Two Years Since My Last Post. Ya'll Think I'm Ready Now

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Thomas M.'s Comment
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How is everyone its been two years since I posted here. Last time I posted I was just getting my license back from a suspension Now that I have had my license back almost 3 years with no tickets no nothing. Clean as a whistle. I'm ready to start looking for a company that may give me a chance. Like I said in my last post. I have had some run in with the law but all that is over 11 years old. No felonies. Looking to find a company that will offer CDL training and give me a chance. My fear right now is quitting my job to go to a company that is going to say I'm good to go and when I get there decide they wanna change there mind. So if any of you guys can give me some pointers that would be great. I do have a seat schedule for Stevens transport in a few weeks recruiter ran fine background and mvr she spoke with her supervisor. And told me I was good. Should I take that as a yes or be wary.

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.

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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If they are inviting you to orientation you should be ok, as long as all the information you provided about your back ground is truthful and accurate. They will dig up nondisclosured information and may send you home based on that.

No company wants to waste time and money transporting and hosting a student just to send them home on day 1 for kicks.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Turtle's Comment
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Welcome back Thomas.

As long as you fully disclose everything to the companies you apply to, you shouldn't have any worries of them sending you home. They'll do a preliminary background/DMV check before inviting you to orientation. If you pass that, you're clear unless other skeletons come up.

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.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Thomas M.'s Comment
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Yea I told them everything that I could remember. I let her know some of it the dates may not be correct. But that's from them being so old. But I did not lie about anything it's all over. I'm clean and clear so I hope they give me a chance.

Welcome back Thomas.

As long as you fully disclose everything to the companies you apply to, you shouldn't have any worries of them sending you home. They'll do a preliminary background/DMV check before inviting you to orientation. If you pass that, you're clear unless other skeletons come up.

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.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Tim F.'s Comment
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Wow! Great job! I would think if Stevens gave you the green light, many others will to. You may want to use the link here to send out more appsApply For Paid CDL Training

Good luck!

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.
PackRat's Comment
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Welcome back, Thomas M. Sounds like Stevens is going to give you a shot. I see gobs of those guys running around Texas. good-luck.gif

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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