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Bryan R.'s Comment
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Hello new to the forum, i got my cdls in 2012 drove for 2 years and quit to raise my children after getting custody of them. then in November of 2021 got a driving job with schneider and drove with them for 4 and 1/2 months enough experience to get hired by marten where i had best driving job ever. well about three weeks ago i was backing in to a dock and my front fender rubbed against a yellow concrete pole and scratched the fender and left yellow paint on fender i did not report it and when i got my 30 day inspection that we are required to get at marten shop guy asked if it was fresh and i said yes he ask if i called it in and i said no and told me to call it in cause he had to report it so i did and after being scolded by the lady on the phone for not reporting it right away. well 2 days later i was called to the office and was terminated for a preventable accident and not reporting it and was told it was going to be on my dac I've already called 2 tucking companies and either of them will not hire me the recruter at jb hunt that i spoke to told me about this site and said i should check here for any advice so i was wondering if my driving career is over or does anyone know of a company that might give me another chance, thanks Bryan

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.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Alisa C.'s Comment
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Correct me if I am wrong but I believe after so many years that drops off your record try to look into that and see

Hello new to the forum, i got my cdls in 2012 drove for 2 years and quit to raise my children after getting custody of them. then in November of 2021 got a driving job with schneider and drove with them for 4 and 1/2 months enough experience to get hired by marten where i had best driving job ever. well about three weeks ago i was backing in to a dock and my front fender rubbed against a yellow concrete pole and scratched the fender and left yellow paint on fender i did not report it and when i got my 30 day inspection that we are required to get at marten shop guy asked if it was fresh and i said yes he ask if i called it in and i said no and told me to call it in cause he had to report it so i did and after being scolded by the lady on the phone for not reporting it right away. well 2 days later i was called to the office and was terminated for a preventable accident and not reporting it and was told it was going to be on my dac I've already called 2 tucking companies and either of them will not hire me the recruter at jb hunt that i spoke to told me about this site and said i should check here for any advice so i was wondering if my driving career is over or does anyone know of a company that might give me another chance, thanks Bryan

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.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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Hello new to the forum, i got my cdls in 2012 drove for 2 years and quit to raise my children after getting custody of them. then in November of 2021 got a driving job with schneider and drove with them for 4 and 1/2 months enough experience to get hired by marten where i had best driving job ever. well about three weeks ago i was backing in to a dock and my front fender rubbed against a yellow concrete pole and scratched the fender and left yellow paint on fender i did not report it and when i got my 30 day inspection that we are required to get at marten shop guy asked if it was fresh and i said yes he ask if i called it in and i said no and told me to call it in cause he had to report it so i did and after being scolded by the lady on the phone for not reporting it right away. well 2 days later i was called to the office and was terminated for a preventable accident and not reporting it and was told it was going to be on my dac I've already called 2 tucking companies and either of them will not hire me the recruter at jb hunt that i spoke to told me about this site and said i should check here for any advice so i was wondering if my driving career is over or does anyone know of a company that might give me another chance, thanks Bryan

Yep, you've come to the right place, Bryan. Welcome to Trucking TRUTH!

Until the veterans arrive (I'm a wife of a 2mil'miler...) I'll put a few cents in:

Sad you screwed that up at Marten (sorry!) but they're a pretty good company. Now you know for the next place; keep your nose clean, and your CDL cleaner; don't be afraid to call in a 'faux pas' in the future and OWN UP, though!

A.) Where do you live? State, at least.

B.) What's your choice of freight to haul?

C.) What's your TOTAL OTR time?? YOU do the math, haha!

Thanks, not being snarky.. just .. yes, we can help!

~ Anne ~

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.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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You are going to have an issue. By not reporting you basically fled the scene 9f an accident. Companies would rather have u hit something than lie about it. Directly or through commission.

You exacerbated this by the job hopping. Apply everywhere and take what you can get. Stay safe a year and hopefully you will get past this.

Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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Hello new to the forum, i got my cdls in 2012 drove for 2 years and quit to raise my children after getting custody of them. then in November of 2021 got a driving job with schneider and drove with them for 4 and 1/2 months enough experience to get hired by marten where i had best driving job ever. well about three weeks ago i was backing in to a dock and my front fender rubbed against a yellow concrete pole and scratched the fender and left yellow paint on fender i did not report it and when i got my 30 day inspection that we are required to get at marten shop guy asked if it was fresh and i said yes he ask if i called it in and i said no and told me to call it in cause he had to report it so i did and after being scolded by the lady on the phone for not reporting it right away. well 2 days later i was called to the office and was terminated for a preventable accident and not reporting it and was told it was going to be on my dac I've already called 2 tucking companies and either of them will not hire me the recruter at jb hunt that i spoke to told me about this site and said i should check here for any advice so i was wondering if my driving career is over or does anyone know of a company that might give me another chance, thanks Bryan

Well, here goes; since we don't know where you hail from:

1.) Western Express, TN etc... They no longer train, but still are a 2nd chance company.

