Profile For DevilDogTrucker163

DevilDogTrucker163's Info

  • Location:
    PA

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    9 months, 3 weeks ago

DevilDogTrucker163's Bio

Veteran turned trucker

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Posted:  9 months, 2 weeks ago

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Nobody will hire me after termination. Should I give up on trucking?

You literally just defined BKs post. Your response was the very definition of confusing disrespect for constructive criticism.

In a nutshell, you're brand new, you know little to nothing about the industry, how to keep a job in the industry and how to listen to those of us that do.

Somehow millions of us have grasped the concept of keeping our mouths shut when a boss gives us an @ss chewing. We also are able to handle a phone call without incurring a safety violation.

This may come as a surprise to you, but the world isn't a soft place. There was a time when bosses belittled us, swore at us, threw tools at us, insulted our lineage, hit us with 2x4s and all sorts of things. It made us better workers and tougher as a result. I personally would like to see it return to that in some aspects but aside from that, so your boss hurt your feelings...get over it.

I don't expect you'll have a very long shelf life at your next company unless you learn some things that have less to do with driving and more to do with humility, open-mindedness and a host of other marketable skills.

There's a reason why you are getting plenty of feedback here that's not necessarily pleasant, it's your attitude. If you can't take feedback from your peers, what makes you think you can from your employer?

You’re seriously bragging about letting bosses hit you with 2x4’s and throwing tools at you? That’s not good work ethic that’s stupidity. You let your old boss punk you out. I already put up with enough of that BS in the marines.

Posted:  9 months, 2 weeks ago

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Nobody will hire me after termination. Should I give up on trucking?

DevilPuppy, you sure stirred up a hornets nest here. Didn’t anyone teach you not to do that?

Perhaps you misinterpret constructive criticism as “disrespect”. And it makes you defensive, doesn’t it? Common problem with many young people before they mature. Good luck with your new job and please let us know how long it lasts.

I think you lack literacy comprehension skills. The only disrespect I was referring to was from the guy from my second job. Everyone here is saying I have a crappy attitude because I didn’t keep my mouth shut when he flipped tf out on me. Y’all are off your rockers and off your meds.

Posted:  9 months, 2 weeks ago

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Nobody will hire me after termination. Should I give up on trucking?

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Thanks everybody for the replies. I was able to find a new company after their recruiters told me no four times in a row. Recruiters can be some of the Most incompetent people I swear to God.

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Damn man, I typed up this whole long response trying to explain everything and be nice but honestly it'll be lost on you so I deleted it. Your attitude stinks dude, seriously. Sounds like your second boss might've been a pretentious butt nugget...totally possible. But you really have no idea how this works. In a nutshell, it's pretty much... you're new and have a less-than-stellar driving record and there are more drivers than freight right now. So if you want to drive a truck, suck it up buttercup and be patient until you have experience and more distance from the blemishes on your MVR. And calling recruiters incompetent is ridiculous considering you're brand new to the industry and don't know your head from your own a**. I know firsthand recruiters often don't know as much about the job as they should or might even lie to you to get you in the door, but there's also alot more that goes into recruiting than meets the eye. You sound like a nightmare of an employee and if I had a company and heard the way you talk to and about people and saw your definition of "taking responsibility" I wouldn't touch you with a ten foot pole. You're a walking liability.

My record wasn’t why I wasn’t getting work though so I don’t know what you’re going on about. I wasn’t getting work because recruiters kept saying they couldn’t hire me because they can’t hire drivers fired for a safety reason. I was not fired for a safety reason. Then it was because they were trying to find information not disclosed on a DAC report, something about an altercation which I never mentioned because it never happened. If you can’t see that as incompetent then you’re ignorant. Also, as for my attitude…I don’t care who you are. If you disrespect me I will stand up for myself and if you see that as a problem then you probably expect to be allowed to disrespect people and get away with it. People come on here and just see new driver and automatically assume everything they’re doing is wrong and everything is their fault and they’re liars and horrible people. You all were new drivers once too. Btw I may have accidentally reported your comment please excuse that mods I thought I was quoting him and not reporting.

Posted:  9 months, 2 weeks ago

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Nobody will hire me after termination. Should I give up on trucking?

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Thanks everybody for the replies. I was able to find a new company after their recruiters told me no four times in a row. Recruiters can be some of the Most incompetent people I swear to God.

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Keep that to yourself. Letting them know your honest opinion can make them less likely to help you out if you ever need it. You attract more bees with honey.

Roger that. That is exactly why I remained anonymous and didn’t name any companies on this post.

Posted:  9 months, 2 weeks ago

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Nobody will hire me after termination. Should I give up on trucking?

Thanks everybody for the replies. I was able to find a new company after their recruiters told me no four times in a row. Recruiters can be some of the Most incompetent people I swear to God.

