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Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Fired

I posted here about 5 weeks ago concerning being fired at Western Ex. 4th day on truck with trainer scrape front end of another rig @3mph and some how punturered radiator, towed, fired. Literally applied at boo coo companies denied if I ever get a response at all. My lis. we're clean until now. What has caught my eye is reading a couple other threads on this forum. Both incidents were with Western Ex. #1 The trainy jacked knifed and totaled the rig. He talked 2 safety and kept his job? #2 Something simlier, talk s to safety gets 2 keep his carrier. Myself I sit n rig from Sat.till Tue. at terminal Do not get 2 talk 2 safety just told 2 hit the road.??? I am starting to think?? I am easy going get along with every 1. Accident 100% my fault. I do not no if there is a ? There but some. Thing seems not right Thx for any response. John

Posted:  3 months ago

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Werner Hair Follicle Testing. What panel does it use?

Did you have a prescription?

Pack that part I never considered. If he/she has a script should be ok .May have to quit doing them or get permission from doc and that would be about as commen as a snow ball in hell. I dought he does. Good luck to him regardless. Better he starts to learn the draconing rules and laws of this profession. I for one f up on my 3rd day out with my trainer,after financing 6000$ and putting 2000$ $ down rearranged front end of a poor truckers truck short turning in pilot at 3 mph some how put hole in radiator. Truck towed best I can tell carrier over.

Posted:  3 months ago

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Werner Hair Follicle Testing. What panel does it use?

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I took some klonopin about 3 was ago to help me fall asleep. I was wondering what drug panel does Werner use for the hair follicle. Do they test for benzos?

Best of my knowledge benzos/ Klonopin is just a nother form of anxiety pill. It is very simler to zanex. The std drug test is a 5 panel as in what drug it is looking for. 5 different types opiutes (vicDone,oxys herion et ) amphetamines, (benies speed) pot weed, hash. Anxiety drugs valium,zanex, KLONPON spelling sux but u get the clue. The last one I don't remember but I think Lsd shrooms etc. I would suggest miss your bus to orientation for at least 2 + months. Or find company's that only do what is required a DOT **** test. Under no circumstances do u go there and submit to there hair test Good luck brother

Posted:  3 months ago

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Fired for accidents, will I be able to get a new job?

Mom and Pop companies are also good advice. I was in a much worse situation, and I ended up, after about three months, working for a mom and pop.

Also, PRAY.

Dave

Have 0 idea as to who r mom and pop companies. My problem is I have 4 days of driving experience. Out with my trainer and I short turned around a parked 18er and clipped it puncturing radiator at maybe 4mph as I have posted on other areas of site. It was towed,fired. one billion percent my fault. Despretly need a chance. I have learned extensively from my mistake. What I here,, is apply apply apply. Doing so decline decline decline. If it's pointless I need to move on. ? Has any 1 ever heard of a 4 day rookie with 4 days driving get a 2nd chance ??? As I stated obove I keep hearing about mom and pops ??? Can any 1 give me a lead on some mom and pops ?? From what I can tell if I had 3 months exsperence ? Any way I am sure I got my answer with my previous subject post. I hope not but it is what it is. One at fault accident at 3 mph, radiator has hole in it fired, no one was ever in harm's way. Just short of 47 years of driving with out a single accident. ??

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Fired for accident

Sitting in passanger seat. Really not that much damage. Some how radiator got punctured ,towed. Carrying I think 76000 lbs a lot of enerta with that much weight.turned to soon was focusing on drop off ahead of me f Ed up.

How did u do that much demand at 3 mph? Where u actually backing or ran into a truck? Where was your trainer?

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Fired for accident

John, I agree with G-Town. It is really odd for a trainee to get fired for an accident. When I was at Western Express this kind of thing happened regularly. It almost always came down to how the driver conducted himself in his interactions with the trainer and the safety people as to whether they stayed employed. I knew of a trainee who ripped the top of his trainer's truck off by hitting a low bridge. He stayed employed because he owned that it was his fault, he had been cooperating with his trainer, and he clearly relayed to them what he had learned and how it would be avoided in the future.

You dropped us a clue in your other thread concerning this accident. You said this...

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There is more 2 story concerning trainer but matters not now.

