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Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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CDL school closing down for financial reasons

Ok great

Yes, your biggest problem is going to be that you don't have class A experience if you want to go to a class A job. As long as you have the class A license you should be able to get on as an OTR driver, but you will have to be trained. Not all of them will take you but some will. I think your biggest hurdle would be class A local work. That one usually requires experience.

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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CDL school closing down for financial reasons

I have a class A license, but I've only been driving a local class B tanker sir, is that still ok?

I apologize for the limited info, after completing school I waited a few months to start driving due to personal issues...i then landed a local driving position in which I've been working for close to a year now...

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The completion certificate is important, but it loses it value if you did not start driving within a few months. even if the school remained opened, many companies would send you back through training if too.much time passes between school and your first job.

you havent given us much info.

if you have been in a driving job, i wouldnt be worried about it. just be sure to wait a full year in that job before leaving. if you graduated months ago, and never took a driving job, the age of the certificate could be an issue, whether the school is in operation or not.

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Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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CDL school closing down for financial reasons

I apologize for the limited info, after completing school I waited a few months to start driving due to personal issues...i then landed a local driving position in which I've been working for close to a year now...

The completion certificate is important, but it loses it value if you did not start driving within a few months. even if the school remained opened, many companies would send you back through training if too.much time passes between school and your first job.

you havent given us much info.

if you have been in a driving job, i wouldnt be worried about it. just be sure to wait a full year in that job before leaving. if you graduated months ago, and never took a driving job, the age of the certificate could be an issue, whether the school is in operation or not.

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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CDL school closing down for financial reasons

Yes

Did you get a completion certificate showing the hours of instruction?

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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CDL school closing down for financial reasons

Good evening I'm from Georgia and I attended a CDL school out of state... I recently found out they are closing down for their own personal and financial reasons... what would that mean for any of us students who attended and received our CDL will that mean we have to retake the test I know it may sound stupid and crazy I'm just wondering because now all of our test scores are no longer going to be available

Posted:  2 years, 1 month ago

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Refresher course

I was gonna pay for the refresher course out of pocket at a cdl school here in the Atlanta, GA area. The job in which I'm applying will hire students fresh out of cdl school and it's a local job that has you home every night for the most part. So although I graduated from cdl school a year ago I was gonna pay for a refresher course and let them train me on the job, I've done the type of work in which they're hiring for but only in a class b truck.

Posted:  2 years, 1 month ago

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Refresher course

Yes

Considering you have no class A experience, IMO 20 hours is light. Is the company that is hiring you going to road train you after completing the refresher course?

Posted:  2 years, 1 month ago

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Refresher course

Is 20 hours enough for a refresher course? It'll be 2 10 hour days next Saturday and Sunday. I haven't driven a class A tractor trailer since driving school in March 2016? THE COURSE IS 1 ON 1...

Posted:  2 years, 1 month ago

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Work History Questions

I have a class A CDL License with no experience and the new company I'm applying for is hiring for Class A drivers even without experience

I started my 1st Class B driving job in December 2016 and worked there until March 2017. I left because I thought I'd found my dream job in April 2017 and here it is June 2017 and everything that lead me to accept the new Class B driving job has fell apart although I'm still employed with the company. I'm now seeking new employment but I don't won't to put my current driving job on the application due to me having such a short work history with them. Is it possible that if I leave my present employer off of my driver application and resume the new company will find out?

Posted:  2 years, 1 month ago

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Work History Questions

I started my 1st Class B driving job in December 2016 and worked there until March 2017. I left because I thought I'd found my dream job in April 2017 and here it is June 2017 and everything that lead me to accept the new Class B driving job has fell apart although I'm still employed with the company. I'm now seeking new employment but I don't won't to put my current driving job on the application due to me having such a short work history with them. Is it possible that if I leave my present employer off of my driver application and resume the new company will find out?

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Tankers endorsement

I just passed my tankers endorsement test here in Norcross, Georgia...How often will I have to retest in order to keep this endorsement valid?

Posted:  2 years, 8 months ago

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Hazmat and tankers endorsement

I'm about to start studying for the tankers endorsement and on the highroad training it is saying that I have to go back and study sections 2, 5, and 6... I've been out of school since March so I'm wondering if I really need to go back and study that or just studying the tankers portion of this training course on here will that be enough to pass

Posted:  2 years, 8 months ago

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Hazmat and tankers endorsement

Good evening everyone, I live here in Atlanta Georgia and I recently submitted over my background investigation for TSA... I was wondering if anyone knew if I could go ahead and take the Hazmat test or do I have to wait for the completion of the Hazmat TSA background... also does anyone know how many test questions are on the HazMat and tankers endorsement and are those test pretty hard... I don't plan on studying the Georgia CDL manual I prefer to use this site due to the fact that this is all I studied when I received my class a permit and scored perfectly

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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Misdemeanor

He was actually in orientation phase

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My cousin is from Georgia and is now incarcerated in Killeen Texas in jail for a class A misdemeanor. The charge is assault with a bodily injury to a family member. Will this take away his CDL and if not will be be able to drive tractor trailers again.

