Have 5 Preventable But Need Job

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I have 5 preventables on my record from the past 13 months. No tickets, no at fault accidents or citations. Rookie. Simple bad luck and inexperience. I'm trying to get a job but none of the big fleets will touch me with a 10 foot pole bc preventables. I have good professional references, was number one on my fleet, known for very high miles and on time deliveries. No tickets as a non-pro for about 8 years. No criminal history. I was not fired, I resigned last week. Any advice on who might give me a job???

Rob T.'s Comment
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What type of preventables? 5 is a huge amount to overcome with them happening in such a small time. Companies understand rookies make mistakes and are willing to overlook a couple if you can explain what you've learned and how you'll prevent it from happening again. I wouldn't use "bad luck" to explain a preventable. They're called preventables because well...they're preventable.

What led you to quit your job knowing that it'd be difficult getting hired elsewhere? Use this link to Apply For Truck Driving Jobs but I'd avoid contributing the preventables to "bad luck".


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Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I read through your former posts.... both as Rodney and as an "older female of 160 pounds". It is obvious you make poor decisions....

In one scenario you knocked on a truck window because you were impatient in a fuel ane and put yourself in danger when the people became aggressive. In another you followed the QC down dead end roads and then didn't believe it recorded your break properly so you were put out of service for another 10 hour break. And it is quite obvious you had no idea whatsoever how to read the DOT clock.

There comes a time.when you must take responsibility for both your actions and your learning. The preventable were your fault, they count as accidents... so to state "no at fault" accidents is a lie. How did you get 5 preventable and none of them were your fault? I could see maybe one... the other driver caused it and you didn't take action to prevent it. But 5? No way.

Best I can say.... beg your company for your job back. Your hot headed impatient temper got you into another situation just like at the fuel lane. A second chance company like CR England may take you, but you are going to take a pay cut.

Good luck


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Old School's Comment
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I was not fired, I resigned last week. Any advice?

My advice is to beg and plead for your job back. You made a huge mistake by resigning. You had a job where people obviously cared about your well being. They put up with you having 5 preventables! Do you realize how awesome that is? Of course you do, at least now you should. You said it when you said this...

none of the big fleets will touch me with a 10 foot pole bc preventables

I've seen several drivers in my fleet get fired for one single preventable. They were told they were eligible for re-hire after one year of safe driving somewhere else. Preventables are serious issues. No company looks at them the way you do - nobody considers five preventables as...

Simple bad luck and inexperience.

Beg and plead for them to take you back.

There's my advice. Now I have a question. Why in the world would you resign? I'm serious - could you share with us your rationale?

PackRat's Comment
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Five accidents in 13 months, yet you are the number one driver in your fleet?

Not buying it.

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