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Posted:  2 months ago

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Hello Anne-I'm feeling a bit defeated right now after going through the steps known to me to put my best foot forward..ugh! For something that is under Federal regulations, it sucks to be located in a state making it harder for it's residents to get ahead. It's not like the trucks traveling through the state do business all were licensed here..but that's Wa state gov. for you...just another reason why I can't wait to get away from here! I'm not quite giving up yet..I'll just have to try and save my pennies to pay for my own schooling. Thank you for all your encouragement! Best Wishes, Carolyn

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I checked with recruiting. It appears to be a Washington state issue as I stated. You may have difficulty at any company out side of your state due to your state rejecting the test scores of out of state testing.

Sorry

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Well, DANG !!!! Who's that even leave ?!?!?

For what it's worth, McLane is back up and training, somewhere up yonder! Sheesh. I don't know much about them, but really haven't heard anything bad, either.

What about dock to driver programs, ie: ABF, etc.??? Yeah, LTL/linehaul .. but really might not be so bad!

Wow, I hope things work out for you, m'lady. What a bummer! (And I thought Florida was dork, haha!)

Let us know!

~ Anne ~

Posted:  2 months ago

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Needing Advice Getting Class A CDL Training

Thank you again.

I checked with recruiting. It appears to be a Washington state issue as I stated. You may have difficulty at any company out side of your state due to your state rejecting the test scores of out of state testing.

Sorry

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Needing Advice Getting Class A CDL Training

Hi Anne! Well I've been waiting/hoping to hear back from the Ashley Trucking recruiter. It's been a full week since I received the email with a link to apply to their trucking school. I had thought perhaps their background check was just taking a bit of time to complete, but that really doesn't make a ton of sense to me as I've had my background checked twice before in the last couple of years to do GIG work (Instacart, DoorDash, Spark) and they have almost always cleared within the first 24hrs. Perhaps it was foolish of me to think my first 2 choices would work and should/need to keep an open mind for some other companies. I had considered Schneider but was put off by some of the bad reviews they had with concerns about leaving drivers stranded with broken down trailers and lack of support from dispatch on load issues--maybe they're not as bad as all that though-I mean after working retail most my life(14yrs with Costco alone) I know you'll always hear about the bad but rarely hear the good, and with a company as large as Schneider they have to have some good right??? I do worry about my permit timing out before I get in somewhere, although I've started reviewing the study material just to keep it fresh...I guess there's always transit........ :(

Let us know how things work out for you, Carolyn.

Best wishes!

~ Anne ~

ps: Kearsey's email is in her profile, as are many of ours' contact information.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Needing Advice Getting Class A CDL Training

Goodmorning! Thank you for all your efforts on my behalf, I very much appreciate it!! And as far as tickets go-I've had 2 my entire life, the last one being in either 2014 or 2015 and I've never been in an accident. No criminal record either. I did fill out a app for Ashley's trucking school so hoping after they finish with their background check I'll be all set. It's so ironic, one of the main reasons I'm trying to do trucking is to relocate out of Wa after that contracted 1st year and thought trucking would be something I could take anywhere-just didn't figure where I'm located could hamper my chances. Again, thank you so much for all your efforts-I do appreciate it!

Sometimes companies will not hire from certain locations due to freight to get home or back out from home time.

I will try shooting Stacy an email and find out what the deal is with Washington. Hopefully I will get some answers.

In the mean time, keep applying everywhere. I find it strange you have no takers. Is there something you can be forgetting? Ticket. Accident?

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Hi Kearsey, thank you for taking the time to respond! Yes I do have a recruiter's name for the email, Stacey Barrera. The sharing of information, resources and links here on this forum is simply amazing! I've been reading on several different threads/posts and the positivity is just the best! So blessed to have found Trucking Truth!

Hi and welcome...

