Roll Over, Abandonment , What Do Now?

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K L.'s Comment
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12/2017 I rolled my truck after doing the same route over 150 times, don't know why it happened. Ended up going to trans am OTR they sent me to recover a truck and the trailer mudflap arm was bent into tire and missing flap and front blinkers werent working(don't think fender lights need to blink just side markers for DOT regs). They also didnt work till I cycled the batterys and after words they would work for a bit then go out.

They wanted me to drive 60 miles unpaid to nearest truck stop illegally like that after already making me take a 10 hour flight unpaid , then sit around for a week unpaid well the truck for painted, then I got a call my uncle died so I upped and left after sitting for 17 hours well the company did nothing to help me.

So I figure I'm black balled for the next 3 years? Is there any other industry where I can make $20/hr? Was making $200 a day m-sat on my local gig.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Wow man. I'm not really going to go point by point through all that. They say God helps those who help themselves. You certainly haven't done anything to help yourself.

There's always a company out there somewhere that will hire just about anyone. Look around on Craigslist and various job boards and the like. Carolina Cargo is well known as a second chance company, give that a shot. Try Waste Management also. They have a lot of different gigs.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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