Companies That Hire With Recently Being Fire For An Accident

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Mufasaaaaa's Comment
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Hey guys I got fired last year round October from Prime Inc for an accident and I also have on DAC having a handheld device out. So I’m asking what are some companies that will hire me? I am allocated in South Carolina. I only have one year experience of OTR before being let go or So should I consider finding something local with my CDL or do y’all guys know a good bit of companies that will give me a second chance to redeem myself on the road.

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.

OTR:

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.

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.

Adam C.'s Comment
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Western Express and Swift gives chances to guys even with DUI (depending on how old it is). Pretty sure Western Express and Swift will give you a chance even with the accident and smartphone while driving. Especially with a year experience.

Also may I ask, how does Prime Inc work? I was told after training (for new grads), in order to drive for them you have to “lease” their truck. Meaning you have to pay for fuel, maintenance etc. is that true?

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Moe's Comment
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Best bet is to use the tool below and see what companies will take you on. It autoshoots applications out to many companies at once. From what I have read on here Western Express is a second chance company

Best of luck

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Moe's Comment
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No Adam, you are not required to lease with Prime. It is am option but is not mandatory and frankly leasing a truck is not something I would recommend to anyone and I'm sure any experienced driver on here would say the same.

You are basically paying the company for the right to haul their freight and assume the headache of the truck payments ,maintenance etc. There is a wealth of info you can search here at TT about leasing and the perils of it.

Western Express and Swift gives chances to guys even with DUI (depending on how old it is). Pretty sure Western Express and Swift will give you a chance even with the accident and smartphone while driving. Especially with a year experience.

Also may I ask, how does Prime Inc work? I was told after training (for new grads), in order to drive for them you have to “lease” their truck. Meaning you have to pay for fuel, maintenance etc. is that true?

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.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Western Express and Swift gives chances to guys even with DUI (depending on how old it is). Pretty sure Western Express and Swift will give you a chance even with the accident and smartphone while driving. Especially with a year experience.

Also may I ask, how does Prime Inc work? I was told after training (for new grads), in order to drive for them you have to “lease” their truck. Meaning you have to pay for fuel, maintenance etc. is that true?

Nope. Many of us here are company drivers at Prime. No leasing required.

OP: Trying to get hired with an accident and a phone issue?..... Really repent and explain that you learned. You are an insurance risk at this point. Also if you were fired in October what have you been doing? That could cause issues too if you have been out of a truck for almost as long as you drove one

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Big T's Comment
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Doubtful Swift will give a second chance. The cell phone is a big issue with swift. Automatic termination if your caught.

What was the accident?

Western Express and Swift gives chances to guys even with DUI (depending on how old it is). Pretty sure Western Express and Swift will give you a chance even with the accident and smartphone while driving. Especially with a year experience.

Also may I ask, how does Prime Inc work? I was told after training (for new grads), in order to drive for them you have to “lease” their truck. Meaning you have to pay for fuel, maintenance etc. is that true?

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Mufasaaaaa's Comment
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Okay thank you i will click the link and try that route than you Moe

Best bet is to use the tool below and see what companies will take you on. It autoshoots applications out to many companies at once. From what I have read on here Western Express is a second chance company

Best of luck

Apply For Truck Driving Jobs

Mufasaaaaa's Comment
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The accident was recorded as a rear end but no damages to the guy vehicle and that's only in Prime Inc system not my DAC (the only thing on my DAC is the phone and I didn't get charged on the citation just a warning)

Doubtful Swift will give a second chance. The cell phone is a big issue with swift. Automatic termination if your caught.

What was the accident?

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Western Express and Swift gives chances to guys even with DUI (depending on how old it is). Pretty sure Western Express and Swift will give you a chance even with the accident and smartphone while driving. Especially with a year experience.

Also may I ask, how does Prime Inc work? I was told after training (for new grads), in order to drive for them you have to “lease” their truck. Meaning you have to pay for fuel, maintenance etc. is that true?

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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.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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A warning and citation are scored the same basically if I'm not mistaken.

PJ's Comment
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You might look up Carolina Tank Lines. I see their trucks around pulling boxs.

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