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Old 12-01-2007, 02:49 AM
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If you could manage to go to a company and actually talk face to face with the safety man, you may get somewhere. tell him you are willing to take a refresher course or a training period or something like that (only if you are)
I think that's the best chance you have.
Thanx, I might go ahead and try that one.
As I said, if I could get a chance to prove myself for one more year, then get back to Swift and finish another year with them, accident-free, I'll be able to move on with my life and put this all behind me.
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Old 12-08-2007, 03:25 PM
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I spoke with the HR guys @Swift Headquarters about my accident.
I was told that I could keep applying every six months within the next two years.
Essentially, they were saying that even if I can't find any other driving experience within two years, they say that should be long enough after the rollover to reconsider me for rehire.
I'll only go back with Swift/"trucking in general" if I find my pessimistic attitude towards other careers is true.
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Old 12-08-2007, 09:26 PM
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SMX outta Fort Dodge, IA.

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When I was in orientation, met a guy who said he was at maverick before where he had a roll over.
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Old 12-09-2007, 04:47 AM
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I'm not sure, but you may try Arrow out of Tulsa, Ok.
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Old 12-09-2007, 05:27 AM
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Thanks for the additional suggestions.
Swift treated me fairly well.
My original intention was to drive OTR with them for awhile, then switch over to a part-time format while taking some college courses for a degree.
As much as I complained about college, I'm just trying to open up other doors.
In the meantime, I feel that I must drive the truck again to erase the thought of a "failed mission" from my mind.
Not to mention it could more than assist me in finally getting that $3600+ school-fee for CRST's training, "out-of-sight, out-of-mind".
If these two still say no, I'll go ahead and keep Swift in the crosshairs for the next 6mo-2years.
I say if I haven't gotten in CDCR by then and I'm at least still going to college and completing courses, I'll do what I have to get back with them and erase the accident from my mind.
At least in 1-2 years of waiting, I could get the most-difficult college courses(Algebra, Calculus, Biology, Chemistry) out of the way, and then finish easy stuff(English, History, Humanities) while enjoying myself and keeping safe on the road.
I'll just think of this anew, as the "Frat Party w/a constant case of roadtrip".
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Old 12-22-2007, 10:19 PM
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It's been awhile since I last posted here, but here it goes.
I was involved in a rollover accident in Utah, back in October.
I drove with Swift(ha ha ha) and thought they were a good company up until they sacked me for the accident.
I never intended to stay in trucking forever, but I didn't want it to end that way either.
Needless to say, I've been going through a few, other big companies and I get the same response.
"Can't hire you until you get an accident-free, year of driving."
Same thing goes for Swift if I want to get back with them.
Problem is, they tell me to find some "Mom and Pop" companies that might take a chance by letting me redeem myself.
These companies tend to stay below even the most, primitive radar systems and seem to be hard to find.
I also have a total of 14 months under my belt, and a trucking school bill from another company that has to be paid off.
Please, somebody throw me a bone as far as "forgiving" companies go.
Mom and Pop companies tend to be stricter than the mega carriers, people who give you that advice have never driven for one. the ones that do hire just anyone are usually outlaw companies that you should stay away from.
with 14 months experience and a rollover already, you are going to have a real hard time finding a decent job. At the small company I work for, they couldnt hire you even if they wanted to. the insurance is strict, if you have a rollover or a right turn crash or a following too close ticket or wreck, they wont cover you.. period..
I must RESPECTFULLY disagree with Fredog here. I guess I DO work for one of these smaller companies (and SOME might even call them outlaw. I don't KNOW if I would say that, though.)

They gave me a chance when many others would NOT. I have been with them a few years, and they have even overlooked "another" little mishap of mine. I ALSO know that they have retained drivers who've had "at fault" accidents. (no personal injury.)

They hired ME right out of CDL mill ( I mean school. ) So, with 14 months under your belt, you would have had an even BETTER chance than me (without the accident.)

