No Company Wants To Take Me In OTR. Help?

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Alfred N.'s Comment
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Got my CDL back in 2018 of November with no Endorsements. Worked in the Oilfield as Frac for a year and 3 months, up until January 21st 2020. Other Companies dont count that as experience because i wasnt driving constantly. I just want to do OTR and get experience. Werner, Cfi told me no, im sure the other companies i applied will also.

Please anybody know who can take me in for OTR?

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.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

PackRat's Comment
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I would check out the attached links. Apply to every company that may interest you.

Many may consider your driving as no experience, or your license may be considered stale. I know it sucks but it is a reality.

How would you feel about starting over as a new CDL student? Unfortunately it may come to that.

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.

Alfred N.'s Comment
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How would i start as a new student again? If thats what i have to do

Andrey's Comment
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How would i start as a new student again? If thats what i have to do

Try Roehl. They hire experienced drivers, you will have to pass their driving test. Or you can try their refresher course, it is not as long as the one that gets you a CDL from scratch, maybe a week or so.

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.
Steve L.'s Comment
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While companies may not consider your experience as worthy of them sending you out solo, it seems like the companies that offer CDL licensing/training might move you through the program quicker once they see your skills. And maybe this will get you to your goal anyway.

Just my 2 cents

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.
Alfred N.'s Comment
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So yall are saying i can call a recruiter and ask for a refresher course? Or ask for cdl training program?

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.
Delco Dave's Comment
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Ya!!! Contact/apply to the large carriers that offer CDL training programs. Tell them even though you have a CDL, since you havent driven in awhile, your willing to go through any training they require to get back behind the wheel. As long as you have a good work history, clean background and MVR , I’m sure one of them will give you a shot. They hire and train people who have never even driven a pickup truck.

Good luck. Let us know how things go

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.

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

Alfred N.'s Comment
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Alrighty sounds good. I'll update my info. If i get lucky.

Thanks again guys.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Why did CFI say no? Ask them if you can start as a student. If you don't have recent tickets or accidents it should not be a problem.

Chaos's Comment
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Places like Prime Inc will likely take you. Worse case scenario you will have to do a sudo training run with a Trainer for a month or 2

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