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Billy Y.'s Comment
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What’s going on ladies and gents?

I currently work in law enforcement and I am seriously debating on getting out and applying to TMC. I have 3 years prior flatbed experience driving locally prior to law enforcement and I hear they are military vet friendly. Any former LE that have made the change or any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks

PJ's Comment
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Welcome Billy!! I and several othets are former Leo’s and are very successful. Start looking around the site. It is a wealth of information for new drivers. Hopefully someone will come on shortly and post you some links to what we refer to as a starter kit.

I know this is a very stressful time to be in LE and My heart and prayers go out to our men and women. Stay safe

PackRat's Comment
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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.

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.

PJ's Comment
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Thanks seniordancing-banana.gif

PackRat's Comment
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I always support the police, as long as I'm not being pulled over.

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Dan F.'s Comment
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When doing your research you can just ignore anything that says military or law-enforcement friendly as they are just gimmicks.

The real questions you need to ask our ones you have to ask yourself before you consider the company

Short and long term goals Level of commitment Personality type fit for little home time Loved ones - can the deal with it.

After all of that , then ask the pay and hometime questions for each company you are interested in, They will all either put off straight answers or give you the “best version”. Its normal. One thing I suggest is a company should reimburse ALL reserve parking costs.

What’s going on ladies and gents?

I currently work in law enforcement and I am seriously debating on getting out and applying to TMC. I have 3 years prior flatbed experience driving locally prior to law enforcement and I hear they are military vet friendly. Any former LE that have made the change or any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks

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