Profile For Kristopher A.

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    CO

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    Considering A Career

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    4 months, 3 weeks ago

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Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Student driver in a conundrum

Anne thank you for the suggestions I will give those a shot when I have a chance to make more calls.

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Student driver in a conundrum

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That is all great to hear. I knew I was making assumptions. For some reason I thought the SAP program took almost a year, but honestly, I don't really know a whole lot about it. Do you think it would be possible for CRST to take you back? I still think it might be your best option at this point.

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Kristopher A. ;

I second the motion. Especially with your completed SAP certificate; you'd be optimal for them to 'rehire.'

Let us know regarding the contract, as Stevo said. Had you already signed it, or hadn't yet ???

Wish you well; keep us in the loop!

~ Anne ~

My SAP doctor has me calling a ton of second chance companies and as of today I actually have a couple chances though nothing guaranteed just yet.

Also thank you all for your concern and help.

Kris

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Student driver in a conundrum

That is all great to hear. I knew I was making assumptions. For some reason I thought the SAP program took almost a year, but honestly, I don't really know a whole lot about it. Do you think it would be possible for CRST to take you back? I still think it might be your best option at this point.

Sadly they will not. I have already talked to them and pled my case. I need to finish my program and be done with it for 7 years before they will even look at me.

Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

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Student driver in a conundrum

Hello Kristopher, welcome to our forum!

You already know you have got yourself in a pickle. We aren't going to judge you or condemn you, but we do need to talk straight with you.

Failing a drug test is usually the end of a trucking career. That's just the way it is. There are companies out here who are a little more lenient on some things, but failed drug tests are really high on the list of things that will keep you out of this business.

Let's talk about something else in your post. You told us these things...

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I had to take a DOT U.A. and I failed it.

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I am now almost finished with my SAP program and want to know if there are any companies that will help me go back and finish getting my CDL and possibly hire me.

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I am clean now and have been so for almost 3 months.

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I'll admit I am making an assumption, but it sounds like you were still using while you were doing your SAP program. Does that really sound like a solid decision to you? Are you really finished with the weed? You live in Colorado where it is perfectly legal. That makes no difference to these trucking companies who are dealing with federal laws and regulations. They are going to randomly test you. I was random tested something like nine times in a two year stretch once. You have got to decide which one is more important to you. This career requires a lot of commitment. For you, one of those commitments will be to stay clean. I don't think you will be able to manage both.

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You told us something else that is seriously going to limit your opportunities.

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I was going through CRST before. So yes I think I am on the hook for my tuition.

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CRST doesn't play around with their contracts. You signed a document during that first week that has held up in court many times. CRST insists that your next employer pay off your debt if they want to hire you. Nobody is going to touch you under the circumstances you have got going.

Honestly, I think you have only one option, and it is going to be a long shot. Here's what I suggest. Complete your SAP program. Once that is done, get in contact with a recruiter at CRST. Tell them the whole story and see if there is any way they can get you back in their school. That way you can finish what you started with them. They may require a longer contract with you, but I just don't see you having anything to recommend you to anyone else at this point. If you really want this, I think you have got to beg them to take you back. You are also going to have to seriously do what it takes to stay in the game. That means stay away from the weed.

I wish you the best, and if you do follow this advice, I would appreciate you keeping us posted. We love hearing the success stories from our members here, but especially when they overcome odds like you have stacked against you. I wish you all the best!

Sir not to sound offended because I am not in anyway shape or form but your assumption of me partaking in weed while in my SAP program is incorrect. I actually just started it on Saturday and because of the fact that I have been clean for as long as I have the Dr. that I am going through said that my program should be done by the end of the week so long as I pass a drug test. I honestly made a mistake when I went to the school so soon after quitting smoking as I thought it was out of my system after a month clean but I was incorrect on that fact. It wasn't all the way out. I was only 4 nanograms over the limit according to the MRO that I spoke to.

Also I came to Colorado from North Carolina and since I have been in Colorado I have not touched weed once because of my desire to be a truck driver and the only reason that I am in Colorado is because this is where CRST sent me to go to school.

Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

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Student driver in a conundrum

I'm not going to sugar coat things, you have a very difficult road ahead of you. Obviously the drug test is a huge deal. I don't recall us ever having somebody pop in thats gone through a SAP program and been able to get their career underway. Companies that hire new drivers are already taking a huge risk before you even throw in drugs/alcohol. There are so many candidates that may not have that against them that will likely get an offer first. Another big problem is many of the Paid CDL Training Programs don't accept students that have already attended school elsewhere. I'd suggest you Apply For Paid CDL Training and see what happens. CFI, Western Express, C.r. England, Trans Am are a few others maybe worth looking in to. With this failed DOT test in your record its going to be very difficult so please don't waste your money on school without having several prehire letters. Out of curiosity are you on the hook for tuition from your original schooling? If you get an offer jump at it. It likely won't be the greatest paying but stick it out for a year or so and you'll get a few more options that may fit you better. Please let us know how it turns out.

I was going through CRST before. So yes I think I am on the hook for my tuition. At this time I just really have no idea what I am going to do. This has been my dream for a while now and I would have made it, all that happened was that I hadn't waited long enough since I quit. I am clean now and have been so for almost 3 months. If there is anything that I can do any recommendations that anyone might have would be amazing.

Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

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Student driver in a conundrum

So here is the thing. I was going to school to get my CDL and had gotten one week in and just got my learner's permit. After getting my permit I had to take a DOT U.A. and I failed it. I am now almost finished with my SAP program and want to know if there are any companies that will help me go back and finish getting my CDL and possibly hire me.

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