Concern About My Career

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Diomedez R.'s Comment
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Hey everyone! So I was driving in New York when another vehicle hit the side of my truck and took off. I called the cops and filed an accident report. Upon reviewing the accident report, everything matches. However, it said I was driving a sedan instead of a truck. I'm worried about how this accident could impact my career even though I’m not at fault . Any thoughts?

BK's Comment
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Diomendez, that is probably not ever going to be an issue. But just to be on the safe side you might want to contact the police department that issued the report and get it corrected. At least turn in the report to your company and point out the mistake. I don’t think you have anything to worry about.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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You said the report says you were driving a sedan, but you said you were driving a truck. Was it a tractor-trailer or a pickup?

If you get into an accident driving a commercial vehicle, I believe you must take a drug test within a certain amount of time after the accident.

If you were driving a commercial vehicle, speak with your company about it. Let them know about the accident, and find out about any requirements you must fulfill.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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If you get into an accident driving a commercial vehicle, I believe you must take a drug test within a certain amount of time after the accident.

This is up to the company and a case by case basis.

A drunk driver made a right turn into my trailer tandems.. spun around and dropped his bumper by a concrete barrier before going the wrong way down the interstate to get off at the last exit.

I had 2 witnesses and the cops nor Prime made me get tested. I dont know if it was because i had witnesses.

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Diomedez R.'s Comment
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Thanks everyone for your responses. Sorry I didn’t specify that I was on a tractor trailer. My company already determined that I was not at fault through the dash-cam. So far Im good with the company but my biggest concern is that I don’t know if this incident can affect my future opportunities with other companies.

BK's Comment
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Dio, I don’t believe this “not at fault “ I no covet will have any negative affect on your career at all. Companies understand that even the best drivers can be victims of others who do stupid things. No te preocupes, se feliz.

BK's Comment
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Oops! “I no covet” = “incident”

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Diomedez R.'s Comment
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Thank you brother. God bless.

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