I've Had Two Accidents And I'm Having Trouble Finding Work. Which Second Chance Trucking Companies Will Hire Me?

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UncertainSandofTime's Comment
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My first accident was my fault But the 2nd accident is not my fault due to the person running a red light and broadsided me. I only know of 2-3 good 2nd chance companies being Western Express and Carolina Cargo, saw they had no more than 1 accident within the 5 year time frame. Does this mean I have to wait a 5 year timeframe to be approved for a 2nd Chance company. Help me out with this fellas, bad luck just gets me, had 1 year left after my first accident to be on the clear to apply for Western Express until someone ran a Red light and got me.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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A accident that is not your fault shouldn't count towards your accident allowance.

When I drove a Cab someone ran a red and hit me in the intersection. All I had to do was submit the accident report and all the companies I applied to where ok with it.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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Quick update, O/P ~ Carolina Cargo is NO LONGER a 2nd chance company.

You could also look into Trans Am, and perhaps PAM transport, whom you can apply for on this site. I think you are too far west for Dutch Maid. My handful of ideas.

Western Express is a fine company, if you can get in with them, just saying~!

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Mike B.'s Comment
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I am i western express driver. Many on here have seen me say this a lot. WE hired me when I havent driven in 5 years. Your at fault wreck may cause you to go out with a trainer for 250 driving ours. Nothing wrong with that. The pay is bare minimum but they are hiring you when no one else would. They also shove lease purchase down your throat. Run hard have a good attitude with your trainer and dm. When things go wrong the roll off like water off a duck's back. *****ing about it wont fix it any faster. Oh get a watch since you are so uncertain

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.
UncertainSandofTime's Comment
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Thank you Brother fro your story, i do not mind the low pay, I just want to get exp. MY 2nd accident totally caught me off guard in life. But I will look into Western Express, Pam, and Trans am. Is it possible to avoid lease purchase for Western Express or is that a bad thing if they are giving me a chance?

I am i western express driver. Many on here have seen me say this a lot. WE hired me when I havent driven in 5 years. Your at fault wreck may cause you to go out with a trainer for 250 driving ours. Nothing wrong with that. The pay is bare minimum but they are hiring you when no one else would. They also shove lease purchase down your throat. Run hard have a good attitude with your trainer and dm. When things go wrong the roll off like water off a duck's back. *****ing about it wont fix it any faster. Oh get a watch since you are so uncertain

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.
PackRat's Comment
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Never, ever get sucked into the Fleece Purchase baloney.

UncertainSandofTime's Comment
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Thanks pack, i will try my best to avoid those Fleece Least Lol, just hoping i can get my self in the doors of trucking with a 2nd chance company. It really does suck having to wait another 5 years for my personal vehicle accidents of 2 accidents to clear. But Hoping Western or another company accepts me than i am fine to commit a year.

Never, ever get sucked into the Fleece Purchase baloney.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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Uncertain, since you are in IA (not sure where) you might take a look at Gully out of Quincy, IL. They took me when no one else would, but that was a while ago. They run midwest regional , I ran from MN to TX, PA to KS. Nice people, at the time older equipment. Don't know what they are like since ELD mandate came on board.

Good luck!

Regional:

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.

Mike B.'s Comment
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You can choose company you "make more" cpm but... you pay for everything!! They asked me once and I respectfully said not interested never will be. They left me alone after that

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

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.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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Thank you Brother fro your story, i do not mind the low pay, I just want to get exp. MY 2nd accident totally caught me off guard in life. But I will look into Western Express, Pam, and Trans am. Is it possible to avoid lease purchase for Western Express or is that a bad thing if they are giving me a chance?

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I am i western express driver. Many on here have seen me say this a lot. WE hired me when I havent driven in 5 years. Your at fault wreck may cause you to go out with a trainer for 250 driving ours. Nothing wrong with that. The pay is bare minimum but they are hiring you when no one else would. They also shove lease purchase down your throat. Run hard have a good attitude with your trainer and dm. When things go wrong the roll off like water off a duck's back. *****ing about it wont fix it any faster. Oh get a watch since you are so uncertain

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WE is no different than most when it comes to lease purchase. They will ask you a few times, just say no, it wont ruffle any feathers. They will also try to push training on you, again just say no. After a few no replies they will stop. They wont hold either one against you. Like you've heard their pay is on the low end but they do have newer equipment and take care of 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.
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