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    1 year, 2 months ago

Shaddy's Bio

Still learning from mistakes, hope not to make anymore!

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Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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Patience’s was honestly key but I didnt eat..

Trust me I definitely learned from this! Now every time I’m going to put the truck in reverse it’s automatic Get Out And Look! No matter how many times and since I’m a team driver, sorry to my teammates but i am going to wake him up to help me, when I feel uncomfortable because I rather be safe than sorry

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I just got off the phone with my Driver’s Coach and he just told me that because DOT wasn’t involved, I shouldn’t have it report on my DAC. Is he possibly lying?

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I doubt he's lying, but he could be wrong. The DAC has almost no oversight at all. Companies can choose to put anything they want on there. You can, however, challenge anything on there and they will have to prove it.

I wouldn't worry about the DAC too much. As long as you keep your job and learn from this, you'll be fine.

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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Patience’s was honestly key but I didnt eat..

I just got off the phone with my Driver’s Coach and he just told me that because DOT wasn’t involved, I shouldn’t have it report on my DAC. Is he possibly lying?

They report everything. It will be a preventable accident, hit fixed object.

Every potential employer is different. When I had interviewed with other companies none of them seemed concerned about my DAC, only my clean MVR. The seasoned drivers will have better information on that I’m sure.

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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Patience’s was honestly key but I didnt eat..

I definitely own up to it! No one to blame but myself, I honestly got out and look 4 times before this happen. Like I mentioned before I was looking out both my windows and didn’t see anything that would make me question myself to get out and both side “looked” clear but she sadly it wasn’t.

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Your honesty and attitude will play a major factor in their final decision.

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I'd like to reiterate this, although it was mentioned several times already. This is huge. Like everyone keeps saying, own it. Don't make excuses or blame anyone. Just say, "I screwed up. No excuses. I'm willing to go through whatever additional training or classes you'd like to put me through, and this will make me a better driver."

See, if you make excuses or place blame elsewhere, they'll expect you to keep on making mistakes without learning from them, and no one wants drivers like that. We all make mistakes, but not everyone takes responsibility and attempts to learn from it and get better. Let them know in no uncertain terms that you care very much about what happened and you will get better because of it.

We've had several Schneider drivers in this forum over the years who had accidents but were forgiven. They owned it, and Schneider showed them mercy. They'll do the same for you if you handle it well.

Don't let it rattle you, but do make sure to be far more careful. No one here will condemn you for it, but we hope you'll take it seriously and work hard at learning from it.

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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Patience’s was honestly key but I didnt eat..

And do you think I’ll get fired?

They report everything. It will be a preventable accident, hit fixed object.

Every potential employer is different. When I had interviewed with other companies none of them seemed concerned about my DAC, only my clean MVR. The seasoned drivers will have better information on that I’m sure.

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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Patience’s was honestly key but I didnt eat..

Thanks Klutch, this actually just happen to me 5 hours ago. Kinda upset that it happen but how long does it stay on my record?

They report everything. It will be a preventable accident, hit fixed object.

Every potential employer is different. When I had interviewed with other companies none of them seemed concerned about my DAC, only my clean MVR. The seasoned drivers will have better information on that I’m sure.

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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Patience’s was honestly key but I didnt eat..

I accidentally backed into a gate and slightly bent it but no damage to the trailer. I reported it to the shipper (Home Depot) and to my company (Schneider). I only have 3 weeks experience, I totally own up to no getting out and look (from my point of view looking at both mirrors it seemed clear, so I honestly thought nothing was in my way). I was hoping that Schneider doesn’t report it on my DAC (they could take the fees from my check because the damage wasn’t that bad and I would rather money being taken from my check than a report of something so minor on my record.) I was honestly trying to get a job as an Driver Groundman and work at Schneider in the mean while till that job opportunity comes up. I was wondering would it affect my chances on getting that job?

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