Last Chance Or Time To Move On?

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Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Or come clean and own it. That would be the much less complicated way, but if Western Express passes on me I might be out of options.

How likely will the omission result in termination at a later date with a new company? Calling around it sounded like it's possible to slide through.

You could also look into Dutch Maid Logistics here in Ohio. They gave Marc Lee his 4th chance at trucking, when nobody else would. I don't even recall how he found them, TBH. Wasn't 'my' gem shared, LoL~! Then again, after Marc didn't make the cut there, either (Sorry, Marc!) they may have upped their bar. I'm not sure; just a suggestion.

~ Anne ~

Driver 100's Comment
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Were you given a choice of either resign or be fired by PTL?

Correct.

Driver 100's Comment
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Okay, thanks for the extra information.

All you can do is apply quickly and try to get a driving job as soon as possible. Well, there is one more thing you can do. Try to be EXTRA CAREFUL!

We aren't going to judge you, but by now you know how serious this job is. You have got to keep it between the ditches and be a safe driver. If you can't do that you will not be given any more chances. good-luck-2.gif good-luck.gif good-luck-2.gif

Thank you.

Looks like I will leave it off for now.

"it's better to ask forgiveness than permission." comes into play here.

Jammer a's Comment
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I gotta agree

After reading your posts on here, I don't you need to be driving. You're a hazard to navigation and safety in my honest opinion.

Tempted to omit this on applications ( spelled LIE)? Yeah, that's a criminal offense all by itself.

Deal with it when it comes up later? Like in court after your next accident? By the prosecuting attorney, or at a deposition when the lawyers did a really quick background check into your driving history?

Barry H.'s Comment
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Sorry your having issues out there, however I must agree that leaving this off an application is not the way to go. Failing to disclose could very well mean termination from any company willing to invest in you. Just my take on it, but it's seems that your integrity would be more important than trying to beat the system. Good Luck

Driver 100's Comment
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After reading your posts on here, I don't you need to be driving. You're a hazard to navigation and safety in my honest opinion.

Tempted to omit this on applications ( spelled LIE)? Yeah, that's a criminal offense all by itself.

Deal with it when it comes up later? Like in court after your next accident? By the prosecuting attorney, or at a deposition when the lawyers did a really quick background check into your driving history?

This is why I come here. To get the answers that might be uncomfortable. I'll put it all out there over the phone when I talk to prospective companies.

Leeva804's Comment
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Have termination on DAC report, now resigned from 2nd chance company after putting truck in a ditch. Black ice incident, single truck accident.

3rd chance company or time to move on?

Wait they would fire you for only putting truck in a ditch? Was the truck damaged? Maybe I don’t know but couldn’t they simply send someone out to pull you out?

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.

Banks's Comment
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My guess is they determined he was going too fast for conditions and that's how he ended up in the ditch. It wasn't ending up in the ditch, it's how he got there. He just started there a month or so ago, it's possible he was a on a probationary period. I'm not sure how PTL works, but it's not uncommon to be terminated for having an accident within a probationary period.

Pete B.'s Comment
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This is why I come here. To get the answers that might be uncomfortable. I'll put it all out there over the phone when I talk to prospective companies.

Good call; there have been instances where people made it into orientation but were let go as in-depth background checks turned up incriminating information that had not been previously disclosed. Being honest, owning all of it, is your best option. If you then cannot find a company offering you the privilege of a 3rd chance, that would be your sign to move on.

Oddball's Comment
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Your plan forward may be sound- wait a few weeks to see how it shows up. However, I would not leave any accident off your application. You can make your reason for resigning whatever you feel. You might consider hopping a yard jockey position until grass grows on your record. That also gives you great experience in maneuvering trucks. You could also get a job with a freight hauler, working the dock. Before long, they will give you a chance at driving.

At fault/not at fault sometimes doesn't seem to matter. I had someone commit suicide in front of my truck years ago... despite an otherwise stellar record, none of the other freight haulers would touch me just because my psp showed 'fatality:1'.

If you do get on with a freight hauler, that may be a better deal for you in the long run than a random otr truckload outfit.

Have termination on DAC report, now resigned from 2nd chance company after putting truck in a ditch. Black ice incident, single truck accident.

3rd chance company or time to move on?

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.

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