3 preventable accidents in short span of the time

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by TACTSON, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. Chinatown

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    First, quit referring to what happened as accidents. Refer to them as "incidents" then let the company decide what they want to call them. Quit calling your company every time you bump something; the drivers that do this really don't want to work, so they sabatoge any chance at keeping a job. Can't hide what's already happened because it will probably show up on DAC eventually.
    You're hirable at a few places. Do online applications before any phone calls. Submit online applications, then call and say ,"I'm checking on my job application."
    USA Truck
    Senn Freight Lines - Newberry,SC (may not have online application, so call or drop by the terminal. If you're close enough, go the the terminal in person and apply)
    Carolina Southern - www.carolinasoutherninc.com
    Western Express
    TransAm
    Carolina Cargo
    Southern Refrigerated Transport
    *Note : Don't lease a truck!
     
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  2. Chinatown

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    Doesn't matter if you're not qualified; apply anyway.
     
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    The biggest thing to remember is do not move if your not sure of the signal. Always get those straight with the ground guide before starting.

    Don't let any one rush you. It takes as long as it takes they will get over it
     
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  4. freightwipper

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    Take your time and get out and look!!!
     
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  6. Chinatown

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    Stop reporting yourself because you scratched something. Everyone has done something, but very few pick up the phone and rat on themselves.
     
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  7. TACTSON

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    Thank you for your advice.
     
  8. TACTSON

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    Thank you sir. But all online applications (intelliweb or company own form) need the information about the number of accidents of recent 2~3 years. How can I not refer to these accidents ?
     
  9. RedRover

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    I would think the person helping you back in so you don’t hit their #### would be more patient and not rush you lol. But yes yes yes, never let anyone rush you. In my experience the people who rush you most are the guys behind you while you’re trying to back into the last spot for the night. They will be flashing their lights, blowing their air horn, moving toward you while you are backing, on the cb telling you to hurry up... they just want to frustrate you so you’ll pull around for another shot at the hole and they will swoop in before you get back. People are mostly ######## out there.

    And don’t be too honest with your company. Did anyone SEE you hit that trailer? Get the hell out of there and if you never hear anything about it, I guess nobody saw it. Don’t wait around to find out.

    Likewise, don’t be that guy who demands a reckoning if someone scratches your trailer(not your tractor... be an ####### about that!) at the truck stop. If there is no more damage than a scratch and it is a company trailer(not your company) then let it go.
     
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  10. RedRover

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    Sounds like hitting trucks was one accident.
     
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