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Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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If things don't work out there, can you all give me a couple of recommendations on what companies I should try?

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Send out as many applications as possible, then narrow your search from those that may hire you.

Thank you PackRat. l'll get to it!

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Is your 'initial' (starter) company giving you the boot?!? WHY not just stay THERE???? I've got a few "2nd chance" companies you could look into, as well.. being in PA .. and all.

If you mentioned your company of origin, I missed it. I know, Koch is a GREAT company. Know them well.

Western Express DOES have a flatbed division, just so you know. Our epic Old School got his start there... and kills it. Go to his profile, and click on the 'social media' link. It will take you to his blog. It's amazing!

Wish you the best... I'd still stay PUT were I you. It might be a few months before anything appears on any PSP/DAC ... so ... yeah.

Care to include a photo/screenshot of the incident report? We try to help. . . ya know !!

~ Anne ~

Hi Anne, thank you for reaching out. I currently drive for Gordon Food Service. No I'm not getting the boot, they said they like having me around. I didn't get a ticket, and I didn't get towed just had to get pulled out the snow. The incident was in NY and everytime I try to get the officer's report their DMV website is saying I have to wait at least 14 days. So unfortunately I don't have a picture of it yet. I will post it once I receive it because any help/insight is greatly appreciated! I honestly like GFS I feel like its a great company to drive for, especially if you're trying to gain TT experience. I'm trying to buy a house in Myrtle Beach and they don't have any terminals in the area, plus I just really want to do flatbed. You have to hustle alot in food service. (Loading a 2 wheel dolly with 200-300 pounds of groceries)then you have to push/pull/deliver them where ever the customer wants. In all weather conditions! With that being said I know I'll have zero issues with getting out to strap and tarp loads. Western Express actually just gave me a call and offered me a job, I'm seriously thinking about taking it. Any thoughts?

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Off road/On road accident

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If things don't work out there, can you all give me a couple of recommendations on what companies I should try?

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Send out as many applications as possible, then narrow your search from those that may hire you.

Thank you PackRat. l'll get to it!

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Well sorry for my confusion, I took that out of context! Once again, I really appreciate everyone's help not trying to stir the pot the wrong way. I'm just being hard on myself, I had made a goal to drive my first 250k miles without any incidents and failed that big time. I've learned my lesson, I know now that its better to slow down traffic and have a 10 car line up behind me, than to be on the side of the road in a ditch. I'll get that report to Koch ASAP. If things don't work out there, can you all give me a couple of recommendations on what companies I should try? Thank you.

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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As I was going done the road the truck hit some black ice underneath the fresh 2-3 inches that was on the road.

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Truck started to veer into oncoming traffic,

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First, let's stop blaming it on the truck and call this what it really is. You were driving too fast for conditions and you lost control. This inescapable fact will not be lost on any company. Any conversations with current or prospective employers should include you taking full ownership of the accident. Only then will you show that you can learn from this, and become a better driver out of it.

Koch is right about wanting to see what the officer's report on the accident, and we have no way to predict what the officer will say.

Accidents happen. Show that you can learn from yours. Good luck.

Sorry if it sounded like I was trying to point the blame in a different direction. I completely owned my mistake. Called everyone I was supposed to put my safety/hazard cones out. Cooperated with the police and tow truck company as I was told to. Not making excuses just trying to explain what happed in detail. What’s with the hostility? Damn sorry for being inexperienced and making a mistake.

I do appreciate everyone’s time and comments. Guess my only option is second chance companies or a different career. As I read on some of the other forums here, my chances are slight to none. Thank you truckers!

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Off road/On road accident

Hey Truckers! I really need some help I’m scared by driving career and future opportunities are OVER!

I was driving in Machias NY through that bad snow storm a couple days ago for a food delivery company. As I was going done the road the truck hit some black ice underneath the fresh 2-3 inches that was on the road. Truck started to veer into oncoming traffic, I tried to save it ended up losing control and jackknifing into a snow embankment.

No other vehicles were involved, no public damage was done. The police came and access the situation and didn’t give me a ticket. The tow truck company deemed the truck still drivable as there was minor damage(Small puncture in fuel tank from landing gear{I patched the hole with putty in a spill kit} and the side fairing was a little loose). No hazmat team was called because not a lot of fuel was lost.

I was allowed to drive back to my hotel for my layover and continue my route the next day.

I was planning on leaving this company next month for a flatbed job. I REALLY want to be a skateboarder!! However with this accident I’m afraid that any chances of me getting a job with a new company is severely low. Can someone please give me some insight on what I should do? Or what will happen?

The company that I applied to was Koch Trucking. The recruiter told me they couldn’t move forward until they received a copy of the officers accident report. Since this just happened 2-3 days ago, I still don’t have access to his report.

What should I look out for on the accident report? Will it be a bad report if no tickets were issued and I was allowed to drive away?

Please help, as you can tell I’m still fairly new driving. Had my CDL since 2020.

Thank you in advance!

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