I Have Got Fired On My Last Week Of Training

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Michael P.'s Comment
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Hello everyone I'm looking for a second chance in truck driving I F up the last time I was training I was on my last week with my mentor and I have hade two accidents that got me fired and i have no clue where to go from here please need help finding a company that will take me in besides from the two accidents I have a very clean driving report

Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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IIRC, you posted something similar a few days ago, and stated it was 3 accidents. I'm NO expert here; my husband is the driver in the family for 20 plus years, but I've been around the industry for a while, accordingly.

1.) Would Swift not offer you additional training, either in house or otherwise, to overcome the mishaps?

2.) Aren't you indebted to them, for training? (and if so, to the tune of ...what, dollar wise?)

3.) Did you get your 160 certificate?

4.) If you could elaborate on the 'accidents' (or incidents, perhaps?) I'm thinking we could be of more assistance. (Well, the experienced guys/gals anyhow....)

5.) Carolina Cargo, Western Express, and IIRC Trans Am are a bit forgiving, but not sure that either of those 3 <<< have training programs. You could check. More info regarding your situation could help the veterans here, help you.

Best of luck, Anne

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Michael P.'s Comment
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Okay thanks for the help I did complete the 200 hundred hours of training and it was with swift they didn't give me my Certificate they just to me they wasn't going to take me in because of the two accidents

he what happens I was making a turn at a Walmart when I was almost done with the turn the back of the Trailer breaks chamber got caught on a street median and break chambers came right off

I was at a Walmart and there was was no way that I could have went in to the back of the store do to traffic conditions so I made a choice to go in to the front of the store & as I was Turing into the store the trailer got hung up on a tree

Michael P.'s Comment
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I see alot of bad reviews on TransaAm but Western express did told me I can come train with them but they told me they have a hiring freeze on south Florida

Turtle's Comment
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Michael, you need to forget all about reviews right now. You're in no position to be choosy after having two accidents, especially accidents that show poor decision making.

Your best bet right now is to humble yourself, admit to your mistakes, show what you learned from them, apply anywhere and everywhere you can, and accept any offer that comes your way.

You've dug a pretty big hole for yourself, and now you need to do whatever it takes to get out of there. If you're lucky enough to get another chance, jump on it.

Dm:

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.

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.

Michael P.'s Comment
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Yeah I know I F up I just trying to be very careful right now where I go I'm not being picky or anything like that I have three companies that are willing to bring me in TransAm western express and SRT trucking

Turtle's Comment
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That's cool, you're lucky to have someone give you a shot. Be super careful and watch your wagon!

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Victor C. II's Comment
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Turtle, I could not agree with you more since I am in the same position. I had 4 accidents with Swift over the course of 5 months solo and was let go based on it. Then 2 and 1/2 years later and I want to get back into the industry. Well I applied for everywhere. Through truckingtruth.com and through individual applications. Pam Transportation was one of the only ones that would take me and I think a lot was on the basis that I did it through communicating with Jessi at the truckingtruth.com help center. Never even knew about them before I started the applications. God gave me a second chance at this and I also dont have any tickets in the past 3-4 years, 2015 being the earliest. All that to say, Michael, pick one and stick with it for however long the contract states as needed or wanted for the training they give you. I would recommend even Pam Transportation to you. They have very good training. God bless and good success to you! smile.gifgood-luck.gif

That's cool, you're lucky to have someone give you a shot. Be super careful and watch your wagon!

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Michael P.'s Comment
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Pam transportation is taking you in with 3 accidnts I have a very clean driving record beside from the two accidents and they told me no

Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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Pam transportation is taking you in with 3 accidnts I have a very clean driving record beside from the two accidents and they told me no

PAM may be one of the handful of companies not hiring from S. Florida, currently. Again, Trans Am (as you said will have you) is your best bet, IMHO. Western is EXCELLENT but in 'one' post you said they aren't hiring from your area currently. One of our members here (Chickie Monster) got HER start with Trans Am and brought her husband AND pet along. The amenities in the rig were awesome, IIRC. She's not around much; but you can still look up her diary(ies.)

Rick S. can probably help you with S. Florida companies, otherwise. I don't know much about Southern Refrigerated Transport; just that they haul juice and flowers....all reefer loads, I believe.

A few of us kicked in to help 'ya.... kick back the courtesy and let us know. (I grew up in Bradenton, FL myself.)

Best wishes, Anne

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

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