Will My Work History Be Ok?

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Aaron S.'s Comment
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Ok I work few jobs last in 2017 most of the time it was two but had my goal bladder removed and it not been to good. I worked for my self but didn't pay taxes about 3 years ago and got sick of it when to few companies and after that was a cook at Pizza hut quit do to two raises never coming threw and I went straight to McDonald's for a month but the work wasn't stready. I was last a dish washer for two places but quit one with no notice I took leave for the surgery thinking I had two weeks pay but i didn't so I quit them after i explain I didn't get back pay from my two weeks( I worked a full month before pay) .I did small contract on roof in another town and that's last I worked it been 2 months since thin and worried if I can do a cdl sponserd program? I don't have much I can provide for my own business it was under the table.

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.
G-Town's Comment
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Aaron your work history is definitely a problem. You've quit numerous jobs. Until you can provide proof that you've held one job (not under the table) for a full year, not sure any company will consider you. Realize you are competing with other folks that likely have solid work histories with years at the same job.

You can try, just to understand their expectations.

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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.
Steve L.'s Comment
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Your business was “under the table?”

In addition to the other challenges, please know that trucking is a highly regulated business. And with the new ELD mandates, cheating the system can have serious consequences, for you AND the company willing to entrust you with their VERY expensive equipment.

Whatever your next career move, please make a change in how you approach responsibilities and commitments. It’ll pay huge dividends.

I hope this helps and I hope you find success.

Aaron S.'s Comment
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What about Driver solutions they told me there looking to get me in asap?

CRST said if I can get some of people I worked for to sign a proof of work?

I'm told CR England will hire anyone?

I know this is iffy but I got 30k for surgery and it been hard finde work after loosing 2 fingers.

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.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

G-Town's Comment
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What about Driver solutions thay told me there looking to get me in asap?

Crst Sid if I can get some of people I worked for to sign a proof of work?

I'm told cr England will hire anyone?

I know this is iffy but I got 30k for surgery and it been hard finde work after loosing 2 fingers.

What about giving us ALL the information next time, so we are better able to help you.

CR England will not hire just "anyone". Don't believe everything you read on the internet. Don't focus anymore attention on what you heard from someone or what you read somewhere.

Fact is your job history isn't great, otherwise you wouldn't have posted here in the first place. You'll need to take extra steps, document your work history regardless of how long or under the table.

That said:

If CRST asked for additional documentation, then do what is necessary to collect it and submit it to them. We have several drivers working for them...don't squander an opportunity with them if they instructed you on meeting their expectations.

Call CR England, get on their website and fill-out an application. Be honest about everything.

If Driver Solutions made a verbal commitment to "get you in", then what are you waiting for, go do it.

Also check into Western Express. They might also give you some leeway on the sketchy job history.

This isn't going to happen if you do nothing. Help yourself to a better life. Get to work!

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Missing limbs.. or digits in your case might also require some sort of medical waiver.

The FIRST thing I would do, is to make sure you can pass a DOT physical. Without that, everything else is a non-issue.

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.

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