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Posted:  6 days, 21 hours 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:  1 week 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 months, 2 weeks 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 months, 2 weeks 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 months, 2 weeks 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 months, 2 weeks 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:  3 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:  3 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:  3 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:  3 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.

Posted:  3 months ago

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Getting a trucking job while having type 1 diabetes.

Bruce,

I've had diabetes for 16 years and I'm big into health so that's not a problem. I have a goal to get 10,000 steps everyday and reach that goal 5 times a week on average. The company I applied for is local, no touch freight with 10-12 hour shifts. My plan is to walk around the warehouse/distribution center when I'm being live unloaded for for exercise, bring all my own food on the road, walk during my 30 and keep my diet lower carb.

Annie,

Thank you for the words of encouragement. I'll check out Marc Lee's page. Maybe I'm stressing out over nothing. I was just asked so many questions from the perspective employer about diabetes it made me have doubts. I did only apply three days ago so I gotta be positive about it.

Posted:  3 months ago

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Getting a trucking job while having type 1 diabetes.

I just obtained my CDL after passing my pre-trip, skills and road test. Now my next step is getting a trucking job. I've only applied at one company so far (They use a 3rd party hiring firm and have already called me back to go over my application). I have a consistent work history. I worked in a career and retired after 20 years in may of this year. I also never missed a day due to injury. However in 2005 I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and spent a night in the hospital...I did not pass out for information. My a1c is consistently between 6.8 and 7.3. My last career also consisted of driving a vehicle 80 to 100 miles a day. Will me having diabetes scare off trucking companies from hiring me?

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