I hit a power line my company terminated me, but no police report was made. Do I have to tell a potential new employer about it.

by Matthew
(Hilliard, ohio)

Will I was driving my truck I hit a power line. No police involvement, but I was terminated. Do I have to tell a new potential employer about it?

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Aug 02, 2017
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Hit power line. NEW
by: Anonymous

It's probably on your DAC report anyway. It's no big deal, go ahead and tell them about it. I've knocked down power lines twice and no police report because the lines weren't within codes, ie.,were installed too low.
Ohio is loaded with good trucking jobs. What type trucking do you want? Nick Strimbu Inc. in Brookfield,OH is Teamsters and will probably hire you.
Plenty of others if you want more names, let us know.

Aug 02, 2017
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I have a better question NEW
by: Anonymous

When you go to apply for your next job and they ask for references, they do have the right to ask "would you hire him again?"

Also, trucking is a dirty business. There is NOTHING to stop the OLD employer from telling the NEW employer why he fired you. Behind closed doors, nobody can prove anything.

You don't even know if your potential NEW employer is golf buddies with your OLD employer.

Trust me, I've been in management. You'd be surprised.

So....

If you DONT tell them why you were terminated, which they WILL find out (that you were TERMINATED)... they will ask you, they have that right.

If you don't want to tell them, the insurance carrier will just tell HR you are a high risk and the Recruiter (or whomever) will tell you that the position has already been filled (for example, if they are advertising on CL)


Here's my take: Honesty is always the best policy. You hit the power line. You made a mistake. You can learn from your mistakes. My guess is, you are probably still a little new to trucking.


If you have learned from your mistake, let them know. Next... your MVR. If it's clean, you shouldn't have a problem, but even if the police were not directly involved, there may still be an "incident' report with the DMV

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