Some Questions About Orientation.

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Mike's Comment
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I have orientation on Monday. I just graduated CDL school. I have some questions if anyone possibly has some answers, they would be very helpful.

I have a dental plan right now and I am trying to get some dental work done. How will I be able to get my work around orientation and training or just the job in general. I am confused as to when I will be home. Will I constantly be on the road? I just realized my next dentist appointment is in the middle of orientation, and I am not sure when I should reschedule it?

Once I am done Orientation and training. Will I be able to move from one state to another? That is also something I am trying to do at the moment.

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.
Susan D. 's Comment
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Without knowing what company you're going to, we wouldn't have a clue about how your company training process will go or how far you happen to live from said company. I'd ask your student training coordinator or someone in recruiting. Let them know what's going on and they could give you a better idea.

I train for my company and I've actually been routed to take a trainee home, deliver a load then pick them back up the following afternoon to accommodate a dental appointment, so you never know. My company makes every effort to accommodate things, but often companies won't.

I suggest you ask your company.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Mike's Comment
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Thank you for responding. W.E. is the company. I just emailed my recruiter asking to push back my orientation 1 week. The more I thought about it the more I realized why would I go through all these steps trying to make it work when I could ask to push back my orientation 1 week, get my affairs in order, and then move forward. I hope pushing back orientation 1 week is something they are ok with. Is it possible they will deny me?

Without knowing what company you're going to, we wouldn't have a clue about how your company training process will go or how far you happen to live from said company. I'd ask your student training coordinator or someone in recruiting. Let them know what's going on and they could give you a better idea.

I train for my company and I've actually been routed to take a trainee home, deliver a load then pick them back up the following afternoon to accommodate a dental appointment, so you never know. My company makes every effort to accommodate things, but often companies won't.

I suggest you ask your company.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Mike's Comment
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Thank you for responding, I just typed a reply but I am not sure what happened. The company is W.E. I decided to ask to push back my orientation 1 week. The more I thought about it the more I decided that it wasn't worth going through all the steps necessary to make it work when I could ask to push back orientation 1 week and get my affairs in order. I made a mistake and I scheduled two things on top of each other. I am only human. I hope they allow me to push back orientation until the following Monday. A bus ticket was purchased however I am not using the bus. (Not sure why they purchased a bus ticket without asking me how I would get there) Is it possible they may deny me the option to push back my orientation until the following monday? Thank you.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Susan D. 's Comment
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Wise move. They'll certainly understand the need to keep your dental appointment and now you can attend orientation and company training with no interruptions hopefully.

Best of luck and success to you at W.E.

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