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?

by K.T.
(Alabama)

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?

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Apr 17, 2013
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Trucking companies don't to help drivers with rear end accident NEW
by: Anonymous

I had a rear end accident and company didn't even look into accident. Light turned green and lady did not go they didn't even look into accident to see if the lady was on the phone or reason why she didn't go they let it go as I rear ended her and left it at not even thing this lady could have been in the wrong and I could still have my job. It wrong that these companies don't even try to help drivers to keep there job in rear end accident they just see rear end ok driver you are fired no 2nd look.

Apr 17, 2013
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Trucking companies don't to help drivers with rear end accident NEW
by: Anonymous

I had a rear end accident and company didn't even look into accident. Light turned green and lady did not go they didn't even look into accident to see if the lady was on the phone or reason why she didn't go they let it go as I rear ended her and left it at not even thing this lady could have been in the wrong and I could still have my job. It wrong that these companies don't even try to help drivers to keep there job in rear end accident they just see rear end ok driver you are fired no 2nd look.

Nov 06, 2010
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Getting hired with a read on your record
by: Hervy

K.T. That's a tough one buddy, I don't know for sure if there is a company that will take you on with a read that recent. If there is one who will take you, it will probably be the same ones that will take Felons. Try these listed at the bottom of this page by drivers

http://www.lifeasatrucker.com/trucking-job-for-felons.html

Sit back relax and go down the line calling trucking companies and see what kind of feedback you get from them, will be the best way to get an idea.

There are trucking companies listed in trucker jobs magazines in all truckerstops, if you prefer to skip the computer and go down a list on a page.
Its about 7 different books

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