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Posted:  10 months, 3 weeks ago

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Last Chance or Time to Move On?

Your plan forward may be sound- wait a few weeks to see how it shows up. However, I would not leave any accident off your application. You can make your reason for resigning whatever you feel. You might consider hopping a yard jockey position until grass grows on your record. That also gives you great experience in maneuvering trucks. You could also get a job with a freight hauler, working the dock. Before long, they will give you a chance at driving.

At fault/not at fault sometimes doesn't seem to matter. I had someone commit suicide in front of my truck years ago... despite an otherwise stellar record, none of the other freight haulers would touch me just because my psp showed 'fatality:1'.

If you do get on with a freight hauler, that may be a better deal for you in the long run than a random otr truckload outfit.

Have termination on DAC report, now resigned from 2nd chance company after putting truck in a ditch. Black ice incident, single truck accident.

3rd chance company or time to move on?

Posted:  10 months, 3 weeks ago

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Clearinghouse deadline, and new FMCSA guidance about yard moves

That's a yard move in my eyes.

They need to include truck stop parking lots in the yard move. It might get some drivers to slow down in the lot. I have noticed since you can fuel and have it count toward your 30 min break that there are fewer log jams in the fuel island than there used to be. It stands to reason if guys can park and get back to the road without hitting the drive line they might slow down.

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