Accident

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Dave S.'s Comment
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Ok this isnt really a trucking question although it is in a way, I sideswiped a car exactly two weeks ago today while I was driving a box truck the car was parked and we had no idea who the car belonged to my boss came to the scene and we were there over an hour and he decided to leave a note on the windshield with his contact information. I was let go and told we might have to keep in touch because I might have to fill out an accidenf report well its been two weeks and havent heard anything so Im hoping the accident wasnt reported. Wouldnt I have heard something by now?? And since I think worst case scenario how would it affect me for getting a job since I do have a class A license but no experience

Old School's Comment
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If there was no accident report, then it didn't happen. It can't affect you if it didn't happen. There is always a danger in assuming something though. I recommend you contact your former employer and inquire as to the disposition of the incident. If they say nothing ever came of it then carry on. But someone should have already contacted you if the police got involved. I think you are clear, but I would certainly make sure and see what your former boss knows about the whole situation.

Now as to the second part of your question:

And since I think worst case scenario how would it affect me for getting a job since I do have a class A license but no experience

I don't see how it can affect your job search if it was never reported. The fact that you have no experience in a Class A vehicle is going to be the biggest limiting factor involved for you. Most companies will require you to take a refresher course due to their insurance restrictions.

Dave S.'s Comment
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Yea I was planning on taking a refresher course anyway my only worry now is taking a physical because I have blood pressure issues its not that high but high enough to be an issue for a physical but that might be due to my stress level over the accident. I also have a ford escpe I leased that has another year and I hate the idea of keeping it in my driveway for weeks or months at a tine while paying on it plus the insurance I feel like its wasted money altjough I assume after the taining process I will be home every few weeks

Old School's Comment
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You'll need to address the blood pressure issues. We've got a lot of valuable information concerning Bloood Pressure in our Wiki section. Check it out and see if there is anything there that will help you.

As long as your blood pressure is kept under control, whether that is with diet, or medication, you will be fine, but just hoping it will get better is not a strategy for success.

Dave S.'s Comment
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What I meant was I am on medication for my Blood pressure but when I went for a checkup it was a little high 140 over 100 the doctor wasnt too concerned and asked If I have been stressing lately which I have and he said I should cut back on my sodium level too. I will be sure to get my pressure under control before I do anything because I know I wont pass a physical if its high

Errol V.'s Comment
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Old School figures:

I think you are clear, but I would certainly make sure and see what your former boss knows about the whole situation.

Clear or not clear, you do need to follow up with your ex-boss. The company or their insurance will cover it, but you should consider yourself involved until the ex-boss says you're out of it. Then go check your records anyway.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Old School figures:

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I think you are clear, but I would certainly make sure and see what your former boss knows about the whole situation.

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Clear or not clear, you do need to follow up with your ex-boss. The company or their insurance will cover it, but you should consider yourself involved until the ex-boss says you're out of it. Then go check your records anyway.

would they be able to post to his DAC? or is that reserved strictly for cdl A operations?

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

DAC:

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.

Pat M.'s Comment
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I would worry more about the part where you left the scene of an accident than the actual accident. Why did you not call the police yourself?

Mr. Jackhole's Comment
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Dave, I saw you posted this on another forum. You not like the replies there? Are you looking for the right to you answer? Or are you a troll?

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