Wireless device ticket

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Donnie I.'s Comment
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I got a ticket this week for a cell phone anu advice on get a new job

Susan D. 's Comment
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Nope. You knew it was wrong, but disregarded the law, was caught and now suffering the consequences.

All I can say is apply to many companies and see what/if you get offers. You're considered high risk now and likely have a ton of CSA points, but hopefully someone will give you a chance. I hope you learned your lesson regarding the use of hand held devices while driving a commercial vehicle.

I wish you the best of luck. Please let us know how your search goes, as your experience may help others in the future.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

Daniel B.'s Comment
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I applaud you Susan for replying because I have no idea what he was trying to say. Either I'm getting old and grumpy or people are getting dumber.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Daniel, basically he got busted for using his cell phone while driving, got a ticket for it and was fired from his job. That's my company's policy too.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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I applaud you Susan for replying because I have no idea what he was trying to say. Either I'm getting old and grumpy or people are getting dumber.

My vote is old, grumpy, and disillusioned. People in general have always been dumb.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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I applaud you Susan for replying because I have no idea what he was trying to say. Either I'm getting old and grumpy or people are getting dumber.

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My vote is old, grumpy, and disillusioned. People in general have always been dumb.

(Big Frown)

G-Town's Comment
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I got a ticket this week for a cell phone anu advice on get a new job

No advice...just glad you are off the road before you harmed yourself or anyone else. No compassion for stupidity and ignorance. You should have known the law...so in all likelihood,...you chose to ignore it.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Donnie I.'s Comment
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I got a ticket this week for a cell phone anu advice on get a new job

i was not on the phone i reached up and turned of a alarm. when i get my cell records it will show i want on phone. it just happend to be where GA had a DOT on a over pass they had 3 trucks pulled over. oh yea by the way i have over 2 million miles safe driver

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Parrothead66's Comment
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Over 2 million safe miles and they fired you just like that...No questions ask and no chance to dispute it?? So what if you do get it dismissed?? Seems weird they'd Can you without even a chance to prove yourself if that's the case.

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I got a ticket this week for a cell phone anu advice on get a new job

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i was not on the phone i reached up and turned of a alarm. when i get my cell records it will show i want on phone. it just happend to be where GA had a DOT on a over pass they had 3 trucks pulled over. oh yea by the way i have over 2 million miles safe driver

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

G-Town's Comment
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I got a ticket this week for a cell phone anu advice on get a new job

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i was not on the phone i reached up and turned of a alarm. when i get my cell records it will show i want on phone. it just happend to be where GA had a DOT on a over pass they had 3 trucks pulled over. oh yea by the way i have over 2 million miles safe driver

So then, you have been driving for 20 years? You just opened Pandora's Box...

All the more reason your post is ridiculous and disturbing, YOU KNOW THE LAW and the consequences for breaking it. No acceptable excuse for not knowing those two basic things. Thus, as an experienced driver should also know several simple ways to keep yourself out of trouble. If you are an experienced driver of 20 years, you likely have a CB, and know the life-saving value of monitoring Channel 19. If DOT had a "setup" on a major interstate overpass, the crackle from your radio would be barking that fact as you approached the trap. How could you miss it...

Besides "holding" the phone is considered "using" the phone the way the law is written in most states. Even if your alarm was going off, wait until the overpass is cleared. As an experienced driver you should now that, all of that and also the fact that a Hands-Free headset will keep you out of trouble.

No Mulligan here, quit while you are ahead...if you actually have 20 years of experience, get your head out of the sand and use the tools below and apply to as many companies as possible...

Click this link: Apply For Truck Driving Jobs

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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