Just Got Into An Accedent. Will Prime Still Train/hire Me?

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John R.'s Comment
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Guy came around the corner at insane speeds and I clipped the side of his truck. His truck got a small dent and my right front lights were ripped out. No one was hurt (Thank God). How badly will this affect me getting into trucking??? Sorry if my grammar or spelling is off but this just happened 30 mins ago or so. This is the first time I have ever been in an accident so I am a little shook up.

6 string rhythm's Comment
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Glad nobody got hurt. Here's Prime's info on their website, easy to find. Call a recruiter and double check.

Safety Issues for Applicants into our CDL Program

No failed or refused drug or alcohol test in the last four years (this includes DWI's, DUI's and BAC's). No reckless driving convictions in the last three years. No license suspension for points in the last three years. No more than two moving violations during the last year. Must have no more than three moving violations and / or accidents during the last three years.

CDL:

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.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Daniel B.'s Comment
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You'll be fine, just let your recruiter know as soon as possible. It would be nice if you can get a statement that proves you weren't at fault and fax it to your recruiter.

Jopa's Comment
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Heck, forget about being truck driver . . . get a hold of one of those lawyers with the big billboards, "Been in wreck with a truck??" and sue the pants off the trucking company . . . you KNOW it was the truck driver's fault . . . you just hit the lottery!!

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Jopa

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rick S.'s Comment
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You call the cops? Is there a police report? WHO GOT THE TICKET? Because usually - if the cops come - SOMEONE gets a ticket.

If YOU got the ticket - it may present an issue. If your license is otherwise clean, maybe less so.

Glad no one was injured.

Rick

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