Hiring Women Willingly?

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LAnn's Comment
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Which are good companies hiring women?

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Pretty much all of them. Companies like us women drivers as we have different mindsets than men do and generally are safer drivers.

Do you have your CDL?

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.
LAnn's Comment
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Pretty much all of them. Companies like us women drivers as we have different mindsets than men do and generally are safer drivers.

Do you have your CDL?

Yes, I've been driving a few weeks short of 2 years. Then my company let me go but I had to correct a mistake on Hireright's report first. Now that' done.... it Seems everybody complained there's so few trucking jobs I'm just trying to get the Tenstreet app process going again. My age is mid 60s but health is great. I did keep my Medical card updated so 2 years renewed recently on that.. Not driving since mid November, I guess will look strange. Any hints will help. Love being out for weeks, but Dedicated is really to my liking. My circadian rhythm is definitely early morn. running but not 1AM. More like 5 AM. There is a test now to prove your best waking hours. Lots of people say I'm not a real trucker if I dont enjoy driving any hours on the clock. But I cannot sleep on demand. CPAP usage for 8 years works like a dream for me. Our sleep study doctors now confirm there is actually Circadian Rhythm, please don't beat me up on that topic..... I can drive any hour, but cannot nap (daytime) on demand, going into 5th sleep stage is Study verified and takes more than 4 hours. This post isn't to listen to debunking science evidence, it's to synchronize with it. Thankyou Brett for a great place to see all kinds of drivers out here!

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.

CPAP:

Constant Positive Airway Pressure

CPAP is a breathing assist device which is worn over the mouth or nose. It provides nighttime relief for individuals who suffer from Sleep Apnea.

Old School's Comment
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Not driving since mid November, I guess will look strange.

LAnn, that's a huge problem. Being female isn't going to hinder you, but that 7 months without driving probably means you'll be considered a new driver. It also means you'll probably have to go out with a trainer.

Old School's Comment
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You didn't diverge why you were "let go." Is that going to be an issue also? How does your DAC look now that you've got it changed?

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.

's Comment
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Pretty much all of them. Companies like us women drivers as we have different mindsets than men do and generally are safer drivers.

Do you have your CDL?

So, how or what makes a woman’s mindset any different from a man? Are we not all equals?

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.
PackRat's Comment
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Pretty much all of them. Companies like us women drivers as we have different mindsets than men do and generally are safer drivers.

Do you have your CDL?

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Are we not all equals?

Not as far as driving. Females have more attention to detail, communicate better, and don't take risks as often as males.

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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Pretty much all of them. Companies like us women drivers as we have different mindsets than men do and generally are safer drivers.

Do you have your CDL?

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Are we not all equals?

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Not as far as driving. Females have more attention to detail, communicate better, and don't take risks as often as males.

Respectfully I’m going to have to disagree with that. Of course it’s just my opinion and I don’t have all the years experience you may have. This is a stereotypical way of comparing people and is also in my opinion one of the biggest problems in this world and why we will never evolve. Women and men have exactly the same capacity to communicate and be organized. That’s all I’ll say and again all just my opinion. I will now remove myself from this forum and site. Peace out.

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.
Rob T.'s Comment
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That escalated quickly......

PackRat's Comment
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I guess. I wasn't throwing anything out of left field. All that was written is proven. Does it bother me? Not one bit.

Lots of other internet sites, though.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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