3 Months experience, 2 preventables (1 DOT reportable)...I need a job.

Discussion in 'Seek Employment' started by sirskidmark, Jul 22, 2020.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. sirskidmark

    sirskidmark Bobtail Member

    8
    4
    Feb 6, 2020
    Lawrenceville, GA
    0
    I know with that title some people will think is better if I just don't continue trucking. You're free to comment and insult. That said, I want to continue in the industry. The 3 month's i spent on the road were eye opening, and something I loved. I post this hoping someone might be able to work with me, give me options, simply point to a direction.
    1st preventable - 2 weeks into the job, I backed was backing into a spot at the end of the day, I over straightened the truck, and hit the truck next to me on my blind side. I was stupid and didn't GOAL.

    2nd preventable (DOT reportable): Wednesday 2 weeks ago, I was going south bound on i75. It was raining hard, windy, and I had a very light load (950lbs). I was going to go to my fuel stop which was 7 miles away. I was going at 55-60. I take a slight curve, feel a gust of wind hit, and feel the truck starting to slide. My immediate concern was not going to the other traffic lanes. I keep the steering wheel steady but the truck is sliding into the grass. It continues going and start to jackknife on the passenger side. The cab was crooked as if it was coming off the frame. No other vehicle involved, no injuries, but the truck did have to be towed. I was terminated the day after.

    I walked away from this accident, but I have to deal with the consequences now. I have applied to a lot of companies, and have been turned down. I have even tried looking for yard jockie positions as it will help me keep practice on backing while this passes, but no luck either. I know there are 2nd chances company like transam and western express, but I want to exhaust my options.

    I am asking is there any small fleet owner here willing to work with me? anyone that knows of a yard jockie position? anything. I live in Lawrenceville, GA. Thank you for taking your time reading this.
     
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. BigBluePeter

    BigBluePeter Heavy Load Member

    706
    822
    Aug 8, 2009
    0
    It's going to be very difficult to find anything right now with your circumstances. Try western express or CR England, they suck and life will suck, but you need to get some experience and some distance from your record, keep your nose clean for a year then move on.
     
    sirskidmark Thanks this.
  4. 88228822

    88228822 Heavy Load Member

    823
    1,304
    Sep 26, 2018
    0
    If WE will take to you, jump on it. You can probably stand out with a good attitude and also stress safety every chance you get. I was brand new with a mega I was all about the safety. I told them "if it ain't safe I'm not doing it." I went slow as #### in the curves for probably my first 10 months OTR. I felt no pressure to drive like the experienced drivers because I knew I couldn't. Now I take curves and hills like a champ and I give the rookies plenty of room because I'm gonna get there in one piece, believe that. And the supertruckers still blow my doors off sometimes and that's fine by me I'll get out of their way if I can.
     
  5. Redrum987

    Redrum987 Bobtail Member

    2
    0
    Aug 4, 2020
    0
    Let me know if you are still looking to drive!!!!!! I may be able to help
     
  6. NoisyBoy

    NoisyBoy Bobtail Member

    8
    7
    Jul 2, 2014
    Denver, CO
    0
    Your best bet is Europeans in Chicago
     
    BigBluePeter Thanks this.
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Thread Status:
    Not open for further replies.