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Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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Questions on getting on with a company sponsored driving school

Another thought. Could I get my CDL license while I work a local job? Just wondering on that. It would be like killing two birds with one stone, so to speak.

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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Questions on getting on with a company sponsored driving school

Ok. I understand. My apologies. My only problem with that is the jobs around here are either part time of no more than 25 hours if that many at minimum wage or under that table. Granted now that I don't have a vehicle to maintain and repair, I could theoretically save money faster for schooling. However, with no transportation or my own, that makes it harder for me to get to work, unless someone I work with has their own mode of transportation and drives by my house. Hmmmm, you helped me answer my own question. One more question though. What should I do if I get a local job here and a trucking company I applied for agrees to send me off to school after I acquire a local job? To me, that would make me look worse than I already am. I just ask that question because I spoke to a recruiter at one particular company that said she would fight to get me on. Trust me when I say I know a pushy person when I see or hear one, myself included. And this person sounded pushier than my mom. And my mom is worse than I am.

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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Questions on getting on with a company sponsored driving school

Now, I do have another question that is related to this. I hate to get into the trucking industry this way as it makes me feel like I'm cheating, which technically it is. Would it give me more of a chance to get hired by one of those companies if I were to get my CDL on my own time and worked as a log truck driver for at least six months?

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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Questions on getting on with a company sponsored driving school

Hi David, companies generally want to see a decent work history, with jobs held over the last three years especially. Due to federal security requirements, you'll need to be able to account for the last three years. Have you consistantly had employment over that term? It doesn't matter too much what job you worked, just so long as you did indeed hold a job.

The nature of a felony conviction also plays a roll. Some felonies are outright disqualifying, and others may be rejected by a particular company.

Good luck to you.

Over the last three years, I have had nothing but little side jobs like raking yards and such. And it was only when someone needed me. Never on a consistent basis. The only jobs I had during the last year were restaurants job that I would up having to leave of my Accord due to not making enough hours or pay for the 30 - 40 mile round trip between home and work. Also, along with that, my truck has been broke down since March of last year. As for the the felony, it was an assault with a deadly weapon charge. Mind you that I have kept my nose clean for the ten or eleven plus years since then outside of traffic tickets and such.

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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Questions on getting on with a company sponsored driving school

Hello. My name is David. I am considering on getting into being an otr truck driver. However, I am having some issues. I have a felony on my background from 2007 and completed probation in January 2014. I also have a some things on my driving record. However the last ticket I got was in January 2015. The last incident I had was where I was rear ended in August of 2017. Other than that my record is clean outside of my work record. Can someone possibly give me some assistance or tips on this? The area in which I live is not really conducive towards getting on my own two feet with regards to jobs and, quite frankly, I'm getting the impression that the only way that I can get on my own feet and be totally self sufficient is being a truck driver. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

P.S. I have applied to multiple companies and most of them have said I do not have enough work experience.

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