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Adam W.'s Comment
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I want to thank everyone that helps me I know I been asking alot but I have more questions

1 I study permit n getting better I keep getting stuck on brakes n psi anyone got any tricks or ideas

2 I am 32 now but I have a juvenile record from when I was 15 I can't get a government job like census will it prevent me from getting my haz mat endorsement

3 I been looking at truck companies I want to work for I narrowed down to a few so after permit do I call them or the school I want to go to after my permit

G-Town's Comment
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I want to thank everyone that helps me I know I been asking alot but I have more questions

1 I study permit n getting better I keep getting stuck on brakes n psi anyone got any tricks or ideas

2 I am 32 now but I have a juvenile record from when I was 15 I can't get a government job like census will it prevent me from getting my haz mat endorsement

3 I been looking at truck companies I want to work for I narrowed down to a few so after permit do I call them or the school I want to go to after my permit

Are you studying using the High Road Training Program?

Click here for Hazmat Background Check Information

Are you attending a Company-Sponsored Training Program or a Private Truck Driving School ?

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Company-sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

Adam W.'s Comment
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To g town

Yes I studying the high road it been very helpful I do good till I get to breaks each week I get better but when I get to where it 2 psi for single 3 psi for combination or 3 psi for single or 4 psi for combination I keep getting confused can I get some of e to explain it to me in Laman terms

When I was 15 she 13 and I leave it at that so I have two sex charges but I was young it been 17 years but I tried for the census job years ago n hot denied cause of that I don't want to go through everything just to get denied Iike if I go apply at Walmart or anywhere I put no they can't see but my adult record clean

I plan to go to private tdi and want to either go with Schneider or may trucking I plan to look more into companies but those are my main 2 that why hazmat stressing me out as Schneider wants it

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Keith D(guitarzan)'s Comment
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2 psi /straight - 3psi/ combo (logical since your not pushing on the brakes there's no pressure applied so your only losing what's bleeding off the brakes with your compressor off) 3psi/straight - 4 psi/combo is logical since now your applying more pressure by depressing your brake pedal your going to lose more air in the same amt of time . Bottom Line is------------- no brake applied 2psi/3psi----------- brake depressed 3psi/4psi

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Adam, I'm really not sure how that charge from years ago will affect your chances of getting your Hazmat but it certainly won't keep you from having a career in trucking.

As far as contacting companies about landing a job, I would do so just before beginning your schooling. Here's some information about pre-hires:

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Pre-hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Pre-hires:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Chris K.'s Comment
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Juvenile records are supposed to be sealed. However with the hazmat , I don't know?

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

OldRookie's Comment
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Juvenile records are supposed to be sealed. However with the hazmat , I don't know?

Yeah... but, nothing is sealed to Homeland Security which is who gets involved with hazmat. Typical "background checks" won't see juvenile, but certain governmental agencies are allowed to/can see pretty much everything if they want.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

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