Is my trucking career over?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Dariq843, Dec 9, 2019.

  1. Dariq843

    Dariq843 Bobtail Member

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    Hey everyone, about a year ago, I rolled over my truck which was loaded. I was discharged from my job because of this. There was no other vehicle involved. I was put at fault for the accident. I got a lawyer involved, and was able to settle without receiving any points on record.

    Since the the accident I’ve been working as a yard jockey in the port. I’ve had a lot of trouble finding a company that will take me on. I have 2 years of driving experience and I live near Charleston, SC

    Any advice for someone in my situation?
     
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  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Several companies will hire you. I think you'll get a couple, or more, job offers from this list.
    Important: submit online job applications before any phone calls. Tomorrow, call and say, "I'm checking on my job application."
    National Carriers
    Climate Express
    USA Truck
    Carolina Cargo - www.carolinacargo.com
    Carolina Logistic - www.carolinalogistic.com
    Senn Freight Lines
    May Trucking Company
    Western Express
    Roadtex Transportation
    Triple Diamond Logistics
     
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    Chubby Fly Medium Load Member

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    Over the road or local do you want to drive?
    If no points, any local company will hire you. All you do is leave that last job reference out. If they are curious about what you have been up to for work, all you say is that you were running for a buddy of yours.
     
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  5. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Dariq843 Bobtail Member

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    I’m looking for something local. Most of my driving experience was spent at the job I had the accident with.
     
  7. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Oh, didn't know you want local work. That should be easy to find.
    Valley Proteins has a Charleston terminal.
    www.valleyproteins.com
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    Valley Proteins is one of the largest U.S. exporters of competitively-priced poultry-based animal proteins and fats. Through exporting facilities located in Wilmington, North Carolina; Savannah, Georgia; Norfolk, Virginia, and Charleston, South Carolina; we have the capabilities to economically sell and transport our animal feed ingredients around the world.
    Export Services - Valley Proteins, Inc.
    www.valleyproteins.com/fats-and-proteins/export-services/
     
  8. Chinatown

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  9. Dariq843

    Dariq843 Bobtail Member

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    Thank you, I’ll look into this. I’m guessing I should leave the info of the job I got discharged from off my application?
     
  10. Chinatown

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    NuCO2 - Charleston, SC
    (candidates with no DOT violations, a minor infraction or 1 accident may be considered)
    SCHEDULE: Sunday - Wednesday
    SHIFT: Sunday - Tuesday (6am - 4:30pm)
    Wednesday (3pm - 1:30am)
    CDL Delivery Driver-Local Route
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    CDL Delivery Driver - Local Route
    NuCO2 - Charleston, SC
    NuCO2
    offers one of the highest wages in our industry. **Please check out A Day in The Life of A NuCO2 Driver. National chain and local restaurants.
     
  11. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    I'm sure any company will find out about the wreck so better be upfront about it.
    Companies will find out if you jay walked in high school.
    Submit plenty of applications and you'll land a job.
     
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