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Posted:  2 years, 4 months ago

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Gap in employment.

The company told me I'd work 10-12 hour shifts, which was more like 12-14 with a 16 hour exception in there. Also see deceptive on pay.

Posted:  2 years, 4 months ago

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Gap in employment.

On the 17th of October it will have been 3 months since I obtained my CDL. From everything I've seen I am no longer a recent graduate at that point. Also, I worked for a month at a trucking company, but left on September 4th. Mind you...I did retire from a 20 year career that ended in may of this year. Question is...will the gap in employment and not being a recent graduate scare potential employers away? Thank you.

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Changing cdl to other state

I hope you're not moving to Illinois. They make you re-take the skills and road test.

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Ran a red light (With a traffic camera in Ontario) is my career over ?

I'd go to the company prior to them finding out in the mail. I'm not sure about Canada, but in the US a red light ticket from a camera is a civil penalty and does not count towards your driving record.

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Getting a trucking job while having type 1 diabetes.

Davy,

I have a freestyle libre and it works wonders for me.

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Getting a trucking job while having type 1 diabetes.

Update: I applied for two class A trucking jobs. I was offered a position by both companies. I chose the LTL company and start Monday. So, it can be done. Thanks, everyone. Have a good day!

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Shuttle/spotter for experience?

Will a trucking company count experience as a shuttle driver / spotter as tractor/trailer experience?

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Getting a trucking job while having type 1 diabetes.

Rip40,

I haven't had McDonald's in 6 or 7 years. I maybe eat fast food once a month. Even then I'll get a sandwich and a salad instead of fries. My last career I was always in a vehicle and could have eaten terrible, but did not. I always brought my own food. Anyway, I'm not nervous about my diet. I am just paranoid a trucking company will not give me a chance. But I have had my CDL last than a week so i have to give it a little time. I am looking into an LTL company where I work 10-12 hours a day and drive around 300 miles a day. Thanks for the kind words.

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Getting a trucking job while having type 1 diabetes.

I can go lower carb but not full keto. If I consume all low carbs, then my blood sugar goes too low and I have to consume sugar. Then in turn I have to consume more calories then I want to.

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Getting a trucking job while having type 1 diabetes.

PackRat,

I am on insulin and have been since 2005 when I was diagnosed. I had to get a form filled out by my Doctor to give to the Doctor, who performed my DOT physical. I am in very good shape. I walk regularly and also lift weights periodically. The only physical ailment I have is type 1 diabetes. My diet is pretty consistent...protein shake for breakfast, then if I eat a sandwich I'll have greens with it instead of chips, a lot of lower carb jerky, almonds and dehydrated cheese (zero carbs) as a snack. From everything I read the FMCSA wants an a1c under 8% and considers 10% to be high.

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