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It may matter more than you realize. Your trainer may have put some additional information in the mix for the safety department to consider. Your relationship with that trainer may be what caused the axe to drop. You are clearly going to have issues getting hired, but your only option is to try as many companies as you can. Hopefully someone will give you a shot.

. Here is the intire scoop old school and thank you for any suggestions you may have. #1 the accident is do to my not taking that last look out my mirror b4 turning. I messed up ,my fault,but with that said there are some things that I have not said do to the fact I am a person ,at least I hope so takes responsibility for my actions. Here it is in full ,and once again if I had looked 1 more time this would not be a issue. We pull into truck stop and park facing trucks refueling. Trainer has been driving it's my turn to drive (DAY3 as trainie) We begin to exit ,,trucks now have pulled forward and went in plaza.This makes it extremely tight to exit. My trainer gets out and directs thru maze. As I am watching my trainer I loose track of my surroundings.finaly trainers get in let's go. I make turn to tight clip front end of another rig. Basically a fender bender.100 percent my fault. Some how radiator was punturered. Had to be towed. No ticket. Sit at terminal 3 days in sleeper. In this time I was told not to bother any 1 concerning this incendent. So I did not. This was told to me by my trainer on day 2 while awaiting my fate. In waiting I finally read the incident report. It said I was exiting the enterence. I was NOT!! issued a ticket. I had no idea that we were exiting out the enterence. ??? Day 3 in training?? My trainer had put me in a parked position we're I was going to exit out enterence. If you care to believe it I wanted to back up,but trainer insisted I follow the trainer directing me out forward. This is the 1 St time I have put this forth. I care not to screw my trainer or any 1. Do I have any option here. Also I never got to talk with safety Never got to exsplain what happened,just told to hit the road ?Thx in advance John.

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Fired for accident

? I am the FIRED topic guy. Best I can tell ?? ( Any positive info would be fabulous for my deflated tude.) I am flat out Fuuked. Please let me whine for just a sec. One accident ,my fault in 47 years of driving and I am unhirable. The first accident I was Ever involved in. Seams kind of draconian to me. 8 ooo$ dollars 2000 $ out of my pocket 6000 $ financed, unemployed and best I can tell uninployable. Wow,it is what it is though. I still have a few thousand dollars left.My question Would be,, if I took a refresher course at my trucking school would that help me get pass this 1 my fault accident I have 0 intentention of ****ing more of my money (Day 3 of training) away in this 1 mistake,at 3 mph with absolutely no 1 was in harm's way and my short lived carrier is over. If u cannot tell I have a little biterness in my atatude. Maybe I am wrong and my driving carrier is not over ????????? Any suggestions or posiabilities would be highly appreciated. Let God be with us all.

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Fired

Thank u G town .as I think I said. In June it will be 47 years with out ANY accidents. Holly cow what a time to have one. And speaking of time I am running out of it. Will be 63 in June.

Totally agree with Pack Rat here. I’m 7 years with Swift. Unless you hang with a company beyond a year, you’ll never fully experience the benefits said company has to offer a top performer.

Be honest and have a well thought-out explanation as to how you learned from your mistake and how you can prevent it from happening again. Non-disclosure is not truthful or trustworthy.

Good luck!

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Fired

Thank u rock that is 1 St positive reply I have had.

Your new trucking career is not finished for a backing accident. This is a hard profession to learn and takes some time. Yes you made a mistake but try to learn from it. Start applying to other companies. I would not volunteer the reason you got fired. Eventually you will find a company desperate for drivers. Get your first 1 to 2 years of experience and then look for a better truck job.

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Fired

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Dunno what happened after, if he got canned or what

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I’m going to go out on a limb here and just guess the outcome.

Hey guys this is the clown who originated this topic. I thank u guys for your post and not ripping n 2 my azz for my accident costing my job and most likely my carrear. 1 thing I want to make perfectly clear. I am thinking I may have put blame on my trainer. That is not what I was implying when I said there was more 2 the story,and that more was just exsplaing the details. I was Capitan of the ship and what happened was mine and only my fault. Also

Lol what I really wanted to know is my carrear done?? 3 days on truck fired ?? I can tell u 1 thing for sure and that is my driving skills have in proved 100 percent if I never drive again. This incident has taught me a tremendous lesson . In June I will have been driving for 47 years and have Never had a wreck. Well my streak is over at the most terrible time. I am a big boy I will land on my feet some were. My dream is and was Finnish up my working carrier as a trucker?? Any suggestions or ideas R most welcome. Home spot is Las Vegas and am trying to get back to Indianapolis,my 1st grand baby will B here in early August Phyced up but we're the job is so b it. Thank u guys for any suggestions. John

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Fired

Usually when ppl say something is 100% their fault they don’t go on to blame it on someone else

Lol kid

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Fired

John M...