Posted:  9 months, 3 weeks ago

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Nobody will hire me after termination. Should I give up on trucking?

Unfortunately, in this freight market, companies are being extremely picky about who they hire. The reckless conviction, regardless of personal vehicle is a very big stumbling block as it is. Add in a termination for a company policy violation, the company sees: driver not willing to follow the rules. Now, you put your record against a driver with a pristine record, a year or more at a single company, who do you honestly think they are going to chose?

If you can get company 2 to respond to company 1, that will probably be your best shot. If that doesn't pan out, you may be stuck driving class B just to get clean drive time between your incidents.

This answer would be different in a different freight market.

Thanks for your response, but to be honest I think at this point it is obvious that company one is giving me the run around. Company two is willing to respond, company one is just full of it or at least that recruiter is.

Posted:  9 months, 3 weeks ago

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Nobody will hire me after termination. Should I give up on trucking?

I am a USMC veteran who just got their CDL this year. I live in Northeastern PA near Wilkes-Barre and Scranton. My endorsements include HazMat, Tanker, doubles and triples. Automatic restriction. The only thing I have on my MVR is reckless driving charge. The offense was in 2021 but due to the pandemic court was stalled and conviction was not until 2022. This charge was before I had a CDL, in a personal vehicle. There was no accident, property damage, or any injury involved. I have no other violations or any accidents on my MVR.

Basically I had to swerve out the way to avoid an accident when a driver from opposing traffic veered into my lane. The lane I swerved into had a cop in it, he had to swerve as well and ended up spilling his coffee and food all over himself and the inside of his patrol car. He was not a happy camper at all, the guy who veered into my lane was long gone and he didn’t feel like going after him so I got stuck with the charge and had to pay a $300 fine and that was it. I could not afford a lawyer at the time so I got what was the best possible outcome at the time.

I understand the charge is a strike against me already but I was still able to find work despite it. I went with the first company because they were the only ones offering me at least regional with no experience while everyone else wanted me to do OTR. I accepted the job but the pay was very low so I left after 3 months for the second company. I lasted a month with them. I have 4 months total verifiable experience. No citations, reportable incidents, or anything.

I’m only explaining this because I know people will ask what happened. At the second company I had a hard brake incident. Safety messaged me to pull over immediately and call them. Then they messaged me again about where I pulled over, called them for that as well. The next week I was called in to the terminal to speak with a supervisor. It was about the two things safety addressed.

I explained to the supervisor what had happened, apologized, accepted responsibility for it, and said it would not happen again. He said that wasn’t a good enough excuse, started to scold me, belittle me, said I didn’t take the company and the job seriously, and accuse me of lacking integrity. I told him I didn’t appreciate his tone or accusations, and that if he called me in there with no resolution and just to make me beg for job as he power trips I could just empty out the truck because there was no need for that kind of disrespect. He told me that because of my attitude he was firing me for a company policy violation. Now I need to stress this to those who are reading this…there was never an accident. There was never an altercation with this man. Or anybody at all. There is a reason why I am mentioning this.

I can’t find a job anywhere now. My DAC only says I left my first job voluntarily, and that I was terminated from my second job for a company policy violation. Everyone is telling that because I was fired from my second job I need to do 6 months somewhere else first. My first employer won’t take me back because they want information that is not on the DAC report. They want to know if there were any accidents or altercations, and I have absolutely no idea why they would need that information if it’s not on my MVR or DAC. I don’t know why they are even looking for that in the first place if I or my second employer haven’t said anything about that.

I have even spoken to my second employer about this, and I will give them a lot of credit because these people took the time to stay on the phone and explain to me that if anyone else is calling them for information all they will tell them is that I was terminated for a company policy violation and that’s it. I appreciate the safety and HR people for talking to me for nearly an hour explaining this.

There is nothing about any accidents or altercations. The woman I spoke to from my second company is just as confused as I am and said she doesn’t understand why a termination for a company policy violation is presenting such a problem for me. Even the specifics of why I was called on the road or brought in to speak with with that supervisor would not be disclosed to anyone and all they can legally tell anyone is company policy violation. She said that nobody has called them. I am taking her word for it.

I called back the recruiter that I am now dealing with from my first company, he is telling me that my case is in review until they get information about accidents or altercations, and that my second company is not responding so they will not be able to hire me without that. I DO NOT know why they are so focused about an accident or an altercation. No idea whatsoever.

I asked who they were calling and he gave me the number to some random Indian woman from NJ who doesn’t speak English. I tried giving him the proper number to who to speak to and he says that he can not take the number but that the safety department probably has the correct number because they said that they did speak to someone from my second company. If they did speak to somebody what is the hold up then?

After all that has happened should I give up on trucking? Is it time to hang the towel?. I am almost in tears as this is truly the only job I have felt is right for me since I got out of the marines. There is always something holding me back…lack of experience, my reckless, employment history, my termination from my last job, something.

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