Max PSP points acceptable?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by IluvCATS, Dec 4, 2016.

  1. Writingscifi65

    Writingscifi65 Bobtail Member

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    I had a foot in the door at Western Express when my recruiter called and told me the bad news: 313 PSP points (!).
    243 were from my previous employer (broken down old truck that seemed to attract DOT Attention )
    But i scored a log violation that resulted in a forced 10 hr shutdown. 23 pts tripled to 69. It was that that sunk me. Their hiring limit is 50...
     
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  3. 06driver

    06driver Road Train Member

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    The thing is it shows a pattern. If there is one. Don't have a pattern of getting "I don't do my job" inspections and you will be fine.
     
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  5. VolunteerTrucker

    VolunteerTrucker Light Load Member

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    I can't find how many points I have.
    Single inspection

    250 over on drives
    No trailer Registration

    I looked at the booklet but didn't see these two.
     
  6. Truckermania

    Truckermania Road Train Member

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    There are no points for these violations. These are usually just a monetary fine. Get your trailer registration and learn from your weight violation. Don't stress over it. Have a great day Driver!
     
  7. Hershey5858

    Hershey5858 Bobtail Member

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    What company do you work for. Hadn’t had a ticket in 7+ years and I finally get one and got fired the next day. Where could I apply without that psp scrutiny
     
  8. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    That must have been a humdinger.
     
  9. Hershey5858

    Hershey5858 Bobtail Member

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    Yeah. Now I have a total of 56 points. Any recommendations on where I need to apply that will accept my points
     
  10. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    No you don't. Your company does, but the PSP doesn't actually have points. it's just a report of violations and wrecks.
    It's the type of violations, not the total number of made up points that don't exist that matter.
     
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  11. Cattleman84

    Cattleman84 Road Train Member

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    No such thing as PSP points... Companies get CSA points, drivers get a list of inspections (both clean and those with Violations), and accidents on thier PSP Report, but no points are assigned to PSP.
     
  12. gentleroger

    gentleroger Road Train Member

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    I don't think they could have made it more convoluted if they tried.
     
  13. jon69

    jon69 Medium Load Member

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    Drivers dont get PSP points per se, but they are responsible for points they cause. So, there is a running tally of points caused but no actual points on a drivers record.

    What does go on a record is moving violations. You get three of those and you are basically unhireable.
     
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