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Adam F.'s Comment
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So last January I got with this company and I can honestly say I was poorly trained I had just received my CDL in December I got it on my own and the training I received with this company was not adequate enough I believe. So for my training they set me up with a company driver who did things his way not the company so by the time I got in my truck I was doing things the same way he did them and there were a couple of things that I wasn't doing correct that lead to my end there. The main thing was my post trip even tho he never did his so i wasn't trained on doing them.. long story long.. I got one preventable from driving on the grass at my mother's house the neighbor was upset and called the company because I messed the lawn up by the driveway mind you she lives in Millington tn lots of fields. They said because she called them first and I didn't notify them I was in trouble and was supposed to do some training but never did it. My next preventable happened while at a shipper I was trying to maneuver back into the spot but they had a patch of grass sitting in the way and I rode in the grass to back in and the shipper got angry and I had to call the company so they could pay her and that was my second preventable my third preventable was my fault I mean they all were but I feel like the first two should not have led to my termination but the third one I was in Chicago and I did what every trucker told me not to do I used Google maps and ended up hitting a bridge I didn't do too much damage just a dent in the trailer and the bridge was good very sturdy. But ever since then that was last April I was terminated I have not been able to find it new job trucking does anyone know any companies for second chance I'm in Houston Texas by the way.


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.


The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

ID Mtn Gal's Comment
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In this economy, where drivers with good records are struggling to find a job, you need to look at Class B companies. While I believe the 1099 companies are scam artists, they may not care about your preventables. So I would try there also.

You gave some excuses that just don't hold water. Your training was about what all companies give to new drivers. It's basically enough to get you familiar with the truck so that you can go out on your own and drive while learning. You were at fault in all three accidents and you really have to embrace that you were at fault. Any future companies talking with you, will need to know that you learned from them and that you accept responsibility for all 3 with no excuses.

Good luck in your search.

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