With trainer, pulled in to fuel island and hit another trailer. Help!

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by AsianLuv2Drive, Nov 23, 2021.

  1. AsianLuv2Drive

    AsianLuv2Drive Light Load Member

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    please give me your advice, I’m on the road with the trainer , it kind of late 1:30 am , my trainer was sleep , my 11 hrs almost end , when I pull in fuel island to end my shift, I hit another trailer and broken the tail light , I’m not try to make excuses and get away with it , after almost 11 hrs of driving , I thought I’m done with my shift, but it happened by the last minute, there are some truck park illegally around fuel island to sleep , that why I’m don’t have much room to swing wide , and it’s my fault , I should GOAL , big learning lesson for rookie, I just wonder how much this incident will effect my CDL , no ticket at all , does my company or insurance will report this incident to DAC ? And how long it will stay ? Does it will effect my jobs hunt later ? Thank you for all advice
     
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  3. xsetra

    xsetra Road Train Member

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    Doesn't matter how the other truck was parked. You hit it. That's an accident. You're at fault.

    Did the officer write you a ticket?

    You've seen some of the carnage on these roads. A taillight is insignificant.
    Depends on your employer and insurance company.

    Good luck.
     
  4. Hegemeister

    Hegemeister Road Train Member

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    Sounds very minor to me. Happens to many new drivers. Should not end your career. Be more careful in the future.
     
  5. Frank Speak

    Frank Speak Road Train Member

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    You’re fine if this is the first incident. Companies that train new drivers see this sort of thing every day.

    Do it one or two more times and they’ll likely part ways with you and then you’ll be stuck with having to go to “second chance” outfit.
     
  6. Catmando

    Catmando Road Train Member

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    Doesn't matter if they were parked illegal or not .. you hit a stationary object.. THIS IS WHY WE CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS.....next time it might be the hood of a truck ...your the exact reason I stay out of big truckstops
    If your trainer was worth his salt he should of chewed your aress and knocked you into next week
     
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  7. Frank Speak

    Frank Speak Road Train Member

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    You’d miss out on the roller grill specials over a trivial little thing like a broken tail light?
     
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  8. xsetra

    xsetra Road Train Member

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    Another option would be to offer the other driver a new taillight installed by the Loves tech (their option) and a bit of cash for the trouble. Instead of calling the police.
     
  9. CowboyTim

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    I'm proud to say that I've never become ill, nor suffered any gastrointestinal "unpleasantness," after consuming any roller grill products!
     
  10. Catmando

    Catmando Road Train Member

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    You Bet.. I love the little mom & pop.. Dim lite dirt lot ..stations... they give ya better discounts on them day old roller dogs too !! I like aged roller dogs !!!
     
  11. LightninMcQueen001

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    I can't believe they didn't just change the light.. like how much would it cost 30 dollars? It's honestly the trainers fault because he's supposed to be TRAINING you..
     
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