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Student in a private CDL school

I finally got to drive today! I was super nervous but I knew it was now or never. The instructor pulled into an industrial park in Chicago and gave a crash course on shifting. Then I got behind the wheel. A few minutes into it I took a right hand turn and I find myself in traffic, learning how to shift, with a dry van. I didn’t kill the engine, run over any curbs, or grind the gears. I was far from perfect but it was such a great feeling when I was done. I learned a lot considering I’ve never driven any sort of Manuel transmission in my life. I can’t wait to get more seat time! I’m on my way!

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I've Never Even Seen Snow!

I live in Chicago by Wrigley field. There could be a foot of snow on the ground and they don’t even cancel school!

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Student in a private CDL school

I found out this morning I was rejected by Prime. If it wasn’t my MVR, I would assume it’s my employment history for the last 3 years. I was fired from a job 1 month short of a year, quit a job after 7 months to solely work at the job I was fired from, and had gaps in my employment. I would assume they think I might quit on them. I’m not going to let it get me down. At this point I need 3 pre-hire letters to graduate my CDL program and I haven’t even started driving yet. Everyone says I have a great attitude and work ethic although I guess it doesn’t look that way on paper.

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Student in a private CDL school

Thank you, Old School, for your very detailed response. Without making this post I would have asked the recruiter for Swift tomorrow about my alcohol infraction on my MVR.

Although, I want to secure as many pre-hires as possible, I really like that they have a terminal in Manteno, IL. That’s 7 miles north of my hometown. That wouldn’t be why I would just pick them given the opportunity, but I do not want to ruin my chances with such a great company. I will let you know my status once I get farther along in my schooling. I am projected to obtain my Class A CDL w/ Hazmat around May 19th! Thank you again!

Posted:  3 years ago

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Student in a private CDL school

I saw someone post something about it on here. Maybe he was trying to lease.

Would me refusing to submit to an alcohol test over 11 years ago hurt my chances? My lisence was suspended for 6 months due to Zero tolerance. I was 20 and made a stupid mistake, but did not receive a DUI.

Also, on my MVR there is a speeding ticket from 2013 and a disregarding a stop yield sign in 2016.

I just want to know what I’m facing before I talk to recruiters. As of now I need to call back Swift, Prime, and Roehl tomorrow.

I’m really excited about a career in the trucking industry and just want to know if these things will hinder me from obtaining a rewarding career.

Thank you everyone for any advice and information you can provide me!

Posted:  3 years ago

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Student in a private CDL school

Hello everyone. My name is Kevin and I am a student in a private CDL school in Chicago. I recently obtained my CLP after being in school for 16 hours. They require us to try to obtain it by 28 hours. I am really excited! They require us to obtain 3 pre-hire letters by 60 hours so I contacted Swift and was given a recruiter this morning. This site has helped me a lot understanding what to expect. One thing I’ve read and can not find an answer for is why would something like a low credit score prevent you from getting hired? I have never had a credit card but I have a low credit score due to me defaulting on my student loan. I obviously have a lot more questions but I have answerd most of them by reading this wealth of information on this wonderful site. Thanks!

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