At Fault Accident Over Four Years Ago

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Leeva804's Comment
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Can my friend get into cdl career with this accident. He has +5 points now and has not been in an accident since. Wanted to know if any companys will hire him if he discloses this information on applications otherwise I’ll tell him he can’t do it.

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.
Joseph I.'s Comment
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I do not know who it will matter to but asking via a phone call cannot hurt, the worst anyone can do is say no. More info on the accident will probably be required by employer but there are a lot of drivers out there who have had accidents in the past.

PackRat's Comment
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First, how long ago was this accident?

Next, what was the accident?

Lastly, when was the conviction date?

Many companies like to see no violations over three year years prior to their hiring. That's any citation. An accident is going to look worse that a ticket for a brake light not working.

Leeva804's Comment
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First, how long ago was this accident?

Next, what was the accident?

Lastly, when was the conviction date?

Many companies like to see no violations over three year years prior to their hiring. That's any citation. An accident is going to look worse that a ticket for a brake light not working.

The at fault accident was over four years ago. He explained he paid a ticket and it’s no longer affecting his insurance. Not sure if it’ll show up in his MVR.

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

Old School's Comment
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Describe the accident. What actually happened?

You can get your MVR online. It may cost you 15 - 20 dollars, but anyone starting this career should look at it and know what's there.

As far as accidents go most trucking companies can find out about them even if they aren't on your MVR. Insurance records are available to them that will show any accidents. You can't hide it.

Any trucking job application will ask for driving/accident records. Sometimes they may say, "Have you ever had any accidents?" Well, you have to answer yes to that one and describe it to them. Or they may ask, "In the past three years have you had any accidents?" You can answer no to that one. Be honest. Don't try to hide anything. But, only give them the information they are asking for. Nothing more, nothing less.

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

Leeva804's Comment
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Describe the accident. What actually happened?

You can get your MVR online. It may cost you 15 - 20 dollars, but anyone starting this career should look at it and know what's there.

As far as accidents go most trucking companies can find out about them even if they aren't on your MVR. Insurance records are available to them that will show any accidents. You can't hide it.

Any trucking job application will ask for driving/accident records. Sometimes they may say, "Have you ever had any accidents?" Well, you have to answer yes to that one and describe it to them. Or they may ask, "In the past three years have you had any accidents?" You can answer no to that one. Be honest. Don't try to hide anything. But, only give them the information they are asking for. Nothing more, nothing less.

He has his MVR it shows no at fault accident on it. He turned left while on coming traffic was coming and a driver hit him. Failure to yeild and payed the fine without going to court.

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

Old School's Comment
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Everything I said about filling out trucking applications will apply. Someone will give you a shot, just apply everywhere.

PackRat's Comment
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This is one of those, "Asking for a friend" posts, Old School.

Forgive my skepticism, Brandon, but we see a bunch of posts similar to yours on here routinely. So.....get your friend to grab the bull by the horns, grow up, and stand on his own two feet. Nobody is going to hold his hand in this industry.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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