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Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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Accident While In training.

Thursday 6/22/2017

Just curious as to when this happened? I run that area weekly now

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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Accident While In training.

Thats how training is done at Wiley Sanders. My first day on the job was to Wisconsin. I drove 11 hours trainer slept. It seemed more of a team driver type situation. He drove days and I drove nights. I was told its how it is done. He knew I was having troubls with down shifting at times but our truck ran 24/7 other then shower and fuel breaks.

Rick pretty much nailed it with his response but your posting it allows for a learning moment for other drivers. One lesson would be that your route should have been planned out in advance rather than relying specifically on the GPS. You mentioned that the directions given were what made you react and that decision was part of the reason for the accident. I'm also curious as to why in the hell, a trainer is asleep in the back with a rookie driver only 2 weeks in effectively running solo. I may be wrong in my opinion but there's no way you should have been left alone like that being so new. I am glad to hear you're both ok and even more sorry to hear about the accident, I hope everything pans out ok.

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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Accident While In training.

Rolling at rig at 2 weeks in, is going to be the kiss of death pretty much.

There is going to be a DOT Report on this, and depending on how/why they find fault - will depend on if you ever drive a rig again.

Most rollovers are caused by excessive speed (especially in poor road/weather conditions).

What did YOU DO, that contributed to the accident?

Sucky as it sounds - if you were at fault in a major accident, it's going to be a few years (if ever), before you can apply again - especially with only a couple of weeks experience.

If you clipped a car in a parking lot (or something like that), not as big of a deal as a total rollover.

I assume you were drug/alcohol tested at the hospital (pretty much mandatory in cases like these). Were you CITED?

Rick

Got a 25 dollar ticket exceeding safe speed troop came to hospital and gave me this ticket. 85 was under construction. Was a sudden move when gps said to merge onto 77 north. With be inexperienced thought I was ok to do so. All I can do I guess is keep shooting applications out their.

Posted:  1 year, 11 months ago

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Accident While In training.

I was in training going from Troy, Al to Allentown, PA. Only 2 and a half weeks in my 10 week training program. I was driving through Charlotte NC. Going North on 85 was to merge onto 77 south and the onto 77 north. When merging onto 77 south I looked up saw GPS come up and up and turn on 77 north. So tried to do it and flipped the tractor and trailer fully loaded. Me and trainer was sent to hospital. Trainer was sleeping in the sleeper. lost my phone in the accident trainer told me to call safety today. So I did and the forward me to the David Nelson who was over the bulk division I was assigned to. He relieved me of my position. How hard will it be to find another job or what should I do?

Posted:  2 years ago

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Looking for a good starter company that is South East Regional.

Graduated this past Saturday looking for a good company that does south east regional and military friendly. Also travels interstate 20 a little. Thanks Daniel

Posted:  2 years ago

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Looking for good southeast regional postion to start off in.

Graduated this past Saturday looking for a good company to go with to get some experience. Does anyone recommend any companies or company in Alabama or travels interstate 20 a bit?

Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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Only got the road test to finish.

Just went through CDL school in Oxford Alabama. Just need to retake the road test. Only problem is the cost of the retake is 120 dollars. Don't want to wait to long to take it again. Is their a way to do it cheaper. Also looking for a good company that does SE. I have been in the military for 12 years got a good driving record.

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