Should I Keep My CDL?

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Zach 's Comment
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No!!! You’ll never use it bro you wanted out to much and I feel you were not able to work away from home!!! I think that’s what got to you and you needed an excuse to quit and go back home maybe look into the post office your a vet theyle hire you but IMO you never wanted help or put it to use I offered to talk u thru it on the phone that cdl is absolutely not for you unless u get a local job which IMO don’t think you want nothing to do with that monster

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As you all know my first driving job was a huge disaster and will probably be used as an example to new drivers and potential drivers on here of what not to do at you're first company lol. I've turned my truck back in today and am moving on with my life trying to figure out what the hell I'm going to do next. My question is, is it worth keeping my CDL or should I downgrade since I will probably never drive a CMV again. By the way just to clear up any confusion since I saw someone on another post saying I was terminated, Western Express never fired me my DM asked me to resign and I agreed so I didn't have a termination on my record. I was having trouble making appointments on time and knew he could use that as a way to get rid of me.

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Working away from home didn't bother me at all, I wanted to be home lol. It was my constant dumb mistakes that made me not successful out here. Go talk to Mark if you were ever in the Bloomington yard, that was my DM

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.

CMV:

Commercial Motor Vehicle

A CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business, is involved in interstate commerce, and may fit any of these descriptions:

  • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
  • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
  • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  • Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards

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.
Jammer a's Comment
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Not scared of mark bro I would of shut him up and got another dm just like that bro I don’t let people decide my future I decide my future !!! If he wanted me to quit he would’ve had to fire me!!! You you wanted out and mark was the only one who validated all your excuses he was the only one you listened to !! You wanted out !! If your dm was really talking to you and treating you the way you said they would have switched you guys the planner who pretty much watches over all them sits right there with them and has juice over all them in that terminal would have read qaulcom and switch you guys me and my dm had a good one right there in front of god and everybody then we went to lunch and became pretty good buddies but I went to terminal and told him I needed more loads! I can’t b waiting 2 to 3 hrs to be dispatched and he fixed it I felt your struggle bro but you wanted out you would get advice and say no that won’t work I can’t I can’t I can’t you wanted out!

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No!!! You’ll never use it bro you wanted out to much and I feel you were not able to work away from home!!! I think that’s what got to you and you needed an excuse to quit and go back home maybe look into the post office your a vet theyle hire you but IMO you never wanted help or put it to use I offered to talk u thru it on the phone that cdl is absolutely not for you unless u get a local job which IMO don’t think you want nothing to do with that monster

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As you all know my first driving job was a huge disaster and will probably be used as an example to new drivers and potential drivers on here of what not to do at you're first company lol. I've turned my truck back in today and am moving on with my life trying to figure out what the hell I'm going to do next. My question is, is it worth keeping my CDL or should I downgrade since I will probably never drive a CMV again. By the way just to clear up any confusion since I saw someone on another post saying I was terminated, Western Express never fired me my DM asked me to resign and I agreed so I didn't have a termination on my record. I was having trouble making appointments on time and knew he could use that as a way to get rid of me.

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Working away from home didn't bother me at all, I wanted to be home lol. It was my constant dumb mistakes that made me not successful out here. Go talk to Mark if you were ever in the Bloomington yard, that was my DM

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.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

CMV:

Commercial Motor Vehicle

A CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business, is involved in interstate commerce, and may fit any of these descriptions:

  • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
  • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
  • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  • Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards

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.
C T.'s Comment
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Jammer stop yelling lol

Jammer a's Comment
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Lol I’m not ha I’m getting pumped to drive outta Denver I forget exclamations points mean yelling huh .. lol 😂 sorry Zach wasn’t yelling just talking I’m a dinosaur when it comes to texting etiquette 😆

Jammer stop yelling lol

Delco Dave's Comment
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Just hang on to it until your license expires and you need a new picture. You may change your mind. You also never know what job might fall into your lap. If you get a job at a construction supply, lumber yard, Lowes, Home Depot, ETC... they all use class B flatbed and dump trucks for deliveries. Working at the site/yard and being able to run deliveries for them would make you a more valuable employee.

Good luck on whatever you find yourself doing next

Don's Comment
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I agree with what Jammer says here. You keep using your DM as your validation for quitting. You seem to think he held some mysterious power over you and was some sort of Daddy figure, telling you "When, What, Why, and How." You quit because you realized the job wasn't for you. Nothing wrong with that. What is wrong is you blaming others actions for doing so. Nothing more, nothing less. Jammer doesn't need to "ask your DM "Mark." Your posts tell him and us all we need to know.

Not scared of mark bro I would of shut him up and got another dm just like that bro I don’t let people decide my future I decide my future !!! If he wanted me to quit he would’ve had to fire me!!! You you wanted out and mark was the only one who validated all your excuses he was the only one you listened to !! You wanted out !! If your dm was really talking to you and treating you the way you said they would have switched you guys the planner who pretty much watches over all them sits right there with them and has juice over all them in that terminal would have read qaulcom and switch you guys me and my dm had a good one right there in front of god and everybody then we went to lunch and became pretty good buddies but I went to terminal and told him I needed more loads! I can’t b waiting 2 to 3 hrs to be dispatched and he fixed it I felt your struggle bro but you wanted out you would get advice and say no that won’t work I can’t I can’t I can’t you wanted out!

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No!!! You’ll never use it bro you wanted out to much and I feel you were not able to work away from home!!! I think that’s what got to you and you needed an excuse to quit and go back home maybe look into the post office your a vet theyle hire you but IMO you never wanted help or put it to use I offered to talk u thru it on the phone that cdl is absolutely not for you unless u get a local job which IMO don’t think you want nothing to do with that monster

double-quotes-start.png

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As you all know my first driving job was a huge disaster and will probably be used as an example to new drivers and potential drivers on here of what not to do at you're first company lol. I've turned my truck back in today and am moving on with my life trying to figure out what the hell I'm going to do next. My question is, is it worth keeping my CDL or should I downgrade since I will probably never drive a CMV again. By the way just to clear up any confusion since I saw someone on another post saying I was terminated, Western Express never fired me my DM asked me to resign and I agreed so I didn't have a termination on my record. I was having trouble making appointments on time and knew he could use that as a way to get rid of me.

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Working away from home didn't bother me at all, I wanted to be home lol. It was my constant dumb mistakes that made me not successful out here. Go talk to Mark if you were ever in the Bloomington yard, that was my DM

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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.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

CMV:

Commercial Motor Vehicle

A CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business, is involved in interstate commerce, and may fit any of these descriptions:

  • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
  • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
  • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  • Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards

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.
Steve L.'s Comment
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Why even ask the question?

Jamie's Comment
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Yes, keep it. I still think you should look into linehaul it would probably be a good fit.

I’ve thought about linehaul work for a long term plan, a way for me to be home more. But it seems no one is ever hiring in the Memphis area. rofl-3.gif

Not that I’m looking to switch right now, but for a long term plan, yes.

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.
IDMtnGal 's Comment
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maybe look into the post office your a vet theyle hire you

That will depend on what's on his DD214 as for discharge type. With only a little over 2 years on active duty, he either got out due to medical issues (so he could possibly be hired by the PO) or got a General or less discharge (so he couldn't).

Laura

Errol V.'s Comment
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I don't know if they are hiring, but find out who the USPS contractors are. They pull the US Mail between cities. They seem to haul with unmarked trailers that only have a big 6-digit number on the back roll-door.

I did two years driving a shuttle for Swift from Memphis to St Louis. (There are other routes out of Memphis.) The schedule was four days on, two days off. I'm not sure if it's still running but you can always ask.

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