Non Compete Contracts.

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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They're going to try to get you out there as quickly as possible. They're not going to have you hanging around the yard practicing shifting and backing if they know you're ready to be out there hauling freight. So if you have your CDL already and they can see you obviously know how to drive then you'll be out there pretty quickly I would expect.

As far as signing another contract, talk to someone higher up to get clarification on it. I would expect they'll tell you to come in and work your eight months and it's all good. Just a normal contract.

In the grand scheme of things a few weeks here or there is a drop in the bucket. The key is to make the most of this career so get things moving forward. Get out there hauling freight, start driving nice equipment for a solid company, and start putting money in the bank. The sooner the better. Talk to someone a little higher up at CRST and get the details straight. It won't be a big deal. They just want drivers in the trucks hauling freight and you want the same thing.

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.
Steven H.'s Comment
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Just a massive headache guess I'll be calling them tomorrow again see if Simone can shed some light.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Susan D. 's Comment
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I'm going to cover this once more. CRST holds your 160 hour training certificate. They will not release it unril you fulfill your contract with them.

IF a company hires you out from under CRST (which they cannot and won't), CRST will sue them for damages and win. Period. Now, should you find a company (ie FlyByNite Trucking) who can convince their insurer to cover you without that required training certificate, that company probably wouldn't be fit to drive for.

Again as i stated in an earlier reply.. Trucking companies want new inexperienced drivers as soon as possible after obtaining their CDL.. WHY? Because you lose your new skills rapidly. If you don't go to your first driving job quickly, they either won't be interested in you or will require you to go back to school or at a minimum take refresher training.

But you DON'T have your 160 hour certificate because CRST will not (and doesn't have to) issue your certificate until you fulfil your obligation with them.

How long has it been since you were at CRSTs school? Sounds like it has been quite some time. Yes, going back through cdl school with months having passed (thereby losing skills) seems completely reasonable to me.

Clear as mud now?

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.
Steven H.'s Comment
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Jan 2014 been driving for the past year. Problem is being handled.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Jan 2014 been driving for the past year. Problem is being handled.

Good luck, and stay safe

Steven H.'s Comment
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The non compete defines the term as 8 months of employment or reimbursement. Secondly it defines the restrictive term as any amount of the "TERM" remaining after termination of employment of employee with or without cause by the either party. Provided as the restrictive term may be lifted by payment in full. Which means I am not under contract as of Oct 14. The only reason I am being this way is their telling me I would have sign another contract. Being original said contract is null and void as defined by the restrictive term. True they can hold my driver certificate by all rights but not claim I'm under contract to potential employers to get them to hire me with legal action. I again state I had no problem going back and full filling contract until above stated.

Steven H.'s Comment
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The Provided as the restrictive term may be lifted by payment in full. .

This should read provided the restrictive term will lapse immediately upon payment in full.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Well hey, we sure wish ya the best of luck in figuring it out. We already told you that in our opinion you should go back there and get to work immediately. Whether you choose to do that or not is up to you. You can sit around fretting over details or you can get behind the wheel and start putting cash in the bank. It doesn't seem to me like you're in any kind of a position to dictate terms but maybe you love a good fight. I don't know. But we'd sure love to know how it all works out for ya and we certainly wish ya all the best. The ball is in your court. It's your move.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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