Is My Trucking Career Fked?

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Dustin M.'s Comment
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Ill also try those companies mentioned. Except Cr England they dont hire in my area.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Susan D. 's Comment
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Without knowing where you're from, if you're in West Side Transport hiring area give them a look. Worst they can say is no, but they often give drivers a chance if they believe that driver can be a productive member of the company. Your CDL is still valid and hadn't been downgraded, correct?

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Dustin M.'s Comment
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No, I think those companies don't offer training, and he's going to need it so they can get him insured.

I appreciate your somber mood toward this matter and if indeed i am screwed then it is what it is, i have no one to blame but myself. Ill just have to move on or wait 1.5 years and wait again.

As for my cdl last i checked its still a class a cdl as it says on my current licence.

I forgot to add one thing which is also a hinderance. A couple months after i got dismissed from crst orientation i went out and got a newer model musclecar and got caught doing 92 in a 50. My only ticket and melton claimed that is what made them not accept me. I hired a lawyer and got it taken care of. No points. My only run in with the law. When my first attempt didnt work i just figured it wasnt ment to be but i keep gravitating back.

If my 2nd attempt dont work ill just try again in 2020.

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.
Dustin M.'s Comment
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Also im in Southwest Florida. Alot of companies dont hire out of Florida I see it like trying to find a needle in a haystack.

Old School's Comment
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I forgot to add one thing which is also a hinderance.

Ouch!

Dustin, that ticket is a BIG deal. All trucking companies consider that as reckless driving. That one will hurt you.

Susan D. 's Comment
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That's a HUGE problem called "reckless driving". You'll need to have 3 years of a pristine driving record.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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You may get stuck waiting to 2020. 1) for the drug test and 2) to have three years of a clean driving record. Whatever you do, stop shooting yourself in the feet. If you do decide to give this another go in 2020, I would downgrade your license then get on with a company sponsored program. Start completely fresh.

Splitter's Comment
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Welcome Dustin! It seems you have plenty on your plate. The doors aren’t closed until you’ve actually tried to open them & they don’t open. Here’s what I mean, until you are told NO, you still have options. You have four companies you can contact in the coming days.

Be upfront but only answer what’s being asked of you. It’s like being cross examined in a court case. Be honest but as brief as possible. I’m curious on what was the final resolution of the speeding ticket. Specifically, what does your DMV abstract actually say the conviction was? I find it difficult to understand that you were convicted of 40+ over the limit & there are no points. I was charged with going 20+ over the limit but in court I pled guilty & was convicted of being parked on the side of the road instead of speeding.

Good luck with whatever happens. I just want to commend you on trying to better yourself. Have you made mistakes? Yes. But please don’t let these obstacles keep you from achieving a better life for yourself. The harder you fight & higher the reward.

Dm:

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.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Parrothead66's Comment
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Old age is hell ain’t it

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Have you tried Western Express?

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I knew there was a third one I wanted to mention but I couldn't think of it. Geez!

Dustin M.'s Comment
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Thanks for the replys.

Ill keep trying. The speeding ticket was my first and only ticket and i think here where i live the first time your given a second chance. I hired a good lawyer and got it wiped clean. No points or extra insurance. Just an online class and fees.

And if i have to wait till 2020 then it is what it is.

Thanks for the replys.

Dustin

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