Kiss It Goodbye

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Ricky H.'s Comment
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Family, i have been driving for about 6 years now, I just got in a accident in my personal car and got 2 citations.

That set me in all to have 3 accidents and 3 moving violations on my record in the last 3 years.

I guess I might as well kiss my cdl's Goodbye huh. I'm not working and no one probably will hire me huh?? Any advice or just encouragement?

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.
Old School's Comment
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Any advice or just encouragement?

Well, you could just try driving better! What's the deal? How is it that you keep having these issues?

How many of these citations are in a commercial vehicle?

You need to report these issues to your employer. Be careful about not laying blame on the idiots in the other vehicles, and take responsibility for your failings. Own it, and tell them what you've learned from it. I'm hoping you actually have learned something. If not, you'd better be good at making it sound like you did.

Keep us posted.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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What were the circumstances of those accidents? Was alcohol involved?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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I'm sorry, I just realized you aren't working. Yeah this will make it tough - real tough!

Be honest on any applications and try to learn from your mistakes. You may have to choose a different career for a few years while letting those issues fall back a few years behind you.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Ricky H.'s Comment
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Only one was in a T/T.. Funny how I'm more safe in a T/T than my own car. I own up to my carelessness. Just dont know what to do other than driving trucks

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Only one was in a T/T.. Funny how I'm more safe in a T/T than my own car. I own up to my carelessness. Just dont know what to do other than driving trucks

The unemployment rate is at historic lows. There are many jobs available for anyone who wants to work. You can drive a truck, even though it may not be an 18 wheeler. Tow truck? Delivery truck? Etc.

Cwc's Comment
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Might be time to become a yard jockey for a year or two.

Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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Two citations in your POV may not be a death knell. Get a decent attorney, see if you can get found not guilty on one or both. If the other driver doesn't show in court, often times the citations get dismissed without prejudice to the defendant.

If, however, the crash was significant enough to warrant reconstruction by a LEO, the other driver may not need to show, as the reconstructionist could testify from expertise on what took place, causative violations, speeds, directions, etc. Significant in this case means fatality, serious injury, major property destruction, hazmat release, etc. I wouldn't throw in the towel just yet, depending. There are a lot of factors in your initial post that are unstated.

Good luck to you.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

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