Not A Lot Of Verifiable Experience

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Berkley A.'s Comment
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Hello I am a class A CDL holder who went to truck driving school many years ago, I have been driving (mostly straight trucks) for 20 plus years, I currently just got a job driving a tractor trailer end dump, I have probably 2 years experience driving tractor trailer, however none of it is verifiable(the tractor trailer) remember Arrow trucking?? I would happily take a drive test for any company, I would like to be home at least once every two weeks, or every weekend would be ideal. I would like to be pointed in the right direction, please My MVR is clean I have current Dot physical, all end. except haz-mat. I would like some suggestions please, No companies that use hair follicle testing please, THANK 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.

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

millionmiler24's Comment
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Hello I am a class A CDL holder who went to truck driving school many years ago, I have been driving (mostly straight trucks) for 20 plus years, I currently just got a job driving a tractor trailer end dump, I have probably 2 years experience driving tractor trailer, however none of it is verifiable(the tractor trailer) remember Arrow trucking?? I would happily take a drive test for any company, I would like to be home at least once every two weeks, or every weekend would be ideal. I would like to be pointed in the right direction, please My MVR is clean I have current Dot physical, all end. except haz-mat. I would like some suggestions please, No companies that use hair follicle testing please, THANK YOU.

How far back does the 2 yrs of Class A driving go back? In other words how recent is it? Also why don’t you want a company that does hair follicle testing? I get the feelin we aren’t getting the whole story here.

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.

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

Susan D. 's Comment
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I'm just going to assume you remove all your body hair or had some sort of prior injury that required medications.

Any who.. Without knowing your home of record, I will throw this out here: If you happen to live in a hiring area for West Side Transport based in Cedar Rapids, IA check them out. We are primarily focused in the Midwest. Our OTR drivers get home every other weekend or less often IF THE DRIVER REQUESTS to stay out longer. Regional drivers go home every weekend unless they ask to stay out longer. We don't generally go to Western 11 and have pretty much pulled out of SE except for our top customers. PA is mostly farthest east we go.. Again exceptions for our top customers.

You could also submit a one time "mass" job application that goes out to a bunch of companies, right here from TT, and see what offers you receive. I found my company from an ad on TT actually. Any questions, just ask. We try not to judge and are here to help answer any questions.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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