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Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Hazmat endorsement

Again thanks for the input. I stand corrected. When I said I didn't want to work hard that was in reference to Brett's comments regarding the hard labor required for oil field work. I will bust my ass in terms of putting in the hours and driving non stop. But as far as unloading freight and alot off physical manual work. I don't look forward to that. The standard operating procedure of equipment maintenance is a given but trucking is not a sweat labor job and I don't intend to break my back doing it.

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Hazmat endorsement

Thanks for all the input. I actually have 3 years otr experience. Im just getting reacquainted. Haven't driven in some time now. All the info is greatly appreciated and I certainly will consider the best options. I really am focused on making 60k and above. Whatever I have to do to accomplish that the smartest way is what I'm aiming for. I don't want to do alot of hard work. I saw some videos where tanking was made o look quite simple and this dude claimed to be making 2500 a week on his bad weeks and up to 4500. That's 10k and up a month.

Posted:  4 years, 8 months ago

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Hazmat endorsement

Pete B. As far as tankers, from what I've been learning, the earning potential is greater. I just want to maximize my ability to earn the most money. I want to drive smart. I hear oil field tankers make quite a bit.

Posted:  4 years, 8 months ago

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Hazmat endorsement

I am in the process of taking my driver's test for my CDL. I had a cdl over 10 years ago with endorsements. I was informed that in order to be endorsed nowadays I have to be cleared federally and pay a fee. Now today I have a felony that dates back about 7 years ago for assault. Basically a fight that turned ugly. My question is it worth me going for my hazmat endorsement if they are going to deny me. Why should I pay to be denied. How much money is there in driving without hazmat endorsement. I was thinking about getting into driving tankers. This is a bummer. Nevertheless I will take the test in about 2 weeks so I just wanted some advice. I'm from California but I'll be relocating to Georgia in the next few months. Any insight and advance is appreciated in advance.

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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What are my options? Anyone

I need some insight on what options are available for someone like myself. I recently got my medical card and I'm gearing up to take the written test for my CDL in California. I had a CDL years ago but I didn't update my medical card because I wasn't working as a trucker. During that time I ran into some trouble and caught a felony. The felony is past 5 years and I actually have discovered a company that would hire me. Unfortunately the company isn't a 3rd party issuer of CDL's. After research I realized I have to do things all over again. All the same tests etc etc. My problem is I do not want to pay thousands of dollars to a company and all the companies that offer CDL training do not hire felons and if they do its only after 7 or more years. Does anyone know the least inexpensive or best route I can take to get training to get my CDL reissued. I do not know of any 3rd party companies where they can test you and all you have to do is go to DMV with the paperwork. I forgot a lot of the pre trip and air brake instructioins etc etc. I thought it would be as simple as taking the driving test. I know I need to retouch on my docking and other skills but I am confident once I step back in a truck things will come back. Any insight on a school or inroad without paying high tuition would be helpful. Thank you.

Posted:  5 years, 7 months ago

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Medical examination from doctor to get cleared to receive Class A

Question. I recently called my local DMV about getting my Class A reinstated. I let it lapse. They informed me I must get a medical pass from a doctor. My question is does anyone know or is there a specific type of doctor one must go to. The DMV specialist said the doctor would be able to give me forms and or log my results into the DMV database. This made me realize that this doctor must be authorized or connected to the trucking industry. I do not know of any doctors I could go to . Any suggestions. I live in Los Angeles, Ca. I just need to get to a doctor to get passed so I can get my license back. I'm ready to get back in the game.

Posted:  5 years, 7 months ago

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I need some direction or possible recommendation please.

Thank you all very much for your insight. it helped tremendously. I'm working on everything mentioned right now and I will keep you all posted. I made a few calls and now I just have to act. I will post the results. thanks again.

Posted:  5 years, 7 months ago

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I need some direction or possible recommendation please.

I do have a training certificate but its over 10 years old now. CRST sent us to a school called Premier Truck Driving School. I believe CR England ran the school. It was in the Loma Linda (Riverside) area in California.

Posted:  5 years, 7 months ago

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I need some direction or possible recommendation please.

I never said I had a dui. I never had a dui. I do have a felony that is over 5 years. Not over 7 years .

Posted:  5 years, 7 months ago

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I need some direction or possible recommendation please.

I am interested in reentering the trucking industry as a driver. I have 3 years OTR experience but I am dealing with 2 dilemma's. 1. I no longer have my medical card and CDL. 2. I have a felony on my record that is over 5 years but not over 7 years. Does anyone know how or who I can go to for help to find a trucking career. I have searched and searched and run into nothing but road blocks. I used to drive for CRST back in 2004-2005 and I also drove for Interstate Distribution. I am from Los Angeles and willing to relocate if necessary.

Thank You,

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