New(er) Driver Needs A Break

BRKNtibia

New Member
I oppoligize if this is in the wrong forum or if it's a little lengthy. I'm writing this in hope that someone will offer me a job or maybe just some advice.
Last year after being layed off from my job (I was a 'cable guy' for 6 years) I decided to become a driver. I went to Schneiders school in Green Bay and then started driving for them. I was really happy I made the choice in careers and put in 48k miles in 5 months. All was going well until last month.
I was sent to NYC (a bad sign already!). But before I could even make it to my delivery I broke down. I sat on the George Washington Bridge for 7 hours before 'help' arrived. But all they did was tow me off the bridge. To make a long story short, this saga went on for 3 days. I was repaired, broke down again, sent to Brooklyn, given wrong information, on and on... During this time I slept a whole 5 hours (in 3 days) and basically felt abandoned by the company. On day 2 of all this I was involved in a minor accident. I backed into another vehicle (less than $200 damage). I shouldn't have even been driving with that little rest.
After making the delivery (2 days late) I drove back to the office where I was let go (I took the 'quit' option but basically I was fired). I thought this was really unfair after all I'd been through and all the hard work I'd put into being a driver.
When I got home I found out that there are 3 accidents on my DAC. I have no idea where the third one came from. I think it must be an error but I'm finding out it's damn near impossible to get something taken off your DAC although I am pursuing it. Also, no one will hire you with more than two. All three on my report are 1 mph backing incidents with little or no damage.
I am not ready to give up on being a driver, far from it. I really think I'd be a good employee for someone out there. I'm honest, hard working, and drug/alcohol free. I have a clean MVR and background check. I have a class A CDL (expires 2011) and medical card. I have no immediate family and require very little hometime. I just want to get back out there and drive. If anyone can help steer me in the right direction I would greatly appreciate it. Feel free to call me with any questions you might have.
Michael
513-600-4405
 

FlatBroke

Well-Known Member
When I got home I found out that there are 3 accidents on my DAC. I have no idea where the third one came from. I think it must be an error but I'm finding out it's damn near impossible to get something taken off your DAC although I am pursuing it.
This is directly from OOIDA's website:
[FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]You are entitled to request disclosure of the contents of your DAC file, and DAC is required to respond within 15 days. This includes both owner-operators and company drivers.[/FONT]
If you are finding it hard to get this removed, then it must be legit. Because if you contest something on your dac report DAC must respond in 15 days about it, and make a decision.
 

FlatBroke

Well-Known Member
Also, maybe this will assist you in finding a driving job.

Job Search | one search. all jobs. Indeed

Type what kind of job you are looking for, use keywords such as: Truck Driver, Tanker driver, etc.

Then type in where you want to look for a job such as: Ohio, KY,Indiana etc.

The reason I posted this link is because I just started using it, and it updates whenever there is a new job listed...It is pretty good. and you do not have to sign up to use it.
 

TJGoSurf

Well-Known Member
Go here, put in a paper application:

[SIZE=+1]Kellogg Co[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]8044 Montgomery Rd # 700[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]Cincinnati, OH 45236[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1](513) 792-2700







[/SIZE]
 

BRKNtibia

New Member
Thank you, I'll go there first thing in the morning.

Went there today. It was an employment agency in an office building. Lady there said they've never taken apps for Kellogg
 

BRKNtibia

New Member
Well, so far I must've spoken to dozens of companies and recruiters. No one will touch me with my DAC the way it is. I did manage to get a rebuttal added to it but I doubt it'll help. Still working on getting the one taken off but I'm finding out it's worse than pulling teeth. It's a shame because I think I'd be an ideal employee for someone. I'm willing to go through any re-training and or go out with a mentor. I'd also travel to interview with someone in person. Anyone?
 

TJGoSurf

Well-Known Member
Thank you, I'll go there first thing in the morning.

Went there today. It was an employment agency in an office building. Lady there said they've never taken apps for Kellogg

That's weird. That's the address we have for them.
 
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