I Want To Get Started In Trucking, But My Credit Is Bad. Do You Need A Certain Credit

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Scott K.'s Comment
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I want to get started in trucking, but my credit is bad. Do you need a certain credit score to get hired?
C T.'s Comment
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Never heard of credit being an issue. Most companies care more about your driving and job history as well as your background.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Nope. Go to a company sponsored school, no credit or bad credit. Usually not much paid upfront. Just sign a contract you will work for a year or two that pays the debt off. Each company is different, but student loans are not necessary like with CDL schools that can charge $5000 and you need to pay upfront or with a loan. You should stay with your first company for a year anyway, so what's the big deal of a contract?

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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.
G-Town's Comment
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Scott you have been a member for quite some time. Not sure if you have invested any time in the following links...

The time seems right to perhaps check them out and begin your permit training using the High Road.

Good luck.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Pat M.'s Comment
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All you need is a good pulse and someone will hire you

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