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John M.'s Comment
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? Ready go to CDL training but worried badly. Its about my work history. They want 3 years at the least of history. I have 1 yr. verifiable as far as W2 I have been working under the table finding sales leads for a company sense 2012. I have been on disability for 6 years,theres no way to survive on the little $$ I would get. ? The sales job will provide verification to the company I am going to school with. I was a commercial flooring installer from 1979 to 2010 when the economy and my hip was replaced. Should I tell the realities of this or just go with the sales job and the 1 I have been doing for 1 year ??


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.
Errol V.'s Comment
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The company you apply for is not really connected to the State Department of Labor or IRS. What the company wants to see is someone who is not lazy - who spends more time on YouTube than anything else. So if you can, get a written statement from your sales lead boss. it doesn't even have to be a Letter of Recommendation, just something that says you were a regular employee from then till now.

Disability is a reasonable reason for unemployment, but make sure your disability, or "ex-disability" is cleared by the DOT medical examiner - it should be. Make your application & support documents show you weren't just in Margaritaville for three years.


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.

PackRat's Comment
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They want a worker, a self-starter, someone motivated that doesn't require a babysitter.

They also want someone that didn't take a leave of absence to help train ISIS trainees in the middle east for a couple years.

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