This Stinks. Pam Transportation Just Said That They Were Not Going To Extend A Job Offer And I Was Almost Done With My Refresher Course...

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Banks's Comment
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FedEx freight is hiring driver apprentices in Hagerstown, MD. A quick Google search shows that the terminal isn't that far from that Lowe's. It's worth looking into. Worst they can do is say no.

If they do decide to move forward with you be prepared for a 1 on 1 in person interview and be prepared to work the dock for a little bit before training and before driving regularly.

Terminal:

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.

Victor C. II's Comment
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Okay thank you Banks. I will check in with that. Although I have some good news with bad news. I will be making a new topic.

FedEx freight is hiring driver apprentices in Hagerstown, MD. A quick Google search shows that the terminal isn't that far from that Lowe's. It's worth looking into. Worst they can do is say no.

If they do decide to move forward with you be prepared for a 1 on 1 in person interview and be prepared to work the dock for a little bit before training and before driving regularly.

Terminal:

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.

ChrisEMT's Comment
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Like Brett (and others) have said, apply everywhere. I know Western Express is a decent "second chance" company from what I've heard. Also, I'm not sure who you have (or haven't) tried, but try Werner. Call as many companies as you can and talk to their safety departments, and be honest and explain everything because they will find out anyway, and ask them if you have a shot.... Also, get a copy of your DAC (from HireRight) and MVR from your local DMV (or RMV, depending on what its called in your state) and see what shows on both reports....

Hope you find something soon. And when you do, as it has been several times here, stay with that company at least a year to get experience, and hopefully you can get onto a sweet, high paying dedicated account.....

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.

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.

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.

Victor C. II's Comment
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Thank you so much ChrisEMT! I applied to everywhere like you were saying but then I had a break through and now if you would, go to my profile and look for my topic that has Oh Yeah, Oh My Word! at the beginning of it. I cannot remember the whole title kind of long. I applied to Western Express and you would not believe what came of it!

Like Brett (and others) have said, apply everywhere. I know Western Express is a decent "second chance" company from what I've heard. Also, I'm not sure who you have (or haven't) tried, but try Werner. Call as many companies as you can and talk to their safety departments, and be honest and explain everything because they will find out anyway, and ask them if you have a shot.... Also, get a copy of your DAC (from HireRight) and MVR from your local DMV (or RMV, depending on what its called in your state) and see what shows on both reports....

Hope you find something soon. And when you do, as it has been several times here, stay with that company at least a year to get experience, and hopefully you can get onto a sweet, high paying dedicated account.....

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.

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.

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.

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