2.) Dutch Maid Logistics, Ohio. They DO train, which may work in your favor, if you are in the hiring area.

3.) Witte Bros., Troy, MO. They, as well, train, and...our own Kevin L. (per my suggestion) just got on w/them.

4.) Pride Transport, Raider Express, West Side Transport, H.O.Wolding. (all 4 are different companies.)

5.) CFI (nka: TFI) ... they hire on case by case basis.

Hope this helps! Best wishes & good luck. ONE of the above WILL work, I'd bet!

~ Anne ~

ps: Let us know, would you???? Thanks! Help us 'BACK!' As the folks that guided you here don't much care for us, we ARE about paying it forward, always!!!! Sorry, Mack E six etc !

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.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Bryan R.'s Comment
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Hello new to the forum, i got my cdls in 2012 drove for 2 years and quit to raise my children after getting custody of them. then in November of 2021 got a driving job with schneider and drove with them for 4 and 1/2 months enough experience to get hired by marten where i had best driving job ever. well about three weeks ago i was backing in to a dock and my front fender rubbed against a yellow concrete pole and scratched the fender and left yellow paint on fender i did not report it and when i got my 30 day inspection that we are required to get at marten shop guy asked if it was fresh and i said yes he ask if i called it in and i said no and told me to call it in cause he had to report it so i did and after being scolded by the lady on the phone for not reporting it right away. well 2 days later i was called to the office and was terminated for a preventable accident and not reporting it and was told it was going to be on my dac I've already called 2 tucking companies and either of them will not hire me the recruter at jb hunt that i spoke to told me about this site and said i should check here for any advice so i was wondering if my driving career is over or does anyone know of a company that might give me another chance, thanks Bryan

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Yep, you've come to the right place, Bryan. Welcome to Trucking TRUTH!

Until the veterans arrive (I'm a wife of a 2mil'miler...) I'll put a few cents in:

Sad you screwed that up at Marten (sorry!) but they're a pretty good company. Now you know for the next place; keep your nose clean, and your CDL cleaner; don't be afraid to call in a 'faux pas' in the future and OWN UP, though!

A.) Where do you live? State, at least.

B.) What's your choice of freight to haul?

C.) What's your TOTAL OTR time?? YOU do the math, haha!

Thanks, not being snarky.. just .. yes, we can help!

~ Anne ~

i live in Georgia 30014 40 miles from Atlanta i prefer dry but have a little reefer experience all my experience is otr except the last 1 and 1/2 months so that's 4 1/2 months recent otr thanks for helping

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Bryan R.'s Comment
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You are going to have an issue. By not reporting you basically fled the scene 9f an accident. Companies would rather have u hit something than lie about it. Directly or through commission.

You exacerbated this by the job hopping. Apply everywhere and take what you can get. Stay safe a year and hopefully you will get past this.

the incident was so minor so i did not report but now i wish i did hind sight is 20 20 for sure if i would had said something when it happened i would still be there so yes i guess i will apply for every where and start at bottom if have too

Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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Hay, Bryan!

Thanks for messaging back.

I live in Georgia 30014 40 miles from Atlanta i prefer dry but have a little reefer experience all my experience is otr except the last 1 and 1/2 months so that's 4 1/2 months recent otr thanks for helping

You're welcome, man.

Dry van , I would check with Western Express. Flatbed, also. Western Express Dry Van Lines.

Reefer, I would check with Dutch Maid Logistics. Dutch Maid Logistics.

Wildcard, (Sorry..Scott!) I'd check with TFI, fka: CFI (and parts of UPS:) TFI/CFI Logistics.

Again, a few 'randoms' I know not much about:

Raider Express: Raider Company Information, and Application.

Pride Transport: Pride Transport via Utah.

You sure CAN search both of these last two... on here, and elsewhere; I've just no stake nor cards in the game.

Hope I helped a bit, again!

~ Anne ~

ps: If you'd be kind enough to let me know what becomes, I'll keep the 'ideas' coming. Promise.

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.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

G-Town's Comment
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Report everything!!!

Let them decide what is minor or not… it’s about being trustworthy with a half mil of their equipment and lading, not to mention public safety.

Follow Anne’s suggestions… learn from this and be prepared to explain yourself during an interview.

Good luck!

Dan67's Comment
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Report anything no matter how minor it is as soon as possible. Being in Atlanta area you know how narrow the lanes on the I-285 loop are especially near the GA-400 construction area. Had a slow speed mirror bump (less then 5mph) a few months ago and no damage to either truck. As soon as I was able to get to the right shoulder we both examined our trucks and I called it in to my dispatch. Took a picture of both and texted them to safety and back to work. Big think is just report everything..

Report everything!!!

Let them decide what is minor or not… it’s about being trustworthy with a half mil of their equipment and lading, not to mention public safety.

Follow Anne’s suggestions… learn from this and be prepared to explain yourself during an interview.

Good luck!

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