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Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Any paid cdl training for high risk drivers?

I’ve been out of a truck since 2015. Grown a lot and learned a lot since then but I have a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge that a little over 2 years old now. Reckless driving that’s 4 years old, driving while suspended. Some of these charges have ARD next to them. I’ve been red flagged from a insurance company of a box truck. I’m just trying to get back on my feet. Schneider got my hopes up then the recruiter said oh no we can’t take you after I told her all my charges. I have given up looking but I’ve tried a lot of companies so far. Trans Am, Swift, prime, Carolina cargo but they don’t have a cdl program, if there’s any driver that can point me in the right direction please do.

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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No one will hire me. Trucker dream down the drain

So I have not been on the road for at least a year. I've been threw alot in my life and I'm reaching out for answers. My driving record is pretty bad, from reckless driving in Virginia in a personal vehicle to my license being suspended for 3 months for not having insurance in my personal vehicle as well as 2 marijuana misdemeanor charges on my record. one of them was a deferred judgement which I completed. I'm currently serving 3 months of probation for a recent charge that happen in August. I just got my CDL back not to long ago and my medical card expires on the 29th of this month. I've been denied by every job. I went threw a drug treatment program on my previous charge which led to my deferred judgment. I'm literally about to give up and just say F it. I don't know what to do. I currently work in a freezer packing out wholesale food. I miss the road but it doesn't look like I'll be getting back on it anytime soon.

Posted:  7 years, 8 months ago

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Interview with quality carriers next week! (Interview questions)

So I got an opportunity offer from quality carriers for a dedicated route in pa. I just had a interview with coca cola on Friday yesterday. I think it went okay but god i hate interviews and I'm not entirely good at selling myself or bragging but i can say this, if i was hired for any job, I get it done without any hesitation and i do it to perfection lol. Always dependable and reliable no matter what the situation.

Posted:  7 years, 8 months ago

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1 month driver experience

Quentin, You don't even have one month of experience yet. You are a brand new license holder - that's it.

Look, if you lie you will never get the job. They are not just going to take your word - they are going to verify everything you tell them. If they can't verify it they will send you home so fast that you won't even know what hit you, and not only that but you will have to figure out how to get yourself home. As far as I know J.B. Hunt doesn't hire inexperienced drivers.

If I was you I would stick with Maverick if you are interested in them. They have along history of helping new drivers get in the field and they have a strong reputation. Let J.B. Hunt be your goal if you want to, but get yourself some experience first. By experience I mean one year, I know there is a trend of jumping ship after three months right now, but if you really want to do yourself a favor and get a real leg up in the industry stick with that first job for one year.

One more thing, I'm concerned that those two companies are completely different types of freight. Are you wanting to do flat-bed? That's what Maverick does, although they do have a small refrigerated division. Then on the other hand J.B. Hunt is mostly dry van or inter modal work. I don't guess it really matters, but if you wanted to do a dry van job with J.B. Hunt maybe you should concentrate on getting your first job in a dry van company.

Oh, I forgot, Congratulations on obtaining that Class A license! You've got one step out of a lengthy learning process completed. Keep it up, it will all come together, but there are still a lot of challenges ahead.

TMC was my first goal but i wanted to stay local but I'm going to be 100% honest on my applications towards any companies. I have yet to lie on any app so far. I really want to do flat bed so i can stay in shape rather then let myself go. I honestly want to experience all types of driving from tankers to dry van to flatbed. I ahve a open mind bro.

Posted:  7 years, 8 months ago

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1 month driver experience

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Well for one thing companies are not going to consider your school time as "driving experience".

The second thing is its never a great idea to lie on an application in the first place, but in this industry they want verifiable experience. They're not going to just take your word that you have experience. Always always always be truthful and you may be surprised at how many offers even a brand new trucker can get.

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Okay well I guess I'll just wait to tell them tomorrow and see if they'll make an accepteance or offer me some sort of training, if not then I'll just keep my search going.

excuse the spelling mistakes, my computer is so out of date

Posted:  7 years, 8 months ago

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1 month driver experience

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Well for one thing companies are not going to consider your school time as "driving experience".

