Preventable Accident.

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Kilonino's Comment
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I had an accident August 2021. Long story short it was my fault I got into the lady Lane only because she stopped while all the cars left. There I was thinking she’s a good Samaritan who wants me to pass her I’m at a stop sign and the road is clear.

Before I could completely get into her lane she hit me. She got my back side bumper.

The accident investigator put in the report that I was reckless for not yielding.

That word has haunted me. Prime denied me TMC denied me….all reputable companies. I’ve never had a ticket in my life and that was my first at fault accident and I’m 29 years old. Brutal world.

I Just want to provide a live in for my family. Prime said I have to wait three years.CRST said wait 3 years. Prime says wait three years.

Any idea which company I should Look into after getting CDL permit?

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.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

Brett Aquila's Comment
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It sounds like these companies are tightening up their hiring standards. We're having an influx of new drivers coming into the industry. They talk a good game on television like the economy is doing well, but like everything on television these days it's all propaganda. The economy is getting destroyed, and it will only get worse for a while. A slowdown in the economy always brings a lot of new people into trucking.

If you have already Applied For Paid CDL Training on our website, all you can do is apply directly to other carriers with training programs. You can find a bunch of those here:

Paid CDL Training Programs

Just keep applying everywhere. Someone will give you a shot.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Andrea H.'s Comment
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Hi Kilonino, In addition to Brett's recommendations. You can also do some research on YouTube to see: reviews, company recommendations and experiences from other truckers that also needed a 2nd chance for whatever reason (accidents, criminal history and failed drug tests *after completing SAP) ....type in 2nd chance truck companies, also search spelling out second...read the comments, sometimes there is good info about other companies willing to take a chance on you from a posters experience..... from what I hear, researched as someone who is a CDL holder (B class looking to upgrade) and in a similar situation as you... Western Express Sweet Express Cherry Hill Trucking Variant Conventant Are some companies that came up... I don't what training and/or incentives are available you would have to research that

You can also try contacting a broker and/or recruiter for information on 2nd chance company opportunities. Hope this helps..Good luck, stay encouraged, stay safe and stay strong. Safe travels.

I had an accident August 2021. Long story short it was my fault I got into the lady Lane only because she stopped while all the cars left. There I was thinking she’s a good Samaritan who wants me to pass her I’m at a stop sign and the road is clear.

Before I could completely get into her lane she hit me. She got my back side bumper.

The accident investigator put in the report that I was reckless for not yielding.

That word has haunted me. Prime denied me TMC denied me….all reputable companies. I’ve never had a ticket in my life and that was my first at fault accident and I’m 29 years old. Brutal world.

I Just want to provide a live in for my family. Prime said I have to wait three years.CRST said wait 3 years. Prime says wait three years.

Any idea which company I should Look into after getting CDL permit?

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.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

G-Town's Comment
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Andrea wrote:

You can also do some research on YouTube to see: reviews, company recommendations and experiences from other truckers

Take the above with a generous grain of salt. In general anything internet is not a reliable source of factual information. Can be very misleading and disheartening. It’s the very reason Brett started Trucking Truth in the first place.

Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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Andrea wrote:

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You can also do some research on YouTube to see: reviews, company recommendations and experiences from other truckers

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Take the above with a generous grain of salt. In general anything internet is not a reliable source of factual information. Can be very misleading and disheartening. It’s the very reason Brett started Trucking Truth in the first place.

True THAT !!

Remember Abe? Hahaha! "Run hard, get paid." (And turn down loads & get fired!)

Andrea, the only GOOD YouTube channel, is our own Truckin' Along W/ Kearsey!

You should check it out.

~ Anne ~

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