3 preventable accidents in short span of the time

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

  1. wore out

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    Yea I actually meant don't let the drivers behind you rush you. Too many will dart behind you as it is. I'm to the point in my career T-boning a couple that do that wouldn't hurt much
     
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  2. BrandonCDLdriver

    BrandonCDLdriver Medium Load Member

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    Your MVR only gets pinged if you get into an accident on the road. Just like if you back your 4 wheeler into another 4 wheeler in the Wal Mart parking lot. That has nothing to do with your driving record, it's private property

    Oddly enough I was turning around in a yard that I knew was way too tight but I had to turn, no other way to get where I needed to dock. My trailer rear hit another trailer front, but hit it so square and so gently there was no damage to either trailer. The guy who saw it happen walked over with me, shrugged his shoulders and we parted ways.

    Then a week later in a dark FedEx lot I was backing up bobtail and hit one of those #### yellow railings that have no function at all. Popped my mudflap right off. A quick swing by the Ozark yard and they stuck it back in in 5 minutes I was gone.
     
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  3. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    Agreed. I would also add don't listen to people that start on and on about CSA and the scoring even if you have an accident on a public road. This information IS NOT reported to the FMCSA unless a MCSAP/CVSA/DOT certified cop fills out the long form on you listing violations. The main issue here is not DAC but driving history. If you get fired because of accidents/incidents you have to in most cases put this information down on an application on the why you were fired. Even if a prospective new company does not use DAC they still in most cases will send a fax/email to verify. All BS aside. I hope you can make it. However I see almost everyday many drivers who can not master this job. It is not a mark of shame. Just make the proper adjustments and pay closer attention to the tasks at hand!
     
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  4. Chinatown

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    Did I miss something; I only see 2 minor incidents in your post, not 3 accidents.

    This is one incident; not two accidents:
    "I was backing with following the other driver's direction, but the mutual sign was mismatched, so I scratched his truck's left side of the fender and made a crack on his convex mirror. I got confused; I pulled forward to correct the angle, I hit the other truck's bumper and crack on that."
     
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  5. jammer910Z

    jammer910Z Road Train Member

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    @Chinatown I believe the other was a backing accident involving a trailer door and another truck during a separate incident from this dual hiccup altogether
     
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    It's weird but I back best when I gota piss.... Guess it makes me focus lol
     
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  7. Majestic 670

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    I don’t report anything that’s superficial if it’s a scrape,scratches,only if it’s a hole in the trailer or dot related then I would have to report it. If it’s damaged upon arrival I will take pictures and use emails to report the damage to cover myself for Dac slander.
     
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  8. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Duct tape and can of spray paint will fix most punctures in a trailer. Consider that if the company you drive for uses DAC.
     
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  9. TACTSON

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    That sounds good. thank you sir.
     
  10. TACTSON

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    I appreciate all of the senior truckers who replied this thread for me. I got a new trucking jobs recently. All your replies were really helpful to me. God bless you all.
     
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