Do I Still Have A Chance In Trucking?

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Lady Lanes's Comment
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About a year ago, maybe less, I applied to a local transit company (bus driver - MV Transportation) and was hired. I trained for 3 days with a Class B driver's permit but decided not to go through with the job because I really wanted to be a Truck Driver. After I quit I applied for Prime. Not sure if I screwed myself out of getting hired with a trucking company or not but I do know that a Prime recruiter stopped working on my application half way through and AFTER she called to ask me something about records from the bus company. I never asked why and did not follow up with the application. Apparently, she could not get some kind of paperwork from them OR she didn't like that I quit after 3 days. Not sure which.

Now, I still want to be a Truck Driver and am once again applying for a job. I just finished filling out the application and before I was able to push submit and finish, I notice that the last question on the application was about verifying my employment for MV Transportation last year (during only a one month period).

Again, I have no idea why Prime stopped working on my application and thinking back, I really should have called to find out why. I really can't do anything about that now but I am curious... am I hirable even though I quit after 3 days of training last year? Someone please help...?!

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Quality1's Comment
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Yes you are,try another trucking company.

About a year ago, maybe less, I applied to a local transit company (bus driver - MV Transportation) and was hired. I trained for 3 days with a Class B driver's permit but decided not to go through with the job because I really wanted to be a Truck Driver. After I quit I applied for Prime. Not sure if I screwed myself out of getting hired with a trucking company or not but I do know that a Prime recruiter stopped working on my application half way through and AFTER she called to ask me something about records from the bus company. I never asked why and did not follow up with the application. Apparently, she could not get some kind of paperwork from them OR she didn't like that I quit after 3 days. Not sure which.

Now, I still want to be a Truck Driver and am once again applying for a job. I just finished filling out the application and before I was able to push submit and finish, I notice that the last question on the application was about verifying my employment for MV Transportation last year (during only a one month period).

Again, I have no idea why Prime stopped working on my application and thinking back, I really should have called to find out why. I really can't do anything about that now but I am curious... am I hirable even though I quit after 3 days of training last year? Someone please help...?!

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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From what you've told us you're certainly hireable. If you want to go through a Paid CDL Training Programs then just apply like crazy to all of em and see who is willing to give you a shot.

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.
Lady Lanes's Comment
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From what you've told us you're certainly hireable. If you want to go through a Paid CDL Training Programs then just apply like crazy to all of em and see who is willing to give you a shot.

Looks like I may have to Brett. At first I wanted to focus on the best ones, based on my research and employment needs, which were Prime, Rohel, and/or Swift if I wasn't accepted by the other two. I am going to go ahead and apply for Swift today but now I can see that I can't pick the trucking company I want to work for. The trucking company will pick me. sorry.gif

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.
∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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I am going to go ahead and apply for Swift today but now I can see that I can't pick the trucking company I want to work for. The trucking company will pick me. sorry.gif

Swift is an excellent company, as many here can attest.

As far as the "company picking you," that is not always a bad thing. As Brett said, apply to all of them. One you may not have considered, might be the one that fits you best. We all have our plan A company(s), sometimes it is the plan B, C, or beyond that we end up going with.

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