Profile For Shawn

Shawn 's Info

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    Rochester , NY

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

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    2 years, 10 months ago

Shawn 's Bio

Aspiring driver, must have something to do with the milktruck, backing up the driveway and giving him the horn signal when i was a yout

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Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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Driving background

Did somebody pick you up, are you driving now?

As mentioned how many and when they were is key. I had 2 dui's 10 years ago. Most companies I have talked to want them to be at least 5 years old.

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Driving background

we chatted a while back about my driving background, I contacted hire right today they said i have no past/record. I should be good to go right? I've heard they also run a more entailed background chek don't they

Two is a lot - but 10 years ago, may make you hirable, depending on what your driving/criminal history looks like since then.

As far as "expunge" goes - it may clear your driving record - but ANY TIME you've been arrested and printed, comes up on a criminal background, because a copy of those prints goes to NCIC (FBI) and that's FOREVER.

I know, because of dismissed charge from 28 years ago, that came up on a background when I tried to get a F.A.S.T. card - but was never questioned when I got my TWIC & HazMat.

Rick

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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What does location have to do with getting hired by a trucking company?

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Don't want to sound negative but, from what I'm gathering, lot of people griping about being a trucker, it's not a Jerry Springer show out there is it?

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Hey Shawn, if CFI takes you, you will be on a Greyhound very quickly.

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Shawn, There are many people who gripe about this career. Most people jump into this without doing any research. I spent over 4 years researching this career choice. My wife and I talked about it alot. We were as prepared as much as we could be. I have been away for about one month now. We miss each other. However, we know this is for our future. By going through the stuff on this site one can be well prepared to become a trucker. In this career one must be able to deal with tons of solitude. Stay in touch with loved ones through phone calls, texts, emails and video calls. I have been very happy with CFI and have not heard anything bad about them. They have been great to me. I know I will be successful with them. They do a good job of getting you home when you request. Of course you need to request home time at least 2 weeks in advance for them to best get you there on time. Keep up with my training diary. I am updating that daily Monday through Friday. As far as 911, I don't discuss it because it hit to close to home and I still get very emotional about it. Good luck in your journey.

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Anyone go into Trucking from career burnout?

Oh yeah, I've been in the construction industry since 87, It's gotten pretty old, been that way for a while. I've always wanted to drive truck, for 20 years probably, Just have a bad way of thinking, that i c an't get myself there.

Just curious. The actual reason I started looking at this seriously, was what I felt was impending job burnout. Some 16 years after I started in this industry, I feel like it's time to close the book. Not just the chapter. The whole darn book. At one point I was somewhat revived by a promotion to management, but ultimately in my gut I know it's time. It's bittersweet for me. So many years I spent sponging up as much information as possible.

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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What does location have to do with getting hired by a trucking company?

Don't want to sound negative but, from what I'm gathering, lot of people griping about being a trucker, it's not a Jerry Springer show out there is it?

Hey Shawn, if CFI takes you, you will be on a Greyhound very quickly.

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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What does location have to do with getting hired by a trucking company?

They did say that, just want to make sure the ball rolls in the right direction, my set of courage isn't as big as they used to be, What happend to the good old days, 911?

Hey Shawn, if CFI takes you, you will be on a Greyhound very quickly.

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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What does location have to do with getting hired by a trucking company?

thanks for the support, I'm still shopping, so..... The reviews on Pam were all good, you just have to team for 6 months, still waiting for a reply from CFI.... just sayin not *****in...lol

Hey Shawn, Pam is a good company, but they have a low CPM and require a long time teaming. However, if they are a good fit for you go for it. I am in your corner, hoping you get what you want. Good luck.

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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What does location have to do with getting hired by a trucking company?

I e-mailed my recruiter about an hour after she called yesterday, still waiting, maybe i should learn to relax

CFI checked mine before they let me come to training.

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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What does location have to do with getting hired by a trucking company?

good deal, driver solutions checked mine last year said what i had was ok, but they are a school, said Pam would do a more extensive one once i got there, tried contacting pam but they said talk to driver solutions so, round and round,

CFI checked mine before they let me come to training.

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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What does location have to do with getting hired by a trucking company?

thank you, Been trying to find the needle (hatstack) for some time. If they want a five year history, I'm good, but if they do more intensive background the FMSCA may say i disqualify, I've been trying to get them to run a background before I get on the bus out there, saves the money on a bus ticket if i don't make the cut. Maybe I'm just making a too much out of it

And this is the FMCSA approved driving record link: https://www.psp.fmcsa.dot.gov/psp/default.aspx

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Driving background

I'm still driving my self crazy ove the dui thing, just tell them what they want to know right? no dui's in ten/5 years?

Two is a lot - but 10 years ago, may make you hirable, depending on what your driving/criminal history looks like since then.

As far as "expunge" goes - it may clear your driving record - but ANY TIME you've been arrested and printed, comes up on a criminal background, because a copy of those prints goes to NCIC (FBI) and that's FOREVER.

I know, because of dismissed charge from 28 years ago, that came up on a background when I tried to get a F.A.S.T. card - but was never questioned when I got my TWIC & HazMat.

Rick

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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What does location have to do with getting hired by a trucking company?

gotcha, how's things on the outside, You tube says celadon is going under, CFI is looking like my next option, they have either a graduate or inhouse training, . its a little difficult trying to pin these recruiters down, but I don't want to whine

"I'm not getting the TT queen rainy" It's a running Trucking Truth joke. She drives for Prime. When people meet her they say she locked them up in her dungeon.

