I used to work for a trucking company. I started a new position there and had to train as a Driver Manager prior to starting my new role.
Many of the drivers I got to manage were kick ass people, however there were a few questionables as well.
My most memorable story from my 60 days as a driver manager has to be this: I had a solo driver that we'll call Chaka. From day 1 Chaka made it clear that he didn't ever want to drive team, he didn't like people, and to NEVER ask him to team up with someone. All of his other DM's really tried to push him into team driving (because ultimately having teams in your fleet helps your bottom line as a DM) but I didn't give a shit about making him drive team if he didn't want to because I wasn't going to be a DM forever.
Anyway, I really got to like Chaka a lot, even if he didn't service my loads on time. I just understood he wasn't a people-person and wanted to be left alone to drive the open road.
Well one day Chaka was late on a load, he was tracking in the middle of nowhere Kansas or something, truck not moving. I called him and messaged him all day with no word back. I was starting to get worried. I ended up getting a call from either a tow truck place or a police officer or something who said Chaka "hit a tollbooth operator" and his truck was in impound. I started calling around to try and find out the real story, given Chaka's one-man-wolfpack mentality I started thinking the worst. I thought he beat the shit out of a tollbooth operator.
The next day I got a call from my boy Chaka, who sure enough, was in jail. Turns out he rolled through a tollbooth without paying. He had an express pass and the tollbooth operator was trying to hassle him. Well Chaka isn't the dude to hassle. He rolled right on through and he may or may not have spoken some choice words to the tollbooth lady. She called the cops and said poor Chaka "hit her with his truck". Well obviously he didn't smash into her with his big rig or anything because she wasn't visibly injured.
Chaka had to lawyer up and wait until his court date, while his (company owned) truck and trailer and all of his belongings were sitting in impound. I had to find a relief driver to move his truck to avoid the impound fees but that's a story for another day.
So Chaka's court date came and the tollbooth operator didn't show. All of his charges were dropped and he was released from jail! I talked to the safety managers and they allowed Chaka to keep his job. I don't know what ever became of Chaka but I sure hope he's ok.