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Jamie's Comment
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Schneider only trains those who ALREADY have their CDL.

Schneider actually paid for my schooling, they no longer offer their own school but they offer a paid sponsorship type thing just how they would normally do if they did everything themselves. So they'll send you to a school they're partnered with, and then you'll go train some more for 3 weeks with Schneider.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Dan S.'s Comment
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I'm already getting messages from others, (ALL non drivers of course, to lawyer up and sue any and everyone for the "accident" I just went through.

Yet every time I hear that a little voice gies off in my head:

"DON'T MAKE SHORT TERM DECISIONS, WITH LONG TERM CONSEQUENCES!"

I must confess as career military, I know nothing about Workmans Comp. Being military, were taken care of like family.

Well like Prime, who's been on the phone and contact with the Dr. Hospital Administration, my wife, etc. They're going to fly me home as soon as i get cleared. Hopefully next week.

The one and ONLY thing is Prime didn't contact the wife, she didn't know I had been in an accident.

On another note my co driver is an LO, and he's having to come up with major $$$$$ Just to get back into another truck and back on the road.

Since I'll be out of commission x 3 months, I'm sure he'll pick up another trainee. Makes me shudder when i think of the million and ONE plus things that can go wrong in the Olympic split fraction of a second.

STICK TO THE FUNDAMENTALS

PROCESS AND PROCEDURE

APPLY THEM EACH AND EVERYTIME

THERE ARE GOOD AND SOUND REASONS WE DO WHAT WE DO, THE WAY WE DO THEM.

I've been licensed and driving 7 months, just earned my 6 month safety award from Prime.

May be they won't fire me?

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Marc, you're handling this with the utmost integrity and professionalism. There isn't enough of that in this industry. It's very encouraging to see that.

You're the kind of guy we all love to help. We certainly hope and expect you'll get past this soon enough and you'll be back out there getting after it like nothing ever happened. We look forward to following along as you work through this situation and get back out there.

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I was thinking the same and was just about to post this.

This whole scenario reminding me of something that happened when I first got to Prime. A woman driver fell whole getting out of the truck at a shipper. Prime paid the bills immediately, paid her for time off, and even gave her an in-house classroom teaching job. Then someone prompted her with the "get a lawyer" line. She did, and it turned out the customer had a video of her going forward out of the truck rather than backwards with the 3 points of contact. Automatic termination. Failure to follow company policy and insurance fraud are now on her DAC. Im sure she never got another driving job.

Many times the "I'm suing" can backfire. Im really glad Marc is being cool. Good luck!

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Dan, fire you for what???? You weren't driving. Was this listed as a preventable for your co driver? Did you get further details about the cause of the accident?

As far as him taking another student...that won't happened until he has 1 year accident free. HE might not have a job. They could easily not permit him to lease another truck.

Im glad you are okay....as much as can be expected considering the situation. Take good care of yourself and dont push yourself too hard to recover.

Dan S.'s Comment
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Thank you Rainy and all here at Truckers Truth, you've ALL been a great source of well? Everything, knowledge, experience, wisdom.

I got lucky. Only fractured my L1 vertebra. Lots and lots of pain, but I'm working through it. Voluntarily turned down the.pain meds when I can. Mo surgery. Just physical therapy x 3 months + wearing the Turtle Shell x 3 months. Toss up between changing my name to Leonardo, Raphael or Michelangelo. Thinking I'm more of Cecil the Turtle type.

Dan, fire you for what???? You weren't driving. Was this listed as a preventable for your co driver? Did you get further details about the cause of the accident?

As far as him taking another student...that won't happened until he has 1 year accident free. HE might not have a job. They could easily not permit him to lease another truck.

Im glad you are okay....as much as can be expected considering the situation. Take good care of yourself and dont push yourself too hard to recover.

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Dan S.'s Comment
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From what little I know he was doing 60 on the right hand side, another truck passed him, got 2/3rds of his trailer passed him, (My driver) and the other driver started to Jack knife and clipped our tractor sending us into the median. It was a straight, steady although rough ride into the median. It's to my drivers credit he decelerated, keep her straight front to back, didn't Jack knife nor flip.

I don't know who got faulted, other driver kept going down the highway. This is 3 hours South of Chicago. Haven't seen my driver in 3 days, although he's called every day.

So far it's been 150% support from Prime. They're towing his truck back to Springfield. He's headed back there to get another truck.

Again thanks for all the support

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Will H.'s Comment
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While it sucks you're laid up and in pain, thank God that was the extent of your injures.

Marc Lee's Comment
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While it ducks you a laid up and in pain, thank God that was the extent of your injures.

What Will H. said!

I vote for Donatello!

Cowabunga!

Don's Comment
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Greed will get 'cha every time

This whole scenario reminding me of something that happened when I first got to Prime. A woman driver fell whole getting out of the truck at a shipper. Prime paid the bills immediately, paid her for time off, and even gave her an in-house classroom teaching job. Then someone prompted her with the "get a lawyer" line. She did, and it turned out the customer had a video of her going forward out of the truck rather than backwards with the 3 points of contact. Automatic termination. Failure to follow company policy and insurance fraud are now on her DAC. Im sure she never got another driving job.

Many times the "I'm suing" can backfire. Im really glad Marc is being cool. Good luck!

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

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.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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turned out the customer had a video of her going forward out of the truck rather than backwards with the 3 points of contact.

I did that my first day. I was lucky I only slid down the steps on my back, and had a heavy coat on. Still, it was a lesson I will never forget. I make sure I am facing the truck with 3 GOOD points of contact now.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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At my age, I hold on for dear life every time I get in and out. What I fear most is a head injury. I'd hate to damage something that's never been used.

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