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Giggles's Comment
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Hello folks! I'm wondering if you guys can help me out. I have done my research and found the company that I would like to go to but, 2 things, I used to have a squeaky clean MVR until yesterday morning and I can't start til end of this year beginning next year. I'm wanting to sign on with Millis and I'm curious as to how soon I should start the process and contact them. Also, my beautiful Monday morning gift from Gaffney's finest, is that going to be a problem? It's currently giving me 4 points but I am going to court to throw myself on their mercy to see if there is anything I can do to get it reduced.

Any advice will be greatly appreciated,

Anna

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

Giggles's Comment
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Is there anyone out there?

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Most large carriers go back 3 years. Having a very recent ticket is going to matter... and 4 points? What was the ticket?

Tractor Man's Comment
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What were you cited for? Speeding 15+ over and Reckless Driving can be a problem for awhile. Broaden your Company list a bit and get some apps out there. You can fill out 1 application on this site and have it broadcast practically to the Moon!

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JakeBreak's Comment
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It really depends on what the ticket was for. Like t-man said if it was speeding or reckless driving it's gonna be hard, most others companies can work with. Your doing the right thing by fighting it, I would suggest getting a lawyer to fight it for you. I got a ticket for running a red light 2 months before I started driving for roehl and they still hired me. So it's possible.

Giggles's Comment
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It was for speeding 49/35. So not too bad.....well it is but at least not wreckless. Plus, I haven't had a speeding ticket in over 20 years. Think that might help my case with Millis? Also, I haven't heard much about them on this forum. Anybody hear any good/bad/indifferent about them?

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Agree with everyone above - fight the ticket like crazy. Definitely consider getting a lawyer.

If you can't start for a few months then I would get going on our High Road Training Program now so you have plenty of time to learn the materials. Then about a month before you're ready to get going then start applying to Millis Transfer and any other Paid CDL Training Programs you might be interested in and get the process started.

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.
Giggles's Comment
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Thanks everyone. Brett I have already started the training on here and currently averaging a 97%! This forum has definitely been a huge help, I can't thank you guys enough for caring about getting quality and qualified drivers out there!

Farmerbob1's Comment
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Hello folks! I'm wondering if you guys can help me out. I have done my research and found the company that I would like to go to but, 2 things, I used to have a squeaky clean MVR until yesterday morning and I can't start til end of this year beginning next year. I'm wanting to sign on with Millis and I'm curious as to how soon I should start the process and contact them. Also, my beautiful Monday morning gift from Gaffney's finest, is that going to be a problem? It's currently giving me 4 points but I am going to court to throw myself on their mercy to see if there is anything I can do to get it reduced.

Any advice will be greatly appreciated,

Anna

If your record is otherwise clean, make sure to ask if there are any safety / prevention classes you can take to remove the infraction from your record. Some jurisdictions allow you to re-clear your record that way. I had a 95 in a 55 ticket removed 25+ years ago in Florida by taking a class. That's a bit extreme and I'm not sure if you can clear such an ugly ticket these days, but the idea is the same.

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

Giggles's Comment
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The officer did mention something about a class but she wasn't sure what it helped on the ticket. I asked if it would lower the points and she didn't know. Of course she also said that she didn't think that the points ever fell off...... Guess I'll ask the judge.. He should know...maybe....lol! confused.gif

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