Fired for going 15 over on a 6% grade.

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  1. Peace_Maker

    Peace_Maker Light Load Member

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    I've gone through and read what posts I can find that mention drivers getting tickets for 15mph over. I have not seen a discussion about an inspection violation for 15 over.

    I was fired on Friday from Woody Bogler due to a 15mph over violation I received in TN last Sunday. I was rolling down the 6% grade on 24 heading into Chattanooga. I was keeping up with car traffic instead of truck traffic and ended up going 60 in a 45. TN trooper was sitting at the last runaway ramp before the bottom of the grade. I did ask the trooper several times to write a ticket, but he said he just doesn't do that.

    Are violations treated the same as tickets by both companies and insurance? I need to find another company as quickly as I can for my family.

    I have 18 months of current otr experience. My other experience is from 2013 with Prime and prior to that i drove almost everything in the motor pool in the Army (I was a Stryker driver 04-07.) I live in MO and have my doubles and tanker endorsements. My experience so far is with reefer and dry van.

    Any help/ insight would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  3. Chinatown

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    You'll have to apply with 2nd chance companies. I'll list what I have and maybe other drivers will have some suggestions.
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