Companies Hiring Drivers With Accidents

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David N.'s Comment
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I need to know what companies, if any out there, will consider hiring a driver who has had four accidents in the past three years. I major, non-preventable, and three very minor preventable. In all four accidents I was not issued a ticket. If anybody can suggests some legitimate trucking companies that might consider me, despite the accidents, I would sure appreciate the info. Thanks.

John J.'s Comment
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Non preventable accidents don't count. So just forget that ever happened. I have only 6 months experience and I got 3 minor preventable in the last month and was fired for it. It makes it hard but not impossible to find a job. Usually the companies that tolerate accidents want 3 years of experience and the ones that don't require experience don't tolerate accidents. So you have experience on your side. Next, where you fired for the accidents? That severely limits your options but doesn't make you unhirable, I got hired by 3 companies after getting fired. Also find out if the accidents are on your DAC mine weren't because May trucking doesn't report anything unless there where injuries. But ALL Accidents will be on your company record which all companies do check. So don't lie. That being said, look for companies that are self insured like May trucking and. NAVAJO. Or try out some mom and pop companies that only look at mvr instead of DAC. central tranport is worth trying. Or do what I did and try a foreign company. I currently work for KW international. They are a Korean forwarding company and they don't look twice at my accident record because they have a Korean insurance company with different rules. I hope this helps


Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.


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.


Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Chris K.'s Comment
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Where is home David? I know a couple small co in Va/Nc that might hire.

Reggie E.'s Comment
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I know I'm a year late; But could you provide me with those company names in the Va/NC area? I'm kinda in the same boat as the original poster and having trouble finding a company that will hire me with an accident on my record. I also live in NC as well. Thx

Where is home David? I know a couple small co in Va/Nc that might hire.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rickey B.'s Comment
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Where is home David? I know a couple small co in Va/Nc that might hire.

II have one reportable accident/Incident recently on my sac which I'm disputing what trucking companies will hire me know rdb
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