Need Help On My Next Move

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Hydra_Kitt, Sep 23, 2022.

  1. Hydra_Kitt

    Hydra_Kitt Bobtail Member

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    Hello, all.

    I have a bit of an issue. I have lurked threads of days' past here but the ones I've seen aren't my issue exactly so I decided to make an account just to post this.

    I was fired from Western Express in February for a safety violation (failing to report an accident on time). The accident in question was I hit a fire hydrant with my trailer wheels while turning. No injury, no damage to anything but the hydrant, and I paid the fine. The problem is the termination is murdering me. I tried applying to companies when I was fired and no one wanted to touch me with a 10 foot pole then, and now almost 8 months later nobody still wants to take me on. I know there are a lot of trucking companies, but it seems all the ones I can think of have said no.

    Is there any hope? Should I wait four more months then try again? Should I throw in the towel? I would really appreciate some advice here. I feel I've learned my lesson. It was a stupid, boneheaded mistake that I feel I'm being overly punished for, is all.
     
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  3. Dennixx

    Dennixx Road Train Member

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    Have you put out a call for @Chinatown yet?
    What's your locale?
     
  4. Hydra_Kitt

    Hydra_Kitt Bobtail Member

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    Northern Florida. And no I have not.
     
  5. Dennixx

    Dennixx Road Train Member

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    Did you get on with WE because of previous hireability issues?

    I ask because of it's last chance company reputation.
     
  6. Hydra_Kitt

    Hydra_Kitt Bobtail Member

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    I do know about that for Western Express. Alas, when I was hired I was young and dumb and knew nothing about the trucking industry. WE was my first ever trucking job because they called me back first, not because of hiring issues. If I could go back I would tell myself to wait for Swift or something else.
     
  7. Dennixx

    Dennixx Road Train Member

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    Good deal.
    @Chinatown will most likely have a recommendation or 2 for ya.
     
  8. Hydra_Kitt

    Hydra_Kitt Bobtail Member

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    I hope so. The forums I've seen from years ago they seem really helpful. 400k companies and it feels like they're all saying no because of this incident, you know?
     
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  10. Hydra_Kitt

    Hydra_Kitt Bobtail Member

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    The odd part is I almost was in with CFI. The recruiter ran all my information and sent me copies of it. My PSP only reports a warning ticket I got in January, but not the hydrant incident. MVR is surprisingly clean. I ordered my DAC report and Western Express didn't even put it on there. What ruined it was them sending a fax in stating I was terminated for a safety violation.
     
  11. Dennixx

    Dennixx Road Train Member

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    I'm guessing he will be along soon to see if he can help.
    Good Luck.
     
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