I agree with Laura... I was 41, am now turning 48.... Have trained many women in their 50s and 60s. No one cares about age. Gender. Race religion or sexual orientation. It's whether you can do the job and make money

The WA state thing was an issue for all companies before Feb 8th 2022 when the law changed Did you get a recruiter name or was it an automated email? I'm a trainer at Prime and can ask in the morning. But I thought that was resolved.

And damn Laura I had no idea you were up there. Good for you. 8 got your message late the other day and your # isn't there!!!

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Wow-Thank you for so much information and links to resources! Everyone here is absolutely the nicest people on the internet!!

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Hi all! I'm very much new here, this being my first posting. I found this website a few weeks ago and have love all the teaching tools and personal stories shared. The stories inspire me and the teaching tools have enabled me to study and get my CPL. My problem is I can not seem to find any companies wanting to take me in for their school training. As mentioned before, I have my CPL (thanks mostly to this forum and its study material!) and I've also paid for my DOT Physical and have that as well. I have a super clean driving record-I think I've only ever had 2 tickets, the last one being back in 2014 or 2015--no DUI's or DWI's..no problems with the law ever..could it be that I'm just too old at 55? I've called a couple of places, the last one being Ashely Trucking and I thought that call went well, but the recruiter said he was going to send me a email to get the final info that would allow the scheduling of school and such to start but the email never came. I applied also using this site and was excited to get a "auto" response from Prime, that joy was short lived though as the following day I received another email stating they were not looking at people from my state at this time. I honestly don't know what I should do at this point.

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Howdy, Carolyn!

I'm sorry you've not had any luck with our online app; you sound like you really want this! You've probably already gone through our 'starter links' per this:

For some reason, Prime has been 'odd' about Washington state lately, and Wilson/Ashley hauls a lot of Prime freight, as well. A few other companies that have paid training, for you to look into, are as follows (and there ARE more!:)

Hope this helps, some.

Best wishes & ... Stop back with what becomes!

~ Anne ~

ps: Thanks, IDMtnGal (Ms. Laura) for the heads up! We ladies here, have eachother's backs!

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Needing Advice Getting Class A CDL Training

Howdy and Easter Blessings to you!

First off finish off your bio and let us know what state you are in at the very least. If you are down toward the bottom of Florida, for example, you will be very hard-pressed to find a company that will take you on. Do that so we can help you.

You can get it out of your head that your age has anything to do with it. Trucking doesn't care how old you are, as long as you have good work history and good driving record. I was 63 when I got my CDL. I am 71 this summer and am in the top five of my company. They love me and how I run.

If you just sent in our form in the last few days, give it time cause this is a holiday weekend and a lot of companies were off Friday or they will be off tomorrow. If you don't get any responses after 7 business days, then reapply with our link. I will holler at Anne, she knows other companies and has their links handy. But today is Easter so it will be tomorrow at the earliest.

Don't give up, just hang in there. Anytime there's holidays, things slow down at trucking companies, but they will get to you.

Laura

Hi Laura, thank you for the information...I'm from Wa state.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Needing Advice Getting Class A CDL Training

Hi all! I'm very much new here, this being my first posting. I found this website a few weeks ago and have love all the teaching tools and personal stories shared. The stories inspire me and the teaching tools have enabled me to study and get my CPL. My problem is I can not seem to find any companies wanting to take me in for their school training. As mentioned before, I have my CPL (thanks mostly to this forum and its study material!) and I've also paid for my DOT Physical and have that as well. I have a super clean driving record-I think I've only ever had 2 tickets, the last one being back in 2014 or 2015--no DUI's or DWI's..no problems with the law ever..could it be that I'm just too old at 55? I've called a couple of places, the last one being Ashely Trucking and I thought that call went well, but the recruiter said he was going to send me a email to get the final info that would allow the scheduling of school and such to start but the email never came. I applied also using this site and was excited to get a "auto" response from Prime, that joy was short lived though as the following day I received another email stating they were not looking at people from my state at this time. I honestly don't know what I should do at this point.

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