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    Bakersfield, CA

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Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Accident

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So like i said i made a very wide turn so i can end on the left side of the narrow road so i could make the right turn into the parking lot

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Accident

I was making a left there at the cross section to make a right into the parking lot then come back out the other side of the parking lot back onto the street i turned from to turn around. Initially i was just going to make a left and take the long way round but sense it was dark i didnt realize it wasnt a full street until i started to make my turn so the church was my back up plan

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Accident

Ya i realize now i probably should have taken photos before moving or not moving at all but she had already reversed out from under me by anout 100 feet so in my frantic between the traffic i was causing plus her screaming and yelling i instinctively moved out of the way in traffic the only thing i did do was reverse to the side of the road right where i got it so i can show where it happened at least. Though i dont know if this changes anything. Cause as i said she had backed 100 feet back from where it had actually occured

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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No Company wants to take me in OTR. Help?

Places like Prime Inc will likely take you. Worse case scenario you will have to do a sudo training run with a Trainer for a month or 2

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Accident

It was two lanes both way, it was one of those turn lanes that didnt have any kind of stop signs or lights so it was my discretion to turn appropriately and as i said there were no cars within sight once i started my turn. Speed limit was 35 and as far as i can tell she didnt even attempt to slow down. It was night time and weather was cold but clear as i said i was in california

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Accident

And yes my turn signal was on

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Accident

Ya i was swinging wide because it was a narrow road and the entrance to the parking lot would be immediately to my right once i finished the turn. And that would make since but i was already 2/3 of the way done with my turn so i was almost parallel with the stree at that point and when i started my turn there was no one within sight behind or infront of me so she had more then enpugh time to stop or even just slow down as i was almost done with my turn

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Accident

The way it all played out was just very traumatic for me cause i saw her in slow motion hit me as i was looking back at my trailer when i was finishing my turn. Then the way she acted all the people around and the questioning from the cop was very short with me and idk if that was a good thing or a bad one.

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Accident

I can understand you being stressed. I’m glad nobody was injured. I don’t know anything about how Prime themselves handle these issues but I know alot about collision investigations.

If LE came out and investigated the collision they will try their best to determine what the primary collision factor is, and if there are any contributing secondary factors and which party those pertain to. That is generally what is used to identify party at fault by the insurance companies.

You left out some info so I’ll ask what other information is important.

We’re you first of all making a legal left turn and was your left turn signal on?

Was either vehicle towed from the scene?

Did LE issue any citations at the scene or state they would be seeking a complaint through the local prosecuter’s office?

Where on the trailer was hit? The rear or on the side? Was she somehow trying to go around you or run into the very rear?? The only way based on your description you could have hit her was if she was trying to go around you.

I spent 28 years investigating collisions and I count count on one hand how many times people were honest at the scene when they were clearly at fault. It happens all the time.

I’m guessing that if you were doing everything correctly and it is clearly the other drivers fault you should be fine, however you certainly seem to have a knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Things happen out here sometimes. We pray everyday for a safe journey and do our best, however we can only control what we do, not others.

Let us know how it turns out

I was making a legal left turn there was a narrow road that the QC wanted me to go down that i was going to use so i can get into a church parking lot to turn around so i made a much wider turn then normal but it is legal to turn there, she hit me on my driver side of the trailer as i was making the turn id say about 2/3 down the trailer and she was coming up from behind me in the same lane. Once she hit me she reversed out from underneath me then parked in the middle of the street i got out to help her out and make sure she was ok and the moment she got out she was running up and down the street yelling help me help me so i tried to calm her down and told her we needed to move the car out of the way (at this point im blocking 3 lanes with my truck parked) and she pushed me away from her car and began screaming again banging on passerby cars doors and windows. So i backed my truck back onto the street i was on onto the side of the road right where she hit me so i can show the officer where it happened exactly (i did this without really thinking about it idk if this helped or hurt my situation cause i was trying to get out of the way of traffic) and once again i tried to go calm the lady down and i guess thats when one of the passerbys parked behind me and called the cops. (Which i was going to do but i wanted to try to defuse the situation first)

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Accident

I wasnt issued a citation, i couldn't tell you about the lady however she did not have insurance and this was in california so she could have gotten in trouble for that. Her car was towed but that was because she wanted it to be not because it wasnt functional. Lucky for her she went mostly underneath the trailer so there was only damage to the left side windshield and bumber and she was ok. Basically what safety told me was its a unpreventable right now but if the police suggest its my fault that could change, and me not getting a citation doesn't mean much right now. At least thats the gist of what i got. I dont know i could be blowing this way out of proportion but its been stressing me out ever since it happened and i have lost sleep cause of it.

