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Don's Comment
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It amazes me how people cannot use common sense and think for themselves. Like strangers on the internet know how a company manager will respond. OP, call your manager and ask THEM!

Did you ask your dispatch? Company management would have a better answer for you than strangers from a website.

Bird-One's Comment
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I see nothing wrong with what the op asked. Strangers on this website just may know how a company may typically respond to this situation. We’re here to help. We can’t all be top tier drivers out of the gate!

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It amazes me how people cannot use common sense and think for themselves. Like strangers on the internet know how a company manager will respond. OP, call your manager and ask THEM!

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Did you ask your dispatch? Company management would have a better answer for you than strangers from a website.

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Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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Dan, in a previous life I was tasked with pre-employment background screenings. The advice here (speak to the company, get specific direction as to how to resolve the load to avoid an abandonment tag) is sound. While many refer back to gaining a driving job in the future, there is a bigger issue that looms. You sound like you're done with this as a career, and there is no shame or judgment in that. It's a rough go. However, If you dump the load and walk, no matter how justified it may seem, the company is likely to enter a negative note in your DAC file. Their personnel records will reflect load abandonment. And any job which entails an in-depth background check conducted by a serious practitioner of that craft will likely come up with that abandonment. Not many employers will readily grasp onto someone that has a history of abdicating their responsibilities.

I wish you well.

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.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Dan, in a previous life I was tasked with pre-employment background screenings. The advice here (speak to the company, get specific direction as to how to resolve the load to avoid an abandonment tag) is sound. While many refer back to gaining a driving job in the future, there is a bigger issue that looms. You sound like you're done with this as a career, and there is no shame or judgment in that. It's a rough go. However, If you dump the load and walk, no matter how justified it may seem, the company is likely to enter a negative note in your DAC file. Their personnel records will reflect load abandonment. And any job which entails an in-depth background check conducted by a serious practitioner of that craft will likely come up with that abandonment. Not many employers will readily grasp onto someone that has a history of abdicating their responsibilities.

I wish you well.

Mr. 'C'mudge ..this was a GREAT answer, to an 'ignored' (sadly) thread, by the O/P ..

ANYWAY, how the heck are YOU?!?!?

It's been a MONTH (or more?) and this site 'cheergal' wonders!!

Hope all is well, good sir & hope you get the email ... !!!

~ Anne ~

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.

Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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Mr. 'C'mudge ..this was a GREAT answer, to an 'ignored' (sadly) thread, by the O/P ..

ANYWAY, how the heck are YOU?!?!?

It's been a MONTH (or more?) and this site 'cheergal' wonders!!

Hope all is well, good sir & hope you get the email ... !!!

~ Anne ~

Anne, thanks for your comment and for asking. I'm doing ok.

Miss the circus AND the clowns that constitute being a professional driver. All. Three. Rings. The Beloved and I have almost completed our Arizona relocation to I-17 @ 262 (yep - the Loves and PFJ place) with a minimal amount anxiety. Had to drive back to the state south of Wisconsin to pickup one more load of 'must have' items that will likely go to St.Vincent DePaul or Salvation Army in the near future (2200sqft ranch + full basement +attached 3 car +30 years of gathering to a 1300sqft manuhome is a challenge for sure), and are getting settled in. Once we finalize the move, and get the house in "the state that shall not be named" on the market, I will be transferring registration plates and get my CDL-A transferred, as we are residentially still straddling the Might Mississippi. Was actually back into the online haz training stuff to refresh, as I will have to take a skills test again to get the endorsement here. Life is good, just gotta decide what my third career is going to be.

As before, profanity and sarcasm are not marketable skills in the private sector.

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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.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Mr. 'C'mudge ..this was a GREAT answer, to an 'ignored' (sadly) thread, by the O/P ..

ANYWAY, how the heck are YOU?!?!?

It's been a MONTH (or more?) and this site 'cheergal' wonders!!

Hope all is well, good sir & hope you get the email ... !!!

~ Anne ~

Anne, thanks for your comment and for asking. I'm doing ok.

