Help I Need A Driving Job

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Travelerguytx B.'s Comment
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I'm desperate in need of a driving job. I have my class a with 1 year 3 month experience. My problem is I can't find a company to hire me. End of May I had an accident it was dot reportable and citation was issued. I have 4 other non dot reportable accidents on my dac report within the last year. I have called many companies with no luck. Does anyone know any company that might hire me?

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.

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.

PackRat's Comment
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5 accidents in 15 months. That's a huge amount, and obviously a huge handicap for employment. All you can do is keep applying everywhere.

Care to share what each of these five were? It appears you need additional training.

Turtle's Comment
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I echo what PackRat said. You'll find it very difficult to get anyone to hire you with that safety record.

Literally apply everywhere, and be thankful if anyone responds. You may end up having to fall back on a non-driving job until you gain some distance from those accidents.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Travelerguytx B.'s Comment
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Accidents 1. While backing into spot at truck stop rear passenger of trailer scraped truck fender minor scratch small dent.

2. Top of trailer scraped gutter on building at entrance of customer.

3. Passenger side of trailer hit parked car on street while backing into dock.

4. Trailer tires in ditch while making a turn.

The 5th accident dot reportable I don't want to disclose the details of this accident.

5 accidents in 15 months. That's a huge amount, and obviously a huge handicap for employment. All you can do is keep applying everywhere.

Care to share what each of these five were? It appears you need additional training.

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.

Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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Accidents 1. While backing into spot at truck stop rear passenger of trailer scraped truck fender minor scratch small dent.

2. Top of trailer scraped gutter on building at entrance of customer.

3. Passenger side of trailer hit parked car on street while backing into dock.

4. Trailer tires in ditch while making a turn.

The 5th accident dot reportable I don't want to disclose the details of this accident.

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5 accidents in 15 months. That's a huge amount, and obviously a huge handicap for employment. All you can do is keep applying everywhere.

Care to share what each of these five were? It appears you need additional training.

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Have you tried Western Express? Have you tried Trans Am?

Also, give Dutch Maid Logistics a shout, here in Ohio.

Worth a try!

~ Anne ~

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.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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5th one musta' been a helluva doozy if ya don't wanna mention it lol Might be the answer to your own question, is trucking really for you?

Good luck in your search, you're gunna need it buddy !

Steve L.'s Comment
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All four you mentioned were trailer issues. I thought a lot about your post today. Here are my two main thoughts;

1. The "I'm desperate in need of a driving job" thought should've happened before accident one, or after it. Or after accident two...or three, BUT CERTAINLY BEFORE accident four.

2. Dump truck might be your thing. No trailer to worry about.

Good luck!

PackRat's Comment
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The 5th accident dot reportable I don't want to disclose the details of this accident.

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5 accidents in 15 months. That's a huge amount, and obviously a huge handicap for employment. All you can do is keep applying everywhere.

Care to share what each of these five were? It appears you need additional training.

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Then we can't offer much constructive guidance if we don't know all the details that you want to hold back.

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.

Zach 's Comment
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I agree with what Steve said, seems like you have issues with maneuvering a tractor trailer, a straight truck job might be a better fit. The guys who pump Portajohns in my area make good money and it's probably pretty easy to get in to because alot of people would turn their nose to a job like that. It's not a glamorous job but it's a job that pays well and a chance to clean up you're license.

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