2nd Chance Trucking Companies

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Dewey B.'s Comment
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Can anyone suggest trucking companies that might hire you after a "careless driving" is stuck on your MVR? I would have to wait until Sept. to get a job, so was hoping some of you could make suggestions on where I might apply. I live near Atlanta and have 23 years OTR experience. I will not drive up to the northeast, thou. Thanks for any recommendations.


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.


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.

Bird-One's Comment
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Any other demands of a 2nd chance company or just refusal to drive Northeast?

Old School's Comment
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I will not drive up to the northeast

Dewey, why in the world would you make such a demand when you obviously need someone to give you a break? Basically you are telling the very few potential employers who could help you, "Hey look, I need your help, but I'm not willing to help you." That's a very hard way to get somebody to overlook your mistakes.

There is a tremendous amount of freight in the Northeast. It amazes me how so many "experienced" drivers refuse to go there. I don't get it. I run up there almost weekly. I make great money because of that willingness. My peers on my dedicated account just can't seem to put 2 and 2 together to understand why they can't run the kind of miles I do. Duh? My dispatcher always hands off the primo stuff to me. Why would he constantly treat me special? Well, I can tell you if you can't figure it out. I get the loads done that everybody else complains about.

It's really a simple formula. Be the guy who gets it done. Outperform everybody else. That puts the power of your best advocate in trucking (your dispatcher) behind you. That attitude delivers effective results for your bottom line. It makes you the person your dispatcher favors. You can never be that person if you have a list of demands that limit what you're willing to do.

You've got 23 years of OTR experience and you're having trouble getting a job. That's totally screwed up man! What's even more screwed up is that you don't seem to understand why.

Okay, sorry - rant over, but I don't know what else to advise you.


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.


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.
Dewey B.'s Comment
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I don't think so....Dewey is 71 years old and I know driving up that way is a real headache. (I'm Dewey's wife).

Any other demands of a 2nd chance company or just refusal to drive Northeast?


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.

Dewey B.'s Comment
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He prefers regional driving....southeast, midwest and west. He doesn't need a huge salary from huge miles cuz of his age, and being on social security. (This is his wife responding).


Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

PackRat's Comment
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How about UPS or Amazon?

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