Miss the circus AND the clowns that constitute being a professional driver. All. Three. Rings. The Beloved and I have almost completed our Arizona relocation to I-17 @ 262 (yep - the Loves and PFJ place) with a minimal amount anxiety. Had to drive back to the state south of Wisconsin to pickup one more load of 'must have' items that will likely go to St.Vincent DePaul or Salvation Army in the near future (2200sqft ranch + full basement +attached 3 car +30 years of gathering to a 1300sqft manuhome is a challenge for sure), and are getting settled in. Once we finalize the move, and get the house in "the state that shall not be named" on the market, I will be transferring registration plates and get my CDL-A transferred, as we are residentially still straddling the Might Mississippi. Was actually back into the online haz training stuff to refresh, as I will have to take a skills test again to get the endorsement here. Life is good, just gotta decide what my third career is going to be.

As before, profanity and sarcasm are not marketable skills in the private sector.

rofl-3.gif

LoLoL~!!

You're still the 'hoot' ya always are/were, haha!!

Glad things are moving along for ya, good sir! Stop in with updates as/if/when you have time, we'd love that.

Be safe, AND sarcastic . . . it's all good!!!

~ Anne ~

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.
Don's Comment
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Hey Bird dog. It has nothing to do with "being a top-tier driver out of the gate." We all started from scratch. My point was, the OP should be asking his company what he should do. You know, the people he works for who would know what he is to do and will direct him? Every company is different. Personally, as good as the Truckingtruth is, if I have a situation with a load, etc., I will ask my company for instructions.

I see nothing wrong with what the op asked. Strangers on this website just may know how a company may typically respond to this situation. We’re here to help. We can’t all be top tier drivers out of the gate!

smile.gif

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It amazes me how people cannot use common sense and think for themselves. Like strangers on the internet know how a company manager will respond. OP, call your manager and ask THEM!

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Did you ask your dispatch? Company management would have a better answer for you than strangers from a website.

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Bird-One's Comment
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Haha Bird-dog I think I like that one better thanks Donnie! On a serious note to say couldn’t we pretty much give that reply to just about ever OP that comes through here? We definitely could. But we don’t because people come here looking for advice from experienced drivers. Perfect example would be how many drivers have come through asking about how long to give for a two weeks notice? Quite a few. Never have I seen “ask your company” seen a wide array of responses.

I probably asked a lot of dumb questions when I first came through here almost 6 years ago and but was always grateful to get a timely and constructive response!

Hey Bird dog. It has nothing to do with "being a top-tier driver out of the gate." We all started from scratch. My point was, the OP should be asking his company what he should do. You know, the people he works for who would know what he is to do and will direct him? Every company is different. Personally, as good as the Truckingtruth is, if I have a situation with a load, etc., I will ask my company for instructions.

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I see nothing wrong with what the op asked. Strangers on this website just may know how a company may typically respond to this situation. We’re here to help. We can’t all be top tier drivers out of the gate!

smile.gif

double-quotes-start.png

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It amazes me how people cannot use common sense and think for themselves. Like strangers on the internet know how a company manager will respond. OP, call your manager and ask THEM!

double-quotes-start.png

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Did you ask your dispatch? Company management would have a better answer for you than strangers from a website.

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Don's Comment
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Oops. "Bird-One." lol. Sorry about that.

Haha Bird-dog I think I like that one better thanks Donnie! On a serious note to say couldn’t we pretty much give that reply to just about ever OP that comes through here? We definitely could. But we don’t because people come here looking for advice from experienced drivers. Perfect example would be how many drivers have come through asking about how long to give for a two weeks notice? Quite a few. Never have I seen “ask your company” seen a wide array of responses.

I probably asked a lot of dumb questions when I first came through here almost 6 years ago and but was always grateful to get a timely and constructive response!

double-quotes-start.png

Hey Bird dog. It has nothing to do with "being a top-tier driver out of the gate." We all started from scratch. My point was, the OP should be asking his company what he should do. You know, the people he works for who would know what he is to do and will direct him? Every company is different. Personally, as good as the Truckingtruth is, if I have a situation with a load, etc., I will ask my company for instructions.

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I see nothing wrong with what the op asked. Strangers on this website just may know how a company may typically respond to this situation. We’re here to help. We can’t all be top tier drivers out of the gate!

smile.gif

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It amazes me how people cannot use common sense and think for themselves. Like strangers on the internet know how a company manager will respond. OP, call your manager and ask THEM!

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Did you ask your dispatch? Company management would have a better answer for you than strangers from a website.

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