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Karl F.'s Comment
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Hello , I would like to know about past employment history for new driver company sponsored training , I worked as a barber sense 1985 traveled a lot working with military contractors on and off post cutting military men's hair, went to work in civilian shop in 1998 until 2011 same shop , then my father had a stroke and I stopped working because I promised him I would never put him in a care facility , so after 8 years of doctors triple bypasses, amputation , then dementia he passed this past Oct 2018 , it was the hardest thing I ever done , during that time I was also taking care of my mother who is better now and has a live in caregiver , so I want to start a new career in OTR I need it to get away from everything , I have no kids at home , no wife , no girlfriend ,, and will probably do my resets OTR but want to have CDL out of state with no income tax, I am dead broke and close to being homeless , with no verifiable work history for past 8 years , how do I let a company that I am worth the effort , I had one ticket in past 10 yrs , no seat belt 2015 , not a felon , clean cut , dont really drink , dont take medication , I talked to recruiter who was rude once I said I hadn't worked in 8 years , he hung up on me , I blew out all my savings and just want to get CDL and burn up some rubber to make up for lost employment , but need help getting everything for CDL Plus Training am I wasting my time tying to do this was planning on trucking till I retire maybe not with same company after all it's about making as much money as possible before Social Security kicks in I am 51 one now and freaking out because what recruiter told me am I done for before I even get out of the gate and have 2 weeks to figure out what to do , I have current drivers lic, in past 10 years in 3 different states all no tickets or dui's clean 10 years out plus so no sure what my next move should be I thought I would have my own truck and sign on with a company eventually after getting training but now I not sure what the deal will be ,, Can you Guy's and Gal's give me some options , I am dead broke and about to be homeless and dont look like I will get company sponsored training from what recruiter said ,, Thanks

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.

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.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

millionmiler24 (CRST Amba's Comment
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Hello , I would like to know about past employment history for new driver company sponsored training , I worked as a barber sense 1985 traveled a lot working with military contractors on and off post cutting military men's hair, went to work in civilian shop in 1998 until 2011 same shop , then my father had a stroke and I stopped working because I promised him I would never put him in a care facility , so after 8 years of doctors triple bypasses, amputation , then dementia he passed this past Oct 2018 , it was the hardest thing I ever done , during that time I was also taking care of my mother who is better now and has a live in caregiver , so I want to start a new career in OTR I need it to get away from everything , I have no kids at home , no wife , no girlfriend ,, and will probably do my resets OTR but want to have CDL out of state with no income tax, I am dead broke and close to being homeless , with no verifiable work history for past 8 years , how do I let a company that I am worth the effort , I had one ticket in past 10 yrs , no seat belt 2015 , not a felon , clean cut , dont really drink , dont take medication , I talked to recruiter who was rude once I said I hadn't worked in 8 years , he hung up on me , I blew out all my savings and just want to get CDL and burn up some rubber to make up for lost employment , but need help getting everything for CDL Plus Training am I wasting my time tying to do this was planning on trucking till I retire maybe not with same company after all it's about making as much money as possible before Social Security kicks in I am 51 one now and freaking out because what recruiter told me am I done for before I even get out of the gate and have 2 weeks to figure out what to do , I have current drivers lic, in past 10 years in 3 different states all no tickets or dui's clean 10 years out plus so no sure what my next move should be I thought I would have my own truck and sign on with a company eventually after getting training but now I not sure what the deal will be ,, Can you Guy's and Gal's give me some options , I am dead broke and about to be homeless and dont look like I will get company sponsored training from what recruiter said ,, Thanks

Ok first of all welcome to TruckingTruth. Here is where you should start after taking a little bit to breathe:

Next use this to Apply For Paid CDL Training. Surely one of these companies will take ya and make sure that when you find the one that will you stick with them for that FULL first year and beyond.

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.

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.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

millionmiler24 (CRST Amba's Comment
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Welp looks like CK beat me to the punch in your previous post. At least we are on the same page. 😀

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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You might need a letter from your mother stating you have been caring for them to explain what you have been doing.

millionmiler24 (CRST Amba's Comment
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You might need a letter from your mother stating you have been caring for them to explain what you have been doing.

^^This^^ DEFINITELY just to be on the safe side. Also I would get that notarized if you can.

PJ's Comment
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Welcome Karl, and sorry for your loss. Taking care of the elderly is very hard. I had a year lapse in employment when I first started. The company asked me for a statement of fact and 3 referrences that could verify the story so to speak. They are required by the gov’t to account for so long back and if it was a safety senistive role regarding a CMV or not. I would not think it should be that big an issue. Apply through this site and your phone will most likely start ringing. Best Wishes

CMV:

Commercial Motor Vehicle

A CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business, is involved in interstate commerce, and may fit any of these descriptions:

  • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
  • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
  • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  • Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards
CK's Comment
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Welp looks like CK beat me to the punch in your previous post. At least we are on the same page. 😀

Great minds ;-)

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