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Stephen S.'s Comment
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Hi every1 my names stephen sawyer im in knoxville tn and am wondering i have a cdl permit and my med card good until end of sept i have 9 months exp as yard driver moving 53 footers around yard and backing to docks all day long no otr exp tho and am wondering what is the fastest way to get a company to look at my credentials and either give me drive time with team member or finish my schooling i went to crst to get cdl p but quit because of contract only have a couple months left to get cdl and learned to drive standard trucks so can any 1 please point me in right direction very grateful in tennesee ty

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.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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Did you finish paying off CRST? If not you will have a hard time getting hired. Can you go back to CRST? If you are finished paying CRST and can't go back with them try Paid CDL Training Programs. 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.
Susan D. 's Comment
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So you're saying you DON'T have your CDL? Did you leave pretty much as soon as you arrived at CRST, read their contract and went home on your own dime? Or did you sign that contract, then quit? Or did you sign contract and get sent home/fired? The answer is those questions will make a huge difference in offering advice.

If you're under contract with them you need to do whatever you have to do to get back in their good graces and go back and honor that contract.

If you are NOT under contract to CRST, simply apply to other company sponsored training programss. You will be obligated to sign a contract with ANY of them, so be prepared and willing to commit to the company you end up with. They're investing a lot of time and money in you and they have every right to expect you to stick around, be a safe and reliable driver so they can recover their investment.

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.

Company Sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Stephen S.'s Comment
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No im not under contract with crst and i have cdl a permit and med card im also a yard dog at tire company driving 53 48 and 45 ft trailers around yard for almost a year just looking to finish getting cdl and start driving i am excellent driver and backing is awesome looking for owner operator to give me chance

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.

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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Why not try Paid CDL Training Programs? Get paid while you learn. I went through CFI's paid training and it didn't cost me a dime. I have happily been with them for over one year now. I will stay with them until the time comes for me to go loco, I mean local.

You will most likely need to renew your permit. I assume you have a two year medical card. Unfortunately, your yard dog experience won't count as driving experience. Put the name of any company in the search bar at the top of this page and you will get all kinds of info. 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.
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