Yes, they are somewhat under the radar, but CDL schools KNOW about them. Ask some of the schools in your area.... even if you didn't ATTEND there. Check the local paper for ads and CALL them. You can ALSO get a list of EVERY company within your state off the internet. Just do a little googling.

If you have a CDL, you CAN find a company to hire you, and get that one year accident free on your record...... and INTO your mind!

I HAVE some comments about your Psychological outlook on all this, but I'll save it for a following post. I don't know WHY, (yes I do,) but your situation intrigues me, and I'm gonna GIVE you the advice you seek. You may not LIKE everything I've got to say..... but it is meant well.

I don't know if you are even still reading this thread, or ON this forum. But, I'm home all week, so YOU win the prize! :lol:

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Old 12-27-2007, 03:49 PM
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I must RESPECTFULLY disagree with Fredog here. I guess I DO work for one of these smaller companies (and SOME might even call them outlaw. I don't KNOW if I would say that, though.)

They gave me a chance when many others would NOT. I have been with them a few years, and they have even overlooked "another" little mishap of mine. I ALSO know that they have retained drivers who've had "at fault" accidents. (no personal injury.)

They hired ME right out of CDL mill ( I mean school. ) So, with 14 months under your belt, you would have had an even BETTER chance than me (without the accident.)

Yes, they are somewhat under the radar, but CDL schools KNOW about them. Ask some of the schools in your area.... even if you didn't ATTEND there. Check the local paper for ads and CALL them. You can ALSO get a list of EVERY company within your state off the internet. Just do a little googling.

If you have a CDL, you CAN find a company to hire you, and get that one year accident free on your record...... and INTO your mind!

I HAVE some comments about your Psychological outlook on all this, but I'll save it for a following post. I don't know WHY, (yes I do,) but your situation intrigues me, and I'm gonna GIVE you the advice you seek. You may not LIKE everything I've got to say..... but it is meant well.

I don't know if you are even still reading this thread, or ON this forum. But, I'm home all week, so YOU win the prize! :lol:

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Hey, I'm still looking and still working.
The results aren't promising, but I'm going to keep plugging away until I drop dead.
That's how determined I am to get back into it.
As far as going back to school goes, not quite sure on that one.
I took a few college courses, passed them and became stressed out from that.
I was told by a counselor back in high school to just finish up high school and don't even try college.
Seeing how angry I was with schoolwork back then, college will probably just turn me into someone no one will really like.
I'll essentially become one of those office workers that doesn't really socialize.
That's okay, no Heimlich for them when they choke.
Another thing to consider is the fact that I'm not a loner, but I don't socialize with people in the same work-field I'm in.
And that's why I've come to respect trucking as a career.
I'll talk to people and never get used to them, because I won't be seeing that same face everyday.
Unlike an office.
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Old 12-31-2007, 03:14 PM
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Termination is standard for rollover accidents. Other than mechanical, a rollover is always caused by speed and not having the vehicle under control.

Keep digging, someone will hire you.
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Old 12-31-2007, 05:36 PM
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Termination is standard for rollover accidents. Other than mechanical, a rollover is always caused by speed and not having the vehicle under control.

Keep digging, someone will hire you.
I talked to a few companies, England and CRST(Ugh) were willing to give me a shot after a year went by.
Swift told me to keep trying every six months for the next two years, after the accident.
I'll post app's with some of the temp-to-hire agencies around here as well.
The whole entire motivation for this is that I want to pay of my $3600, school-bill, plus a few other bills, before finally saying "the journey's over".
It's kind of kind of hard to concentrate with so much debt under my belt, at the age I'm at right now.
I honestly do want to get back into school, but I personally see "federal student aid" as a bit, "socialist".
So, I'd much rather work and say, "I paid my own way."
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Old 01-13-2008, 09:09 PM
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I'va also decided to get a doubles/triples endorsement tacked onto my license.
Perhaps I'll have better luck hauling rocks.
Only reason I'm still plugging away with trying to get back into trucking is the work environment.
I can handle the public, I just never got along well with coworkers.
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