Is This Job A Scam?

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Joseph I.'s Comment
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Be careful, but if you are meeting in a public place what can it hurt. Your biggest problem would be if you have know experience or knowledge it might be a bad place to start and somewhere that can train you a bit might be better. I had many years experience driving a semi before getting a CDL and started with a company where I only trained for a say and a half before being on my own. If I did not know how to handle a semi better than most drivers out there already it would have been a disaster but as it was it has worked out great for me.


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.
Parrothead66's Comment
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Another consideration even if he’s legit..If he’s really just starting out and you hire on, say 6 months in he folds up shop..where’s it leave you. Most likely you won’t have much of a job history because they won’t be able to verify anything. Plus mentioned a family, does he have any benefit pkg that would be helpful to your family?

Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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You're already expressing doubt. You know the decision to make. If you ask yourself "Is it a scam?" you can bet the answer you'll give yourself after getting shafted is "Yeah - it WAS a scam. What was I thinking?"

Walk away. If he calls back, thank him and tell him that you've decided to go a different route. Then block his number. Did you apply using one of the online services, or did you give your name / dl / employment and address history to someone? If so, keep an eye on your credit. Just sayin'....

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