Truck Driver For 21 Months, 1 Preventable, Need Help Finding A Company.

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Kenneth M.'s Comment
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I'll get straight to the point. I started my trucking career with CRST drove for them a little over a year before switching to Marten Transport this past October. Not even a week into my new company and I get terminated due to a accident they deemed preventable. (In their words on my DAC , I ran off the road) that has been my only Preventable. Also have a Non Preventable that occured in August of 2017. Worked for western express for about 2 months directly after Marten. But quit because I moved to Virginia and the company told me that the van division I was on was only for the west coast. My question is, Is there any other "second chance companies" that will take a chance with me? any tips and or help will be very much appreciated.

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.

Steve L.'s Comment
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Have you tried Bluefield Transport (Draper, VA), Abilene or Bowman (Williamsport, MD)?

Also, maybe type second chance in the search bar.

Jamie T's Comment
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You could try some local jobs, lots of people looking for drivers with 6 months - 1 years experience. Or some mega's would prolly take you like Swift / CR England among others you could try. Just call recruiters and get as much info as you can and they'll usually work with you I believe.

G-Town's Comment
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You could try some local jobs, lots of people looking for drivers with 6 months - 1 years experience. Or some mega's would prolly take you like Swift / CR England among others you could try. Just call recruiters and get as much info as you can and they'll usually work with you I believe.

Usually 6 months of safe driving is implied with jobs seeking applicants with 6 months experience.

OP has had 3 jobs in a year (?). There is possibly more going on here...not sure.

So Kenneth, exactly what was your preventable? If it was a wheels up rollover finding another job is going to be difficult. You have already worked for WE,...a known 2nd chance Company. So what happened...?

I think it was already suggested to apply like crazy to see what sticks.

Use this: Apply For Truck Driving Jobs

G-Town's Comment
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Sorry missed the 21 months in the title (DUH).

Susan D. 's Comment
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Still 3 jobs and looking for a 4th in under 2 years is a tough hurdle. I'd say, like GTown basically did.. apply everywhere and see what offers you get, but I too would like to hear more about the preventable.

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