New Trucker that just had accident in CMV

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Novas21, May 21, 2020.

  1. rachi

    rachi Road Train Member

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    Sounds like he was going slow at a shipper or maybe a Truck stop, got distracted and then tapped a brick wall. Thats why its not Dot reportable. Go on Craigslist and you'll probably find a job. Mega probably wont hire ya except maybe western express.
     
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  3. FearTheCorn

    FearTheCorn Light Load Member

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    How far do you look down the road while driving? You hit the wall looking down "for a second" because you weren't keeping proper situational awareness. That's poor driving.
     
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  4. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    If your CDL is valid you can probably work for a Driver Leasing company. That is a "temp service" that supplies drivers to other trucking companies. They usually take a cut of the pay the trucking company would pay you. Say ABC Trucking pays their drivers $20/hr. The driver leasing company pays you $18/hr. My last employer used 2 DL companies to make up the shrtage of drivers they had.

    I think one company was Driver Solutions. I forget other names. Do an internet search for such companies in your area.

    When you are anywhere near obstacles or traffic you have to pay attention to driving, no exceptions. Having a CDL means you have to stop driving like a clueless, distracted 4-wheeler. You have to have no accidents, no tickets, etc. What if a surgeon only killed a few patients?
     
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  5. magoo68

    magoo68 Road Train Member

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    Don’t you just hate when those sneaky brick walls just jump out in front of you?? They are almost as sneaky as those mile long trains.
     
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  6. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    Oh yeah, they'll hide behind them shrubs and just jump out when you least expect it.
     
  7. NosaDiesel

    NosaDiesel Bobtail Member

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    Yup, just like the deers but faster
     
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  8. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    I smell a troll. Op started this thread then left one minute later and hasn't been back.
     
  9. NosaDiesel

    NosaDiesel Bobtail Member

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    Nah he probably got embarrassed and hopes the thread dies
     
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  10. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    He hasn't even been back to read it. The forum tracks that.
     
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  11. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    Me personally, not at all.....that said, I cant speak for companies that will. Since you said the 3 year thing first, I will.pass the credit to you lol
     
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