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Austin R.'s Comment
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Hello, My name is Austin. I'll be finally finished receiving my CDL in the next few weeks however I have some concerns and I was wondering if anyone can help.

Just over two years ago I received a Ticket during an accident (Middle of July 2021) my grandfather said I should have fought the ticket cause it wasn't my fault but I didn't.

I received a Carless/Reckless Driving ticket for the accident. When the accident happened I was on a hill behind someone and we were stopped behind a stop sign. I had a car behind me and the car In front of me starts rolling backwards hitting my car. I couldn't try to roll backwards or I'd hit that car so I had to just take the one hit.

Despite this I got a Careless/Reckless driving ticket.

I was wondering if there were any companies that are known that would look over that or at least hear out what happened so that I could start my trucking career.

I was looking into Werner, Schneider, and Swift but any recommendations would really help.

Thanks for taking the time to read this and help.



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.
Arejay (RJ)'s Comment
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Regarding the accident and ticket. It sounds to me like the person who hit you claimed to the police that you rear ended them instead of the other way around. If the evidence supports that, then the car in the rear is almost always considered to be the one at fault, even though Florida is a no fault state.

This reminds be of a few years ago, I was almost the victim of an attempted insurance scam in Tampa. I was stopped behind another car at a red light. The car in front of me actually put his car in reverse and accelerated until he hit me. Got out to find out what the heck the deal was, the guy was surprised there was no damage and that it didn't trigger my airbags. Never occurred to me until later that it was totally a set up for insurance scam gone wrong.

Your ticket is from two years ago, so you *may* be able to get some bites from recruiters. But be cautious given the current environment and economy. I and I'm sure others will recommend that you apply with the application link on this site, it will get sent to several companies that may be able to help you get started. Be prepared, you will probably need to submit some applications and be prepared to go through some 'No's before you get to a 'Yes'.


Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

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