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Isaac H.'s Comment
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Doubt any strippers would be truck drivers, they make like 5X's more money unless they're terrible. At least the ones i know.

Also rainy, we should get together because that's my plan also after truck driving. Buying a boat and living on a slip. Somewhere in Florida. Maybe we can be neighbors, lol.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Doubt any strippers would be truck drivers, they make like 5X's more money unless they're terrible. At least the ones i know.

Also rainy, we should get together because that's my plan also after truck driving. Buying a boat and living on a slip. Somewhere in Florida. Maybe we can be neighbors, lol.

Hahah omg ..I thought u were going to say u like phone sex. Lol

Janet my concern would be the company may want a certain amount of time between the disability and the employment. For example I took a medication that was on their "flagged" list but it was three years prior so they didn't care. Had it been three weeks it may have been a huge difference.

They might say "you need to prove yourself healthy And DOT compliant for 90 days before eligible for employment" or something of that nature.

You asked before about the weight lifting...and in my company the only freight we touch is a floral load you MIGHT get in team training but not as a solo driver.

I'm glad you are indeed feeling better. But I suggest you ask companies what they require. And what they will disqualify.

Good luck

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Rick F.'s Comment
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I have a question related to this. I am looking to begin a career in trucking this summer. However, I have been living and working in South Korea for the last 17 years. I can get documents proving my employment from my last few employers but, the documents are written in Korean. What kind of a problem will that be for me?

Isaac H.'s Comment
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Hahah omg ..I thought u were going to say u like phone sex. Lol

Smh, not even going to ask where that came from. Lol.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I have a question related to this. I am looking to begin a career in trucking this summer. However, I have been living and working in South Korea for the last 17 years. I can get documents proving my employment from my last few employers but, the documents are written in Korean. What kind of a problem will that be for me?

Depends on the company. Do you have statements like pay stubs where you can prove dates? Some companies will phone verify but the time difference to Korea won't help :(

And I doubt any recruiter will want to convert the currency even if you did provide pay stubs or tax records. Dates are easy to determine but most Americans are oblivious to the international dates. So a stupid recruiter could get it wrong.

Call around to the companies and see.

Rick F.'s Comment
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I have a question related to this. I am looking to begin a career in trucking this summer. However, I have been living and working in South Korea for the last 17 years. I can get documents proving my employment from my last few employers but, the documents are written in Korean. What kind of a problem will that be for me?

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Depends on the company. Do you have statements like pay stubs where you can prove dates? Some companies will phone verify but the time difference to Korea won't help :(

And I doubt any recruiter will want to convert the currency even if you did provide pay stubs or tax records. Dates are easy to determine but most Americans are oblivious to the international dates. So a stupid recruiter could get it wrong.

Call around to the companies and see.

Thanks. I don't think it will be a problem, but reading the original post in this thread got me thinking.

Rick S.'s Comment
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I have a question related to this. I am looking to begin a career in trucking this summer. However, I have been living and working in South Korea for the last 17 years. I can get documents proving my employment from my last few employers but, the documents are written in Korean. What kind of a problem will that be for me?

Living in Korea as a US Citizen - you still had to file TAX RETURNS - which means you had to substantiate income/employment.

Non-truckers (legally) only have to document 3 years previous employers - truckers 10 - but the online apps all look for 10 because that's the way they are written.

Documents in Korean will require certified translations - I think the US State Department has hints on certified translations - though a lot will depend on what the trucking company wants to see.

At the LEAST - you may want to have W-2's and tax returns, as verification. Statements from employers with certified translations amy work also. The bigger issue is going to be US DRIVERS LICENSURE. If you haven't held one in 17 years (or depending on how old you are - you may NEVER HAVE HELD A US DRIVERS LICENSE), you may have to have one for a period of time, before applying for a CDL Learners Permit (CLP).

Requirements are going to vary from company to company - but if this is your plan - I'd advise you to start researching companies you are interested in to narrow the field down, and call their recruiters to find out what their requirements are going to be. If you are specifically coming back to get into trucking as a career - you're going to want to get your "ducks in a row", and have something (a few things) lined up before you get back.

I'm assuming you are a US Citizen, with rights to work in the US - otherwise, most of the above suggestions are moot.

Rick

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.

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

Janet M.'s Comment
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No stripper or porn star. If you really want to know I've been collecting Social security disability and looking for way off, if i can pull it off.

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Was hoping for Porn Star myself.

We're plenty supportive here. Will your disability prevent you from passing a DOT physical? Are you on meds (psyche, pain, etc.) that you may have to get off or change, before you go to orientation?

We've saved a few people wasted round trips, by helping them find out things that will get them sent home to fox - before they get sent home to fix them.

Rick

That's been the worry with the DOT/Company physicals. While I seldom take pain meds b/c they don't work and I refuse to use Rx narcotics. Last time I had to use Rx narcotics was 3+ yrs ago when I had surgery. I can drive non CMV vehicles. My biggest worry are the 2 depression meds I take But I've taken them for years and know how they affect me.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

CMV:

Commercial Motor Vehicle

A CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business, is involved in interstate commerce, and may fit any of these descriptions:

  • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
  • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
  • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  • Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards
Janet M.'s Comment
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No stripper or porn star. If you really want to know I've been collecting Social security disability and looking for way off, if i can pull it off.

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Was hoping for Porn Star myself.

We're plenty supportive here. Will your disability prevent you from passing a DOT physical? Are you on meds (psyche, pain, etc.) that you may have to get off or change, before you go to orientation?

We've saved a few people wasted round trips, by helping them find out things that will get them sent home to fox - before they get sent home to fix them.

Rick

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Eww...Not looking to see a porn star that is padding income with trucking. Really can't see Siri doing that.

No Stripper/porn star. Just trying to see if I can work my way off Social Security Disability after 10+ yrs. Yes I know this might not work but anything worth a try right? I do have a Plan B if needed

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Janet M.'s Comment
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No stripper or porn star. If you really want to know I've been collecting Social security disability and looking for way off, if i can pull it off.

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Was hoping for Porn Star myself.

We're plenty supportive here. Will your disability prevent you from passing a DOT physical? Are you on meds (psyche, pain, etc.) that you may have to get off or change, before you go to orientation?

We've saved a few people wasted round trips, by helping them find out things that will get them sent home to fox - before they get sent home to fix them.

Rick

Sorry to disappoint you w/ no porn star. But thanks for saying you guys are supportive. Its appreciated.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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