Am I out of a trucking job in general?

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  1. jdaviid21

    jdaviid21 Bobtail Member

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    So I recently got fired from US Xpress. Been with them since September 2017. I got hit with a warning back in November, ran 2 red lights.

    The first offense, I take 100% the blame for. I had taken that route 100s of times prior and every time I had gotten the green light to turn left the next light was always green. Except of course the time they got me. I was in the middle of the intersection when I noticed, was probably also distracted by a podcast, lightly tapped the brakes but proceeded to keep going because it was too late. Surely that was enough to activate the camera. Lucky for me it was in the middle of the night.

    The 2nd offense was also middle of the night. I was at a red light for more than 10 minutes, probably was not in a good angle to activate the camera, not sure. I know, I should’ve saved my own ### and called safety or maybe asked the few drivers to pull up to see if they can activate the sensor but I didn’t. I proceeded anyway.

    My latest offense that got me fired January 8th was because they caught rolling a stop sign on the 5th. I drove for a Walmart account, so I was exiting a back road. I always previously exited that way. There’s a steep decline exiting that store that might have tripped the camera. The day of that offense they were calling me to get off the road because I hadn’t taken my break, I took it but forgot to change my status. When I got back to the DC they told me to get on top of it. Which I then vowed to my self I would but it was too late.

    Next day I go in, they tell me I’m suspended. I figured it was the logs, so I couldn’t do anything until the morning because I worked nights. Morning comes and they fired me for the stop sign on the 5th. I’ve been applying and nothing. I’m not sure how much this affects my DAC report, since my MVR is clean. What do y’all suggest? Are there any jobs were trucking experience can get me hired? I only went about explaining the offenses for context, NOT TO JUSTIFY MY ACTIONS. Should I just keep trying? Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    No tickets?
    Only list what's on your DAC report.
    Your MVR is clean, so that a big plus.
    You're hirable, just applying to the wrong companies.
    How much experience do you have?
    Where is your location; state & nearest city/town.
     
  3. jdaviid21

    jdaviid21 Bobtail Member

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    2+ years grocery delivery with Walmart. In the Houston area.
     
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    Try some 2nd chance companies and submit the application online before any phone calls.
    3 offenses; not too bad for many companies.
    Craigslist is a good place to look; make lots of phone calls and leave lots of phone messages.
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    Try these:
    National Carriers | The Elite Fleet
    www.nationalcarriers.com
    DWI Convictions: Must be 5 years ago
    • Moving Violations: Only 3 last 3 years
    • Preventable Accidents: Only 3 last 3 years
     
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    Jake's Finer Foods - Houston
    This position earns $1,000/week guarantee (5 days) with a $5,000 conditional sign-on bonus. Our benefits include health, dental, vision, long and short-term disability, a 401(k) plan, and more!
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    Jake's Finer Foods
    of Houston, TX is seeking a full-time Regional & Local Delivery Driver / CDL - Class A to make on-time grocery deliveries. If you're looking for a stable career where you can be outside and work independently, this position is for you!
     
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    Anybody going to defend driver facing cameras ?
     
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    You violated company policy. no tickets, just that in-cab camera.
    Jakes Finer Foods may not even use DAC.
     
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