Hiring With Accident On Record

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Kreven T.'s Comment
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Had a DOT recordable accident on record. Was marked as preventable since both my truck and the other vehicle were towed. Accident was over a year ago. Any one know a good company that's hiring? 2.5yrs experience, reefer , otr.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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What kind of accident?

Kreven T.'s Comment
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Hit an abandoned car parked on shoulder of interstate. Messed up the truck pretty good and car was totalled. No injuries since it was abandoned but was cited for reckless driving since I had lost control of the vehicle.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Bird-One's Comment
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I don’t know Kreven that might be a tough one especially since you were cited for reckless driving. I think some companies want no preventable accidents in the past 3 three years. And others no more than one preventable in the last three years. But than again since yours is listed as reckless driving some companies may want as much as 5 years without an accident.

Old School's Comment
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That is going to be tough to get past. Try Western Express first. If they reject you then you are going to have to scour Craig's List for trucking jobs. You may have to work for a construction company that needs local drivers. Your options are going to be limited.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Had a DOT recordable accident on record. Was marked as preventable since both my truck and the other vehicle were towed. Accident was over a year ago. Any one know a good company that's hiring? 2.5yrs experience, reefer , otr.

Hay, Kreven;

Might have a suggestion or 2, depending on your location. Was this in your PV? Can't tell since you state 'truck.' Unless I missed it, LoL....!

Best wishes!

~ Anne ~

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Kreven T.'s Comment
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Just double check my reports, only report it's even mentioned on is the PSP and it's not cited as reckless driving but marked as preventable. Does that change my odds or still sol?

Bird-One's Comment
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It’s not on your motor vehicle report?

Just double check my reports, only report it's even mentioned on is the PSP and it's not cited as reckless driving but marked as preventable. Does that change my odds or still sol?

Kreven T.'s Comment
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Had a DOT recordable accident on record. Was marked as preventable since both my truck and the other vehicle were towed. Accident was over a year ago. Any one know a good company that's hiring? 2.5yrs experience, reefer , otr.

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Hay, Kreven;

Might have a suggestion or 2, depending on your location. Was this in your PV? Can't tell since you state 'truck.' Unless I missed it, LoL....!

Best wishes!

~ Anne ~

No it was in the tractor-trailer, I'm open to any suggestions though.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Kreven T.'s Comment
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It’s not on your motor vehicle report?

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Just double check my reports, only report it's even mentioned on is the PSP and it's not cited as reckless driving but marked as preventable. Does that change my odds or still sol?

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No but because it's on the psp report companies are seeing that when they run the alphabet soup of reports and I get the "sorry but maybe in 2 or 3yrs we'll get you going"

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