Hopeless ?

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Stephen U.'s Comment
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Getting a divorce..losing everything..wife paid a speeding ticket 24 mph over..getting turned down everywhere for paid training..any hope at all ?

PackRat's Comment
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Your speeding citation or hers?

If yours, that will likely be a deal breaker for at least a few years. Reckless driving is way up there with a DUI conviction as far as company insurance goes.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Moe's Comment
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Nothing is hopeless , not saying it will be easy. Right now it seems that way, find a way to keep your head hp and your spirits chipper. Workout, play video games, go for a drive, adopt a hobby (whatever is in your budget). Most importantly DONT GIVE UP.

You came to a good place, the forum here is very supportive and positive. I've failed my CDL test 3 times and I have until december to pass after that I'm basically homeless in Jan as I wont be able to pay rent.

I'm still here and the folks here dont judge , they will give truth where truth is needed but on ly to help you grow.

Keep strong man, day by day it's all we can do.

Getting a divorce..losing everything..wife paid a speeding ticket 24 mph over..getting turned down everywhere for paid training..any hope at all ?

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.
Errol V.'s Comment
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Getting a divorce..losing everything..wife paid a speeding ticket 24 mph over..getting turned down everywhere for paid training..any hope at all ?

Steve, There are two issues in your question. As PackRat asks, was that speeding ticket hers or did she pay for your ticket? Yes, if you went 24 over, that's serious in itself. Especially if it was in the last year or so (depending on the company).

The other part is about "paid training". Which "everywhere" are you talking about? Commercial truck schools, like Roadmaster, or company paid training at Swift or Prime? If the turn downs are from companies, it's more probably related to the speeding.

Also, how did you come to the idea of getting a trucking job?

All is not lost, your life is not going to hell in a handbasket. I beleive getting into an OTR truck may be a good place to work out your issues in privacy. Get us more information and we might be able to point you in a better direction.

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.
Stephen U.'s Comment
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Thanks..the ticket was mine..signs were down where it transitions from 65 to 45..I dont speed..ever..drove professionally for fed ex for years..if you get a ticket in your personal vehicle they fire you..I'm homeless in January too

Nothing is hopeless , not saying it will be easy. Right now it seems that way, find a way to keep your head hp and your spirits chipper. Workout, play video games, go for a drive, adopt a hobby (whatever is in your budget). Most importantly DONT GIVE UP.

You came to a good place, the forum here is very supportive and positive. I've failed my CDL test 3 times and I have until december to pass after that I'm basically homeless in Jan as I wont be able to pay rent.

I'm still here and the folks here dont judge , they will give truth where truth is needed but on ly to help you grow.

Keep strong man, day by day it's all we can do.

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Getting a divorce..losing everything..wife paid a speeding ticket 24 mph over..getting turned down everywhere for paid training..any hope at all ?

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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.
Stephen U.'s Comment
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I've been running routes and driving for a living for almost two decades..I lived on a small sailboat for years in a small space..this isn't just a way out..its a perfect fit for me

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Have they convicted you already or can you still fight the ticket? Is it possible to get it removed or reduced somehow?

If you're stuck with it you will have a tough go of it. I would try Western Express. See what they say.

Stephen U.'s Comment
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It was two years ago..talked to traffic attorney..I'm stuck with it and pretty devastated over the news today..just want to say thanks to all the guys that have responded..I'm grateful..THANK YOU

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I think it should drop off your record in another year. Most states only hold the record for that long. If that's the case you should be able to get back into driving once it drops off.

Rob T.'s Comment
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If I were you, I would Apply For Paid CDL Training this way you can find out how long you need to wait for that ticket to be eligible for hire with each company. Just know that most places will make you reapply if your application is more than 30 days old. Also check out Western Express, CR England or Carolina Cargo as those carriers seem more lenient than others. You will hear quite a few no, but you only need 1 yes. Good luck

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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