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Gator F.'s Comment
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Went through a transition assistance class for military members seperating. They place a heavy emphasis on resume writing. Do trucking companies require or like to see a resume?

ThinksTooMuch's Comment
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Very few do. Pretty much none of the "starter" companies will ask for a resume. But you need to have all your information together because they will ask 10 years of employment history with explanations of unemployment. Your residence history for possibly 5+ years. All your driving related incidents, accidents, moving violations, etc.

Resume writing will probably just help you organize this stuff, but almost no trucking companies require a formal resume.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Indeed, trucking companies do not work with resumes. They simply work with applications because of the amount of information needed by law.

We have an excellent system in place where you can Apply For Truck Driving Jobs with just one application. We'll send it off to all of the companies you choose from the list.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Gator F.'s Comment
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👍 Thanks as always for the info!!

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Sorry this topic got pushed to the top. I just deleted a spam message someone left.

Jopa's Comment
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But you need to have all your information together because they will ask 10 years of employment history with explanations of unemployment. Your residence history for possibly 5+ years. All your driving related incidents, accidents, moving violations, etc.

Note: the ten years of history is for persons with a current CDL . . . if you are like me and just getting into the truck driving business, you only need three years employment/unemployment history. Be sure you have all the details for that three years and provide good contact info for them to follow up with. It's a good idea to give the ex employer(s) a heads up, which in your case may not be necessary if you hitch was longer than 3 years - only got one ex - Uncle Sam . . .

Jopa

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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.
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