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Posted:  4 years ago

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Is my trucking career fked?

Thanks for the reply rainy. But i think im just going to wait till 2020 january and then like you said start over with a company sponsored program. I already found two. Problem solved thanks for the replys.

Turns out that reckless driving thing is too big of a deal and no company wants nothing to do with me till 3 years of clean driving

Posted:  4 years ago

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Is my trucking career fked?

Ok i will give that a shot after work. Im not to knowledgeable on all these rules and laws and stuff. Only the ones that are in my everyday day to day life

Posted:  4 years ago

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Is my trucking career fked?

Thanks for the replys.

Ill keep trying. The speeding ticket was my first and only ticket and i think here where i live the first time your given a second chance. I hired a good lawyer and got it wiped clean. No points or extra insurance. Just an online class and fees.

And if i have to wait till 2020 then it is what it is.

Thanks for the replys.

Dustin

Posted:  4 years ago

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Is my trucking career fked?

Also im in Southwest Florida. Alot of companies dont hire out of Florida I see it like trying to find a needle in a haystack.

Posted:  4 years ago

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Is my trucking career fked?

No, I think those companies don't offer training, and he's going to need it so they can get him insured.

I appreciate your somber mood toward this matter and if indeed i am screwed then it is what it is, i have no one to blame but myself. Ill just have to move on or wait 1.5 years and wait again.

As for my cdl last i checked its still a class a cdl as it says on my current licence.

I forgot to add one thing which is also a hinderance. A couple months after i got dismissed from crst orientation i went out and got a newer model musclecar and got caught doing 92 in a 50. My only ticket and melton claimed that is what made them not accept me. I hired a lawyer and got it taken care of. No points. My only run in with the law. When my first attempt didnt work i just figured it wasnt ment to be but i keep gravitating back.

If my 2nd attempt dont work ill just try again in 2020.

Posted:  4 years ago

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Is my trucking career fked?

Ill also try those companies mentioned. Except Cr England they dont hire in my area.

Posted:  4 years ago

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Is my trucking career fked?

At truck driving school i drove the semi with a 53 foot trailer around jacksonville for a combined total of a couple hours. I completly passed the truck driving school and have my class A in my hand.

I talked to schnieder and they said they didnt do anything to my dac. It was a non dot so i dont think its on my dac. Just an admition and its out there and i mention it right away cause i dont want to get kicked out again in the middle of almost getting there.

I would even be willing to do the schooling all over again but to me a refresher course is what most of the companies are recommending. I also wouldnt mind team driving for a couple months or with a trainer for a couple months. Deffently want to do this right but i know thr big insurance monster(for good reasons) requires all these.

I talked to crst just today. There policy like most of the big companies is 10 years no matter what.

Ill try out the list of companies that hires felons tomorrow.

Thanks for the replys

Dustin

Posted:  4 years ago

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Is my trucking career fked?

2 years ago i went with crst. I finnished truck driving school. During orientation i "admitted" to failing a drug test when i was 18 in late 2009 to a local construction company. I know im retarded dont remind me.

I got kicked out. Recently i talked to Schnieder and did an sap but they still didnt want nothing to do with me afterwards.

Pretty much every company ive talked to dosnt want anything to do with me.

The ones that are maybe do not offer a refresher course because i havnt been in a truck for about 2 years.

Am i ****ed and just walk away or is there any companies that you know of that offers refresher courses and accepts no experienced cdl holders with a past failed non dot drug test.

Im going to keep calling every company i can but any advise would be great. Im completly drug and alcohol free.

If i have to wait 1.5 years for it to be 10 years then so be it. Cause that is the policy of many companies

Thanks

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Dot sap evaluation

See also:

Substance Abuse Professionals (SAPs)

CDL Drug Test Failure & Return-to-Duty Process

I got my cdl less than 2 years ago but haven't been able to use it yet. I paid off CRST and can now pursue trucking hopefully.

Back at crst i admitted in writing during orientation i failed a pre employment drug test. 9 years ago non dot. None of their business i know but i can be retarded sometimes. I was let go.

I contacted Schnieder a couple weeks ago and they want me to complete a sap evaluation. I was exposed to get a call today to schedule it but the lady never called.

My question is what can i expect from an evaluation and follow up? I heard it takes weeks to a year. What can i expect? I failed a marijuana test about 9 years ago when i was 17 or 18. I really want this so ima do whatever it takes.

Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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Which companies only do urinalisis?

I dont want to smoke anymore. The whole point is to not be around it. I can pass a urine test ive taken atleast 10 of those in the past 2 years and passed them all. O well thanks for the replys i guess ill wait longer

Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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Which companies only do urinalisis?

