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Big Scott's Comment
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"I'm not getting the TT queen rainy" It's a running Trucking Truth joke. She drives for Prime. When people meet her they say she locked them up in her dungeon.

Shawn 's Comment
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gotcha, how's things on the outside, You tube says celadon is going under, CFI is looking like my next option, they have either a graduate or inhouse training, . its a little difficult trying to pin these recruiters down, but I don't want to whine

"I'm not getting the TT queen rainy" It's a running Trucking Truth joke. She drives for Prime. When people meet her they say she locked them up in her dungeon.

Big Scott's Comment
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gotcha, how's things on the outside, You tube says celadon is going under, CFI is looking like my next option, they have either a graduate or inhouse training, . its a little difficult trying to pin these recruiters down, but I don't want to whine

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"I'm not getting the TT queen rainy" It's a running Trucking Truth joke. She drives for Prime. When people meet her they say she locked them up in her dungeon.

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If you are having trouble getting in touch with a CFi recruiter, look in my profile, contact me direct and I will contact my recruiter for you.

Cornelius A.'s Comment
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This is the best answer I could find online: Best Answer: For a Truck Driving job with a CDL , they go back 10 years for Employment and Driving Record. They will order a DAC and USIS Report which will have all of your records for driving and employment.

Trucking companies use your DAC (Drive-A-Check)to check on the work history of truck drivers. When you apply for a job as a truck driver the first thing prospective trucking company checks is your DAC . If there are any negative entries you will have a harder time finding employment. That is why it is so important for every driver to know what is on there DAC. And correct any bad information that maybe contained in it.

www.dotjobhistory.com So since you are applying as a newbie I do not think that the DAC applies to you but guys correct me if I am wrong

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gotcha, how's things on the outside, You tube says celadon is going under, CFI is looking like my next option, they have either a graduate or inhouse training, . its a little difficult trying to pin these recruiters down, but I don't want to whine

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"I'm not getting the TT queen rainy" It's a running Trucking Truth joke. She drives for Prime. When people meet her they say she locked them up in her dungeon.

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If you are having trouble getting in touch with a CFi recruiter, look in my profile, contact me direct and I will contact my recruiter for you.

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.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Cornelius A.'s Comment
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And this is the FMCSA approved driving record link: https://www.psp.fmcsa.dot.gov/psp/default.aspx

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Shawn 's Comment
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thank you, Been trying to find the needle (hatstack) for some time. If they want a five year history, I'm good, but if they do more intensive background the FMSCA may say i disqualify, I've been trying to get them to run a background before I get on the bus out there, saves the money on a bus ticket if i don't make the cut. Maybe I'm just making a too much out of it

And this is the FMCSA approved driving record link: https://www.psp.fmcsa.dot.gov/psp/default.aspx

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Big Scott's Comment
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CFI checked mine before they let me come to training.

Shawn 's Comment
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good deal, driver solutions checked mine last year said what i had was ok, but they are a school, said Pam would do a more extensive one once i got there, tried contacting pam but they said talk to driver solutions so, round and round,

CFI checked mine before they let me come to training.

Shawn 's Comment
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I e-mailed my recruiter about an hour after she called yesterday, still waiting, maybe i should learn to relax

CFI checked mine before they let me come to training.

Big Scott's Comment
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Hey Shawn, Pam is a good company, but they have a low CPM and require a long time teaming. However, if they are a good fit for you go for it. I am in your corner, hoping you get what you want. Good luck.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

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