Hiring With Accident On Record

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Bird-One's Comment
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Even in a tractor trailer, it will still be on your mvr. I have a non preventable from 3 and a half years ago. It shows on my mvr. You may want to get what should be called an abstract copy of your mvr. Or another term for it and be a court ordered mvr. You usually have to pay a small fee for it. Anything and everything that has happened and deemed recordable will be on that report.

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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 ~

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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.

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

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.

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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 ~

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

Kreven,

Again, NO location, haha! Oh well... here goes, with what 'I've' got ~~~~~

Anyway, look into DML (Dutch Maid Logistics) here in Willard, Ohio. They DO pull reefer, not sure if you are in their hiring area. Mention this site, Trucking Truth, if/when you DO call, and try to speak to Allison or Sam, if possible. They are a mid size company, family owned, ... very decent place. We deliver (well, my husband and I riding along...) to Pepperidge Farms, right next door. Decent operation, for sure.

I'm trying to get them endorsed ON here, myself, haha! I've sent a few folks.....they know us!

They ARE a training company, and depending on how LONG you've been off the road, that may be a 'GOOD' thing... for you.

Let us know; Western Express is ALWAYS a great 2nd chance/choice, as O/S mentioned, besides C's list etc...as mentioned above, as well.

Old School got his START with Western Express; read some of his stuff from a long time back... AND HIS BLOGS, ETC!!!!! :)

Best to ya!

~ Anne ~

PS: On a last note; did you fill THIS out??? Couldn't hurt; BE honest, tho! Apply For Paid CDL Training

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.

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.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Kerry L.'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.

I have been filling out applications (about 65) and I have seen the majority of the applications (when noted) state no more than one preventable in the last 3 years. When it has been noted, they want no convictions for driving related incidents in the last 3 years. One company that may give you a shot is TransAm. They take on a lot of drivers with multiple issues. I went through orientation there and it didn't workout for me only because of miscommunication between myself, HR and the terminal shop. TransAm hauls reefer , I believe almost exclusively. They hire from all 48 states. (You find a place to park on home time.) It is forced dispatch for company drivers and they go to the NE (Hunters Point, NY). They push leasing pretty hard, but you can just decline and nothing more is said. Overall, TransAm isn't bad, but you will hear some things from company drivers at the terminal. It's kind of a sink or swim company. They expect drivers to run hard, deliver the loads, and do it professionally. Kind of amazing that this has to be stated. I can't remember what the breakdown of home time is (I think 1 for every 7, but that could be wrong) You can definitely make money at TransAm, but you really have to grind hard to get it. I would shoot an application to them and see what happens. I put out 65 applications, and I am currently in the "get to know each other" phase with Pride Transport. I didn't really expect to be given a shot with a halfway decent company because I have a confluence of issues to overcome. There is some company out there that really needs butts in seats bad enough that they will give you a shot. My parting words of advice... Trust your training; always be alert; Be safe.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

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 ~

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

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Kreven,

Again, NO location, haha! Oh well... here goes, with what 'I've' got ~~~~~

Anyway, look into DML (Dutch Maid Logistics) here in Willard, Ohio. They DO pull reefer, not sure if you are in their hiring area. Mention this site, Trucking Truth, if/when you DO call, and try to speak to Allison or Sam, if possible. They are a mid size company, family owned, ... very decent place. We deliver (well, my husband and I riding along...) to Pepperidge Farms, right next door. Decent operation, for sure.

I'm trying to get them endorsed ON here, myself, haha! I've sent a few folks.....they know us!

They ARE a training company, and depending on how LONG you've been off the road, that may be a 'GOOD' thing... for you.

Let us know; Western Express is ALWAYS a great 2nd chance/choice, as O/S mentioned, besides C's list etc...as mentioned above, as well.

Old School got his START with Western Express; read some of his stuff from a long time back... AND HIS BLOGS, ETC!!!!! :)

Best to ya!

~ Anne ~

PS: On a last note; did you fill THIS out??? Couldn't hurt; BE honest, tho! Apply For Paid CDL Training

My apologies, was multitasking earlier while replying on the forum. I am based out of Nebraska. Currently still employed at the company I was with when the accident occurred. Just really don't want to stay with the company but it's kind of looking like with all of this it may be my only (or best) option.

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.

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.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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My apologies, was multitasking earlier while replying on the forum. I am based out of Nebraska. Currently still employed at the company I was with when the accident occurred. Just really don't want to stay with the company but it's kind of looking like with all of this it may be my only (or best) option.

LoL, no problem!!! Nebraska ... alrighty!

Have you looked into G.O.E. ????? (Greater Omaha Express?)

JRod (a member on Trucking Truth who's been radio silent lately) is a recruiter there; you could look up his profile and easily contact him. He's a really nice, up front guy! I also know a guy from FB that drives for them, and is quite happy!

Also, have you looked into Cal/Ark? Chickie Monster (another former TT member) got her start at Trans Am, and now drives for C/A . . . and has been, for quite awhile. Too bad she doesn't stop in anymore; she's too busy driving and 'tweeting' these days, haha! I'll provide her twitter handle upon request, LoL!

Couldn't hurt to check.

DML (Dutch Maid) may not hire out your way....but you could still shout out to'em !

~ Anne ~

ps: Witte Bros. <<< another last minute thought!!!!

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
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