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Deborah P.'s Comment
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I started training with Werner in June, 2013. I had two minor traffic incidents in July, 2013; no citations issued and no damage to truck or trailer. In October, 2013 Safety told me that it is company policy if a student driver has two traffic incidents the student is sent home. Does anyone know if I will be able to go to another company and finish training and continue to drive? Or should I forget trucking.... I really love trucking and I am worried about this. Any advice or comments welcome.

Steven B.'s Comment
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Sounds like it never happened to me (as far as your driving record is concerned). Perhaps you can look at this as a good personal experience (trial and error with no harm or foul). Personally, I wouldn't mention it to another recruiter and see what happens (since you're still interested, and confident in your ability to succeed).

Old School's Comment
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Deborah, I'm sorry to hear about your misfortune. I think Steven makes a valid point though. I'm not familiar enough with Werner's program to know how they handle it. If you were already hired and considered an employee it's possible that they would put that in your DAC report. That will be a hurdle to get over, but if you were not officially an employee yet I think you can just go to another Company-Sponsored Training program somewhere else.

I recommend that you try doing that and see what happens. If you hit a snag jump back in here and we'll try and help if there's any way we can. Click on that link I gave you and you will be able to research some of the other companies that provide training.

Best of luck to ya!

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.

Company-sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

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.

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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Deborah, I'm sorry to hear about your misfortune. I think Steven makes a valid point though. I'm not familiar enough with Werner's program to know how they handle it. If you were already hired and considered an employee it's possible that they would put that in your DAC report. That will be a hurdle to get over, but if you were not officially an employee yet I think you can just go to another Company-Sponsored Training program somewhere else.

I recommend that you try doing that and see what happens. If you hit a snag jump back in here and we'll try and help if there's any way we can. Click on that link I gave you and you will be able to research some of the other companies that provide training.

Best of luck to ya!

You might want to tell the recruiter what really happened.

Dave

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.

Company-sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

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.

Tracey K.'s Comment
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Deborah I too am sorry to hear of your situation. I know it must be hard for you right now, but know that it is only a small stumbling block that you can get over.

First I would suggest that you get a copy of your DAC report immediately. You DO want to know what it on it. They may have reported it and they may not have. You are entitled to free copy of it just like your credit report. I have not looked on the website here to see if their is any information about it, but I do know that you can go to HireRight.com to request a copy of the report. It takes about 15 days for the report to be made. Their are other was of getting it and you can research that online. Just know that they are free, so don't get pulled into paying for it. You can appeal anything that has been put on there if it is incorrect or misleading. If they were reported accidents to the police, try to get those reports as well. You can contact the local sheriffs office where the accidents took place. You want all the information that you can get to support yourself in the furtherance of your career. Not giving up at this point is important, but you need to make yourself informed.

Second the most important thing you can do right now is be honest about what has happened. It maybe harder to get a new job, but it is not impossible. Know that. Honesty will be your best reward in all of this. Believe me, "it's going to be o.k. and work out.

Third. Don't give up! If this is what you want to do in life, then do it. This will only strengthen you and make you a better driver and person. I am proud of you for coming on here to ask questions and to speak about this. That in itself takes courage.

Their are other companies out there. You may have to take something you don't want right now, but take it anyway. Use this time to gain your experience. 2 years from now you can switch and go with whom ever you wish.

I wish you the best of luck and will add you to my prayer list this evening. God Bless.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Steven B.'s Comment
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True (assuming they really want to know). I didn't mean to suggest dishonesty there (just that I wouldn't volunteer information about every time I fell off a bike either—seems like a personal matter in that respect). Accentuate the positive and all that jazz...

Deborah P.'s Comment
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Thanks to all or you for the feedback. I sincerely appreciate it. I will continue on then. I really want to learn to drive a truck.

RedGator's Comment
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Could you elaborate on your incidents? Things happen but in this industry you have to be extremely focused.

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