Does Anyone Know About SPE Certification

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Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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I'll see if I can find my old physical from the doctor who required mine but I'm honestly not sure that I still have it. I do remember that it was written specifically in the remarks section on the form.

Jonathan W.'s Comment
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This is where I believe it would say it pg 3 or 4. Sorry for the multiple post but could not figure out how to load more than one photo at a time.

Jonathan W.'s Comment
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Here is pg 4

Jonathan W.'s Comment
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I would just like to give an update to this situation after many phone calls going nowhere for a while to the FMCSA and the original company and even some labor layers. The original company has contacted me again. They says that I can drive for them now with out the spe certification. I do not know what changed there mind, They wanted me to see a company approved dot examiner which by luck I had already done from the very beginning. I have a new delema now because I thought I was not going to be able to drive for them I went and found another company that says they will let me drive for them with no hassles but recruiters will tell you anything to get you to come so now I have to decide to go with my original company or this other company that I found afterwards. I just fear that I may go through the whole process again with the new company.

Any thoughts would be great as I don't think anyone else may have had a similar situation.


Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle


Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing


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.


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.
Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Old School linked to the actual process for the application and the overall hassle involved.

My story was about the same honestly. The recruiter told me no problem, they were familiar and didn't think I would need it. Then, once I had to do the application, the school director wanted to wash me out of the program because they didn't want to wait on me and the paperwork. I had to do all the follow up legwork which was no big deal but I was told by the director that he would see to all of it and did nothing. One of the instructors had my back though and went to bat for me with the terminal manager to keep me there. I'll just say this, be glad you don't have to have it.


A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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