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Probably won't take away his license - unless he used a motor vehicle to commit the assault.

So he will probably not LOSE his CDL. But he's going to have a more difficult time getting a job with a trucking company due to the recent charge.

Was he ALREADY EMPLOYED as a driver when he got pinched?

Rick

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A lot will depend on how/if his truck got back to the company he was working for at the time.

If he parked it - got into his beef - got locked up - and the company had to come and retrieve the truck, he may also have an "abandoned equipment" on his record - which, while "somewhat explainable" (I got locked up) - is another one of the blackest marks you can have on your record as a driver.

Rick

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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Misdemeanor

Yes

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My cousin is from Georgia and is now incarcerated in Killeen Texas in jail for a class A misdemeanor. The charge is assault with a bodily injury to a family member. Will this take away his CDL and if not will be be able to drive tractor trailers again.

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Probably won't take away his license - unless he used a motor vehicle to commit the assault.

So he will probably not LOSE his CDL. But he's going to have a more difficult time getting a job with a trucking company due to the recent charge.

Was he ALREADY EMPLOYED as a driver when he got pinched?

Rick

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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Misdemeanor

My cousin is from Georgia and is now incarcerated in Killeen Texas in jail for a class A misdemeanor. The charge is assault with a bodily injury to a family member. Will this take away his CDL and if not will be be able to drive tractor trailers again.

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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US EXPRESS DEDICATED DOLLAR TREE ACCOUNT

I'm interested in more info on becoming a driver with U.S. Xpress on their dedicated dollar tree account. If like to know if anyone knows anything about this company and what to expect. I spoke with a recruiter but I would much rather speak with a driver...I live in Atlanta Georgia

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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What does verifiable tractor trailer experience mean?

R&L Carriers delivered paper supplies weekly to my former employer. I spoke with the driver frequently (as I was the guy placing & receiving the orders) & I was interested in Truck Driving.

He said he was home every night & off weekend's. His "physical labor" involved moving a small shrink-wrapped pallet off of the truck using a floor Jack, wheeling it inside the building (the trucks have power lifts) & getting my signature. Took less than 5 minutes.

Our conversations were typically longer than his laborous activities.

Do you think a local company like them would consider my local delivery experience?

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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What does verifiable tractor trailer experience mean?

Okay, if you are looking into other local type jobs, then yes I think it would be considered tractor trailer experience. My concern would be that if you are starting out local and then wanting to go Over The Road, I think you are going to find that a lot of companies would not consider what you've done as experience.

Keep in mind that most of your local type trucking jobs usually involve a good bit of physical work, that is hard to get around in a local truck driving job.

Yes sir, I really don't mind the physical labor honestly, I just want to know that I could go to other companies such as LTL companies and others that deliver within a certain area but come home each and every night... when I look online a lot of the times it makes it look as if when you only have done local work you won't be able to find other jobs in the local trucking industry... had me sort of spooked but you just made me feel a lot better about it knowing that I could still get other local jobs...

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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What does verifiable tractor trailer experience mean?

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I'll be trying to find work with less physical activity involved...would that be considered verifiable tractor trailer experience due to me only having local experience?

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I think you might as well just be prepared to have to take a refresher course if you are planning on starting out with a local beer distributor and then moving into an over the road job. You didn't really specify what type of job you want to move into except that you wanted it to have less physical activity. Since most local jobs require a good deal of physical activity, I am assuming you intend going into an over the road or regional type position. As far as what most companies consider verifiable experience, I do not think they would consider that job as experience. I realize that some of them are specifying "tractor/trailer" experience, but for the most part they want to see "over the road" experience. Until someone develops a standardized definition of what "tractor/trailer" experience is, If I were in your position, I would still be prepared to take a refresher course and expect to go out with a trainer for a brief time for most OTR trucking jobs. I think the best place to ask this question would be a recruiter at a company that specifies it this way.

Man I really appreciate you for coming in and helping me out on this Old School... not considering any Regional or over-the-road opportunities once I get experience locally delivering beer... I just thought maybe there were other local opportunities without less physical labor... but you say that this would not be considered experience as a tractor trailer driver sir?

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