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Jrod's Comment
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They never hear it from the employee.

Oh trust me, they do. 1000x per day. Sounds like you don't like to see it from a company's point of view. "Not my fault I didn't know it would involve labor" "Not my fault, I didn't know it would involve overnights" "Not my fault I didn't know what the pay was" "Not my fault I didn't know the company did background checks" "Not my fault I didn't know _______________"

Advertising, processing apps, background checks, employment verifications, drug screens, physicals, transportation, hotel, meals- they all cost money. To spend all of that money just to have a driver quit right away... This is the real world. You were offered a job, you accepted that job, then you abandoned that job. You can say it wasn't a good fit - but who's fault is that? Yours. The company didn't change its way of doing business the day before you joined!

You can't even say you gave 2 weeks notice! You weren't even employed 2 weeks!

Again - there is not a "Driver Shortage". There is a "Good Driver" shortage. People you can convince your company and insurance to take a risk on. If you can't see the liability and risk for someone to stick their neck out for you, why should they do it?

Jrod's Comment
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I was late to the party - but I guess its clear why things aren't working out for him...

Everyone else in the world is crazy -

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I guess it's clear why things aren't working out for him...

It is to all of us it is, anyhow. He doesn't seem to understand what the problem is. Of course he thinks it's the employers, and now he thinks it's us....

PackRat's Comment
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"Everyone Is Against Me" sydrome. Hope he can figure it out on his own someday.

G-Town's Comment
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Egg roll...? Anyone?

Rob T.'s Comment
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Egg roll...? Anyone?

rofl-3.gifrofl-3.gifrofl-3.gif Old school where you at!?

millionmiler24's Comment
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The point is... like Yoda said, "Do or do not. There is no try".

I follow this approach with my students.

There is a "Good Driver" shortage.

There is not just a shortage of drivers there is a massive shortage of Top Tier Drivers.

Thomas S.'s Comment
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Like I stated above its the law that you document each and every employer whether its a week or a day, your SS# is linked to them unless you are on 1099, then at the end of the year the IRS will find out, and then your SS# is linked. There are companies that will find out and there are ones that won’t. Honesty is the best policy and when it comes to being 100% truthful on basically a document that is going to be submitted to the FMCSA most likely. I would err on the side of caution and list em, but with an explanation.

Ok, I need a little clarification on this:

I’m a rookie, and went to a particular company’s orientation. They gave me a physical, and I pee’ed in their cup. I signed their forms (stuff like I wouldn’t abandon their truck, steal a load, etc). Before orientation was over they said they couldn’t offer employment because my state CDL (no corrective lenses req’d) didn’t match my DOT medical (corrective lenses required). I was there 4 days and did 2 backing drills/assessments. Did I work for them or not? Do I have to list them of any future application? I don’t want to appear dishonest going forward.

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.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Fm:

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.
G-Town's Comment
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If that's the only reason for sending you home, get the issue quickly corrected and return once the discrepancy is resolved.

Until the CDL and the Med. Card match, it's very unlikely you'll be able to work for any reputable company.

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.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

Wiggle wagon 's Comment
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This forum is an excellent place to learn from others how to move forward on a career with a CDL. it’s our responsibility to look into jobs within our qualifications and fully understand the job descriptions. New drivers need to commit for at least a year to show their ability to do the job. Your not going to adjust to something like a night shift in 1 week and you have to work at in to make the change over. Your next application needs to be 100% honest including your work history. If you land another job commit to stepping up to the challenges until you have a work history worthy of shopping around for any job you want.

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.
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