Good Bye, Y'all

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Snowman's Comment
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Sad to say I've had a bad turn of events that has put an end to my trucking career.

About 1 month ago now I was involved in a serious crash. I missed the low warning sign and hit a railroad bridge. This according to the mechanic wrote off my trailer and did about $30,000 damage to the tractor.

I had other small accidents previously that put me on probation.

I wish you all the best in all of your endevours. Sometimes certain things just aren't meant to be in this life. I have no hard feelings or regrets. It was an interesting career, however short lived.

Thank you Brett for this wonderful site, and for all your help !


Brett Aquila's Comment
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Oh man I'm very sorry to hear that! I truly am.

It sounds like you've decided not to attempt to find work elsewhere in trucking and get things back on track. As grim as it may seem right now I think you could find someone to give you an opportunity if you still wanted to drive.

But regardless of what you decide, I sincerely hope you had a chance to enjoy yourself out there and made some great memories along the way. I'm a firm believer that every experience in life can be considered a success if you learned valuable lessons that will help you later in life and made some nice memories along the way.

No one with the courage to take risks and follow their dreams ever walks away from all of their endeavors unscathed. I know that from experience. That applies to me as much as it ever has to anyone. But having the courage to get out there and live life to the fullest is one of the most honorable traits in my book and I commend you for getting out there and giving it your all.

I would also be dishonest if I didn't admit that my 15 years of safe driving was more than one time purely a matter of luck. I made some dumb decisions out there a few times, and I was spared from the bad decisions of others a few times, purely by the grace of God. Nobody is that good. Some of us were just luckier than others. That's the truth.

I hope whatever path you take from here it's graced with good luck, good times, and good people. The moments we fall don't affect our lives half as much as the decision we make to get back up and keep pushing forward without fear. Find your next challenge in life and go make it happen. And don't waste a moment. Life's too short.


Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Tracy W.'s Comment
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Good luck Snowman! I hope things do work out for you!

And Brett:

I made some dumb decisions out there a few times, and I was spared from the bad decisions of others a few times, purely by the grace of God. Nobody is that good.

Not trying to proselytize here, but every day I thank God several times a day for keeping me out of trouble when I do stupid stuff. I know He's kept me from hitting stuff multiple times, or driving into bad situations.

Not trying to offend anyone with this...I'm just seeing it happen with me.


jakecatt22's Comment
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Good luck to you snowman.

You guys are right about the stupid stuff, 2 days ago I was dropping an mt trailer in a gravel lot. Once I got into the spot I felt my truck sink, yep, it got stuck with the steers sunk below the concrete in front. I dreaded the call to my company.

BUT, the yard dog saved the day, he saw me and came over with a chain and pulled me out. Told me the lot is crap and it happens all the time, not to sweat it, he gets his yard dog truck stuck there all the time. He saved me some headaches that is for sure.


Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

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