Im A Noob Is This Ruff....or Is This Ruff

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SafeKing's Comment
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first hey yall seem like some intelligent exp folks so who better? Alright first off like I said Im a nooby dooby doo with the truck game but its my dream and I will make it happen if I gotta lick toilets clean for a company to giv me a shot.. I started off in central cdl class after the two dayz or so I got my permit then outta no-where I get a call from the recruiter that says were no longer interested in you I said uhhh...who is this? :) why? she said because on your employment ap u wrote had a broken leg in 2012 and on your dmv medical you wrote no injuries... I said you were there the teacher told us to fill them out in military fashion im a vet and we vets know that means never been hurt never been sikk never been cut in your life I was just following instuction I'd be happy to have a dr.evaluation saying im 100 no restrictions also I never had a broken leg I just didnt know if you knew what a calcaneal bone is (ankle) and I wanted to put the worst form of injury so I would fail background all at once she said ok ill talk to central boss. then called back and said no biggie just after school come sign a waiver maybe w/dr I said ok.. next day the vet that teaches the driving portion says hi then talks for 3 hrs while the rest of the class is showing up he does everyday 3 hrs of talking about his life as an idiot after we listen and smile to his nonsence he pretends to get a call on his phone and starts talking to his palm saying thats so sad...ooo so sad well Ill tell him and tells me aww sorry dude your fired... fired from what made no money during this waste my q is can they mark up my dac before it starts because I gave him an ear full after his performance and because central is swift now will i have trouble with other swift related truck comp any info is good plz help got family and im -500 because of those clowns

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.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Welcome aboard!

Man, that's a bummer! There's so much red tape and so many hoops to jump through with trucking - it's ridiculous sometimes. But honestly, the best thing you can do is forget about it and move forward.

If you're looking for Company-Sponsored Training Programs there are plenty of them. Apply like crazy to all of them, see who gives you an opportunity, and go for it.

Trucking is full of setbacks and frustrations - especially getting your career underway and getting through that first year. It's a roller coaster ride the whole time. If you can learn to just roll with things and not let things get to you, you'll be fine. Otherwise you'll be a bundle of stress and frustration all the time.

I would just start applying like crazy to the other companies and jump on the next bus to the next training program...no big deal.

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.

Company-sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

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