How Does The Typical Job Interview Go?

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Todd Holmes's Comment
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What might a prospective driver be asked?

What are some of the classic interview do's and don'ts for new drivers?

Old School's Comment
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There is usually no interview process for a trucking job.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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There is usually no interview process for a trucking job.

Ya know why that is? Because there's no faking it in trucking, so no one cares what anyone has to say. If you're qualified they'll put you behind the wheel and see if you can hack it. If so, great! If not, then you'll take the bus home like 95% of the people who take a shot at this career.

Trucking companies have been trying for decades to come up with a screening process that would help them find better candidates. In the end, no one has ever found any type of written test, driving test, or psychological test that can predict whether or not someone can handle life on the road. In the end, all they can do is toss you in the water and see if you sink or swim. That's it.

That's why there's no interview. You'll get an opportunity to show what you can do if you have the courage to try.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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The entire training process is an interview. Write on the apolication that you never had a DUI but you did and it was expunged, you will get sent home for lying. Get an attitude with a janitor or food service worker which shows how you act in public, and you will get sent home because the company does not want a bad public image. Drink at the bar down the street while not at class and get sent home for consuming alcohol during training.

walk on the grass at TMC after being told.not to, and get sent home because they cant trust you to follow policy while out on the road.

Everything you do during orientation and training IS the interview. Sometimes they will ask questions about your past to see if you are consistent or lying.

The majority of.people get sent home by the end of the first week. Thats a fact.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

G-Town's Comment
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To add-on to Rainy’s reply...

Longest Job Interview

Todd Holmes's Comment
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To add-on to Rainy’s reply...

Longest Job Interview

How I act while ordering lunch at the nearby Wendy's hamburgers if there is one nearby the driving school with a possible eye in the sky watching is a good thing to remember!

Todd Holmes's Comment
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To add-on to Rainy’s reply...

Longest Job Interview

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How I act while ordering lunch at the nearby Wendy's hamburgers if there is one nearby the driving school with a possible eye in the sky watching is a good thing to remember!

....I can honestly say I have never had a DUI , expunged or otherwise. I don't drink, do drugs or even smoke, that's no lie.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Todd Holmes's Comment
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If I were to attend a driving school far from home, I would probably travel there in my own car and not on a Greyhound. The thing I worry the most about a truck driving school if it's more than 100 miles from home is the motel fees for lodging while at school unless the schools have dorms. I don't know if truck driving school tuition includes housing away from home and/or travel expenses. Naturally, I would try to find a school as near my home as possible in case there is a daily commute.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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If I were to attend a driving school far from home, I would probably travel there in my own car and not on a Greyhound. The thing I worry the most about a truck driving school if it's more than 100 miles from home is the motel fees for lodging while at school unless the schools have dorms. I don't know if truck driving school tuition includes housing away from home and/or travel expenses. Naturally, I would try to find a school as near my home as possible in case there is a daily commute.

In the end you really don't have to worry about any of that. If you go to a Paid CDL Training Program the hotel fees will be included in the tuition, which you may or may not have to pay back, depending on which school you attend.

If you go to a private school then you would almost certainly be commuting, so you'd need one nearby your home.

Check out this article of mine if you haven't already:

Why I Prefer Paid CDL Training Over Private CDL Training

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.
Rob S.'s Comment
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The best driving school in the world is just up the road from you. The Swift Academy in Lewiston, ID. That's where I went, that's how I know they're the best :) . Lodging was included. Swift had a great program for veterans. I'm sure those things are still true. If you're serious about this, cut to the chase. Study the High Road Program, call some recruiters and get after it. Your posts are entertaining but they aren't helping you move forward.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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