Job History Jamming Me Up

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Kyle M.'s Comment
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Just a little update maverick and prime both told me I need to get and hold the same job before they'd hire me. 6 months for prime and maverick said a year but the recruiter said they do it a little less some times. I wish I could go back and change some of the dumb things I've done over my short 22 years of life but I can't so I guess I'll keep looking at companies. Gonna call the company I originally started with tomorrow and see if I'm still eligible for rehire wish me luck and I'll keep this site updated

Big Scott's Comment
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Have you done anything between jobs that can be verified? For example, unemployment, volunteer work, taking care of sick relative etc. You are still very young and there are other companies. Have you seen these? Paid CDL Training Programs And of course I have to mention CFI. 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.
Kyle M.'s Comment
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I already have my cdl so the paid training wouldn't work for me I don't think. And I've taken various classes such as 40 hour hazwhooper and various fema certs because I got hired on at a environmental company to clean up hurricanes but there wasn't as much work as expected so i never got sent out. I haven't even though of cfi. Care to share a little more info ?

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.
JuiceBox's Comment
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Are you looking to do flat bed? Melton has been good to me for the short time I have been with them. Very honest and friendly people.

Kyle M.'s Comment
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I was going to go tanker with prime or glass with maverick

Tim F.'s Comment
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Hey Kyle...best part is your only 22 years old. You still have plenty of mistakes to make and plenty to learn from said mistakes...lol. Best of luck going forward.

Kyle M.'s Comment
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Thank you tim I called my first company also to see if they would rehire me and I'm waiting on an answer from them currently

Kyle M.'s Comment
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Well can't be rehired through my first company. Thought things were going good because yesterday they asked me what my preferred yard would be and if I minded a smoking training and then today they called and said I'm not able to be rehired. Guess no more trucking for me until something changes

Splitter's Comment
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Why are you limiting yourself to just those companies? There are plenty more that'll take a chance on you. You have a huge list of possible companies on this site alone that you can reach out to. CRST, CR England, there’s plenty on Craigslist & indeed. All I’m saying is that you are giving up without even trying. You never know what’ll happen if you don’t try. Yes you’re young & have plenty of time but time flies when you’re just lingering & waiting for the perfect opportunity. The perfect opportunity is the one that you create for yourself & how you handle the adversity that life throws at you. You busted your butt to get your CDL now bust your butt to get the experience you need to grow & earn a decent livelihood.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Kyle M.'s Comment
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I probably could of worded that better i do plan on applying to more companies I just haven't yet and 3 turning me down is what I meant by the things changing I defintley plan on applying to more companies

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