Hello, I Need Help Finding Cdl Training. [request From A Very Obnoxious Dude]

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Alvin G.'s Comment
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My names Alvin and I live in murfreesboro Tennessee, I've been interested in getting my class A Cdl but so far have had no Avail. I've applied to.. Swift/Maverick/Tmc/pepsi cola and Coca-cola, All have sent me denials. I make it all the way through the process, Then Bam they find out I have a couple misdemeanors, and it all goes down hill from there. I dont want to go through crst, Cr England or stevens transport. I need a good company I'll be proud of, Aswell I do not want to go to pam as the pays too low. I just got my class A permit here last thursday and have my 2 year dot medical card aswell. My misdemeanors are Theft under 500 Resist Arrest- I was out with a female and she had forgotten her purse in my car as I dropped her off at home, I get home (one hour from her) and see where my phones been blown up. I call her (8am). She tells me I have until 5pm to bring it to her, I wake up at 8pm with missed calls from her local PD.. I call them explain everything they (understand), I go to the station with the purse and get maced and tazed immediately... So I fight this bull**** in court for 6 months, Rake up a hefty court bill that I must pay for hers and mine, and had to pay $800 to even bond out of jail.. They dropped theft over 500 felony and identity theft (felony) down to a theft under 500 and I just took the plea. I didn't need felonies I didn't commit on my Record. Trust me this department was bull**** like you'd never see.

Thanks!

I'm looking for company Cdl training that will hire misdemeanors, Preferably transportation there provided and room/board, maybe food? I have Cdl class A permit no restrictions and 2 year dot card.

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.

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.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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First of all, welcome to the forum.

I call them explain everything they (understand), I go to the station with the purse and get maced and tazed immediately...

Let me start out by saying you're not dealing with naive 12 year olds. We're grown men and women, mostly in our 40's, 50's, and 60's and we've been in the world plenty long enough to detect BS, and what you've said is obviously BS. No one just walks in with a smile and gets maced and tazed for no reason. So drop the BS and be straight with us and everyone you deal with in this industry or you'll never get anywhere.

We can help you get started in trucking, but rule #1 is you have to be honest, and rule #2 is you have to take personal responsibility for your actions and own your mistakes. No one is going to deal with you if you won't follow those two rules.

I dont want to go through crst, Cr England or stevens transport. I need a good company I'll be proud of, as well I do not want to go to pam as the pays too low.

Well I have great news, and some bad news.

The bad news is that you've already been poisoned by the lies, slander, and misinformation that runs rampant around the Web about trucking. You'll notice the name of this website is Trucking Truth. I started this website because I was stunned by the amount of lies and misinformation there was on the Web about trucking and I wanted to help people understand how the trucking industry really works and what it takes to be successful in this industry.

CRST, CR England, and Stevens Transport are all fantastic places to work. These are wildly successful companies, some of the most elite in this nation. They have thousands of brand new trucks blanketing the nation, they serve Fortune 500 customers, one has over 500 million dollars in yearly revenue and two of them have billions in yearly revenue, and they've sustained these achievements over a period of decades.

Yet you don't think these are companies to be proud of? Why is that? Because a few anonymous losers on the Web said so?

Truck driving is a fiercely individual pursuit. Pride comes from your own personal performance, not the name on the side of the tractor. If you do a fantastic job you will make top dollar and be treated really well. If you can't hack it in this industry there's no faking it and there's no place to hide. It's going to show in your performance. There are a lot of people who can't hack it in this industry, but like yourself, they won't shoulder the blame for their shortcomings. Instead, they want to act as if they've done a fantastic job and blame others for their poor results.

So don't fall for this good company, bad company BS. It truly is BS.

Now for the great news.

These large carriers are the best of the best in this industry and it's a new driver's privilege to be given the opportunity to drive for any of them. If the world was fair a new driver would have to start at the bottom in some old junker of a truck driving for some mom-n-pop company struggling every day to survive. Instead you get to walk into the classroom at one of these Paid CDL Training Programs and be part of an elite team right from day one without any skills or experience. That is a privilege, one I hope you and others can learn to recognize.

I mean, seriously, you don't think it's their privilege to have you as a student driver, do you? You don't know how to drive a truck. You don't know how to produce a profit. You don't have the knowledge or the skills it takes to help them succeed as a company. You're just some guy off the street, one with a record at that. Yet you're worried that they'll embarrass you???

Amazing the things we choose to believe.

If you're ready to be honest with people and with yourself, and you can be humble enough to recognize who needs who in this industry, then you're ready to start learning what it takes to be successful in trucking and get that career underway.

Go to this link and you can Apply For Paid CDL Training.

Also, use these materials to get started:

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.

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.

