Can I Buy A Truck With 5 Months Experience?

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Keith W.'s Comment
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Can I own my own company with 5months Experience an a preventable that just happen in June 2019 since no one want to hire me?

Tractor Man's Comment
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If you look at the price of insurance, that will answer your question

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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1 preventable shouldnt have gotten you fired. What is the whole story.... where did you work what happened with the accident.... and who did you apply to tgat "no one will hire" you?

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Can I own my own company with 5months Experience an a preventable that just happen in June 2019 since no one want to hire me?

Whoa there man! Talk about jumping from the frying pan into the fire. When you say "owning my own company", with just 5 months experience, that's not a good move. Even with 20 years of experience, that's probably not a good move.

What was your "preventable"?

Keith W.'s Comment
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I was. At TMC. That's the whole. Think after the safety manger call me out my name I cuss him back. I put my paints on 1 leg at a time just like him

1 preventable shouldnt have gotten you fired. What is the whole story.... where did you work what happened with the accident.... and who did you apply to tgat "no one will hire" you?

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Ah. So you were brought into Safety after the preventable. You got an attitude, he did too, then you got fired.

That means "Failed to follow company policy" and "termination" is on your DAC? Do you kmow what is on your DAC?

if you want an honest answer to your question. No, you won't be able to even buy a truck or find insurance. Insuring a driver with less than one year is expensive.... one with an accident worse. The downpayment and interest rates for you will be astronomical, if you could get financed at all.

Best i can say is apply everywhere. TMC is very strict with former military running it from what i understand. They wont take any crap.

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.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Keith said: "I was. At TMC. That's the whole. Think after the safety manger call me out my name I cuss him back. I put my paints on 1 leg at a time just like him "

Keith, I think TMC, for you, stands for: TOO MUCH CUSSING. No wonder you got fired, along with your poor spelling and grammar. You need an attitude adjustment.

PackRat's Comment
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Try more applications to other companies.

Keith W.'s Comment
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They towed the truck I didn't. Get a ticket or have a police report for it

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Can I own my own company with 5months Experience an a preventable that just happen in June 2019 since no one want to hire me?

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Whoa there man! Talk about jumping from the frying pan into the fire. When you say "owning my own company", with just 5 months experience, that's not a good move. Even with 20 years of experience, that's probably not a good move.

What was your "preventable"?

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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We need to know exactly what happened if we are going to give you advice.. If you left the truck and they towed it and you have abandonment on your record kiss that CDL goodbye.

Otherwise you may need to try some lower paying second chance companies like CR England or Carolina Cargo.

As for your last comment.... i deleted it. You came on here asking for advice and gave us very little details. If you dont care what we have to say, then why ask us? And honestly, if you needed to ask that question, you shouldnt be trying to own a company.

You need to take any job you can find, demonstrate reliability for a year then you can try applying to higher paying companies.

If you keep throwing insults, I will keep deleting rhe posts. We don't put up with attitude problems anymore than TMC does.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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