Great News! Getting My Training Funding After All!

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Marc Lee's Comment
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(NOT looking to debate the Company-sponsored vs. 3rd-party training issues).

Last week I sent out a "grievance process letter" to the agency which was supposed to have provided funding for my technical college training program.

I got a VM and an EM saying they have funding and want to todaypay off my remaining balance. (I am actually looking for full payment including related expenses (DOT exams, testing fees, commuting expenses, etc.)). Stopped by the school... looks like I owe about $1,750ish and if fully paid can get a check back for almost $800! Glad I didn't make last $150 payment just due!

School will hold account for payment voucher!

Woo HOO!

Cool part was when I pointed out to them that just like trucking THEY ARE IN A PERFORMANCE-BASED BUSINESS! My grievance was with their failure to deliver on their mission and promises!

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.

Rob T.'s Comment
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My grievance was with their failure to deliver on their mission and promises

Just curious what was their mission and promise that they failed?

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Just curious what was their mission and promise that they failed?

Glad you got the funding but I'm kinda curious about that myself.

Marc Lee's Comment
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My grievance was with their failure to deliver on their mission and promises

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Just curious what was their mission and promise that they failed?

To provide funding for my CDL training.

I can elaborate but that's it in a nutshell!

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.
Marc Lee's Comment
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Just curious what was their mission and promise that they failed?

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Glad you got the funding but I'm kinda curious about that myself.

Actually still "negotiating". They offered to pay off my balance but not what I already paid, some expenses I think I might be allowed, etc.. It is a private company administering government training funds. I jumped through all their hoops and over all their hurdles. Then the funding was exhausted. Then more was coming. Meanwhile I had to do orientation, DOT , diabetes waiver (at the time, State process), get my CLP. Class started before new funding arrived so I had to setup a payment plan with technical college.

Filed a formal grievance and this is where we are at. I am following up with my outstanding concerns ($800 - $1,000)...

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.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

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