Accidents And Getting A New Job

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Seabee-J's Comment
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I tend to rush and it causes problems

That is the whole root of your issues but you owned up to it . Remember this slow is smooth and smooth is fast . If you get an opportunity with another company tell them you have learned to own things down and be more attentive to what your doing . Don't worry about other drivers attitudes or opinions, that's YOUR Rig and your JOB .

Spaceman Spiff's Comment
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Yeah I mean who is going to be impressed that you did your job as ordered? Shippers don't care, receivers don't care and it takes a long period of time to show the dispatcher that you're consistently performing before they care enough for you to notice.

Try taking with Carolina cargo. All you can do is try but honestly my eyebrows physically went up within the first five seconds reading your post. That's a lot of liability on record for any company to knowingly invite into their ranks.

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.

Dispatcher:

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Rainy 's Comment
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Ok.... let us put it all on the table....

In one year you...

Quit Trainco paid by Schneider right before testing

Did a lot of complaining about manuals

Argued with us about team pay at CR England

Argued with me about Prime training pay

Got depressed

Went to Smith & Solomon, got CDL

Got sent home from Werner for meds

Went to US Express

Complained they didnt pay you and posted it on Facebook

Complained about backing the automatic

Didn't GOAL causing 2 accidents, got a ticket

Got fired

Your trainer didnt GOAL so its his fault

The truck bucked cause its an automatic so its the trucks fault

Google didnt warn you of the weight limit, so its Google fault you got the ticket

You said something when you were in Trainco.....

Some people simply don't have, and may not be able to develop, the skills for handling a truck.

Think about it.

Good Luck.

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.
Bullitt_VW's Comment
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I'm going to straight up ask if you have ADHD? Your actions fit someone who has ADHD. I went through your post history and see you have taken Nortriptyline, which is prescribed as an alternative to drugs like Adderall.

I concerned if I'm able to make such a connection, that a perspective employer would do the same.

Phil 's Comment
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Thanks. I've had these thoughts many times myself. I don't know if this is right for me but I worked very hard to get into a truck. I'd still like to drive. No one is to blame for my actions but me.

Ok.... let us put it all on the table....

In one year you...

Quit Trainco paid by Schneider right before testing

Did a lot of complaining about manuals

Argued with us about team pay at CR England

Argued with me about Prime training pay

Got depressed

Went to Smith & Solomon, got CDL

Got sent home from Werner for meds

Went to US Express

Complained they didnt pay you and posted it on Facebook

Complained about backing the automatic

Didn't GOAL causing 2 accidents, got a ticket

Got fired

Your trainer didnt GOAL so its his fault

The truck bucked cause its an automatic so its the trucks fault

Google didnt warn you of the weight limit, so its Google fault you got the ticket

You said something when you were in Trainco.....

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Some people simply don't have, and may not be able to develop, the skills for handling a truck.

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Think about it.

Good Luck.

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.
Phil 's Comment
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Thank you for your feedback. I have no expectations at this point but I will look at some suggested companies.

All you can do is apply everywhere. If you can get a hire you'd better put your game face on and make it happen this time. Otherwise you are done.

You may already be done, but hopefully someone will give you a chance.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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How many GOALs is to many? There is no such thing as to many GOALs.

How many GOALs is to few? The one not taken before the accident.

Three out of your 4 mistakes were due to not enough GOALs.

Why would you navigate with Google maps. That's asking for trouble. Try writing down your directions.

RealDiehl's Comment
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There are some very obvious reasons why you dont want to make any mistakes. Injury (to yourself or others), vehicle/property damage, tickets, etc. I'm going to add another reason: Embarrassment. I'd be lying if I said that trying to meet the standards established by my peers here at TT is something I never consider. Therefore when I'm reading some of the brutally honest advice given sometimes it makes me cringe. Not - I repeat, NOT - because I believe it is wrong for drivers here to give such honest criticism. I cringe because I know I'm one stupid mistake away from being on the receiving end of it. In some ways it is a blessing. It helps keep me focused.

With that said, Phil, keep in mind that the honest feedback you are receiving is not meant to discourage you. Hopefully it motivates you...makes you step back and think about what choices you should be making, and whether you have the mental discipline required for operating a CMV. Maybe it will change the way you approach your job if you're lucky enough to find another one. I wish you luck and success.

*And for all you drivers on the forum here. I hope you dont think I'm trying to say I disagree with the way you phrase some of your comments. It's often necessary to "tell it like it is". When people need advice, we give it. When people need validation, we give it. And when people need the harsh truth, we give it!

And when people need some comedic insanity - more often than not - Bruce gives it.

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CMV:

Commercial Motor Vehicle

A CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business, is involved in interstate commerce, and may fit any of these descriptions:

  • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
  • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
  • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  • Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards
Bruce K.'s Comment
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The Real Deal said: "And when people need some comedic insanity - more often than not - Bruce gives it."

RD, I don't know about the comedy part, but the "insanity" part is something my psychiatrist and I are working on.

I had an appointment with him this week. He told me I was "crazy". I told him I wanted a second opinion, so he said

"Ok, you're ugly". (can't argue with that, I blame my parents)

As for the business at hand, I will say to Phil: Please get into a situation where you can get THOROUGH TRAINING! If you want to drive, you need lots of training based on your record. You seem to be a good, humble guy, but you need to train under the guidance of an experienced driver. Maybe a team driving company might be a good option.

Rainy 's Comment
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Did US Express offer to have you go back into training?

I did an article a while back

The Need For Speed Can Hurt You

Unfortunately, you proved me right.

If you really want this and you do find a job.... you need to do a few things.

1.) Do not turn that ignition on until you have your route written

2.) in the margin make a list of large 250+ parking type of truck stops every 100 miles. if you don have drive hours to get to that next one, stop early.

3.) GOAL every few inches while backomg to.learm how the truck manuevers.

4.) GOAL to survey your surroundings. Is there a tree behind the spot you can back into? Is there a bobtail in the spot you didnt see? Do you have enough room to u turn in the lot? Will cars and people be passing as you move? What space will allow me to pull straight out and not get blocked in when drivers park illegally?

Thete are toms of things out here that can mess you up. You struggled from the beginning and you have a defeatest type of attitude, which caused you problems in the past.

Personally, i think you are battling yourself. And that is a hard thing to conquer.

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

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