Can’t find a company that will hire me after 3 incidents!

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  1. Chef$$$

    Chef$$$ Bobtail Member

    Apr 19, 2021
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  3. Chef$$$

    Chef$$$ Bobtail Member

    Apr 19, 2021
    Thank you so much this has been the most helpful one so I only have a little over one month left before they will rehire me I do remember my driver leader saying something about six months! I’m just going to applying to Western Union for now!
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  4. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

    Nov 1, 2010
    Burnsville, MN
    While many view Swift as a bottom feeder and willing to hire anyone, that only goes so far.
    Once you get bad with them for too many 'incidents', or accidents as they are more commonly known, you should not ever count on being rehired.
    The same if your on-time or reliability or safety record is not that good.

    Why should they take the chance, when it might cost them millions in the end?
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  5. CrappieJunkie

    CrappieJunkie Wishin' I was fishin'

    Mar 9, 2014
    In a van down by the River.
    Tbh, you shouldn't of quit till you were hired by someone else. But, I digress. Check Western Express.
  6. roundhouse

    roundhouse Road Train Member

    Jul 11, 2018
    I know you learned this the hard way, but for others , and it applies to any career field..

    Never quit one job until you have another better job offer in writing , and have all the hiring paperwork done and over with . And a firm start date at the new job.

    And like suggested. You need to find out exactly what Swift is saying to the other companies .
  7. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

    Dec 18, 2011
    Sorry to be so abrasive but who are you to call these very minor accidents?

    every incident costs money, not your money but someone’s money and to think that you can just chalk it up to something that is trivial seems to be the bigger problem for everyone in this industry. I had to deal with crap drivers from other companies causing damage to my trucks and trailers, costing me thousands in repairs and downtime. Insurance only covers so much which is not understood be drivers.

    You should have not quit, swift allowed you to continue and I would think that your skills are in need of at least two years with them because obviously if they know about your little accidents, they don’t care to fire you.

    go back to swift.
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  8. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

    Mar 19, 2014
    Newport, Ar
    If you think it’s unsafe, or you can’t do it, and you do it anyhow, and don’t take time to practice backing, say in an empty parking lot when your say, watching tv or waiting for a load why take a chance on backing when you know you’re probably going to hit somebody’s equipment?
    In nine month did you ever take time and learn backing?
    Some learn to back more quickly than others, some practice, pick a spot, park, act as if you get out of the yellow lines you’d just hit a truck.
    Practice Practice Practice.

    If you think it’s unsafe, don’t do it.
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  9. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

    Jul 25, 2008
    Nashville, TN
    How many incidents would you think indicate a driver isn't paying attention to driving/backing?
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  10. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

    Aug 28, 2011
    Henderson, NV & Orient
    Carolina Cargo won't hire him because it's no longer a 2nd chance company. Need a clean record and 12 mos. experience. The pay there is on par with other teaming companies also.
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  11. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

    Apr 29, 2020
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