Traffic Accidents From Different States

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Brandon G.'s Comment
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I recently moved to a different state and have legal residency. I obtained my driving record recently and there is no record of a minor accident with no citations or bodily injury. Currently there are no points on my record according to dmv. Although, when I applied for insurance they mentioned accident. My question is, what will the trucking companies see and hold against me? Thanks

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.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

George B.'s Comment
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How long ago? What are they not finding? Basically give us your driving history.

Banks's Comment
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Answer the questions they ask you honestly. If your insurance company can find it, trucking companies will find it. The ones making the decision on your eligibility is their insurance company.

Brandon G.'s Comment
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It was about 14 months ago. The accident was considered minor, police were never called and my vehicle had no damage, the other vehicle had scratches on rear fender from trying to squeeze by on a narrow one lane road. I definitely wasn’t planning to hide accident, just surprised it wasn’t on my record. I’m guessing if I pull my record from the state the accident occurred, it will show up. Looking back, maybe I should of paid out of pocket. At the time I had no interest in driving.

How long ago? What are they not finding? Basically give us your driving history.

PJ's Comment
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I’m missing something here. Law enforcement was not called and you had no damage to your vehicle, so I’m guessing you turned in some kind of claim to your insurance. Why?? You said it was the other drivers fault trying to squeeze by you on a one lane road. Not sure what really happened here. As already stated answer job application truthfully and you should have no issues.

Brandon G.'s Comment
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The damage was to the other vehicle and he reported it to his company but I was found to be at fault since my vehicle was in motion, although he did pull to shoulder on my right.

I’m missing something here. Law enforcement was not called and you had no damage to your vehicle, so I’m guessing you turned in some kind of claim to your insurance. Why?? You said it was the other drivers fault trying to squeeze by you on a one lane road. Not sure what really happened here. As already stated answer job application truthfully and you should have no issues.

PJ's Comment
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Who found you at fault. If his insurance was blaming you then your insurance should have settled with them and no fault is really determined. It’s a civil comprise by the insurance companies. From my experience with these situations they would just agree to each take care of their client. Just ensure you answer all questions honestly and you should be ok.

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