Which Companies Have Actually ACCEPTED You Without Any Immediate

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Todd Holmes's Comment
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"verifiable" work history?

It's possible you could have been receiving a VA Pension, SSDI or private disability insurance as I have been for a year or more then the doctor gives you a clean bill of health to work again.

Do I have to take some crappy job like being a janitor for a year or flipping burgers at McDonalds for some time to go from disability to trucking?

RealDiehl's Comment
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I can't say for certain which companies will accept you without recent verifiable work history. I do know that some companies have stricter policies than others concerning work history. Give U.S. Xpress a call. Their standards for hiring are a little less stringent than some other companies. They accepted me when others would not because of my recent work history. If you've narrowed your choices down to specific companies your best bet is to call them and speak to a recruiter. They should be able to tell you whether or not you meet their hiring requirements. Be honest and provide them with as much info as you can. Good luck, Todd.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Most companies will simply want proof of your employment gap, such as a notorized letter, from someone other than you, to state what was going on during that employment gap.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Most companies will simply want proof of your employment gap, such as a notorized letter, from someone other than you, to state what was going on during that employment gap.

Yes, if you can explain what you were doing, that you weren't just hanging out watching TV at your parent's house all that time, you'll be ok. If you had to care for a sick family member, or went on a one year mission trip, stuff like that, you should be good to go. Just get some sort of documentation for it.

Jamie's Comment
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Schneider accepted me without verifying my work history which isn't real great since a lot of my recent years of work was freelance development online for different people or small companies. Only was able to verify my taxi job before I came to Schneider.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Old Dominion wanted a letter from a nonfamily member saying I was laying on the couch watching TV for a year and not in jail or something like that.

Steve L.'s Comment
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“Do I have to take some crappy job like being a janitor for a year or flipping burgers at McDonalds for some time to go from disability to trucking?”

You’re your own worst enemy. You think certain jobs are beneath you. That kind of thinking frustrates employers. I’ve been an employer, an employee and yes, served in the military for many years.

If you think any job is beneath you, when you haven’t worked outside of home in more than a decade, you are the definition of clueless.

You say you’re tired of being poor. Well not tired enough. The most successful people are willing to do WHATEVER it takes. You think you’re poor? Watch the real life story portrayed in The Pursuit of Happyness with Will Smith. You apparently have plenty of time for it.

When you are willing to scratch and claw your way out of the depths of despair. Willing to leave your comfort zone and step into the unknown, heed the advice of experts and do everything it takes, you’ll begin to appreciate those who ARE willing to do “crappy” jobs. Those people will never be dependent on the handouts of others.

Get up, dress up and show up. Otherwise...

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Todd Holmes's Comment
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Most companies will simply want proof of your employment gap, such as a notorized letter, from someone other than you, to state what was going on during that employment gap.

In my case, my employment gap was simply disability. That can be easily verified in writing. The VA had been paying me a monthly pension disability benefit steadily through my employment gap, save for the first five months from the day my disability claim was submitted originally, and documentation for this is easy to provide. I might have a voc/rehab or VA jobs counselor to work with and perhaps that person could even provide a notarized letter as well. I'm sure my VA doctor can sign such letter as well as any letter that might release me to return to work. The state voc/rehab department might even pay for my private CDL school if they support my going into that occupation.

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.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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“Do I have to take some crappy job like being a janitor for a year or flipping burgers at McDonalds for some time to go from disability to trucking?”

You’re your own worst enemy. You think certain jobs are beneath you. That kind of thinking frustrates employers. I’ve been an employer, an employee and yes, served in the military for many years.

If you think any job is beneath you, when you haven’t worked outside of home in more than a decade, you are the definition of clueless.

You say you’re tired of being poor. Well not tired enough. The most successful people are willing to do WHATEVER it takes. You think you’re poor? Watch the real life story portrayed in The Pursuit of Happyness with Will Smith. You apparently have plenty of time for it.

When you are willing to scratch and claw your way out of the depths of despair. Willing to leave your comfort zone and step into the unknown, heed the advice of experts and do everything it takes, you’ll begin to appreciate those who ARE willing to do “crappy” jobs. Those people will never be dependent on the handouts of others.

Get up, dress up and show up. Otherwise...

This and exactly this. Todd, with just about every post you become more and more pretentious. People are legitimately trying to help you out and then you come out with some statement that certain things are beneath you. I think you'll find that becoming a professional driver is beneath you too and should probably go find something else to dream about. Brett, OS, other moderators, I apologize but this guy, man ohhhhh man am I biting my tongue.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Todd Holmes's Comment
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“Do I have to take some crappy job like being a janitor for a year or flipping burgers at McDonalds for some time to go from disability to trucking?”

You’re your own worst enemy. You think certain jobs are beneath you. That kind of thinking frustrates employers. I’ve been an employer, an employee and yes, served in the military for many years.

If you think any job is beneath you, when you haven’t worked outside of home in more than a decade, you are the definition of clueless.

You say you’re tired of being poor. Well not tired enough. The most successful people are willing to do WHATEVER it takes. You think you’re poor? Watch the real life story portrayed in The Pursuit of Happyness with Will Smith. You apparently have plenty of time for it.

When you are willing to scratch and claw your way out of the depths of despair. Willing to leave your comfort zone and step into the unknown, heed the advice of experts and do everything it takes, you’ll begin to appreciate those who ARE willing to do “crappy” jobs. Those people will never be dependent on the handouts of others.

Get up, dress up and show up. Otherwise...

When I say a CRAPPY job I mean a typical MINIMUM wage job. The fast-food jobs are generally for those young punks in high school with no prior work experience. I am age 54 right now and will turn 55 come this April. I have seven years honorable military service. Yes, I do feel a cut above minimum wage.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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