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Christian H.'s Comment
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I'm need to all this, but have been looking into trucking for quite sometime.

I finally bit the bullet and applied to Jim Palmer , but was denied employment within 24hrs. I asked why and the recruiter said " we will not be giving you a reason why" and that's a direct quote.

I have no moving violations and one non fault accident with no injuries in past 5 yrs.

I have been unemployed for 5 months and was released from previous job.

I chose them because I have 2 dogs I'm not willing to part with and they have a very relaxed pet policy, plus they pay for CDL training with a year contract.

Now because of my pets I dont see another company I can apply with.

A little discouraging as well as perplexing as to why I wasnt hired.

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.
PackRat's Comment
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For the school phase and training on the road portion, you are not going to be able to bring any pets. That's any potential employer.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Jim palmer, Will trans, and prime all are much more picky on who they hire. There may not have been anything against you it could be something as simple as not hiring from where you live right now. Have you checked out Paid CDL Training Programs . The unemployment is likely why in all reality. They're investing alot of time and money in you and want to ensure they get a return on that 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.
Christian H.'s Comment
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For the school phase and training on the road portion, you are not going to be able to bring any pets. That's any potential employer.

I understand this. I had actually prepared for them to be watched for 3 months with family.

Ate there any companies that will take 2 pets and pay for CDL training?

I found that PAM does but they dont hire out of Illinois for some reason and that's where I reside.

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.
Christian H.'s Comment
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Jim palmer, Will trans, and prime all are much more picky on who they hire. There may not have been anything against you it could be something as simple as not hiring from where you live right now. Have you checked out Paid CDL Training Programs . The unemployment is likely why in all reality. They're investing alot of time and money in you and want to ensure they get a return on that investment.

I looked at the stuff on this website for both pet policies and cdl training schools... I guess I cant have my cake and eat it too...lol

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.
JJlearner's Comment
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May be because you were unemployed. When I talked to Prime recruiter they told me they won't hire people who are unemployed for sometime.

PackRat's Comment
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Some will, some won't. Some may have a limit of only one pet. Sone may have a weight stipulation, like max combined weight of 40 lbs between "X" number of pets. Some companies will require a pet deposit of between $300 to $1000. Every company will be different.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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What did you do during 5 months of unemployment? If you can document what you were doing it will help you.

CFI has a $500.00 pet deposit and many drivers have cats or dogs on their trucks. Here is a link to my training diary. They offer training at no cost to you. You would have to get your permit and DOT medical first. They have classes starting every Monday. School lasts 3 to 4 weeks, then 4 days orientation, then at least 7500 miles with a trainer, about 3 weeks. Then it's back to Joplin to upgrade and get your own truck.

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.

millionmiler24 (CRST Amba's Comment
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For the school phase and training on the road portion, you are not going to be able to bring any pets. That's any potential employer.

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I understand this. I had actually prepared for them to be watched for 3 months with family.

Ate there any companies that will take 2 pets and pay for CDL training?

I found that PAM does but they dont hire out of Illinois for some reason and that's where I reside.

The fact you reside in Illinois also could have something to do with it because out of state cdls aren’t transferable to Illinois without havin to retest all over again and maybe JP didn’t want to go through the hassle of that. My suggestion to you first would be to follow these links:

Then after that’s done Apply For Paid CDL Training to as many of the Paid CDL Training Programs that will take you with your record and will let you bring your pets along after you fully upgrade with them. Good luck to ya and I surely hope it works for ya. I would suggest CRST but they don’t allow pets.

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.
millionmiler24 (CRST Amba's Comment
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For the school phase and training on the road portion, you are not going to be able to bring any pets. That's any potential employer.

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I understand this. I had actually prepared for them to be watched for 3 months with family.

Ate there any companies that will take 2 pets and pay for CDL training?

I found that PAM does but they dont hire out of Illinois for some reason and that's where I reside.

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The fact you reside in Illinois also could have something to do with it because out of state cdls aren’t transferable to Illinois without havin to retest all over again and maybe JP didn’t want to go through the hassle of that. My suggestion to you first would be to follow these links:

Then after that’s done Apply For Paid CDL Training to as many of the Paid CDL Training Programs that will take you with your record and will let you bring your pets along after you fully upgrade with them. Good luck to ya and I surely hope it works for ya. I would suggest CRST but they don’t allow pets.

Also forgot to mention that when you are Apply For Paid CDL Training to as many of the Paid CDL Training Programs that will take ya, make sure they have a school in Illinois so you won’t have to worry about them turnin ya down for that and you can then focus on your work history as mentioned previously.

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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