2 Cdl Sponsorship Companies, 2 Variations Of Dmv Record, Please Help !

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Hayden D.'s Comment
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Hey. Thank you for reading this, and thank you to anyone who has responded to any of my previous threads. I read all comments and appreciated them ( sorry for the delayed thank you - response )

About 2.5 years ago I went to PRIME cdl sponsorship, after recently ( 1 month after ) having an accident. It happened in Florida. guy accelerated off a stop light, then turned immediately into a gas station on the corner without signaling. rear end collision, at fault, citation : following to close.

local company, East-west cdl sponsorship program. home on weekends, 1000 week, NC area to California and back. They ran my license after this event. They could not find the FL accident, I informed the recruiter, but did not mark it on the application.

Prime can find it ( the accident ) along with any other violation, dismissed, expunged or otherwise. East-west cannot. I asked about this, and was told that because I payed the fine. They most likely did not inform the NC DMV.

I would like to drive for maverick after doing research.

Here is the question : Should I tell mark it on my application, tell them only verbally as I did with East west, or say nothing.

I don't want to lie to anyone, I"m clear going back to 2013 of any non moving violations excepting this.

If i'm found lieing i'm afraid i could be banned form the company for life or labeled as such, and then have problems if I ever have to tell ''my side of the story'' in the event of a problem on the road. East west seems more laid back than maverick or Prime.

I feel like they have a much longer, and more in depth training program for there drivers, seemingly acknowledging that people learn at different paces, and seem to focus on producing a competent driver, as compared to the legal required time to operate a truck.

east-west I think is, dry van only, 10 trips to California ( from NC area ) with a trainer, and then your solo, good luck !

Any suggestions or comments would be appreciated.

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.

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.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Old School's Comment
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Hayden, I think you already know the answer... tell them about it.

Put it on your application, and then verbally answer any questions they ask you.

Here's a huge tip... don't blame the other driver when they ask you about it. Accept your responsibility. Own it and tell them what you learned from it. If you didn't learn anything from it, you're going to have a tough time in this profession.

G-Town's Comment
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Provide the truth to the questions asked on the application. If they want 3 years back, do not provide them with 3.5 years of information. Only provide what is asked; nothing more, nothing less.

PackRat's Comment
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Once a year, go to the HireRight website and get your DAC report for free. It’s just like a credit report for CDL drivers. Has all the pertinent information on there that has been reported on you such as tickets, accidents, drug screen results, employment history (for driving).

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.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Rainy 's Comment
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I was told my accident in a parking lot only goes on my DAC and was not reported to my NJ DMV. Not sure if it was the nature of the accident or the difference between CDL and a car. My CMV accident in no way affected mg car insurance.

That means Prime will see it and tell it to any future employer. You need to give 10 years employment history as a driver, so Prime will be contacted.

Just be honest. I am guessing you werent fired for it because it usually takes a few issues to get terminated. Are you rehirable at Prime? That can play a key role.

And you said one month.... so one month solo or one month into TNT?

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.

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

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.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14¢ per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

Rick S.'s Comment
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Provide the truth to the questions asked on the application. If they want 3 years back, do not provide them with 3.5 years of information. Only provide what is asked; nothing more, nothing less.

As G-Town said - ONLY PROVIDE what is asked for on the app - and BE HONEST.

Your post is a little vague though - did you end up going with Prime? I'm assuming this accident was in a CAR - not a TRUCK.

And you should have FOUGHT the citation (you should fight EVERY CITATION). If the cop didn't WITNESS IT - he can't TESTIFY TO IT (and the case will be dismissed 95% of the time).

For whatever reason - some out of state citations get reported to home state (and again - assuming that you lived in NC and had the accident in FL).

Best of luck - keep us posted...

Rick

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