Terminated During Training, No Verifiable OTR Experience. Any Company Advice?

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RJ's Comment
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Before I got my tickets straightened out, I had a speeding tickets saga that I kept running into. Western Express was more than willing to hire me. Who cares about their reputation online, if you get the job with them, you make your own destiny. Id highly recommend pursuing it. As it was, a bunch of mine ended up getting dropped and my record cleaned up and I was able to get hired by Knight, but Western Express certainly has my gratitude for taking a chance on me when others wouldnt or couldnt.

Also, as you go about looking for other companies, I would look into the citation. Years ago, I high-sided my motorcycle, I hit a patch of oil or hydraulic fluid at high speed during hard braking. While I was in the ambulance, the police sited me for reckless driving, its their default in single motorcycle collisions as they assume the rider to be at fault. I went to court, armed with photos of the oil on scene, and on my tire and they dropped it. Not saying thats the case in yours, but one never knows.

Hey, I don't worry about online reputation. You're not the first person to suggest Western, so I'm gonna give them a look. I appreciate the feedback, and I'm hoping it works out.

Thank you for the suggestion.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

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At this point, focus on moving forward. Send applications everywhere and get everything squared away with TMC.

Going into your next endeavor being overly cautious. People believe these companies will hire anybody with a pulse and they learn the hard way that it isn't true.

Never think, you have to know. What I mean is if you find yourself saying "I think I can I get in there" stop and GOAL so that you know know you can get in there.

Take advantage of your experiences and learn from them. Don't chalk it to "things happen". They do happen, but a lot of times it's a consequence of our own actions. Learn what you could've done differently and apply it in the future. There's a reason companies pay for experience.

RJ's Comment
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At this point, focus on moving forward. Send applications everywhere and get everything squared away with TMC.

Going into your next endeavor being overly cautious. People believe these companies will hire anybody with a pulse and they learn the hard way that it isn't true.

Never think, you have to know. What I mean is if you find yourself saying "I think I can I get in there" stop and GOAL so that you know know you can get in there.

Take advantage of your experiences and learn from them. Don't chalk it to "things happen". They do happen, but a lot of times it's a consequence of our own actions. Learn what you could've done differently and apply it in the future. There's a reason companies pay for experience.

Very much appreciate the reply. Definitely going to take everyones advice and go from there. I'll update on when/if another company is willing to hire me. Thank you.

Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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At this point, focus on moving forward. Send applications everywhere and get everything squared away with TMC.

Going into your next endeavor being overly cautious. People believe these companies will hire anybody with a pulse and they learn the hard way that it isn't true.

Never think, you have to know. What I mean is if you find yourself saying "I think I can I get in there" stop and GOAL so that you know know you can get in there.

Take advantage of your experiences and learn from them. Don't chalk it to "things happen". They do happen, but a lot of times it's a consequence of our own actions. Learn what you could've done differently and apply it in the future. There's a reason companies pay for experience.

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Very much appreciate the reply. Definitely going to take everyones advice and go from there. I'll update on when/if another company is willing to hire me. Thank you.

Any new (potential) companies in the queue, RJ? Did you apply through OUR SITE, btw ?!?!? Might help ya!

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Best wishes to ya; for sure! Updates welcome, LoL ~!

~ Anne ~

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