Will trucking comapnies hire someone with a 1y.o. wreck (rear-end collision) on their MVR?

by K.M.

I'm sorry if I'm posting this twice. I thought I already posted this, but it seems to have not gone through. Anyway, I went to a trucking school and got my CDL with all endorsements. However, most trucking companies won't hire me due to the wreck I had last year.

The wreck in question was a rear-end collision that was my fault. I understand that this has to do with the insurance companies not wanting to insure a trucker with this type of wreck on his record. I was told recently, however, by a recruiter that I could probably find a company that would hire me if I did enough searching.

My question is this: Was this recruiter just pulling my leg? Am I s.o.l. when it comes to finding an over the road trucking job until the wreck goes off my record in a year and a half?

Or is this not a common policy, and might I find a job if I keep searching for the right company?

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Nov 06, 2010
by: Hervy

Call a lot of companies. he told you right, that is probably if you search enough. That's not saying a lot, but that is about the best answer.

If you look long enough, you probably will find a trucking company that will hire you.

All you can do is call.

Truck stops has them listed in the back if you need to take a list of numbers with you away from the computer.

Good luck man and keep your head up.

By the way, you might want to get a job at a moving company or on the doc of a distribution center so your foot is in the door already when it comes off your record if you aren't working already, it might making getting hired easier and sooner.

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