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Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Terminated during training, no verifiable OTR experience. Any company advice?

If for some reason you can't get A-class work -- try looking at B-class companies. They may be willing to overlook more flaws than an A-class company might while you get some time between you and your accidents. I did that after picking up a careless driving ticket in 2016, drove a trash truck for almost two years after Knight let me go for that ticket. (I had acquired my CDL through a private school so they had no skin in my game.)

This may not be applicable without that certificate, so if it isn't disregard this, but it might work out for you.

Best of luck.

I was considering some other options, a few buddies have worked at Class B companies that they can get me on with, but most still require OTR experience.

I at first attended a private CDL school, but I couldnt get my CDL through them for at minimum 2ish months because covid. So, the recruiter from TMC called me and I got my CDL through them.. I appreciate the response. I've been looking at Indeed and Ziprecruiter the last few days.

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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@Banks,

Unfortunatley, that's what I expected. I applied to CFI and they called me within like 20 minutes, I just have to figure out getting a certificate of completion. They said without documentation of me completing a CDL course, they can't do anything with me.. so for them I have to figure that out.

Since you bring up Dutch Maid, are they a good company to work for ? I haven't heard of them, but just looked them up, Thank you for the responses and advice, I appreciate it.

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Packrat answered your certificate of completion question. As for whether or not a company is good to work for, that's subjective. I can't answer that, but at this point that should be the least of your worries. You have very few options and TMC is going to want their money.

Second chance companies are that for a reason. They take more of a risk and in return they pay you less.

You need to change some habits. First, always GOAL. Second, a truck shouldn't be able to run you off the road. If it's snowing stay to the right. Somebody tries to pass you slow down and let them pass completely. As for the accident in your POV, it sounds like negligence. You drifted out of your lane in an area you're probably familiar with. No excuse for that.

If somebody is willing to give you a chance take it and worry about "a good company to work for" later.

Thank you for the information, i figured that'd be the case in terms of limited options, but i figured i'd at least ask if anyone had more knowledge than i do.

For the truck running me off the road, i passed a car & the semi passed me in the right lane, easily doing 70-75. i was doing 5 under given that the left lane was the only one the snowplows had cleared. For the accident in my car, I had only been up that route 2x and it was a 2 lane road, with no shoulder and it was raining. So, even if i slammed on the brakes, the ground was all mud, so it wouldn't have done much.. I'm absolutely not excusing anything that has happened, or blaming TMC for deciding to terminate me, just giving more insight. *the only accident on my MVR is the one that happened over the weekend, that I was given a summons for.

I just figured this would be a good option to get more information on possible companies that might look at me. I called Swift and they said to get 6 months with another company before they hire me. So, should I still look at OTR companies or should I look at another career path, given the current situation.

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Terminated during training, no verifiable OTR experience. Any company advice?

You will never get a certificate of completion from a company until the tuition is paid for.

I would also wager that before this Friday, a debt collection company will be handling this for TMC.

I'll be most likely talking to them about that tomorrow. Thank you for the response, i appreciate it.

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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@Banks,

Unfortunatley, that's what I expected. I applied to CFI and they called me within like 20 minutes, I just have to figure out getting a certificate of completion. They said without documentation of me completing a CDL course, they can't do anything with me.. so for them I have to figure that out.

Since you bring up Dutch Maid, are they a good company to work for ? I haven't heard of them, but just looked them up, Thank you for the responses and advice, I appreciate it.

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Terminated during training, no verifiable OTR experience. Any company advice?

@Banks

I'm thinking it is because after I got my CDL, i was run off the road by a semi in a snowstorm, and there was an accident at a truck stop with my first trainer. So, i think it was a 3 strikes kind of thing...

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Hello Anne,

I was given a summons for failing to maintain my lane. But, no other vehicles / people involved.

I still have my Class A, and i was looking at going through another CDL school incase no company will take me without OTR experience..

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Terminated during training, no verifiable OTR experience. Any company advice?

The trooper gave me a summons for failing to maintain my lane. I have not paid off my training with TMC, the gentleman wasn't in the office, so i think he'll call me sometime later this week. I was still in training, i was on week 4 of 5.

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Terminated during training, no verifiable OTR experience. Any company advice?

Hello, I was with TMC and got my CDL through their training program. I had an accident over the weekend in my personal vehicle, and they decided to terminate my employment, which i understand. I'm still hoping to be an OTR truck driver, does anyone know companies that will hire people in this situation. Swift said to get 6 months OTR with another company. I still have a valid Class A CDL.

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