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Renee L.'s Comment
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I had experience in the 80's class A cuz of family I gave it up, now had the opportunity & got my class B endorsed in N, Now that I'm older no one will hire me, I ran my own business for 20 yrs. delivering appliance interstate , now I am 64 danced around the younger male students, first one who got license, but cannot get a job over 50+ app's, I'm so fed up trying to sign up with Roel, hubby doesn't want me on the road? WHAT give in again? Hell no I have a dream I have to do this & for us, where in a rut, I know I can get us out of it, he will have to pout for awhile oh well!!?

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

PackRat's Comment
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Age should not be a factor in being hired, as long as you can pass the physical.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Age discrimination doesn't exist in trucking. So you have a class A? When was the last time you have driven? What cdl school did you attend? Do you have a 160 hour certificate of training? If you have all those things.. what's in your background? Do you have a clean MVR and hows your employment history? Anything that would cause companies to not give you a chance like failed drug screens, DUI's, etc?

We need more information to be able to help you.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Renee, I was accepted by Schneider at age 66. They seemed to value "mature" drivers. Is there something you aren't telling us about why you are getting rejected?????

Tim F.'s Comment
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I think you all missed the fact that she HAD her class A back in the 80s. Now she has her class B. That’s a bit of a different animal ...on my opinion...if I had to guess it’s being perceived she wouldn’t be able to handle the physical part of some of the class B driving. Just my guess.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Yes, but she also mentioned Roehl and OTR so her post was a little confusing and vague.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Renee L.'s Comment
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Sorry, I had my Class a back in the 80's from Andover t.t. school but didn't continue due to family, I ran my own business for 20+ yrs as a refer. tech & appliance repair, I moved out of NH to Ma because our house was torn down & we needed accomodations worc. Ma (use to be home) I thought could have more opportunities, so I found a class FREE for CDL B I went & passed, my DMV is clean, no drugs, no accidents, NOTHING! I don't know what's up, someone just called me to drive box truck with NO benefits, but hey I'll take it, I mean the others wouldn't even return my call or give explanations, just that they r still interviewing??!!

Yes, but she also mentioned Roehl and OTR so her post was a little confusing and vague.

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.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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.

Amish country's Comment
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With a class B you can not drive combinations which is probably why you're being denied. Unless your trying to do the class A programs but it doesnt seem like that's the case. You'll only be able to do straight trucks with a class B (bus, dump truck, box van, etc).

If I'm reading it right that is the issue.

G-Town's Comment
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Roehl (Roel?) requires a Class A to drive OTR. Class B will typically get you a local gig...driving straight trucks.

If you want a higher probability of being hired, please take a look at this...

Paid CDL Training Programs

Also as a point of reference; federal legislation mandating the CDL requirement did not go into affect until 1992. This included New Hampshire.

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.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Banks's Comment
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When you ran your company were you an employee of the company? Did you get a W-2 or file a1099? If not, they may view you as unemployed for the last 20 years.

Trucking is the one thing (that isn't government related) that truly vets candidates. They contact employers and when they don't hear back from those employers that want tax returns or w-2s to prove you worked there.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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