I Got Into A Accident With My Personal Vehicle

Topic 30721 | Page 1

Page 1 of 1
TRAC-CAT's Comment
member avatar

Hello, i recently got in an accident on my personal vehicle and I’ve had a CDL for over 1 year now, no accident report was made, we both agreed to fix it on our own but i just got an estimate from the repair shop and its over 4000 dollars of damage, so i guess my question is if i go thru my insurance will that mess up my chances of getting a ttrucking job? The accident was my fault. Thanks in advance and stay safe.

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.
Pianoman's Comment
member avatar

I would just eat the cost at this point if you can. If you go through insurance they may have you file a police report. Even if you don't I wouldn't count on trucking companies not being able to find out about the accident. If you just fix it yourself and don't involved insurance or create a report or anything, it didn't happen. You would still be able to get a job with an accident but it's going to limit where you can work.

My only question is...did you and the other person exchange info? I'd be a little wary of the other person filing a report.

TRAC-CAT's Comment
member avatar

Yes, we exchanged basic information but no insurance and she wasn’t interested in doing that either, we kept in touch and she sounds fine, the only other thing is the police came but we told them we reached an agreement but they still took all our info.

Mikey B.'s Comment
member avatar

So the short answer is yes, it can and probably would affect your choices of companies that will hire you. Since you already agreed to keep it off books I'd do just that. Its only $4000, thats peanuts compared to what it could cost you.

Old School's Comment
member avatar
I’ve had a CDL for over 1 year now, no accident report was made, we both agreed to fix it on our own but i just got an estimate from the repair shop and its over 4000 dollars of damage, so i guess my question is if i go thru my insurance will that mess up my chances of getting a ttrucking job?

Have you even had a trucking job recently? It sounds like you have a CDL that is a year old but haven't bothered to get a trucking job. Is that the case?

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.
TRAC-CAT's Comment
member avatar

Yes I’ve had a trucking job for about 8 months but as of right now, don’t have one, that’s the reason i ask because i got hired before with little experience but i had no accident

Page 1 of 1

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: https://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel
Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More