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Simon N.'s Comment
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I didn't get the job at Covenant....

Han Solo Cup's Comment
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Is Western a fall back plan?

Big Scott's Comment
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What happened? Have you tried CFI?

Cwc's Comment
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No worries. Plenty of other companies. Don't let it get to you just send out a few more applications and someone will pick you up.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Did you actually receive a copy of your 160 hour certificate of training? I didn't realize USX had their own CDL school. Also, what did they put on your DAC regarding your accident? That may be too why Western and Covenant took a pass on you.

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.

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.

Simon N.'s Comment
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Susan i passed up Western Express because i didn't know they be a good fit for me...Covenant wanted me but safety denied me..

Did you actually receive a copy of your 160 hour certificate of training? I didn't realize USX had their own CDL school. Also, what did they put on your DAC regarding your accident? That may be too why Western and Covenant took a pass on you.

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.

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.

Simon N.'s Comment
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CFI SAID I HAD TO MANY JOBS HISTORY..

Western Express may have to be the company to work for..

What happened? Have you tried CFI?

G-Town's Comment
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Simon wrote:

Susan i passed up Western Express because i didn't know they be a good fit for me...Covenant wanted me but safety denied me..

Simon, if I were you, I'd rethink this. You are in no position to be selective.

Good luck.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I didn't get the job at Covenant....

For anyone that's getting ready to Apply For Paid CDL Training or Apply For A Truck Driving Job we always recommend that you apply to as many companies as possible, see who gives you an opportunity, then choose the one that suits you best.

I see this sort of thing happen constantly. People will spend a ton of time researching companies then only apply to the one or two they like best. Then they'll spend a few days or even weeks on the phone with recruiters only to find out the company isn't going to offer them a position.

Not only does the application process have to start over again, but a lot of time was wasted researching companies that weren't willing to hire you in the first place.

You can use our short form to apply to a bunch of companies at one time, whether it's for CDL training or for a job after you've attained your CDL through other means. Take advantage of that opportunity and then apply to even more companies directly through their websites.

Don't waste time doing a bunch of research and then applying for jobs. Apply for a bunch of jobs and then only research the companies that offer you a position.

Apply For Paid CDL Training

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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