Refresh Training For Cdl Holder With 3month Otr Experience

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Heather C.'s Comment
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embarrassed.gif Drove 3 months as company driver in the past, wanna know if there are companies that will offer a refresh course for a driver that has not driven for a long period of time.embarrassed.gif Thankyou for all your advice.

G-Town's Comment
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Did you depart on good terms, voluntary?

Many of the companies included in the list of Paid CDL Training Programs are likely candidates for you to check out. I'd pick several and apply on-line. Is it an option for you to reapply to your former employer?

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.
Heather C.'s Comment
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I didn't leave on really bad terms, was let go. The timing really wasn't good for me. I did however speak to a recruiter from the company and was told that I was not a rehire.

G-Town's Comment
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Heather,...not trying to pry, but it's important we understand the full circumstances of the termination. What happened? Any company you apply to will want to know what why you were let go, and certainly will call your former employer.

Heather C.'s Comment
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It didn't help that I was invoved in an accident as a trainee for the company, and I was let go because I lost confidence in myself, as a driver and I did not get enough backing experience or training, so I was let go.

G-Town's Comment
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It didn't help that I was invoved in an accident as a trainee for the company, and I was let go because I lost confidence in myself, as a driver and I did not get enough backing experience or training, so I was let go.

What company, how much training? Were you let go before going solo? Do you owe them any back money for schooling? Sorry for all the questions, but again the more information we have the better advice and recommendations we can offer.

Without the benefit of answer to the schooling question,...my advice to you is be honest with every company you interact with, totally, brutally honest. Take full responsibility for what happened and how you intend to prevent a reoccurrence in the future. Avoid the temptation to blame your former employer for the problems. Offer a willingness to go back to school if that's what it will takes.

Tough spot. Second chance companies like Carolina Carriers might be worth an investigation.

Good luck!

G-Town's Comment
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Heather, I also suggest getting a copy of your DAC report, please click here: DAC Report . Any future employer will request this report; at least this way you will be able to see what they see.

I want you to know we are here to help you and also we understand how hard it must have been for you to tell us about what happened. I applaud your courage and honesty.

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.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Heather, this forum is not like many others. If you can give us the details that G-Town is asking for, we can give you give advice. It may be embarrassing now, but we all want to help you get through this situation, and continue getting started in your trucking career. We all want to help, not laugh at you. (Though we have some good kneeslappers of our own sometimes!)

Bob O.'s Comment
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Hey man, I'll tell ya right now. She's from Pittsburgh. Probably a union idiot. Totally a lost cause. She feels 100$ entitled.

Heather, this forum is not like many others. If you can give us the details that G-Town is asking for, we can give you give advice. It may be embarrassing now, but we all want to help you get through this situation, and continue getting started in your trucking career. We all want to help, not laugh at you. (Though we have some good kneeslappers of our own sometimes!)

C T.'s Comment
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Bob truckers report is thatta way son

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