Three Deferred Sentences: One In One State (speeding 11-14 Over In 2014), Two In Another State (following Too Closely 2015, Speeding 1-10 Over 2017)

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r.'s Comment
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I have three deferred sentences including one in one state (speeding 11-14 over in 2014), two in another state (following too closely 2015, speeding 1-10 over 2017). My question is: will this affect my chances of being approved to attend a company sponsored CDL Training?

I'm currently living in New Mexico

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

Susan D. 's Comment
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Most likely. Companies generally like to see 3 clean years on your MVR. I hate to say this but do you really believe you're ready to obey the laws and are mature enough to drive safely and responsibly?

If you decided to try the private school route, make sure you get as many prehires S possible. Schools won't hesitate to take your money and not tell you that you'll have difficulty finding a job with an MVR like that.

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

Prehire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Prehires:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

G-Town's Comment
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Protect your license. It's your only resume; an indication of driving skill and prudent judgement. Drive safe.

r.'s Comment
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Thanks for the replies you all.

I submitted an online application for CDL training with PRIME second week of May, they got back to me via telephone this week and told me to apply again in a month because they found a better qualified candidate. Prime was professional and courteous in my dealings with them, which makes me optimistic about applying again in one month's time.

I submitted online applications with two other CDL training truck companies earlier this week and will keep this forum updated on how that goes, fingers crossed that I get hired/approved.

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.

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.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Thanks for the replies you all.

I submitted an online application for CDL training with PRIME second week of May, they got back to me via telephone this week and told me to apply again in a month because they found a better qualified candidate. Prime was professional and courteous in my dealings with them, which makes me optimistic about applying again in one month's time.

I submitted online applications with two other CDL training truck companies earlier this week and will keep this forum updated on how that goes, fingers crossed that I get hired/approved.

He was giving you a nice brush off. "found another candidate" yeah right. they bring in 100+ people per week for orientation and drug tests and background and physicals dwindles that down to 20 by Friday.

They want 3 years clean, or 5 years if you have a blemish. that 5 year with your 2014 is going to hurt you more than you know.

the 2 biggest safety techniques in driving are increasing follow distance and slowing down. you broke both of those rules.

slow it down, try everywhere, or wait a little while until those tickets get older.

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.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Jrod's Comment
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The "Following Too Closely" is the killer of the bunch. 2 speeding tickets 3-4 years apart aren't the worst thing the folks processing apps have seen... but following too closely, especially with an accident (even a minor little tap) is going to get your rejected from most trucking insurance carriers for 36 months.

When that drops off, I bet you'll find the doors swing open a bit wider.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

r.'s Comment
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Thanks for the replies you all.

I submitted an online application for CDL training with PRIME second week of May, they got back to me via telephone this week and told me to apply again in a month because they found a better qualified candidate. Prime was professional and courteous in my dealings with them, which makes me optimistic about applying again in one month's time.

I submitted online applications with two other CDL training truck companies earlier this week and will keep this forum updated on how that goes, fingers crossed that I get hired/approved.

A correction to my previous post: CRST was the company that told me they "found a better candidate", and to apply again in one month's time. I'm looking forward to applying again with them, they seem like a good company.

An update on other companies I applied to: I applied online to PRIME fourth week of May, they got back to me within a few days and said my driving record is Good, my work history is Great, but due to that fact I got a misdemeanor in March of this year, I would have to wait five years to apply with them. The gentleman on the phone said there are companies that will hire me, I just have to do my research.

As of right now, I'm working on getting my CDL permit via HIGH ROAD TRAINING PROGRAM, I feel that'll make me more appealing in the hiring process. At the very least, it'll take the pressure/stress off me first week of training with a company that decides to hire me.

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.

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.

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