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Accident

So i am a little stressed out, and this could all be just in my head but i was hopeing someone could tell ne what they think. A little background I've been with prime for almost 2 years now. Previously i went into a ditch in my first winter experience didnt hit anyone was my fault i was going too fast no dmg to the truck trailer or cargo, about a year later i rear ended a lady who made a right turn from the middle lane no turn signal or anything and she was possibly drunk took off before the cops could get there no license plate, no insurance. It was deemed unpreventable. Now the other day i missed my turn so i was making a left turn down a narrow road and i had to make a 90 degree turn because i had to get into the parking lot that would be immediately to my right while i was making this turn an elderly lady come up from behind me and i got to watch in horror as she didnt slow down and rammed right into the back half of my trailer. Now i dont know what i could have done to prevent this other then not make the turn althought i believe if i had been stopped she would have rear ended me anyway. Luckily she was not hurt but she is stating i hit her somehow? I am worried because when it comes to left hand turns the driver doing the turn is normally found at fault, and i dont know if i will lose my job with prime if i for some reason the police say i was at fault. Should i actually be worried? If i am at fault am i for sure fired?

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Prime drug test

It's a **** test your good

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Potential Californian Trucker

Day 1 in the books let's review, got there around 7 there was a line for shuttles there. We filled out paperwork for payment direct deposit etc. Then off to drug tests. I was the 2nd to last to go the guy after me took an hour to go to the bathroom so we had to wait for him to go do our physicals. Once that taken care of we went got out physicals everything went well no issues but I will need to take a sleep apnea test so kinda worried about that. How much is it? If I fail how much is the machine? Is that taken out of my check before or after taxes? Questions I'll need to ask today. Anyway got back to the terminal for lunch. Catering was good you get a list of salads and sandwiches I got the combo salad and sandwich was pretty good. After lunch we went and did cputer based training for the last 3 hours I think I got half way done before we had to leave. Met CK on my way out ( ha take that PT) and apparently I just missed rainy? ( I hear rumors of capture unsure if this is bad or good thing lol). CK seemed like a cool dude. Got back to the hotel had nachos off the manager menu which was bigger then my head large portions for sure. Talked to a few fellow students in my class about cr England's pay raise places we wanna go etc. Then went to my room laid there and fell asleep. Looking forward to today I believe we're finishing paper work and CBT today should be a lot less running around but we shall see haha. Till next time!

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Potential Californian Trucker

We'll update here. Finally made it after 18 hours the last 4 hours really killed my knee and my butt that's for sure lol. Met up with pt and talked seems like a cool dude finally got to the hotel at 7:30 went had breakfast then passed out will 3:30 since I didn't get any sleep on the bus really. Just met my roommate didn't seem the friendliest but I think he was just in a bad mood. Ima spend today watching the SB and doing pre trip studies looking forward to tomorrow!

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Prime Inc. Future Student SLC

I just got to Vegas now

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Prime Inc. Future Student SLC

Hey pt I guess I will see you in Vegas as I am also heading there now haha

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Potential Californian Trucker

Well currently on the bus from Bakersfield to Vegas and then from Vegas to SLC. Bus isn't terrible got plug instead wifi air conditioning I couldn't ask for much more tbh. Weather is a worry as it seems it will be raining the whole trip there on and off. I have been studying the pre trip, watching arrow, and trying to comfort loved ones since I left. My hopes are I just don't get set home for anything stupid haha.

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Potential Californian Trucker

Exciting news I was finally accepted by Prime! I shall be heading out on the 4th to get started with orientation. I have a mixture of emtions from excitement to anxiety lol. A lot of changes will be happening soon and I just hope I can roll with the punches and make this work. I have already started studying primes version of the pre trip just to give myself something to do. I looked at the bus route and it's gonna be about a 25-30 hour ride... Train isn't much better being a 21-25 hour ride. If I had the money I perfer to go by train but I don't think that will happen haha. Anyway thank you all for keeping up with me hopefully next time I post it will be of me finally getting there!

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Potential Californian Trucker

Jim Palmer said they cant do it cause u applied 4 months ago (before i had my permit to test the waters) and it "didnt go through" and the only other one is a team only company im not interested in team unless i HAVE too. there is CR England but i would like a company that pays for everything due to money issues. all other companies ive contacted dont hire in my area right now :/

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Potential Californian Trucker

Its been 4 days since i told my prime recruiter i was ready and got my permit for SLC and my work history apparently is still being verified. Im not sure if this is something that normal takes this long or longer but its got me a little worried cause i have heard you need 18-24 months of Work history in the past 3 years at least. I'm worried because i was with my previous job for 20 months while doing uber and lyft on the side and 2 month past me quitting this job. i am worried i may have quit too soon because my recruiter is talking about "exceptions" and stuff and im not feeling too confident or shes not sounding very confident. I could be worrying about nothing but i just figured i would ask if this is normal to calm myself down i suppose lol.

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