C.R. England Or Swift

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STJ's Comment
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I went to CRST for a month. Caught Influenza A while in Iowa. So it put me behind. Was on bed rest for 3 days. So I lost practice time. Couldn’t get pass Pre-Trip. So after 4th try, I was sent home. I explained situation to C.R. England and Swift. Both recruiters said they could help. But I would like to research first to see which school would be beneficial. Any suggestions?

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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My personal opinion would be Swift over CRE. they are.more of a second chance company and pay is a bit lower.

do you have other issues in your background? DUI , felonies, tickets?

I drive for Prime and love it. We have a lot of women drivers and much higher pay than CRE. But, Prime is strict with background checks where some companies overlook past mistakes.


Driving Under the Influence

STJ's Comment
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Yes a felony that’s 13 years old and 2 speeding tickets in 2015

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Yes a felony that’s 13 years old and 2 speeding tickets in 2015

The felony being so long ago will work for some.companies and not others. and it depends on what it is for. for example, violence is something that some companies have issues with, even if they are forgiving with others.

the tickets are 3 years old and that looks better with time. However, again, if the speeding ticket is 15 mph over, that is reckless driving and could disqualify you from some companies.

Swift is a great choice. They have a great training program and we habe a lot of members here on the forum that stayed with them far past training.

What are you looking for in a company?

what division do you want?

do you care about a rider or.pet policy?

Try applying to a bunch of places and see what happens. ONLY answer what it asks for!!

"Have you been convicted in the last 10 years?" then no.

"have you ever been convicted" then admit it. answering only what is asked will benefit you greatly!

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