5 Preventables

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Jay W.'s Comment
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Pray all is well. I’m from Virginia and I’m kind of in a bind. I was let go because of safety and I have 5 preventables on my last employer. I’m trying to really show I can do this and willing to bust my ass to prove it they keep saying it’s Employees that will take me but I don’t know anybody rn. If anybody can help or give me some suggestions I really appreciate it. I’m from Virginia

Rob T.'s Comment
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How much experience do you have? What company let you go?

What type of accidents? Backing, rear end collision and rollovers will all be treated differently. Most importantly is what did you learn from your mistakes? That is what is going to make or break you. Your best bet is to apply everywhere and take any opportunity you're given. We have another member here who had several accidents and was given a chance by Western Express.

Jay W.'s Comment
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I was driving for cargo transporters in North Carolina and I pretty much cut corner too short and I damaged the trailer turning to short I curved and like damaged the abs and airbags and I took a turn to short and I damaged the side of the trailer. They put me down for a preventable when the wind blew my tractor door open and I was pulling outta a shipper and it’s scrapped like the paint on the tractor beside me and I knocked the 2 hinges off my door. I have almost 2 years of experience and I learned to just take my time in all these incidents really man I was rushing cause I always try to be the guy u can count on and it messed me up at the end. I didn’t have any rear ends or rollovers ever.

How much experience do you have? What company let you go?

What type of accidents? Backing, rear end collision and rollovers will all be treated differently. Most importantly is what did you learn from your mistakes? That is what is going to make or break you. Your best bet is to apply everywhere and take any opportunity you're given. We have another member here who had several accidents and was given a chance by Western Express.

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.

Jay W.'s Comment
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One incident I had a relapse and a car ran out in front of me and when I stopped I didn’t put my foot on the break and I rolled into a suv when I was bobtailing. The other to was with like the fenders on the side of my tractor being bent when I was turning around and I turned to tight to the trailer and mudflap damage and that’s everything

How much experience do you have? What company let you go?

What type of accidents? Backing, rear end collision and rollovers will all be treated differently. Most importantly is what did you learn from your mistakes? That is what is going to make or break you. Your best bet is to apply everywhere and take any opportunity you're given. We have another member here who had several accidents and was given a chance by Western Express.

Bobtail:

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

Just Mitch's Comment
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You relapsed?

Jay W.'s Comment
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Well not relapsed but I had a brain fart and I just didn’t put my foot back on the brake

You relapsed?

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