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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What does location have to do with getting hired by a trucking company?

I'm not getting the TT queen rainy

Hey Shawn watch out or you might end up being a prisoner in the dungeon of the TT queen Rainy lol

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one in 2005, and one back in the nineties, I'm applying under the impression that they are more than 5 years old, should be ok

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the dui's are it, no felonies or phsyco issues, my work history is pretty bad in this economy, temp jobs for survival. Prime already shot me down last fall. Got a call from CFI this morning, I feel like a little girl or something, i don"t unemploy very well, it's like being on the Titanic, after the ice burg

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At Prime you must be 10 years from completion of any felony. Each company is a little different. The main thing is you didn't lie on your application. If there is anything in your past they may find it. That doesn't mean it's an automatic fail. It is the company's discretion how they handle it. All I know is CFI and some of the backgrounds people have that have been hired by them. Do you have concerns other than the DUI?

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Hey!!! I'm a girl...and you hurt my feelings! Hahha just kidding.

I'm going to nit pick here..,you are "the DUIs are it". Did you mean MORE than one DUI? If so...that right there is the problem. I didn't know if it was just the way you typed it or if you have more than one.

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Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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What does location have to do with getting hired by a trucking company?

Thank you, maybe I'm a little too vigilant, but, hate to them to say you falsified your application, I guess the best way is to jump in and see where it goes, I watch and research a little too much on this on the net, scattering my brain

Shawn the farthest the most extensive MVR goes is 10 years , most companies go back 5 years for it to full off so you should be fine

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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What does location have to do with getting hired by a trucking company?

I was getting the ball roling with Caledon, then get on you tube and every tuber on there says Caledon is going under. Whats so bad about England or Swift they hire anybody don' they? thanks

Did CFI give you any hope? They are a great company. If all you have is the DUI and you can put together work history and or unemployment for the past 3 to 10 years, you should be good.

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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What does location have to do with getting hired by a trucking company?

sorry about the gender thing,

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the dui's are it, no felonies or phsyco issues, my work history is pretty bad in this economy, temp jobs for survival. Prime already shot me down last fall. Got a call from CFI this morning, I feel like a little girl or something, i don"t unemploy very well, it's like being on the Titanic, after the ice burg

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At Prime you must be 10 years from completion of any felony. Each company is a little different. The main thing is you didn't lie on your application. If there is anything in your past they may find it. That doesn't mean it's an automatic fail. It is the company's discretion how they handle it. All I know is CFI and some of the backgrounds people have that have been hired by them. Do you have concerns other than the DUI?

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Hey!!! I'm a girl...and you hurt my feelings! Hahha just kidding.

I'm going to nit pick here..,you are "the DUIs are it". Did you mean MORE than one DUI? If so...that right there is the problem. I didn't know if it was just the way you typed it or if you have more than one.

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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What does location have to do with getting hired by a trucking company?

filled out the application, now just waiting to be run through the system, Caledon was another hope but thy don't hire from AZ, which is where my drivers liscense is from, (used to live there) family thought i should move back home

Did CFI give you any hope? They are a great company. If all you have is the DUI and you can put together work history and or unemployment for the past 3 to 10 years, you should be good.

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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What does location have to do with getting hired by a trucking company?

one in 2005, and one back in the nineties, I'm applying under the impression that they are more than 5 years old, should be ok

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the dui's are it, no felonies or phsyco issues, my work history is pretty bad in this economy, temp jobs for survival. Prime already shot me down last fall. Got a call from CFI this morning, I feel like a little girl or something, i don"t unemploy very well, it's like being on the Titanic, after the ice burg

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At Prime you must be 10 years from completion of any felony. Each company is a little different. The main thing is you didn't lie on your application. If there is anything in your past they may find it. That doesn't mean it's an automatic fail. It is the company's discretion how they handle it. All I know is CFI and some of the backgrounds people have that have been hired by them. Do you have concerns other than the DUI?

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Hey!!! I'm a girl...and you hurt my feelings! Hahha just kidding.

I'm going to nit pick here..,you are "the DUIs are it". Did you mean MORE than one DUI? If so...that right there is the problem. I didn't know if it was just the way you typed it or if you have more than one.

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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What does location have to do with getting hired by a trucking company?

the dui's are it, no felonies or phsyco issues, my work history is pretty bad in this economy, temp jobs for survival. Prime already shot me down last fall. Got a call from CFI this morning, I feel like a little girl or something, i don"t unemploy very well, it's like being on the Titanic, after the ice burg

At Prime you must be 10 years from completion of any felony. Each company is a little different. The main thing is you didn't lie on your application. If there is anything in your past they may find it. That doesn't mean it's an automatic fail. It is the company's discretion how they handle it. All I know is CFI and some of the backgrounds people have that have been hired by them. Do you have concerns other than the DUI?

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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What does location have to do with getting hired by a trucking company?

thank you, I'm probably just driving myself nuts looking around on the internet, I used to have a big set of courage, seems to go away the older you get, lol

Shawn, have you looked here? Paid CDL Training Programs

Here is my training diary with CFI. CFI was XPO. Try some of the bigger companies who hire from every state. Good luck.

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