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Companies that will hire with a 15 and over.

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Errol V.'s Comment
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You got CREngland, that's great. I'll add this for the record.

I had a squeaky clean record too. Then in July I got a 15 over, going 60 in a 45 zone. That was July. In November, Knight said come back in six months. But Swift took me in for December class.

Farmerbob1's Comment
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Hello all,

Recent employment opportunities going sour has made me decide now is the time to finally get into trucking.

My record has one ticket on it and that is 15 mph over the limit. Im not going to bore you with how and where I got the ticket. My point behind this post is to let all know which companies do not cringe at the mere mention of my ticket. Thus far I have spoken with wil trans and they said anything 15 and over needs to be 3 years old.

You might consider seeing if you can take a driving safety class to have a ticket expunged from the record. One less ticket is one less ticket, and that matters when you drive for a living.

George G.'s Comment
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@Farmerbob that sounds like a wonderful suggestion. cheers

Susan D. 's Comment
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My oldest daughter had a squeaky clean record until she got a ticket for 85 in a 65 in Kentucky lol. Yes, 20 miles over. Then she decided she wanted to get her CDL. She ended up being declined from Roehl (she wanted to go to their company school ) but did get a prehire from Werner. Her record doesn't show the speed but she was pinged with reckless driving.

She ended up making the decision to wait til 3 years have passed, but she did get offers from P.A.M. and Werner ans I don't believe she applied to that many places.

Yes, there is definitely hope for you too!

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Prehire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

George G.'s Comment
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Just an update, got off the phone with Roehl and they are more than happy to accept me with that being the only thing on my record. Rather exciting as I think I would rather work for Roehl. Decisions decisions.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Awesome. They must not have pinged you with reckless driving. Roehl is a great company and they pay you while your in their school.

George G.'s Comment
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Indeed they do appear to be a rather good company Sue D. I put my initial applications in with Prime, Roehl, C. R. England, and the auto submit application from this website. C. R. England was the first to respond with a go ahead for schooling, Roehl was the second though Roehl is the one I was hoping to hear from. The whole idea of being paid the whole time sounds just so lovely to me and my bank account....not to mention all my bills.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Tim F.'s Comment
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Indeed they do appear to be a rather good company Sue D. I put my initial applications in with Prime, Roehl, C. R. England, and the auto submit application from this website. C. R. England was the first to respond with a go ahead for schooling, Roehl was the second though Roehl is the one I was hoping to hear from. The whole idea of being paid the whole time sounds just so lovely to me and my bank account....not to mention all my bills.

George...congrats on the acceptance to Roehl. Besides the benefit of being paid while training, you'd be joining a company that puts Safety as their cornerstone. i no longer drive for Roehl, only because of my desire to be local, but I use the training I received every day. You won't regret starting and Continuing your career at Roehl. Great company...with great family values. Good luck! Just remember...it's pronounced ....rail.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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The whole idea of being paid the whole time sounds just so lovely to me and my bank account....not to mention all my bills.

Roehl is indeed an excellent company but do yourself a favor and decide where to work based on the long term, not short term. I just made this statement in another conversation - choosing a company based on their training pay is like choosing to go to an amusement park based upon the experience you'll have getting through the front gate.

Whether or not you get paid for three weeks of training will mean absolutely nothing from the start of the fourth week until the end of your life. If you have to save a little money or sell something to cover your costs for a few weeks it will certainly be worth it if it means working for a company that suits you well.

Make your decision based on their equipment, the types of freight they haul, regions of the country they run, other opportunities that might be available down the line, home time, and pay and benefits over the course of the first year. A lot of companies give a series of significant raises during that first year.

Just make sure the company you pick suits you best over the long term. Here are some excellent resources to help you understand how to evaluate and choose the right company:

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Mathiasinthe573's Comment
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Just an update, got off the phone with Roehl and they are more than happy to accept me with that being the only thing on my record. Rather exciting as I think I would rather work for Roehl. Decisions decisions.

This gives me hope - Roehl is tied with TMC for my first choice. I applied late on Saturday - so I've had to wait the long holiday weekend without recruiters in the office to talk to. I've also got a 15+ over (86 in 70) from 18 months ago that I'm nervous about. But - I've also got an accident from 3.5 years ago - hoping it's old enough to not count for trucking jobs, if it's too old to rate on my auto insurance. Congrats and keep us posted on your journey. Hopefully I'll see you out there soon.

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The whole idea of being paid the whole time sounds just so lovely to me and my bank account....not to mention all my bills.

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Roehl is indeed an excellent company but do yourself a favor and decide where to work based on the long term, not short term. I just made this statement in another conversation - choosing a company based on their training pay is like choosing to go to an amusement park based upon the experience you'll have getting through the front gate.

Whether or not you get paid for three weeks of training will mean absolutely nothing from the start of the fourth week until the end of your life. If you have to save a little money or sell something to cover your costs for a few weeks it will certainly be worth it if it means working for a company that suits you well.

Make your decision based on their equipment, the types of freight they haul, regions of the country they run, other opportunities that might be available down the line, home time, and pay and benefits over the course of the first year. A lot of companies give a series of significant raises during that first year.

Just make sure the company you pick suits you best over the long term. Here are some excellent resources to help you understand how to evaluate and choose the right company:

That advice was to me I believe. Haha. I'm taking it - Even if there first months will be little leaner.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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