What really is a bad driving record?

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  1. TX2Day

    TX2Day Medium Load Member

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    I am surprised you got the job. Yes, they are big deals.
     
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  3. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    You're lucky. I gotta buddy who got turned down by Tyson, PFJ, and Dollar General for seatbelt tickets. The cell phone one is a big deal too. You'll need to get with the times man. What wasn't a big deal 15 years ago, has become a big deal now. You should know better.
     
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  4. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    At least 2 years. Those are both moving violations hold a heavy weight on your CSA score. Plus both of those make insurances look at you sideways. Your company will fire you if they catch you even coming on the yard without your seatbelt on.
     
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  5. TX2Day

    TX2Day Medium Load Member

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    Does it cancel the background noise?
     
  6. FloridaRetired

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    Normally it is up their insurance to decide what the big deal is. Anything else is just to show that their safety department does something at all.
     
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  7. wis bang

    wis bang Road Train Member

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    Seatbelts and hand held phones the two biggest hot button items for safety and insurance carriers today.

    Time to prove you are serious about trucking as you walk in the door with a 'history' and they don't care why it occurred.

    OP has an opportunity that dosen't happen often especially when things are so slow.
     
  8. Dennixx

    Dennixx Road Train Member

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    I've not seen or heard of a crash or a rollover when backing up 10 feet but we are required to use a seat belt If the truck moves period.
    And a cell phone in hand, even if just picking it up off the floor is a warning and second is a termination.
     
  9. 50WT

    50WT Road Train Member

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    I'd hate to see mine. I'm 68 years old , haven't gotten a ticket in at least 20 years. But my younger days weren't that way. Back before CDL I went through 3 driver's license in 2 years, state would take it away go to another state and get one Georgia, Florida and New Mexico we're easy picking. They'd probably charge me buy the pound for the paper to print mine on.
     
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  10. Spardo

    Spardo Light Load Member

    I obviously can't answer the OP's question not being subject here to the same laws but, to my mind the operation of a phone is the most serious I would have thought. I am opposed to the forced wearing of seatbelts while acknowledging their usefulness especially for non-professional drivers. I only wear one because I got fed up with loony police lectures and the moeny I spent in fines but I effectively don't wear one because I have a clip which keeps it slack. No law against that surprisingly. Before I retired, although by that time seatbelts were fitted to lorries, it was not compulsory to wear them, I expect things are different now.

    But phones are a different matter, they can be dangerous to use because,of the distraction. But here in France your headsets would be illegal. It is against the law here to have anything inserted in, or covering, your ears. Thus I have a bluetooth connection to the car radio. The only exceptions to the rule are hearing aids, which is handy for me at my age. ;)
     
  11. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    The seat belt thing being what it is now I suspect was more for political reasons than anything else. That said of course, always wear it.

    What I’m not clear on is the phone thing the OP mentioned. Is bluetooth to the radio like @snowwy mentioned not even acceptable anymore?
     
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