Big Scott (CFI Driver and's Comment
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First off how old are your convictions? Second, if you got maced and tazed it's because you came in ready to fight. Look on YouTube for Chris Rock's video, "How not to get shot by the cops". Insert maced or tazed where it says shot. Had you shown up and said here is the purse, nothing touched. Sorry for the misunderstanding, you probably would have had no charges. I would have brought the purse back that night. You were rejected by those companies for not disclosing everything up front. If those convictions are less than 3 years old your chances are less. Why should a company trust you with an 80,000 pound death machine and millions of dollars worth of freight? Be honest with us and we can better help you. Also go through the links Brett gave you. Good luck.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Alvin G.'s Comment
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I went in with her purse in my arms cradling it like a baby, I get into the officers office he says, okay I'm just going to check over everything have you sign a release form, and you are free to go. I sign everything Then he tells me she told him that there was $500 stolen from her debit card, Which were lies and I knew that, so he tells me hes charging ne with 2 felonies and I told him this, You aren't arresting Me because I didnt do anything wrong, I wouldn't have came all the way here if I did that abd I also dont know her bank pin. So he tells me put my hands behind my back around 4 times, I tell him honestly not in an aggressive tone that he's not arresting me. He pulls out his tazer, i literally raised my hands up and told him not to taze me, then he did. Sure I was mad enough to rip out the tazer wires at that point. Aswell we get in court and the DA and prosecutors dropped my charges and the cop never showed up once. I landed theft under 500 because of prescription glasses being in her purse.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I told him this, You aren't arresting me because I didnt do anything wrong

One thing to keep in mind with trucking is that judgment is everything. You're making life or death judgment calls on a daily basis. You're also going to be cut off, flipped off, and cussed out from time to time even though you've done nothing wrong. People just drive poorly and they don't tend to like trucks getting in their way.

You're also going to have your truck inspected from time to time, get pulled over once in a great while, and be held up for many hours at customers and mechanic shops, all of which can be made much, much worse if you handle them poorly.

If you're going to be consistently safe out there and maintain your sanity you're going to have to just chill out and go with the flow. What you did was try to take control of a situation you had no control over, and turned a non-incident into a life-changing ordeal. If you make those kind of decisions in trucking you're going to kill yourself or someone else at some point. So just keep that in mind. There's simply no place for righteous indignation when you're driving an 80,000 pound building on wheels surrounded by cars full innocent families. You simply have to do what's safest, regardless of the circumstances, every single time. That takes a lot of discipline, character, and smart decision making.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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I totally agree with Brett's remarks, especially this part...

You simply have to do what's safest, regardless of the circumstances, every single time. That takes a lot of discipline, character, and smart decision making.

If an officer tells me he's going to arrest me, I'm putting my hands behind my back and letting him do his job. If I'm innocent it will come out in due course. There's NO WAY I'm telling the officer, "You aren't arresting Me because I didnt do anything wrong!"

You see, most of us who demonstrate boneheaded irrational behavior like you've described yourself doing, will learn real quickly how dumb we acted. Not you - no, you're still defending your behavior, and even seem a little proud of it.

I'm not sure we can help you with trucking at this point, but hopefully we can help you realize you've got to work on your character. That part is going to have to fundamentally change before you'll ever be successful at this career.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Next will come the "the cop.was racist and im.black" excuse. i know it.

Calkansan's Comment
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I find it interesting that he spoke with her at 8am and was informed to deliver the purse by 5 pm. You were 1 hour away with 9 hours to deliver it. You missed the appointment. 1 part of trucking is delivering on time. Your decision to not deliver the purse on time resulted in the negative consequences.

Steve L.'s Comment
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Hmm, I guess I’m just old, but if I’m “out with a female” I’d hope I know her well enough she wouldn’t accuse me of stealing from her. And if she left her purse in my car and I’m an hour away from her, I’m pretty sure I couldn’t sleep until I knew she had it back. Just like I couldn’t sleep if my wallet was missing.

We all have our wishes, but if you took a plea deal, don’t badmouth companies that’ll trust you with their equipment and the safe delivery of their customers’ freight. The success of those companies is truly in the hands of the drivers.

Once you’ve made it a few years as a top tier driver, then you can be more selective.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Alvin G.'s Comment
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I'm white but I dont think race had anything to do with it. I can't wait till you fail the Dot. I also came here for Advice about a career carrier and all everyones focused on is my misdemeanor, yet I have completed my probation and never have been in a situation like that ever again. I'm pretty confused how anything I wrote made it seem like I'm a bad person. Honestly just Delete my question at this point there are obviously just old cry babies that I'd slap the **** out of on here. Everyone makes mistakes and everyone commenting needs a Diet. [company name withheld] and [company name withheld] also have trainers that have raped women in the past, No matter what they pay you I'll never work for them. Aswell I've dealt with plenty of police.. All encounters perfect. Like I said obviously no help on this forum and I hope I don't run into any of you anytime soon. Honestly just delete my account this site has trash users.

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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