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Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Ok, I have no right to ask for help seeing I haven't been on TT in quite awhile. I got into an accident with another rig from Quebec. I had slowed to 40 mph seeing the winds in Wyoming were gusting to 45+. The rig infrastructure of me was only doing 20 mph, he said he only was packing 19,000 lbs. I was carrying 37,000 lbs. Then, I hit black ice, immediately took my foot off the throttle and began to stab braking. Didn't help. Couldn't go around the other rig as another Werner truck and trailer was jack knifed in the center divide and trailer was sticking out into the #2 lane (I-80 west bound). Then the Quebec rig stopped in the right lane and I couldn't stop in time. I feel if I had had a manual transmission, maybe I wouldn't have hit the tractor in front of me. But still not a guarantee. I damaged his dot bumper and left rear tail light bracket. My Volvo, the hood, front grill, bumper and radiator were damaged. I am now on administrative hold until they make a determination. I also, received a "failure to use caution in hazardous weather conditions" ticket. So if u could give ur feedback, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Raptor


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.


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.
Turtle's Comment
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First, welcome back. Everyone has a right to ask questions, even those that haven't been around for a while.


It really sucks about your accident. But nothing can change that now, the details don't really matter, so let's move on.

Obviously, your best move at the moment will be to wait and see what your company decides. Hopefully they will keep you on, even if under a probationary status.

In the event they let you go, my suggestion would be to go on as if you were a brand new driver. Apply everywhere, and see who takes a bite. You really have no other choice. Good luck.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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Man, not a week goes by that I don't wonder where the hell have you been! Now we know! Great to see you again.

Sorry about your predicament, so let me think on possibilities I would try.

Rob T.'s Comment
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What ended up happening Raptor?

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