I know there is a list on this topic, but it isnt very a very good thread with the information im looking for. Im not going to admit to anything, but i might of smoked sep 14th 15th and 16th during the florida hurricane one hit each each time. Before that its been atleast 6 months. Before that another 6 months, then before that another 6. I used to smoke alot when i was in my teens and early twenties. I tried in my early teens to stay away from it but i failed..everyone does it here, where im at. I managed to rid myself of all sources of it. I even stoped talking to majority of my family. I want nothing to do with it. The reason why i did it in sep was because the people i was renting a room from had some. Yeah its my fault but thats why i moved out after the hurricane. I want nothing to do with it. I joined crst a year and a half ago. After i graduated, during the orientation, i wrote down i failed a pre employment drug test(non dot, for a construction company) when i was 18. So then the day we were exposed to get hired on and get our lisence, i was dropped. I walked a mile back to the hotel, packed my stuff, took a 400$ uber back home. Got a job back in construction. Figured trucking was not ment to be, so i tryed to give construction one more shot. I even went out and got a nice car to try to get into it more. And spent over 1 grand on tools in just over a year too. But i dont want to do this. Maybe all i want is some advise. I found alot of good companies, but they do hair tests too and i dont want to *** this up. I want to start in new years if possible.

Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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Mexico, Alaska, Canada

As a company driver, how often do you get to go to Mexico, Alaska, or Canada? Just currious

Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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Is it possible to stay out for weeks or months on end?

I have my cdl but no xp so i dont know.

Is it possible to stay out for months at a time as a solo company driver or do they force you to take a break every month or so? Im just currious cause once i leave for a company i dont know if i want to come back cause there is nothing here for me. Do you know of anyone that goes and goes?

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Home Address for a Rookie

I have my CDL and I'm considering working for Schneider. I have a question about my home address. I currently rent a room for $550 a month. Is there anyway I can avoid this $550 a month, since I won't be living here? I don't have any family or friends I can ask to use their address cause they rent rooms too or live in trailers. How much can I expect to make with Schneider my first year? I want to make money so I can get my own place.

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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Just got my CDL, but I didn't get hired/can't find a job because...

I just got denied today. Today they told me they wouldn't hire me. So all day today I'm calling around looking for a driving job. I've found some who will, but the majority of carriers won't accept me.

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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Just got my CDL, but I didn't get hired/can't find a job because...

I went to a trucking school with a company that trains & makes you sign a contract, but I wasn't hired because I admitted to failing a pre-employment drug test back in 2010. I was ignorant of the fact that they wouldent hire you with such a background. I was told that If I didn't check that box, they would of had no way to know if I failed a drug test in the first place. But now that its out...will anyone hire me, a recent grad from trucking school, or should I just give up trucking and do something else. Trying to find a use for this CDL.

Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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Which Trucking School is best?

I called Roehl, I'm not eligible for their training since I'm in Florida. I appreciate the link for the schools. I will Look over every single one. I do still have more time and will do more research.

Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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Which Trucking School is best?

Thanks for the reply. I think I'm going to go with CRST, and just hope for the best. I just want to drive/learn to drive & having someone else there with you might be good. And after the contract Ill try to find a place where I can drive solo or perhaps lease my own truck(which sounds a little scary, 320k investment or something like that). Or perhaps continue Teams...

Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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Which Trucking School is best?

My Goals for trucking are to 1. Drive solo, not in teams. 2. Drive where ever the wind takes me, perhaps going to Alaska or Canada.

I'm not worried about hometime, If I have to stay out months at a time, I'm fine with that.

Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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Which Trucking School is best?

I'm Dustin, I'm 24. I'm currently talking to the CRST recruiters. I like the school because I don't have to pay anything up front, which for me, to be honest, seems like a huge relief. CRST so far sounds nice, the only thing I'm worried about is teams. The reason why I quit my construction job and wanting to start trucking is because I want to work alone(My personality type is an ISTJ, a recommended career for ISTJs is Trucking). My only worry is that I will not get along with my team mate, which will make me miserable if I'm stuck with someone I don't get along with or someone I don't like. Although team trucking is nice because your with someone else, who is more knowledgeable & experienced.

So basically my question is, is there any other schools for CDL training, with no cost up front? I'm still in the process of gathering all the information I can before I choose a school & company. I'm also looking into Roadmasters, but I feel like now is the best time to get advise from other people.

Whats the best way to get into trucking and not have to drive in teams/get my own truck?

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