where to look?

by justin
(chanhassen)

well i posted a comment regarding my jack knife a few months ago. 7 months to be exact, and got a couple of responses. that was help full. but im wondering if any one knows of a company out their that might take a chance on me even with a jack knife in the past year. every company i talk too say that cant hire me for 2 or 3 years, thats too long, i got into truck driving, and well cant believe that this could possibly end my career.

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Sep 15, 2009
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At least you knew the brakes worked.
by: Brian

Look into companies that have drivers working in the office or a company that is still run by drivers. I pulled out of a jacknife while coming down a snowy ramp once and I know how easy it is to loose control. Things happen and If you can find a company who is willing to listen to your side of the story vs. your record then you can easily recover.

Aug 30, 2009
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Trucking Career not over.
by: Jimmy

I jacknifed my first year in trucking. It was a local job, Had to swear I would never do it again and pay half of damages ($600 at $50 a month) A small company with great management. But that was 33 years ago. Today, it's different. Just keep knocking on doors. Don't give up. The lesson learned is trucking is a serious business, right? Jimmy

Aug 30, 2009
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BS in the trucking industry
by: Anonymous

We got so much bull---- going on in this industry it is ridiculous. Trucking companies hire rookies and sh--can experienced drivers for any reason. Insurance companies are part of the problem. I see plenty of jacknife accidents in the winter not sure if they were able to keep their job or not. It goes with the job. No body wants to have an accident but it happens. The corporate world has turned trucking upside down and screwed this industry so bad it is not worth it to drive for a living any more.

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