One Accident With No Citations. Can I Still Find Work And Where?

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Ryan B.'s Comment
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Jorge, it’s going to be tough for you to find another class A driving job. U-turns in a 18 wheeler are a huge no no. And yes, the GPS may tell you to make a U turn but every company that I know of prohibits them. I’ve driven for two companies and both of them made this very plain from the get-go.

So all you can do is to apply to every company out there and see if you get any bites. In the meantime, you might want to downgrade your license to a class B and get a job driving a dump truck, sanitation truck, etc. Think local work.

Good luck. Hang in there, you can still have a driving career, but be patient.

There are some roads in Michigan where it's impossible to get to an address without using a U-turn.

RealDiehl's Comment
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I drive for a company that doesn't allow U turns either. I verbally abuse my GPS when it tells me I need to make one.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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There are some roads in Michigan where it's impossible to get to an address without using a U-turn.

One of our terminals is one of them, the company directions even say to make a u-turn. It just has to be done safely, remember you need a lot of space to complete it.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

PackRat's Comment
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There are some roads in Michigan where it's impossible to get to an address without using a U-turn.

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One of our terminals is one of them, the company directions even say to make a u-turn. It just has to be done safely, remember you need a lot of space to complete it.

Aome areas of Michigan have specialized U-Turn lanes designed and marked with specific signage for this purpose. These are not illegal or I'll advised.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Ryan B.'s Comment
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There are some roads in Michigan where it's impossible to get to an address without using a U-turn.

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One of our terminals is one of them, the company directions even say to make a u-turn. It just has to be done safely, remember you need a lot of space to complete it.

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Aome areas of Michigan have specialized U-Turn lanes designed and marked with specific signage for this purpose. These are not illegal or I'll advised.

However, Lytx system on our trucks still gives an alert that a U-turn was made. These U-turns also violate any company policy of not making U-turns.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

PackRat's Comment
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Great

Bill M.'s Comment
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Big no-no at our company as well. The handbook states you will be fired for making a U-turn. Good luck in your search.

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