Will Maverick Find My Accidnet ? I Can't Find It Anywhere !

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Hayden D.'s Comment
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Thankyou for reading this. I am applying to training programs with a few companies. Maverick, YRT, and Stevens are near the top of my list.

Maverick will be my first choice. There was a minor accident over a year ago. I turned a 16ft box truck, from a turn lane, leaving a red\green light to get onto the on ramp for I 65 I think. I know it was in Kentucky. Officer arrived at scene, only paint scraped on vehicles. We exchanged insurance info, I was told '' neither one of us are at fault in Kentucky, and we each contact our own insurance companies to resolve it '' This was late 2019. I was driving an employers truck as a 1099 contractor.

I had a local, small, trucking company run a driving history, I ran a North Carolina DMV report, and called my insurance. No one can find this Kentucky incident. I recall having to pay a citation for something minor ( not sure what ). My record is clean there is no mention of any of this. According to NC DMV I am clean for 3 years. My concern is telling them something, for which I can't find documentation, and being disqualified or having it counted against me. Is the ''driving history'' an insurance thing, or an honesty test, for new hires, I think probably both.

my instinct is to say nothing, and if found, use my clean NC DMV to say '' I thought I was clear '' and it seems I genuinely am. Yet I know the Kentucky thing happened.

I am afraid to call North Carolina or Kentucky, and then have it added to the record, therefore disqualifying me ( no accidents in last 12 months )

also I had my hotdog cart sitting in my driveway in 2019 , new years. it's beside a intersection and a stop light. someone hit it, it was close to the road. Officer said it was the other drivers fault. my insurance said it was other drivers fault. no citation, we only exchanged info, I called my Insurance and did such a poor job with my side of the story it became my fault. This only appears on my insurance. I was in my house eating dinner when this happened. ( I felt bad for the driver, a single parent, and didn't want to risk it getting in the way of becoming a CDL driver )

It's my intention to say nothing. Any thoughts on this ?

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.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Banks's Comment
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A few first here.... I don't think we've ever had a hotdog cart get hit and I've never heard of the police said it wasn't my fault but my insurance company said it was. If the hot dog cart was parked it shouldn't be a problem.

As for you accident, I'm assuming you had a North Carolina license at the time of this accident. States generally only keep records for residents of their state, unless you have a CDL or theres a reciprocity agreement in place (which there rarely is) which means Kentucky probably just discarded everything on the accident.

Should you report it? That's up to you. It's a gamble either way. Saying "I forgot about the accident" won't fly. I'll always say be honest about everything because it seems like they find out about everything. A small trucking outfit won't do the same background check Maverick will do. Mega carriers have a way of finding everything out, but sometimes stuff does fall through the cracks.

If it were me, I'd find out if Kentucky and North Carolina have a reciprocity agreement regarding accidents and citations. If they don't, I probably wouldn't report it and take my chances. Again, I'm not telling you to do this, but if it were me that's what I would do.

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.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Was this a CDL B? If so, this accident with the employers truck would be on your DAC and part of your 10 year driving history.

The employer may or may not have reported it. If you are still working there they will have 30 days (I think) from the time you quit to do so.

Personally I would be honest and then if they find it they find it. If they dont they wont care anyway. It would still be 12 month accident free if it happened in late 2019.

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.

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.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I had my hotdog cart sitting in my driveway in 2019 , new years. it's beside a intersection and a stop light. someone hit it, it was close to the road. Officer said it was the other drivers fault. my insurance said it was other drivers fault. no citation, we only exchanged info, I called my Insurance and did such a poor job with my side of the story it became my fault

What kind of claim was it filed as? This confuses me, your statement should have been I was having dinner and someone hit my hotdog cart. Unless it was some how put down as a moving violation it should have no bearing on any employment.

As for the box truck accident answer it how asks, if it says a specific time frame give them only what happened in that time frame nothing more nothing less.

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