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Chris eff's Comment
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Someone told me things happen in threes. Well i got a preventable... then an overweight ticket and then lost my job. I can be more descriptive if anyone wants to talk but for now im looking for companies to drive for after six months experience at US Xpress. Just looking for advice on companies if anyone has any. Looking to hit all 48 states.

Big Scott (CFI Driver and's Comment
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What was your preventable? Did you lose your job because of those two reasons?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Nolaman's Comment
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If all else fails, there's always where I started... Carolina Cargo. I liked and enjoyed working there. I made good money, and I got a lot of experience. The problem was their location from my home. Driving home for some home time took 12 hours! Then I had to drive back! They only have 1 terminal (which is really the maintenance shop) which has no lounge, food, or showers. Team driving. But you make a lot of miles, and the pay increases with each week you stay on the road. The amount per mile sounds low, but you get paid for every mile the team drives. If you live within 8 hours of Lancaster, SC., (Rock Hill, SC) and have a vehicle to go home from time to time...they're definately worth a call. Make sure you have enough money to make it through the 1st month...that's the hardest part...after that, it's smooth sailing. Once they see you're willing to work, and are cooperative...you will make good money, and get good experience.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Chris eff's Comment
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My preventable was for parking on the side of the road and then the truck sinking. I got out no damage no tow. Then i got an overweight axle scale ticket.

Chris eff's Comment
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Being let go was for something else id only rather dicuss with employers. The incident wasnt an accident or inspection or ticket.

Dave Reid's Comment
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Two other companies known for second chance are Western Express and CR England. Drive a year or three with one of them or Carolina and then if you don't like it you could get on anywhere.

My preventable was for parking on the side of the road and then the truck sinking. I got out no damage no tow. Then i got an overweight axle scale ticket.

Alicia 's Comment
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I'm not sure about requirements but I have a couple friends that are drivers. Haven't spoke to them in a couple months but I know they was working for USA trucking and the other is Boyd Bros. I was told last time I spoke to them both they really liked the company. They both have been there for some time.

Chris eff's Comment
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Doing orientation with western express. Looking forward to being back on the road!

Army 's Comment
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Congrats. A second chance that I am sure you recognize the significance of......

G-Town's Comment
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Nice going Chris! Good for you, make it count.

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