3 Dot Non Recordable Accidents

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Hello all I started my trucking career last October and was terminated for frequency of accident may 25, 2021 I am currently looking for another driving position but no one I've contacted is willing to give me another chance and I understand why. I will list accidents below so everyone can get the complete picture of my situation, any help will be greatly appreciated. 1. During training I attempted to make a u turn at a truck stop and bent the driver side panels behind the sleeper happened around December 12, 2020

2. I was in Dunn, NC at a loves while I was pumping fuel another truck pulled into the fuel isle from the wrong side his trailer was partially in my way, after waiting about 30 min I decided to try nd squeeze past his trailer so I could deliver my load. While getting through I grazed a fuel guard. Yellow mark on front passenger side bumper

3. In pontoon Beach, IL I was attempting to back into a spot and hit another truckers mirror.

All accidents I called dispatch immediately and reported them, all accidents I was at fault, all accidents dot nonrefundable

Charges on my DAC report are 1. Accident - turning 2. Accident- struck a fixed object 3. Accident- property damage

Again any help is greatly appreciated, I understand I was wrong and really jus need another chance. Thank you

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Will Western Express take you? I gotta say three incidents in such a short time like the ones you mentioned are minor and it’s crazy companies will not hire you. I’m not sure about this but I believe after 1 year experience you can work around finding a job with multiple accidents as insurance companies are willing to take you. My boy got hired no issues with NFI with three minor accidents, but he had one year.

Within the first year I believe you’re screwed by most mega’s because they can’t hire you because of insurance. I could be wrong.

I bet if you look on craigslist you’ll find a good job. I would even take a class B job if it will pay the bills seeing as those accidents won’t really be gone until three years.

But for real don’t hit nothing else. Try your best to think before you act. Watch bone head truckers and see how truckers every week have accidents in the most insane ways and learn.

Your second option is owner operator but you’re likely not fit to take up your own with no proven experience.

I’m definitely saving to own my truck outright these companies have to many rules for me. Luckily with what the gig I landed recently I’ll have my truck paid off in three years to avoid these carriers who will ding you for minor accidents.

You can say a driver is basically non-hire-able but everyone deserves to have a fair shot at getting better. You didn’t hit anyone or injure anyone. It’s amazing how mega’s will do everything to stop a rookie from even improving. There is countless stories on here and truck report of drivers who had three accidents or more only to land a job through luck and never had a accident again.

But these mega’s will literally make that most will give up by their standards. But I’ll say this OP no more accidents man. You gotta nail it down if you land a new gig.

I’m honestly baffled reading this. I don’t think I’ve ever even heard anything so ill informed and stupid while sitting at the counter of an Iron Skillet.

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

Baffle:

A partition or separator within a liquid tank, used to inhibit the flow of fluids within the tank. During acceleration, turning, and braking, a large liquid-filled tank may produce unexpected forces on the vehicle due to the inertia of liquids.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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Hello all I started my trucking career last October and was terminated for frequency of accident may 25, 2021 I am currently looking for another driving position but no one I've contacted is willing to give me another chance and I understand why. I will list accidents below so everyone can get the complete picture of my situation, any help will be greatly appreciated. 1. During training I attempted to make a u turn at a truck stop and bent the driver side panels behind the sleeper happened around December 12, 2020

2. I was in Dunn, NC at a loves while I was pumping fuel another truck pulled into the fuel isle from the wrong side his trailer was partially in my way, after waiting about 30 min I decided to try nd squeeze past his trailer so I could deliver my load. While getting through I grazed a fuel guard. Yellow mark on front passenger side bumper

3. In pontoon Beach, IL I was attempting to back into a spot and hit another truckers mirror.

All accidents I called dispatch immediately and reported them, all accidents I was at fault, all accidents dot nonrefundable

Charges on my DAC report are 1. Accident - turning 2. Accident- struck a fixed object 3. Accident- property damage

Again any help is greatly appreciated, I understand I was wrong and really jus need another chance. Thank you

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Will Western Express take you? I gotta say three incidents in such a short time like the ones you mentioned are minor and it’s crazy companies will not hire you. I’m not sure about this but I believe after 1 year experience you can work around finding a job with multiple accidents as insurance companies are willing to take you. My boy got hired no issues with NFI with three minor accidents, but he had one year.

Within the first year I believe you’re screwed by most mega’s because they can’t hire you because of insurance. I could be wrong.

I bet if you look on craigslist you’ll find a good job. I would even take a class B job if it will pay the bills seeing as those accidents won’t really be gone until three years.

But for real don’t hit nothing else. Try your best to think before you act. Watch bone head truckers and see how truckers every week have accidents in the most insane ways and learn.

Your second option is owner operator but you’re likely not fit to take up your own with no proven experience.

I’m definitely saving to own my truck outright these companies have to many rules for me. Luckily with what the gig I landed recently I’ll have my truck paid off in three years to avoid these carriers who will ding you for minor accidents.

You can say a driver is basically non-hire-able but everyone deserves to have a fair shot at getting better. You didn’t hit anyone or injure anyone. It’s amazing how mega’s will do everything to stop a rookie from even improving. There is countless stories on here and truck report of drivers who had three accidents or more only to land a job through luck and never had a accident again.

But these mega’s will literally make that most will give up by their standards. But I’ll say this OP no more accidents man. You gotta nail it down if you land a new gig.

Where DO you come up with the "guidance" you post on here?

A safe bet for the OP is to do the complete opposite of this.

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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Leeva has an opinion...

It’s amazing how mega’s will do everything to stop a rookie from even improving.

That is pure BS. Where do you come off making a foolish statement like this?

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