is my o.t.r career over??

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by HAZMAT66, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. HAZMAT66

    HAZMAT66 Bobtail Member

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    I like to thank everyone for there input and feed back im just all messed up yeah i can get a local straight truck job,,,, but it not the same like being over the road ya'll know that. Im really going to miss it.. i only have my self to blame.. if i do get another chance O.T.R. i will do more of G.O.A.L. i serious..... Thanx again guys a have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR..... GOD BLESS....
     
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  3. HAZMAT66

    HAZMAT66 Bobtail Member

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    Well after reading the feedback on this post its safe to say " MY O.T.R. CAREER IS OVER " im going to miss the road the truck stops & those dum dispatchers & insane shippers.i can honestly say it was fun ive been in states that there is NO WAY i thought i would see like spokane,washington, salt lake city,ut...

    Now i focus on local work in my state NYC (5 boros) its tight in nyc due to the economy most local trucking companies are cutting back or closeing.some one gave me some feed back about NJ,, but i dont have a car and living in the 5 boros of nyc and trying to get to NJ,, on public transportation will take me forever and a day (LOL)

    I still keep on pounding the pavement i drove straight truck for 6yrs. Be for i went o.t.r. so maybe ill get lucky????? Im still going to stay a member of the forum even through i not a
    O.t.r. driver...
     
  4. DenaliDad

    DenaliDad Retired Wheel Dog

    To most companies now, there is no "so minor" category. They're preventable or non-preventable. Things being as they are, though, you should try. There is a coming driver shortage and you might get lucky. Just be honest and realistic in your expectations. Since you had a CDL, they will check your DAC; it's only if you've never had one that they only check your MVR. But you can't tell until THEY tell you. If it's really what you want to do - and with that many, um, "incidents," you should be really, deeply honest with yourself first - then do it.
     
  5. 5thwheel23

    5thwheel23 Light Load Member

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    well i was always told being honest is the best policy, but sometimes you have to know when to keep your mouth shut. not to be rude but if no one was going to report them 4 u, then i wldnt have reported them either just for the case in point. you reported them and now you might be up the creek. now i cld see reporting them if they were serious. thats 1 reason you see drivers that know better to keep some cash in the pocket just incase they srew up, which can happen. they bump another tralier or somethin and instead of getting companies and police and whoever else involved they just throw the other driver a few bucks for the problem to be solved. i cnt say u wnt get a job but it might be tough. all you can do is try. good luck driver and try to keep it clean from here on out.
     
  6. Jorihe84

    Jorihe84 Road Train Member

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    If someone else property is not involved, then try not to be such a straight shooter. I know of a guy that got to close to a curb at a warehouse and lost the right bumper on a century class. He picked up the pieces, threw em in the cab and waited to the next morning at a truck stop. He laid the pieces out, took pictures and called safety and said someone clipped him. Safety took the pictures, filed a claim in there system for document purposes and said have a nice day.
     
  7. TrucKer 999 TriLLion

    TrucKer 999 TriLLion Light Load Member

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    Yikes....:biggrin_2555:
     
  8. 7122894003481

    7122894003481 Bobtail Member

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    And which truckstop diner did you hear this story at, and how big was the guys belt buckle? Be honest. It was one of those dinner plate sized belt buckles wasnt it? I knew it.
     
  9. Wargames

    Wargames Captain Crusty

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    No local work in NYC, this must be a joke. A huge city, and no local work. :biggrin_2559:
     
  10. CondoCruiser

    CondoCruiser The Legend

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    Hazmat, only about a 3rd of companies use DAC services. Apply to smaller companies. Like Wargames said, no work in NYC/north Jersey? You are not looking too hard. Besides Craigslist.org, look in your newspaper, CareerBuilder.com, Monster.com, plus there are many other places. Even go through a temp agency. They don't know all the rules to hire truck drivers, but do.
    You'll just have to work your way back without hitting things. You always have choices when you drive and back. Start picking better ones.
     
  11. HAZMAT66

    HAZMAT66 Bobtail Member

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    Im dead serious.. company are not hireing or closeing if think im jokeing p/u a NY newspaper..... But there plenty of para transit jobs in NYC but not what i want to do. Plus it only pays $8.00 to $10.00 hour & there treat you like crap BUT AS FAR AS LOCAL TRUCKING JOBS THERE ARE NONE!!!! Trust me i been out pounding the pavement..
     
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