Recent Personal Vehicle Rear End Accident. No One Will Give Me A Chance...

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Brian S.'s Comment
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I was at fault in a low speed, no injury, no citations rear end accident. Happened in December. I am in trucking school still. The accident happened before I enrolled. I have been trying to get prehires....no one will touch me. Help!

Prehire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Prehires:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Brian S.'s Comment
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I have been. Werner said I have to wait 6months to a year. TMC said the same. I have other apps out there. Im just getting worried I wont be able to find a job once school is over. Then I will have to pay for a refresher... I cant afford that. I am still optimistic, but heard Werner was an easy one...and if they wont take me, that scares me a bit.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Like Rainy was saying, standards vary among companies. Two suggestions: first, be up front with your history on your applications, but don't volunteer stuff. Second, apply "everywhere".

When I was applying, I had an "over 15" speeding ticket a few months before. Knight said wait 6 months. Swift said "Come on down!" I now drive for Swift.

Bill F.'s Comment
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I have been. Werner said I have to wait 6months to a year. TMC said the same. I have other apps out there. Im just getting worried I wont be able to find a job once school is over. Then I will have to pay for a refresher... I cant afford that. I am still optimistic, but heard Werner was an easy one...and if they wont take me, that scares me a bit.

Under certain conditions, some companies will pay for your refresher training. Schneider offered to pay for mine, as long as it was within a year of CDL school graduation, and I would have owed them 90 days of good employment afterwards if I had taken the offer. Might not apply to all cases though.

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.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Most of the big companies will give a refresher in exchange for X amount of time of employment.. Which you should stay at least a year. So I wouldn't worry about that. You need to go out with a trainer anyway cause a CDL does not a trucker make.

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.
Brian S.'s Comment
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I am happy to hear that they will help with refresher if that becomes a necessity. I know about the training period with any company that does hire me. Thank you for all the input. Im sure it will all work out.

Mathiasinthe573's Comment
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Where are you located driver? It's not for everyone and they don't hire from everywhere - but the company I work for (Witte Bros. Exchange out of Troy, MO) is pretty reasonable with folks as long as they're honest. Worth talking to them.

Brian S.'s Comment
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I am from Western Massachusetts.

Turbo617's Comment
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I am from Western Massachusetts.

What school did you attend ?

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