Profile For Old J.

Old J.'s Info

  • Location:
    Lexington, KY

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    2 months, 1 week ago

Old J.'s Bio

Jeweler, Shop foreman, Shade tree mechanic. Master of my domain.

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Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Hello all! Nervous Newbie with questions.

My concern isn't that a prospective employer will find out, because I'm sure they will (what with the police report and all). My concern is that me being involved in an accident that was not my fault will prevent me from being hired by a trucking company.

Especially since the accident just happened and I was hoping to be hired on in the next 2 to 3 months.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Hello all! Nervous Newbie with questions.

If you are wanting flatbed, you might consider Melton. They only do flatbed.

I'll probably throw an application their direction as well. Like I said I'll jump in to any company that will have me. Do they offer CDL training? For some reason I thought they required previous experience? Perhaps that was one of the Martin's? So many company's it's tough to keep them all straight sometimes.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Hello all! Nervous Newbie with questions.

Thanks for the replies. I was hoping I was making a mountain out of a mole hill. It's nice to get some reassurance from those more experienced than I.

Much Appreciated - Jay

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Hello all! Nervous Newbie with questions.

Hey all! First time poster, long time lurker.

First I’d like to say I’m a big fan of what you guys have here. It’s nice to have a community of great people with an open mind and a fount of knowledge of all things trucking. Over the last 10 months I’ve read almost every post, thread, diary, and article on here. I’ve learned much, but hope to learn much more in the next couple of months (and hopefully years to come).

After months of research and consideration, Ive done what I see lots of newbies do on this website. I’ve picked several starter mega carriers that I would like to begin my career with. In no particular order they are: TMC, Prime Inc, and Schneider (hoping to do flat bedding, but would take anything I can get). Ive been doing research and have been getting all my ducks in a row to transition to my new career after the end of the December holidays.

I wish my first post / questions was under better circumstances but unfortunately it’s not. I was driving to work the other morning and was T Boned. The driver was making a left turn out of a parking lot and didn’t even look in my direction or stop as she was entering the road. She nailed me pretty good right in the center of my vehicle on the passenger side. There were no injuries but we did file a police report and I got my insurance involved since the side of my vehicle is pretty banged up. (of course the offending drivers vehicle is essentially spotless ). There were no citations issued, no tow trucks. Just a simple police report.

The $64,000 question is this: is my chance at getting approved for company sponsored training from any of these mega carries completely shot because of this? My driving record up until Monday morning was essentially spotless. No speeding tickets, no previous accidents ever, no moving violations of any kind (I did get a parking ticket when I was going to college back in 2006). I’m worried that this will be a black spot that will keep any of these starter companies from touching me for a few more years. Thus preventing my end of the year plans to transition to a new career.

My insurance company is still in the investigation stages of my claim at the moment, but my agent said this was the other drivers fault and their filling the damages on THEIR claim not mine.

Sorry for the wall of text, if your still reading Congratulations! Any advice for this hopeful newbie who has since turned into a nervous wreck? Much obliged

-Jay

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