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Curt S.'s Comment
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I have another question regarding being hired by a company. Q: In 1985 or 1986 I had my license suspended for not paying a fine. I was caught driving while suspended. Later I had my license revoked for driving without insurance (same time frame 1985 or86) I was caught driving after revocation. This all happened 30 some years ago when I was in my twenties. Will this be detrimental to my finding a job with a trucking company?

Brett Aquila's Comment
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No, that will make no difference. I doubt anyone will ask about it because it's so long ago, and I doubt it would ever show up on anything. They might ask, "Have you ever had your license suspended or revoked?" in which case you'll have to tell them, but it's 30 years ago so it's not going to matter.

Curt S.'s Comment
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Sweet. Another door open on my journey to becoming a "Driver" Thanks Brett for the quick reply

Old School's Comment
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Will this be detrimental to my finding a job with a trucking company?

Curt, you're going to find that some companies may take a pass on you, but certainly not all. In fact I think many will consider you. They've seen all this stuff, and what you've described is a very common scenario.

I've seen many of your posts with these concerns and it puzzles me why you don't apply to the many Paid CDL Training Programs.

For a person like yourself it's a great option which eliminates the considerable risk you're taking of attending a private school and then not being able to land a job. If the company sponsored program's accept you into their program, then as long as you don't screw up during the classes and training you are a shoe-in for the job. I had issues after attending private school, and it got pretty dicey when I was trying to get a job. I think the company sponsored program's are a Great Way To Go.

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.
Curt S.'s Comment
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I understand what you're saying, but I already paid for half of my private school. I would hate to lose any of that money by backing out. That's my only concern.

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Will this be detrimental to my finding a job with a trucking company?

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Curt, you're going to find that some companies may take a pass on you, but certainly not all. In fact I think many will consider you. They've seen all this stuff, and what you've described is a very common scenario.

I've seen many of your posts with these concerns and it puzzles me why you don't apply to the many Paid CDL Training Programs.

For a person like yourself it's a great option which eliminates the considerable risk you're taking of attending a private school and then not being able to land a job. If the company sponsored program's accept you into their program, then as long as you don't screw up during the classes and training you are a shoe-in for the job. I had issues after attending private school, and it got pretty dicey when I was trying to get a job. I think the company sponsored program's are a Great Way To Go.

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.
Jim F.'s Comment
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Curt, I have almost the same exact scenario. Mine was 40yrs ago. They sent me a form and wanted dates. Told them I have no idea. My memory isn't that good. I start with SWIFT on the 2nd.

Turtle's Comment
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Hi Curt, I had suspensions and numerous Aggravated unlicensed operator citations from the late 80s to early 90s, and I received pre-hires from every single company I applied to. Each application asked about prior suspensions or revocations, and I fully disclosed everything. But it was never brought up again during any subsequent interviews.

They're not going to care about anything that long ago.

Pre-hire:

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.

Pre-hires:

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.

Curt S.'s Comment
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Excellent Jim. Good luck "Driver" :-)

Curt, I have almost the same exact scenario. Mine was 40yrs ago. They sent me a form and wanted dates. Told them I have no idea. My memory isn't that good. I start with SWIFT on the 2nd.

Curt S.'s Comment
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Hi Curt, I had suspensions and numerous Aggravated unlicensed operator citations from the late 80s to early 90s, and I received pre-hires from every single company I applied to. Each application asked about prior suspensions or revocations, and I fully disclosed everything. But it was never brought up again during any subsequent interviews.

They're not going to care about anything that long ago.

That's good to know Turtle. Thanks for the encouragement.

Pre-hire:

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.

Pre-hires:

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.

Big Scott's Comment
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On a side note, many companies will reimburse you for your training. CFI is one of them. (Yes, another shameless plug for CFI)

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