2 Incidents With 1 Company And Another With First Company

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Huzul's Comment
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Hey, i had a few incidents with two separate companies all my employer verification is putting down that i had these incidents. I am having a really hard time finding work and the first one happened before i was licensed with my cdl and the company said they took care of it. Now its showing up on my employer verification and i resigned from the other after a ARB review board. I am just looking for some guidance and/or help from fellow drivers to guide me in the right direction also i have 1 accident in my POV from Feb that i got charged with also. Any help would be appreciated.

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

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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What kind of accidents where they?

It will probably be a uphill battle for you but Carolina Cargo, CR England and Western Express will probably be your best options.

Rubber Duck's Comment
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Why Did you resign after the arb review board.

Huzul's Comment
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What kind of accidents where they?

It will probably be a uphill battle for you but Carolina Cargo, CR England and Western Express will probably be your best options.

two were backing related and one caught a tree on trailer. no people were involved and no documentation with dot and nothing on dac. filled out a app with stevens heard horror stories about cr england and to stay away from them.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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.

Huzul's Comment
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Why Did you resign after the arb review board.

i was going to be fired anyway so might as well put in something that says im resigning if that even did anything.

Rob T.'s Comment
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filled out a app with stevens heard horror stories about cr england and to stay away from them

There are "horror" stories about every company out there. It's easier to blame the company than take the blame yourself. Most often the key to success is YOU. Even IF that company was as terrible as you may think what other options do you have at this point? You may need to go with a carrier that pays less and start working towards more miles since your accidents.

You first joined the forum over 2 1/2 years ago, you should know by now nearly every bad review out there is horse dung. As tempting as it may be even though these aren't on your DAC make sure you still are honest about them on any application.

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.

PackRat's Comment
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Completely agree with Rob T.

Another box on the application will be "can we contact your past employers". So it doesn't have to be listed on your DAC , even though it did occur.

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.

Jrod's Comment
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As the Director of Recruiting, I look at employment verifications all day. They will list those things. They will also list times where you got stuck and needed a tow, cracked a curb, smooshed some landscaping...

But that being said... with minor stuff, I don't have a problem adding it to the application if it shows up on a Verification. What gets applications booted to the "NOPE" pile are when they try to hide bigger accidents, like sideswipes, Following Too Closely, injury accidents, roll-overs, roll-aways, etc...

There is no way anyone with half a brain will think those aren't important or 'forgot about them'. So either the applicant is purposefully lying, or is working with less than half a brain and that's usually not a great person to put in a big rig.

You should disclose everything by default, but most places (and we are picky) aren't going to trash your app for forgetting to put something minor on there. But backing accidents and overhead objects (Bridges, Trees) should be on your app.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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.

Viking's Comment
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Funny how all the "horror stories of England" are so popular yet.. I've been working for them for 2 years making good money and miles. embarrassed.gif

And with your record.. you don't really seem to have the luxury of being picky with who you work for, why should any company take a chance on investing in you when they can get someone who has ZERO incidents? At this point you should probably find a job that will take you and get yourself 2 to 3 years clean accident free driving before worrying about who your working for.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Funny how all the "horror stories of England" are so popular yet.. I've been working for them for 2 years making good money and miles.

Man, I hear ya. These horror stories are the bane of our existence. Every trucking company out there has a long list of haters, and yet they all have a long list of million-mile drivers who are thrilled with the company and have been highly successful for many years.

If the company was a lousy place to work then why are so many long-term employees happy and successful? What do they know that the whiners couldn't figure out?

We have the answer to that question; they know what it takes to be a top-tier driver.

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