Does every truck driver have a clean driving record?

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  1. 77fib77

    77fib77 Road Train Member

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    6.

    Yes 6 will get you fired in a year. The time frame helps too
     
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  3. Frank Speak

    Frank Speak Road Train Member

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    All I know for sure is it takes THREE licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Lollipop. I watched a talking owl do it! Therefore, I'm going with three! You get three tickets and you're out of here!

    As for me, I don't lick Tootsie Roll Lollipops and I don't have any tickets. Color me CREAM!
     
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  4. diesel guy454

    diesel guy454 Light Load Member

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    I haven't had a ticket in 35 years driving a truck. It's not hard to do. Be a professional instead of a idiot super trucker.
     
  5. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    In those 35 years did you get DOT inspected? If so were all those inspections clean? Look back at my comment, I was referring to more than tickets. If you did go through 35 years with no tickets and all your inspections were clean I truly commend you! Because I don't know anybody that can say that!
     
  6. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    Both are avoidable by most truck drivers.
     
  7. gone4truck

    gone4truck Bobtail Member

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    I'm a new truck driver trying to learn the craft. I want to keep my record nice and clean. So far, 3 months in, no accidents. I, however, bumped into someone's mirror with my mirror while backing up to a spot.

    Nothing happened, not even a scratch. But it could have been a lot worse. I was getting complacent with my mirror check, but that was a wake-up call. Complacency = bad in this industry.
     
  8. diesel guy454

    diesel guy454 Light Load Member

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    That is no tickets and all inspections are clean.
     
  9. freebeertomorrow

    freebeertomorrow Heavy Load Member

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    i've gotten 14 different violations in cars since 1999. ranging from speeding to seatbelt. last one in 2015.

    since 08 i have 1 "no truck road" ticket pertaining to my class a. nothing else.

    several inspections and to be honest i've been pulled over a few times by city/county while in a big truck but never issued a ticket.
     
  10. Linte_Loco

    Linte_Loco Road Train Member

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    1991 was last moving violation. 2010 got tboned at an intersection by a car in my big truck. I had the green light and the cop behind me was a great witness. They were slowing down doing 5 or less coming to the light. I honestly thought the would stop. They just coasted into me lol
     
  11. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Lost my license when I was 19 after I got 6 tickets in 2 months. Got tired of walking pretty fast. Sold my fast car,and got a clunker and that slowed me down. That was in 1970. Got another speeding ticket in 1980, again in 87 and one in 94 that I went to court and got dismissed. Had 2 accidents that were the other guys fault way back in the 70s. Started trucking in 96 and have no tickets or accidents since. I did get three fix it tickets from inspections. Truckee (1996) and Gilroy (2005) scales in Cali and the Limon poe in Colorado in 2010..
     
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