The second thing is its never a great idea to lie on an application in the first place, but in this industry they want verifiable experience. They're not going to just take your word that you have experience. Always always always be truthful and you may be surprised at how many offers even a brand new trucker can get.

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Okay well I guess I'll just wait to tell them tomorrow and see if they'll make an accepteance or offer me some sort of training, if not then I'll just keep my search going.

excuse the spelling mistakes, my computer is so out of date

Posted:  7 years, 8 months ago

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1 month driver experience

Well for one thing companies are not going to consider your school time as "driving experience".

The second thing is its never a great idea to lie on an application in the first place, but in this industry they want verifiable experience. They're not going to just take your word that you have experience. Always always always be truthful and you may be surprised at how many offers even a brand new trucker can get.

Okay well I guess I'll just wait to tell them tomorrow and see if they'll make an accepteance or offer me some sort of training, if not then I'll just keep my search going.

Posted:  7 years, 8 months ago

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1 month driver experience

So i plan on going with jb hunt, a dedicated route but i only have 1 month of drivers experience. Which is my school training i received. I've already received multiple calls from there recruiters which I've turned down because i thought they were a bad company and they're the complete opposite after doing research on them. Not to mention I have to wait at least 7-10 days to get my class a license in the mail. I've left about 3 voicemails with them and maverick. I prefer to stay local because im just starting out as a new driver. Should i lie on the pre-qualification and say that i have 3 months of driver experience? Or should i just go with another company. PS JB Hunt is in the top 7 for one of the best companies in the region.

Posted:  7 years, 9 months ago

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Any recommended first time employer trucking companies?

I Honestly prefer to haul flatbed. I'm a prretty husky guy and well in shape beside the fact i smoke but I'd like to stay in shape. I know flatbed is dangerous and you must properly secure your loads. I'm also not sure if i should do local or reigonal, my instructor was recommneding me to do regional becuase im single with no kids or bills.

Posted:  7 years, 9 months ago

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Any recommended first time employer trucking companies?

any recommendations? I might go with marverick trans, I hear most of there trucks are automatic, which i don't mind. There csa score is about 28% which is somewhat good.

Posted:  7 years, 9 months ago

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Got My CDL Class A permit!

Congrats!! First off dont work your nerves up to the point you short circuit. Your netvous enough with the whole experience right now. You will pretrip that truck more than plenty to get a routine down. It will come and smooth out as you practice over and over and over.

and yes we do a pretip everyday at school in the morning.

Posted:  7 years, 9 months ago

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Got My CDL Class A permit!

That's great. I take mine in the morning.

i hoped you passed dan.

Posted:  7 years, 9 months ago

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Got My CDL Class A permit!

I just passed my air brakes test earlier today and its official, I have my permit and I start driving tomorrow morning!!!! I'm so excitted. We've already started our log books in school, im a little worried about remembering things to say on the pretrip inspection and what to say at the rail road tracks. GRRR I really look forward to driving the big rig though. We're going to practice straight lines and alley docks tomorrow. Any advice?

Posted:  7 years, 10 months ago

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Best starting job for a 21 year old cdl class a driver?

NP. Today was my first day. I'll continue my thread on them another day. I'm sick as a doggie. But check 'em out.

-mountain girl

definitely will do. Hope you feel better too.

Posted:  7 years, 10 months ago

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Best starting job for a 21 year old cdl class a driver?

...and welcome to Trucking Truth, Quentin!

-mountain girl

thanks for the advice and welcome. I'm going to do some research on that company.

Posted:  7 years, 10 months ago

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Best starting job for a 21 year old cdl class a driver?

Hi, I'm Quentin I'm currently enrolled in a local community college in the lehigh valley for CDL Class A training program. I just recently got my license so I'm a little nervous about going for my Class A but its always been a dream for me to drive a 18 wheeler. Does anyone have any suggestions about where should i apply to for my first job? I have paid training from a great friend of mines so i wont be graduating in any type of dept or contract and i can get a job as soon as I'm finished school which is about 4 weeks. I know there allot of jobs that like their drivers to be at least 23 years of age. Ill be finished around my birthday in September so i'll be 22 by then if that helps. I also don't have a vehicle of my own but I'm working part time and saving in the process. Some advice would be nice so i can be steered in the right direction.

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