Profile For Sam

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  • Location:
    Coeur d'Alene, ID

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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    3 months ago

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Posted:  3 months ago

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Federal Speeding Violation

Thanks everyone. I'll talk to some recruiters for paid-CDL training companies and not go the school route. If I can't get any of the paid training companies to hire me, I think I should take a different path.

Posted:  3 months ago

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Federal Speeding Violation

Update: I received more emails from paid CDL programs that were delayed. I initially thought the emails would all come at once, so was disappointed to only see one at first. I'll apply with these companies and see what they say. In the meantime I have my CDL permit test Monday and my DOT physical Monday as well.

Posted:  3 months ago

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Federal Speeding Violation

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Update: I called the Trucking School that I plan on attending. The woman told me that if it's my only ticket, and due to the massive demand right now, that I may be denied from some places, but she has no doubts that I can find a job because she's seen people with much worse records get jobs recently right out of school. I know I shouldn't fully trust what the trucking school recruiter says, but what are your opinions on her statement?

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Personally,

I would apply here: Apply For Paid CDL Training with FULL disclosure, and see who (if anyone) bites. It'll give you a 'bird's eye view' as to what you may be up against.

You aren't OBLIGATED to any paid training that may be interested in you, but it'd let you test the waters, per se.

That's just IMHO, Sam.

Best wishes!

~ Anne ~

I agree with Anne see about company sponsored training, at least if they accept you you'll know.

I don't doubt she has seen companies overlook worse but those may not be the type of company you'll want to work for.

A trucking school will get anybody a CDL, as long as you keep depositing money into their account. These will not guarantee you a good paycheck with a reputable company, though. Once you are the proud recipient of a CDL, their job is complete, and out the door you must go.

The way we strongly recommend is through company-sponsored training. If you give it 100%, you'll have a CDL, OJT in real-world situations with a trainer, and employment at that same company. It's a winning combination for anyone that's seriously considering truck driving.

Of course they are going to tell you that. You are not their worry once you pay the tuition. Have you considered paid cdl training like Anne mentioned?

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Update: I called the Trucking School that I plan on attending. The woman told me that if it's my only ticket, and due to the massive demand right now, that I may be denied from some places, but she has no doubts that I can find a job because she's seen people with much worse records get jobs recently right out of school. I know I shouldn't fully trust what the trucking school recruiter says, but what are your opinions on her statement?

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I've considered it. I applied on the website here where it automatically sends out my contact information to multiple companies. I only got an email back from one.. That might be due to my location here in North Idaho?

Posted:  3 months ago

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Federal Speeding Violation

Update: I called the Trucking School that I plan on attending. The woman told me that if it's my only ticket, and due to the massive demand right now, that I may be denied from some places, but she has no doubts that I can find a job because she's seen people with much worse records get jobs recently right out of school. I know I shouldn't fully trust what the trucking school recruiter says, but what are your opinions on her statement?

Posted:  3 months ago

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Federal Speeding Violation

You got a speeding ticket and you’re asking if this will affect your ability to get a job. What I would have done is immediately contact a lawyer to get the ticket reduced or dropped. My last ticket was 9 years ago. I now am doing everything I can to protect my Class A CDL. IF I were to screw up again, the hundreds of dollars I would spend to get the ticket fixed would be well worth it.

If I had known this, I would of done that. But I already paid the ticket. I'm looking for advice on if I can work in this industry. What would anyone recommend. Like I said, it's my only ticket in 8 years and I just confirmed it's not on my state record in Idaho. Of course, I'll disclose it to any employer, but I figured that it's better that it didn't take any points off my license.

Posted:  3 months ago

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Federal Speeding Violation

I'm looking into doing CDL school or paid CDL training.. I received a federal speeding violation in a National Forest area only a month ago. First ticket in at least 8 years. Came out of a mountain on a rural road, figured it was 55, but it was actually a 35, got a 20mph over "United States District Court Violation Notice." The deputy who gave me the ticket said it was better that he was giving me a federal violation because it won't go on my state driving record, and doesn't take points off my license.. Is this something that could affect my ability to get a job considering that it's not on my state record and didn't take points off?

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