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Accepted into Cypress Trucking School

I have been reading for awhile on here and learning a lot, but this is my first post.

I am new to the industry and have applied to many places, but I have been rejected because of my job history. For the past five years, I have done gig economy (contractor) jobs and odd jobs for cash. Nobody wants me because I can’t provide W-2’s or 1099’s for this time period.

Beyond that, I have a period in the past 10 years where I was completely unemployed.

I was pleasantly surprised when I got an offer to go to training at Cypress Trucking. There was no mention of bringing proof of employment or job history to training.

After reading on the forum, it appears that cypress doesn’t ask for this stuff until orientation (after training) which is in a different location. I found on their website that they ask for 10 years of history, including letters from people to verify my periods of unemployment.

What happens if I can’t provide this to their satisfaction? Will they work with me to assemble acceptable documentation?

Will they fire me after training me?

Will I still be able to walk away with my CDL?

Will they make me pay for training? I don’t know how I can pay them back if I don’t have a job.

If I do walk away with a CDL, will it be worthless because nobody will hire a driver with no experience and gaps/unverifiable job history?

Any answers, advice, or ideas are greatly appreciated!

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