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Harold J.'s Comment
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I got fired for safety reasons and it’s hard to get a job I have almost 4 months OTR I was fired for a rookie mistake pulling off and forgetting to drop my arms on tailor down and parking on a exit ramp if anyone can point me in the right direction I would really appreciate it

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Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Turtle's Comment
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The right direction would be to accept fault and learn from your mistakes. Yes they can be considered "rookie" mistakes, but don't refer to them as such when you apply to companies. Indicate where you went wrong, what you learned from them, and what you'll do going forward to prevent such mistakes in the future.

Apply everywhere. Western Express and Carolina Cargo are known for giving second chances. Someone will pick you up. Good luck.

Harold J.'s Comment
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Thanks for the input

The right direction would be to accept fault and learn from your mistakes. Yes they can be considered "rookie" mistakes, but don't refer to them as such when you apply to companies. Indicate where you went wrong, what you learned from them, and what you'll do going forward to prevent such mistakes in the future.

Apply everywhere. Western Express and Carolina Cargo are known for giving second chances. Someone will pick you up. Good luck.

midnight fox's Comment
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I got fired for... parking on a exit ramp

Is this common? I'd read that sometimes a cop will come along and ask the driver to move, but didn't have a sense that one's job would be at risk of being terminated for it.

Rob T.'s Comment
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It depends on the company. Some companies have zero tolerance for parking illegally. Many parts of the country dont have enough legal parking. However, imagine being parked on a ramp and a car doing 65 mph plows into the back of you. Even though you're asleep in the bunk YOU are still at fault due to being parked illegally. A couple weeks ago I seen a truck that had parked on what appeared to be compacted dirt/gravel. This truck had a wrecker hooked up to them trying to get them back on all their wheels after rolling over. I start my day usually around midnight and the rest areas on Interstate 80 will sometimes have trucks lined up a mile on the shoulder. Personally I would never be able to sleep with vehicles going 70 mph+ just feet away from me.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Stevo Reno's Comment
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A common occurance here in So. Calif lines of rigs on the on ramps, exit ramps, rest areas etc Especially along I-40 E/W bound

midnight fox's Comment
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Thanks, Rob. It'd be better in a pinch then to keep searching for a legal space, even if it puts you over your clock? I'm talking situations when you're still a noob and mess up the trip planning.

Harold J.'s Comment
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Yes my company had a zero tolerance for parking on a ramp I missed my first two days of orientation because of a screw up with greyhound and once I made it to the terminal they put me on a truck the next day I would have never parked there if I knew that

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

millionmiler24's Comment
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I got fired for... parking on a exit ramp

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Is this common? I'd read that sometimes a cop will come along and ask the driver to move, but didn't have a sense that one's job would be at risk of being terminated for it.

Unless it’s a DIRE EMERGENCY, CRST will issue you 100 Lytx points and then you will be terminated.

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