Essential Information for New Drivers

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Admin, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. Airborne

    Airborne Medium Load Member

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    I would think yes but I would also think that would be up to where your taking the exam at. I would call and ask the authority where your taking the exam before you went. I KY you have to take the dot physical before you take the written portion so I would take it with me just to be sure!!!!
     
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  2. G13Tomcat

    G13Tomcat Road Train Member

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    Deleted.... for some reason I got a notification of a post before I could actually see it... (???? :confused:)
     
  3. Bill51

    Bill51 Medium Load Member

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    I was going to throw this in questions for new drivers, even though I found the answer, it was something I thought would be good info:

    Does my previous violation history affect my current company's safety score?

    My company just mailed out a letter to all company drivers letting us know that our PSP (pre-employment screening program) info is IMPORTANT. They want us to check it to make sure there is no erroneous info on there, and if there is, to get it fixed. They then provide to steps needed to get a copy of our individual report.
    This got me wondering if violations from previous jobs affected their overall safety score, since I thought part of the score would be based on the drivers' aggregate safety history. Turns out that is not the case. According to the FMCSA:

    8. How does a driver's violation history impact a carrier's Safety Measurement System (SMS) evaluation?
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    Carriers are evaluated only on inspections and crashes associated with their own U.S. DOT Number, so only violations that a driver receives while working for a motor carrier apply to that carrier's SMS evaluation. Therefore, the driver's violation history before the driver is hired and after the driver's employment is terminated will not impact a motor carrier's SMS results. However, even if a motor carrier terminates a driver, all of the driver's crashes and inspection results that he or she received while operating for that carrier still apply to the carrier's SMS evaluation for 24 months from the date of occurrence. Because the data is time-weighted, the effect of those occurrences on the motor carrier's percentile rank will diminish over the course of the 24 months.

    For anyone that was wondering about this.


     
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  4. Tattsean

    Tattsean Bobtail Member

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    I agree
     
  5. Tattsean

    Tattsean Bobtail Member

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    Yup lol
     
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  6. G13Tomcat

    G13Tomcat Road Train Member

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    My dad always told me when I was a young lad, the more you "think you know" the less you "do know" and even more, the "less you learn."
     
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  7. gunter1985

    gunter1985 Bobtail Member

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    hello my name is gunter i have a question i hope somebody can answer me i have a cdl a class and i have a dually truck whit a trailer that i intent to haul for only my company purchase not for transport any loads do i need all the requirements ### if were transport comercial, my intention are going interstate when i pick up
     
  8. KeepitMovin47

    KeepitMovin47 Bobtail Member

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    In Tennessee, you need your DOT card before the written exam
     
  9. Ph5120

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  10. G13Tomcat

    G13Tomcat Road Train Member

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    You should start your own thread in the Hot Shot part of the forum; you'll get plenty of replies from the guys over there. Best of luck to ya~!
     
  11. plentygood

    plentygood Road Train Member

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    The learning curve in this industry is very steep. Take time to learn evrything you can all the time.
     
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