Suspensions On Driving Record

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Karla C.'s Comment
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Hi all! I’m new here....currently in the process of obtaining my CDL-A, but I am running into a road block. I have a few suspensions on my driving record. ALL of them are due to not paying small traffic fines (nothing criminal or even speeding) within a timely manner. A couple of the suspensions are only for a week or two (shows date suspended and re-instated on driving record) when I was without knowledge my license was even suspended, when I found out I paid to have re-instated immediately. All that said, is there anyone out there that will hire me due to my suspensions? Thank you 😊

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.
Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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Are you going through private schooling, or are you trying to go with company paid training? Who have you applied to?

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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That is going to be tough. Suspensions look as if you don't care about protecting your license/CDL. It looks careless and many companies will not accept you so dont bother with a private school that will take your money and won't land you a job. Apply to every company sponsored program and go from there.

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.
BubblesDhaDrivah's Comment
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I was in this same situation. Almost all the mega companies turned me down & I thought cdl schools would turn me down also. I went with Roadmaster in the beginning & two companies accepted me even though my license been suspended for more than a year (got them reinstated last October year). May trucking & Covenant transport accepted me. I didn't go to Roadmaster over personal reasons. So than Tennessee truck driving school got me in. The companies that accepted me there was Star transportation & Danny Herman Transportation. Didn't go for those as I had issues on housing and one of the companies had a problem with giving you a trainer the opposite sex of you (they didn't have available female trainers at that time)

Carter Express,Inc accepted me. Titan Transfer,Inc accepted me.

I went with Titan because they got to me alot faster and I've talked to them months ago before I had issues with my vehicle.

So yeah like Kearsey said apply to alot of company sponsored programs. It's bound to be some that will take you in

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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.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rob T.'s Comment
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Kearsey is absolutely right about how companies view these suspensions. When was your last one, and how long has your license been reinstated?

It's likely somebody will give you a chance but you may need to wait 6 months to a year of having a clean, reinstated license. Don't waste your money on private school. Use this link to Apply For Paid CDL Training. You fill out one application and that information is sent to multiple companies saving you time. There are some companies not included in that such as Swift, CR England, and CFI off the top of my head so apply to those separately. If they're unable to hire you at the moment they'll tell you how long your license needs to be active. After you receive your job offers THEN compare them to find what company suits you best.

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.
Karla C.'s Comment
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Thank you all for the information it was very helpful!! However now I’ve run into yet another problem!!

I applied to all company sponsored programs for obtaining CDL- May Trucking gave me a pre-hire letter but said I had to go to school on my own. Schneider gave a pre-hire letter but said the same thing as May.

Then Driver- Solutions contact me (Pam International) back in July and said I would be able to attend their CDL program in October 2020 (now) because that’s when my license will have been re-Instated for a year. My license was suspended in October 2019 for about 3 weeks (for non-payment of court fees) then again in Feb 2020 for about a week again for the same thing. So technically it would be March 2021 for a full year of no suspensions. However the driver Solutions recruiter said that due to the short length of the suspension and reason of the suspension she could get that suspension “WAVED” and get me in school this month. So she went through her “higher ups” and got the “waiver approved” so I was SCHEDULED for school on October 26, 2020 (next week) then I got a phone call today from the recruiter saying “Pam won’t hire you so we can’t get you unto school”.

I’m sure you can imagine my surprise and I asked “why” the recruiter said “they didn’t tell me why”.

So here I am jobless, no CDL (I did go ahead and obtain my CDL Permit on my own) and I’m homeless to top it all off!!! All because I trusted and listened to this recruiter for 3 months!!!

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP!!! Can anyone give me any suggestions!! I am so devastated right now!! Thank you so much in advance 🙏🙏🙏

Hi all! I’m new here....currently in the process of obtaining my CDL-A, but I am running into a road block. I have a few suspensions on my driving record. ALL of them are due to not paying small traffic fines (nothing criminal or even speeding) within a timely manner. A couple of the suspensions are only for a week or two (shows date suspended and re-instated on driving record) when I was without knowledge my license was even suspended, when I found out I paid to have re-instated immediately. All that said, is there anyone out there that will hire me due to my suspensions? Thank you 😊

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.

Pre-hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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Man, that sux, Karla . . . put your eggs in a basket upon word, and then they renege. Kind of one of the reasons the veterans of this site always remind us to get EVERYTHING in writing / email.

Trans Am has 'NO' training anymore, so nix that. . . have you tried Western Express? CRST? (I know, teaming for a year or so, but... still...) And lastly, there's a 2nd chance company here in Ohio, that may take a chance. Look up Marc Lee's diaries on them: Dutch Maid Logistics. All I have in the moment; I sure feel for you, girl.

Wishing you something coming thru, quickly~!!!

~ Anne ~

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Karla C.'s Comment
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Anne...thank you so much for the input!! I know...get in writing...that’s what I always tell my kids too...I am so disappointed in myself!! 😊 thank you again for the information, checking now!

Man, that sux, Karla . . . put your eggs in a basket upon word, and then they renege. Kind of one of the reasons the veterans of this site always remind us to get EVERYTHING in writing / email.

Trans Am has 'NO' training anymore, so nix that. . . have you tried Western Express? CRST? (I know, teaming for a year or so, but... still...) And lastly, there's a 2nd chance company here in Ohio, that may take a chance. Look up Marc Lee's diaries on them: Dutch Maid Logistics. All I have in the moment; I sure feel for you, girl.

Wishing you something coming thru, quickly~!!!

~ Anne ~

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SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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Anne...thank you so much for the input!! I know...get in writing...that’s what I always tell my kids too...I am so disappointed in myself!! 😊 thank you again for the information, checking now!

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Man, that sux, Karla . . . put your eggs in a basket upon word, and then they renege. Kind of one of the reasons the veterans of this site always remind us to get EVERYTHING in writing / email.

Trans Am has 'NO' training anymore, so nix that. . . have you tried Western Express? CRST? (I know, teaming for a year or so, but... still...) And lastly, there's a 2nd chance company here in Ohio, that may take a chance. Look up Marc Lee's diaries on them: Dutch Maid Logistics. All I have in the moment; I sure feel for you, girl.

Wishing you something coming thru, quickly~!!!

~ Anne ~

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Any luck in your plight, Miss Karla ? Just thinking 'boutcha~!!!

~ Anne ~

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

J.D.'s Comment
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Karla, seems like if you're dedicated to this being your path. you should stay in closer touch with this forum for the supportive 'empathy, encouragement, and inspiration', and definitely helpful knowledge, and constructive criticism where needed. Looks like you were ok for 3 months, but now have hit a wall and checked back in yesterday with a dire update... "Homeless"? Yikes! Feel free to send more info, like where you are, stuck in this dilemma...Must be a way out IF you are made of the right stuff for this path, and hanging out here sure can help sort that out, I've found from countless hours of reading and some posting here.

I can relate...as of today am suddenly in a slightly similar situation as you, as far as a surprise kink that just today came up in my driving background report after applying to Schneider (MVD is totally clear, but according to some company they use to dig deeper, I now have to contact them to get to the bottom of this--their cites a citation in this state on a date over a year before I was even here yet!...how do ya prove you could NOT have possibly received a certain citation?!, The past two years I've learned that this state's MV record systems are a real mess, and I ain't kidding). I do have the CDL though... Just an example to say, you're not alone in having to navigate such complex crazy waters you probably don't fully deserve to be in, and I hope you can take some comfort in that and get some support here. --E.Z.

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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