s your word against theirs.
Usually makes the caller feel better to know it is being taken seriously though.Posted 7 years agojon1973Member
we all do stupid things now and again
Accidently cutting someone up is one thing, being an a$$hole is another thing entirely.
He cut across me on a roundabout and then was tailgating me, flashing his lights and giving me the w@nker gesticulation as he tried to undertake me
I’d report it. There are far too many nobs on the road.Posted 7 years agoMounty_73Member
Report it, nothing to lose…some companies take this very seriously…
Not the same …..but a few years ago I was riding with someone and some stupid to$$er thought it would be funny to through a bottle out of the van window…
The bottle hit the rider in front of me, he stuck his out out of the window, laughing, hand gestures…
Some people are just so stupid….the company/telephone number was all over the van….my mate called the company, made an offical complaint etc…the guy was sacked a week later…
What goes around….comes around IMO…Posted 7 years agodeadlydarcyMember
I’d say, yeah, report it. He may not get punished for it, but he’ll certainly think about how he acts in future. Probably won’t change his behaviour when he’s in his own car though, the tosser.
I did this with a driver of a local networking company. Happened to follow him home a few days on the same route. Drove like a nutcase, using his mobile, overtook on chevrons etc etc and then proceeded to bomb it down my road at about forty. He now drives down quite calmly and is in a shitty small little van instead of the sporty number they’d given him before 🙂Posted 7 years agodazzlingboyMember
Yes do it.
Was following a mini bus last week – empty apart from driver who opened his window and chucked out a load of McD wrappers, drink cartons etc – loads of rubbish all over the place.
Nothing makes my blood boil more so I phoned the number on the back of the mini bus, spoke to the boss and asked him what kind of advert that is for his business? Next time I’m looking for a mini bus hire you can be sure they’re not on the list. Boss was right apologetic – hope the driver got a bollocking.Posted 7 years agomatthewlhomeMember
call it. I have been on the recieving end of these calls in my youth. Admittedly one was from a woman in my village who didnt like the fact that my van was there but these calls are usually taken seriously.
Plus if you are stupid enough to behave like that while in a van with phone numbers all over it, you deserve to be punished for behaviour like that!Posted 7 years agoprojectMember
Just think how you would feel if he ran over a kid or grannie, while gesticualting at you, next time you may not be so lucky.He obviously has anger management problems aiming a 3.5 ton van at a squishy cyclist.
REPORT HIM AND ALSO REPORT HIM TO THE POLICE.Put the company details on here.or email this thread to the company.Posted 7 years agosimonmMember
Do it. I had similar incident near Nottingham on M1.. guy was driving a plumbing distributors van VERY aggressively, phone the company as advertised on side, they said “O..its him again. yes, we know him, very sorry that he’s done it to you as well”…..
Its only by dobbing these people in that we will all positively effect social change.. has to be done in England.Posted 7 years agoKona TCSubscriber
I have phone several companies to ask to speak to their transport manager to ask what their policy on the use of hand held mobile phones whilst driving and exhibiting poor driving. Usually get chapter and verse on how they have clear policy etc, etc.
Most satisfying result was pulling along side a chump who was driving like a complete muppet when he realised I had bubbled him to his boss.
Also worth pointing out that mobile phone companies are required by law to keep all mobile phone conversation for 2 years, anti terrorism and criminal activityPosted 7 years agomonksieMember
Just be sure that it is more than a two or three man company though. Otherwise, assuming you’re going to write to the company to complain and you include your address for a reply, you could be right in the shit as the nutter will have your address.Posted 7 years ago
My mate owns a double glazing/conservatory company. 4 employees and three vans. The vans are numbered 12, 46 and 62 (or something like that). He says it gives the impression that the company is substantially bigger than it is. He reckon’s it gives potential customers more confidence in the company.PemboMember
Also worth pointing out that mobile phone companies are required by law to keep all mobile phone conversation for 2 years, anti terrorism and criminal activity
They only have to keep details of the call e.g. date, time, duration, number dialled. But not the actual conversation.Posted 7 years agoU31
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