Profile For PJ

PJ's Info

  • Location:
    Elberton, GA

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

  • Social Link:
    PJ On The Web

  • Joined Us:
    6 years, 1 month ago

PJ's Bio

Retired police officer from Ca. Relocated to Ga. I was looking for a second career that will give me some new experiences in life. I have 4 amazing daughters and 7 grandkids. A lot of my friends were truck drivers and loved the job, except being away from the family. I figured I would give it a shot and see what happens. I have learned alot about myself, the industry and life in general. I love my new career. My email is pat.jerrold@gmail.com

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Posted:  22 hours, 43 minutes ago

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Had my first incident, got a ticket.

Rob your right the section cited is wrong. You will need a copy of your BOL to show it was not haz mat. Or if you were empty your signed BOL showing the load was delivered and where. A clerical error such as the color doesn’t matter. The important info is you, the vehicle, location, and offense. Since the offense is wrong, a lawyer should be able to get an outright dismissal through the court. If they take it to court then testify to the facts which will show your not guilty of that offense. And yes you would be able to testify to anything the deputy told you directly. Maybe she intended it this way, maybe not. She simply cited you for something your not guilty of as written.

Brett’s approach is correct if your guilty and are trying to get the court to take mitigating circumstances into account.

Speak with a lawyer and follow their advice.

Posted:  1 day, 12 hours ago

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Had my first incident, got a ticket.

Rob T alot has been said already, I feel for you. My opinion you did the right thing and got screwed by the system. I hate these situations. Find an attorney in the area familiar with the system and hopefully he/she will be a former local prosecutor that can call in a favor from a former co worker. A judge will look at the facts and determine the outcome from there. A big issue is the deputies statement, next time don’t call us just the railroad. That statement speaks volumes to me, as it should to a judge. Also your driving record should tell the judge all they need to know, your a safe proffessional driver. This has all the ingredients for a dismissal in the interest of justice in my opinion.

Posted:  1 day, 12 hours ago

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I messed up BAD

36 cpm with 4 years experience, ouch yeah that is low. You are in a spot with the potential of what your DAC may come up with. How is it you talked to so many drivers and did so many hours of research and didn’t find the irregularities?? Just curious on that point. Have you actually been hired on yet?

Are you sure about the other company down the street? What if you do switch and get in their orientation and find similiar issues out?? What then??

I’m just trying to get you to think a bit before you act here. You have to do what you think is right for you, not us. Just consider your decision from all sides before you make it.

I wish you luck

Posted:  1 day, 21 hours ago

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Hey Everyone Guess What!

Congrats Victor!!! Keep that attitude and your faith. You will do well

Posted:  3 days, 8 hours ago

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REALLY Heading to Veriah (Spelled Veriha) Sunday for Training Monday. Training Plan Update...

Awesome news Sir!!! Focus, focus, focus. You proved to me you can do this, so now is the time to go do it, get’er done and get to work.

Treat every last bit of everything like it’s the first time.

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Posted:  3 days, 21 hours ago

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Trucking Truth Driver Productivity Leaderboard

I think there are just way to many variables to capture this way. A driver needs to know how to be efficient as possible on their end, for their situation and they will be successful. This would be comparing apples to oranges I think.

Posted:  3 days, 21 hours ago

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Great New (possible) Housing Option!

That is a big one

Posted:  3 days, 23 hours ago

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Brag Thread!!!!

Thanks Marc, we are both excited it has all come together.

Congrats Michael. I know what you speak of though. I get customers thanking me all the time for being on time, and not hitting anything. There are so many steering wheel holders out here today it isn’t funny.

Posted:  3 days, 23 hours ago

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Extreme Makeover

Ouch, that is horrible sir. I was parked bobtail at a T/A in Zion IL and had someone bend the daylights out of a mudflap hanger. And yes it was a cute one with lights in it. Cost me a few bucks on that one.

Posted:  3 days, 23 hours ago

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Brag Thread!!!!

Congrats Rainy!!! and of course Jeremy. You landed the dream job for sure.

Thursday was interesting for me. I have been working toward this for about 6 months and it has all come together.

My girlfriend is now also an employee. She has passed everything and goes to orientation on the 18th. Once that is done I will be her trainer as well. I’ve worked out a deal with the company we can run regional or OTR together and make it all work out financially. She gets a good size pay raise from her last company and we get to spend alot more time together. Also if either of us need to be at the house we just do it and the other keeps the truck moving.

Posted:  5 days, 2 hours ago

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Orientation !

Congrats!!!!

Posted:  5 days, 8 hours ago

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2nd Chance

I’m afraid your swimming upstream. 4 in a year is going to be a problem. Apply everywhere and one of the companies we look at as 2nd chance companies may be willing to talk to you. Most companies look at minor accidents for a 3 year period. Each company sets their own parameters to DAC entries. The only companies that may not check your DAC would be very small carriers.

As said if a company talks to you be very honest about the incident, and be prepared to share how you will prevent it from happening if they do hire you.

Posted:  5 days, 9 hours ago

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Great New (possible) Housing Option!

That sounds like a decent deal to me. You will probably pay close to that for storage where you would not have as much access to it.

Posted:  6 days, 9 hours ago

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No, They Aren't All The Same

Villian I think you took the overall statement a bit literal. Yes all the big companies are basically the same in regards to largest volumes of freight, newer equipment, alot of support staff, and the order of the day is to move freight and make a profit. Those are all true.

Now how the companies do that is varied. They are not clones of each other. In any organization you have people. Those people are what shapes the company. The bigger and more people there are, the more chances some may be duds. Every company has great people as well. Also company culture is shaped by people. Those at the top generally set that culture. If they are duds then it trickles down. However if they were not making money they would not be there.

I have been around the industry 6 years and I have learned alot. I can name companies there is no way I would work for as well as several I would. They are all a bit different the way they are run, but the job is the same.

I am glad you found a company you like. Focus on doing your job the best you can and build great relationships in the office and you will do fine.

Posted:  6 days, 20 hours ago

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Moving Forward with Veriha - (pronounced VERY - ha)

Congrats Marc, that is awesome news.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Decision made! Here we come US Xpress!

Congrats to you and your hubby. Now the real work begins.

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Possibly fired for not reporting accident. Will I be able to get another job?

One other point to consider right now is that many companies are either not hiring, or are hiring at a reduced rate. That will make your search that much harder.

In this current market good drivers have no problems moving if they choose, however drivers with past issues may very well get passed on. There is no shortage of applicants. So be prepared to have to dig deep to find another shot.

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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New cdl with accident

Apply everywhere and see what responses you get. Be honest about the crash to any that ask you about it. Own it and be prepared to share a copy of the police report, they may ask for it.

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Possibly fired for not reporting accident. Will I be able to get another job?

That is an impossible question for us to answer. Depends on what other skills you have and what is available in the area you live. if there are any warehouses in your area, possibly getting on with one of them.

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Possibly fired for not reporting accident. Will I be able to get another job?

You will now be fighting an uphill battle. I’m not going to beat you up over it, you know you did wrong both times. Apply everywhere and be honest to new perspective employers and you may find someone willing to give you a shot.

You need to formulate a plan of action to enhance your decision making before speaking with them, because that is what they will be looking for.

Good luck

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