Preventable Accidents

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Ashley S.'s Comment
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Who will hire you with a lot of preventable accidents? I’ve got most of them when I was with swift and I’m trying to back in the road and I’m trying to go back with swift but they seem like they don’t want to touch me. I also need to know what companies allow riders and pets right away

Turtle's Comment
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I gotta be honest, Ashley. Anyone with "a lot" of preventables should be less concerned with riders or pets, and more concerned with just landing a job, any job. You'll be hard-pressed to find any carrier that'll take you on with multiple preventables, much less one that suits your liking.

Do you realize the seriousness of what it takes to drive a truck safely? I assure you the carriers do, and they will look closely at not only your record, but also your attitude and desire to be a better, safer driver.

My suggestion to you would be to literally apply everywhere, and hope that someone will take a chance on you. It won't be an easy road. Be prepared for several rejections, as most companies won't want anything to do with such a liability.

All you can really do at this point is keep trying, and hope for the best. Good luck.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Turtle is spot on, with "a lot" of preventables you really can not be picky. Out of curiosity how many is " a lot" and what kind where they?

You may find a company willing to put you through their training program again, so that would exclude pets and riders for awhile. However realistically I would plan on finding another career path, as this maybe a hard hurdle to jump for you.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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I’m with Turtle on this one but need to add something. When you say a lot of preventable, it leads me to believe you’re missing out on one of the cornerstone requirements in this industry being to pay attention. You might find a company to pick you up but you might also need to realize that this profession is probably not cut out for you as you’ve already proven to be more of a liability than asset.

Jammer a's Comment
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Goin with everyone else here a lot of preventable accidents is a major red flag to carriers and the insurers you might try western express but I’d forget about pet an rider policy for awhile they’re gonna want to see you concentrating on the job

I’m with Turtle on this one but need to add something. When you say a lot of preventable, it leads me to believe you’re missing out on one of the cornerstone requirements in this industry being to pay attention. You might find a company to pick you up but you might also need to realize that this profession is probably not cut out for you as you’ve already proven to be more of a liability than asset.

Leeva804's Comment
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I would just drive Lift or Uber and go get another trade. These companies got this gang communication going on bro. You not getting hired anywhere good.

But keep trying you never know. Maybe class B driving is an option. I got hired at a dump truck job no experience making $24 an hour. They didn’t even do a dac or background check. All they cared about was my MVR. I’ll say this now I think about it they were hard to work for but a good company.

MVR:

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.

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.

PackRat's Comment
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These companies got this gang communication going on bro. You not getting hired anywhere good.

Leeva804, could you explain just what is "companies gang communication"?

Leeva804's Comment
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These companies got this gang communication going on bro. You not getting hired anywhere good.

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Leeva804, could you explain just what is "companies gang communication"?

Just that they all share information about bad drivers

PackRat's Comment
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These companies got this gang communication going on bro. You not getting hired anywhere good.

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Leeva804, could you explain just what is "companies gang communication"?

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Just that they all share information about bad drivers

That's a GOOD idea. It gets the dangerous drivers off the roads.

Leeva804's Comment
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These companies got this gang communication going on bro. You not getting hired anywhere good.

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Leeva804, could you explain just what is "companies gang communication"?

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Just that they all share information about bad drivers

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That's a GOOD idea. It gets the dangerous drivers off the roads.

Not gonna argue with that. If I had multiple preventable I would quit trucking. A call from god this not for me

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