I Have Six Preventable In 2yrs.

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Alfred P V.'s Comment
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I need best advice so continue in my career. I have six preventables in 2yr. The last one in Feb 2018. All minor no tickets, no dot. Just on company PSP and DAC. Looking for work, but who??

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.

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.

Chris M's Comment
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I'm not saying this to be a jerk, but that is alot. Is it possible that this is just not the correct career path for your?

Think about if you were an employer, and you were interviewing an employee. If you found out that once every 4 months they were going to cost you money by making a mistake, but they assured you they were all minor in their opinion, would you be fired up to hire them?

With thar many incidents, it doesn't show that you have the particular ability to correct yourself, and provide the focus required to be as safe as a professional driver has to be.

Again, I'm not trying to be mean. I know everyone makes mistakes from time to time, but continuous accidents cease to be "mistakes". It may be in your best interest to re-evaluate.

PackRat's Comment
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All six preventable accidents in two years and on your DAC? I don't think you'll see any company, or insurance policy, that will want the risk. Clearly you are a huge risk that did not learn from several previous errors. Sorry, but these are facts.

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 Reid's Comment
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Is this a joke to see how many various replies can be had here, or are you serious?

A person with six preventables in the last two years is simply not employable as a commercial driver. TWO preventables in the last THREE years is too many for most companies.

I need best advice so continue in my career. I have six preventables in 2yr. The last one in Feb 2018. All minor no tickets, no dot. Just on company PSP and DAC. Looking for work, but who??

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.

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.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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Up on the sidewalk, THUMP THUMP THUMP.

Mr. Smith's Comment
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Up on the sidewalk, THUMP THUMP THUMP.

Put the phone down driver.

If you’re really interested in still running for someone, you may end up really stressed out. It will be one of those companies that thinks (knows) you can’t go anywhere else and they may hold it over your head... they may also have really bad trucks and expect you to hurry hurry hurry. In turn putting you at risk for citations and possibly more preventable accidents.

Maybe you can get a job as a receiver or a yard jockey until things clear up...

What are the details on the preventables?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rainy 's Comment
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What were these. are you reporting minor stuff like bumping a yellow pole but no damage to the truck trailer or private property? are you reporting driving over road debris or something?

are you GOALing? what have you learned from these? how wpuld you correct it in the future?

id try CRE or Carolina Cargo. good luck

Alfred P V.'s Comment
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Thank-you everyone for your advice. It is helpful. I am correcting my driving skill by focusing of safety procedures and following the rules of the road.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Army 's Comment
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Since this kind of pertains to this conversation ababout a video was posted about running a red light i thought it would be good to share.

School bus, semi, collide in Florida; 6 students injured.

Not sure if you can use externals links like this, if not my apologies

http://flip.it/GMfIKn

Chris eff's Comment
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Not to post jack but i recently parked on the side of the road to obtain more order info. The truck started sinking. I eventually was able to drive out of the ground the truck started sinking in. But some called the company said i damaged their already damaged grass. Is that a preventable how would i find out?

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