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Diego D.'s Comment
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I got discharge from Werner Enterprises after 14 years-Million Miles accident free. I had 2 accidents 1. 10-26-2022 Locust Grove, GA A Mercedes was stopped at a red light and I struck the rear of that vehicle. Accident 2. 05-25-2023 Unadilla, GA There was a tractor-trailer on the shoulder, and I drove onto the shoulder to avoid a car veering into my Tralier and sideswiped the stopped TT. 3. Accident 09-15-2023 but I never had accident review or anything because other driver was cited for accident but they charge it as accident. Because of indsendent The video where the white pickup slowed for the deer, and I went around that vehicle on the right, is dated 10-09-2022 But when I pulled up my DAC Report it shows none these accidents but 4 accidents DOT Recordable, but all none preventable. Is this good and should I apply for job now? because I don't know what I should do!


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.


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.

BK's Comment
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Diego, congratulations on being a million mile, accident free driver. However, things have really gone bad for you this past year. I don’t fully understand your situation, but you will have a tough time finding another job with those accidents on your record. I hear that experienced drivers with anything less than a completely clean record are finding it hard to get past the application process right now. Maybe others here might have some ideas for you, but you may have to pursue other driving possibilities like class B gigs until enough time has elapsed. Good luck to you, I hope you find something.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PJ's Comment
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I have read your post 4 times and still don’t understand the last part. Out of the 3 incidents you detailed those are all preventable in my opinion.

We always have to stay alert and analayze our surroundings. I may be wrong but it appears to me you are looking for an out of taking ownership of the mistakes you made in each situation.

I have been able to avoid bad situations by paying attention and not putting myself in a situation that can go bad.

After 14 years and over a million miles accident free, then all this. I’m guessing something changed for you. Either Werner put you in positions you felt you had to rush, causing you to loose sight of being safe and cautious, or something in your personal life was distracting you. Only you know the facts, either way you need to identify the facts within yourself and figure out how to prevent it going forward before you ever get back into a truck.

This is not a good market for hetting a new job, but apply everywhere and maybe someone will take a chance on you. If you get asked have those prepared answers how to prevent those situations from happening in the future.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.


When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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