Which Companies Are More Lenient With Previous Tickets?

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tripletdad's Comment
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I just got an email thst Prime declined my app due to a speeding ticket. I’ve got one speeding ticket on my record from almost a year ago. Not that it makes a difference but I was going 61 in a 55, and small town cop got me as soon as I hit the “reduced speed ahead” sign and wrote it for 61 in a 35. Even though I was still very much in the 55 zone. Anyway, a ticket is a ticket. Are there any companies that won’t hold that against me for 2-3 years? I want to get started now, not in another couple of years. I’ve got other apps in, and some “conditional” job offers. I just want to make sure I’m not gonna get surprised later on.

Banks's Comment
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61 in a 55.... Maybe

61 in a 35 is going to be a hard sell. That's considered reckless and most companies aren't going to overlook that.

Best bet is to apply everywhere, be honest and see what happens.

As for the conditional job offers, if you've been upfront and honest you have less to worry about. There can always be surprises that Pop up, nobody can guarantee anything different.

Good luck.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Ditto. Why would you have not fought that in court? Not only is that a huge deal in trucking but in my state it is a much larger fine and an huge insurance increase.

That is going to hurt for the next 2 year. Good luck

Dan67's Comment
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Any speeding ticket over 10mph is a red flag to a carrier. Doesn't matter if the cop reduced the writing to 5mph over but still listed the original speed on the citation. As a professional driver we are held to a high standard then the general public.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Use this link to apply to a ton of companies. Just apply everywhere but expect rejections and less money than prime.

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Old School's Comment
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Anyway, a ticket is a ticket. Are there any companies that won’t hold

Unfortunately that's not true.

61 in a 35 is really going to bite you. Trucking companies look at that as a serious infraction. That's considered "reckless driving." I don't know any companies that will consider that as "just a ticket."

Just about the only thing a rookie driver has to bolster his potential for success as a new hire is his driving record. It's one of the most important things you bring to the table.

tripletdad's Comment
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That link applies to seven places, right? If so, I did it already. :) Im fine with some rejections. I just need one company to say ok. :)

Use this link to apply to a ton of companies. Just apply everywhere but expect rejections and less money than prime.

Apply For Truck Driving Jobs

Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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That link applies to seven places, right? If so, I did it already. :) Im fine with some rejections. I just need one company to say ok. :)

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Use this link to apply to a ton of companies. Just apply everywhere but expect rejections and less money than prime.

Apply For Truck Driving Jobs

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Have you looked into Western Express? They are one of the larger carriers, AND a 2nd chance company. Old School actually got his start there~! Go into the search bar 5 years or so back; and read all about it. They are a FINE company, at that. Training is stellar. Pay 'may' be a bit lower than some other carriers but the potential for success is there. I have a few friends that work for them, one is actually a trainer on the dry van side. A few of our TT members currently drive there, as well. Victor C. started there, but has since left trucking. Look up HIS diaries, too.

Also, a former member of TT (she got famous on Twitter and left us but I still chat w/her) Chickie Monster, had some issues similar, and started out with Trans Am.

Just a few ideas to throw out there for you.

Wish you the best, good sir.

Anne ~ :)

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Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
tripletdad's Comment
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I just applied there today after reading your post. Thank you. I’ll look at trans am as well. Veriha told me that once the ticket is a year old, it will be ok. That happens next month. I’m feeling a little more confident now. I was starting to feel like I was going to have to wait another couple of years. Glad to know that may not be the case.

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That link applies to seven places, right? If so, I did it already. :) Im fine with some rejections. I just need one company to say ok. :)

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Use this link to apply to a ton of companies. Just apply everywhere but expect rejections and less money than prime.

Apply For Truck Driving Jobs

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Have you looked into Western Express? They are one of the larger carriers, AND a 2nd chance company. Old School actually got his start there~! Go into the search bar 5 years or so back; and read all about it. They are a FINE company, at that. Training is stellar. Pay 'may' be a bit lower than some other carriers but the potential for success is there. I have a few friends that work for them, one is actually a trainer on the dry van side. A few of our TT members currently drive there, as well. Victor C. started there, but has since left trucking. Look up HIS diaries, too.

Also, a former member of TT (she got famous on Twitter and left us but I still chat w/her) Chickie Monster, had some issues similar, and started out with Trans Am.

Just a few ideas to throw out there for you.

Wish you the best, good sir.

Anne ~ :)

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Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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I just applied there today after reading your post. Thank you. I’ll look at trans am as well. Veriha told me that once the ticket is a year old, it will be ok. That happens next month. I’m feeling a little more confident now. I was starting to feel like I was going to have to wait another couple of years. Glad to know that may not be the case.

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That link applies to seven places, right? If so, I did it already. :) Im fine with some rejections. I just need one company to say ok. :)

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Use this link to apply to a ton of companies. Just apply everywhere but expect rejections and less money than prime.

Apply For Truck Driving Jobs

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Have you looked into Western Express? They are one of the larger carriers, AND a 2nd chance company. Old School actually got his start there~! Go into the search bar 5 years or so back; and read all about it. They are a FINE company, at that. Training is stellar. Pay 'may' be a bit lower than some other carriers but the potential for success is there. I have a few friends that work for them, one is actually a trainer on the dry van side. A few of our TT members currently drive there, as well. Victor C. started there, but has since left trucking. Look up HIS diaries, too.

Also, a former member of TT (she got famous on Twitter and left us but I still chat w/her) Chickie Monster, had some issues similar, and started out with Trans Am.

Just a few ideas to throw out there for you.

Wish you the best, good sir.

Anne ~ :)

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Glad to be a 'tad' bit of help~! Let us know how it plays out for you, and the whatnots with the few places I gave you.

Just to be clear, you DO need a training company, correct?!? Trans Am may not be any more.. not sure. Also know another company in 'my' neck of the woods you could look into, having CDL in hand. I know, not advised, and I agree w/that consensus.

Verhiha sounds great, and their app is right here, on TT~!

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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.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
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