Hello All! Nervous Newbie With Questions.

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IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Like we have said before, it won't even cause raised eyebrows 😉


Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Hey all! First time poster, long time lurker.

First I’d like to say I’m a big fan of what you guys have here. It’s nice to have a community of great people with an open mind and a fount of knowledge of all things trucking. Over the last 10 months I’ve read almost every post, thread, diary, and article on here. I’ve learned much, but hope to learn much more in the next couple of months (and hopefully years to come).

After months of research and consideration, Ive done what I see lots of newbies do on this website. I’ve picked several starter mega carriers that I would like to begin my career with. In no particular order they are: TMC, Prime Inc, and Schneider (hoping to do flat bedding, but would take anything I can get). Ive been doing research and have been getting all my ducks in a row to transition to my new career after the end of the December holidays.


Sorry for the wall of text, if your still reading Congratulations! Any advice for this hopeful newbie who has since turned into a nervous wreck? Much obliged



As a recent graduate from Schneider ( I get my truck Friday 09/24/21) I can tell you they will pull your driving record for last 4 years. If there is no charges or tickets for the accident then it's unlikely to show. I had a similar incident that was just out of the 4 year range. Luckily the officer who knew I wasn't at fault but under .....modern social pressure...... was pressured into writing me the ticket and only gave me a traffic light ticket. No worries. You'll be fine.

Haya, Donny D. and welcome to Trucking Truth !!

Sure would be great if you could start YOUR thread, perhaps in the diaries section..albeit you'd have to explain (if you chose...) the training portion. Sure would LOVE TO HEAR how the new truck getting went for ya!

Jay, there are SO many threads on here about just such. I'll try to drag a few from memory, but I'm really thinking to the 'NOPE' end, if you were NOT at fault.

Wish you well, good sir. Following..


My concern isn't that a prospective employer will find out, because I'm sure they will (what with the police report and all). My concern is that me being involved in an accident that was not my fault will prevent me from being hired by a trucking company.

Especially since the accident just happened and I was hoping to be hired on in the next 2 to 3 months.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.


Operating While Intoxicated

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