G.O.A.L. You neglected this basic fundamental approach to safe backing.

All the more reason, since you were dead tired.

Am I done as far as trucking ???

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Fired

Just got fired at Western Express for in the front end of another truck in truck stop. Put hole n radiator and was towed. 100 percent my fault. Only exsc use I have is not having any sleep n over 3 days. Was only on day 3 with my trainer just out of CDL school.Had not adapted to sleeping n bucking sleeper. There is more 2 story concerning trainer but matters not now. Owe 6k to school no job C19 etc. Time is not on my side will be 63 in June. ? Any chance of getting a job driving or do I start apping at McDonald's ??

Quite obviously I can not say what want 2. Exsreamly frustating

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Fired

Just got fired at Western Express for hitting the front end of another truck in truck stop. Put hole n radiator and was towed. 100 percent my fault. Only exsc use I have is not having any sleep n over 3 days. Was only on day 3 with my trainer just out of CDL school.Had not adapted to sleeping n bucking sleeper. There is more 2 story concerning trainer but matters not now. Owe 6k to school no job C19 etc. Time is not on my side will be 63 in June. ? Any chance of getting a job driving or do I start apping at McDonald's ??

Posted:  5 months ago

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Nailed CDL-A driving test on the 2nd time

How long does it take to get back ground checks etc. and the potential hiring company to get back to me letting me know-- lets move onto next step ?? I have a concrete truck parked on my chest. I know I am jumping the gun--- for I put my apps in starting Sunday and today is the end of Tuesday nothing other than the initial response they had received my app. 62 years old??? driving for Uber/Lyft as soon as car goes kaput STREET!! The concrete truck is getting heaver with each moment. LOL. I put down 2000$$ out of my own pocket and owe 6000$ more at $250/ month clip starting in 9 days. STRESSING!!! ???

Posted:  9 months, 4 weeks ago

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Finally made it

Congratulations! That's such a great feeling, isn't it? You've now made it further than most ever will.

Stay sharp. Don't relax and drop your guard. Many challenges will be hitting you at once now. Keep your focus and stay safe. Good luck!

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I WAS REALY FEALING CONFIDENT IN MY SOON TO BE DRIVING Training ?? With your statement that he has now made it further than most trainees will ever make it ?? What am I doing here ?? going to Navy Seal training ??

Posted:  10 months, 1 week ago

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What should I do?

? Ready go to CDL training but worried badly. Its about my work history. They want 3 years at the least of history. I have 1 yr. verifiable as far as W2 I have been working under the table finding sales leads for a company sense 2012. I have been on disability for 6 years,theres no way to survive on the little $$ I would get. ? The sales job will provide verification to the company I am going to school with. I was a commercial flooring installer from 1979 to 2010 when the economy and my hip was replaced. Should I tell the realities of this or just go with the sales job and the 1 I have been doing for 1 year ??

Posted:  10 months, 3 weeks ago

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? concerning my DOT physical

Woow my BP is lower already THX John

A one year card is not a problem.

Your post has me puzzled though. You didn't say if you are on blood pressure meds. That is typically the reason for a one year card. Usually if you're not on blood pressure medication and your blood pressure is too high, they only give you a three month card so you can get the medication going and come back later to be retested. They don't just issue a one year card because your blood pressure is too high.

Remember, you will go through another physical at Prime. Each time you get a new medical card the prior one is no longer valid. If you are not taking blood pressure meds and your blood pressure reads correct at your Prime physical, you may end up with a 2 year card after all. But, if you are on blood pressure meds you will always get a one year card even if your pressure reading is good.

It's not a problem. The industry runs on blood pressure meds and coffee. You're in good company.

Posted:  10 months, 3 weeks ago

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? concerning my DOT physical

62 years old, intend on going to Prime cdl school. Passed learner permit. My dot physical only gave me a 1 year approval do to high BP. At home I am 120 over 72 but at clinic White coat syndrome. Will this be problem ?????? Thx in advance.

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