Can I get hired as an over the road trucker if I have one rear-end collision accident on my record from the last three years?
I have been unemployed for a year and a half. Six months after losing my job, I went to a trucking school to obtain my Class A CDL.
The trucking school took advantage of my ignorance of most companies' hiring practices, as they told me the wreck I had in April of 2009 would not be a problem when placing me in a job.
The wreck was a rear-end collision. I obtained my CDL with all endorsements, but I have not been able to find a company that will hire me because of the wreck.
I recognize that this is my fault because I didn't do research before attending the school. From what I understand, the companies' insurance companies that insure the trucks won't insure if the driver has a rear-end collision on his record from the previous three years.
This appears to be an across-the-board policy, but someone has told me I might find a company that will hire me if I look hard enough. My question is this: Am I s.o.l. when it comes to finding a over the road trucking job for the next year and a half, or might I find a company that will hire me before then?