Dont Get Speeding Tickets If You Want To Get Hired Easily.

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Davy A.'s Comment
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Damn those tickets. Well, actually damn the choice I made to speed so much. Swift, Prime, Knight, Schneider, Stevens All have been a no go. They cant determine if the violations were 15 over or not. The original citations were plead down to a range 10-19 over. 3 tickets in 2 years. I was able to have some very good luck and skill in the courts resulting in pleading down the original alleged speed to a much much much....much lower number in some cases. So providing the actual ticket speed wouldn't help either, in fact it would harm my cause.

So, I can do school self pay upfront, Western said "We don't care how many tickets you got and how fast they were, as long as it was before you had a CDL". Sounds like a winner to me.

Any other speed demons out there had trouble with leadfootism that lead to difficulty in getting hired?

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.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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I'd go with Western then, anyway. If you do a 'self pay' school, you'll probably just end up at W.E. ultimately, anyway . . . so just let THEM school you!!

Just MHO~

~ Anne ~

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Davy A.'s Comment
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I though W.E. doesnt have a school, they just will reimburse. Id prefer to go through a company school, but its looking like less of an option.

PackRat's Comment
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How many, and how recent are these citations?

Davy A.'s Comment
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How many, and how recent are these citations?

3 total, 2 last year, 1 in April of 19. all three 10-19 mph over, 4 points ea. however 1 is currently having amended transcript sent to DMV from court showing it as settled to 1-4 MPH over for 0 points. 1 defective equipment from 7 years ago 3/2014. Sort of stumps me, Fairly common mph over, its CO's lowest pointable offense for speeding above zero.

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.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Davy A.'s Comment
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Pardon, oldest one is Aug of 2019. Allegedly cited 74 in a 45. reduced to 10-19 over with fine.

Zach 's Comment
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Have you tried May Trucking company? They are pretty lenient and I've heard nothing but good things about them, also check out Covenant they were willing to hire me after I screwed at WE but I went with SWIFT since I did not like team driving. Western Express is not an easy company to work for and alot of people trash them for that, I personally had a bad experience with them but that was mostly because of personal issues with my DM , co drivers and things going on back home. I actually think Western Express is a good company, Old School really seemed to enjoy it there and drove for a while until he got another opportunity he couldn't pass up. They even were willing to forgive me for all the crap I pulled off there and give me another chance.

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.
Don's Comment
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If you go the "self-pay" route, what makes you think these companies will hire you if the paid school companies won''t? Do not spend thousands of dollars for a scrapbook memento.

PackRat's Comment
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Pardon, oldest one is Aug of 2019. Allegedly cited 74 in a 45. reduced to 10-19 over with fine.

Do not go to a private school. You will still have your driving record on your resume.

With that many recent tickets, you are going to be fortunate to get hired anywhere. If you do land employment, it will be with a low paying company that is known for second or third chances. These citations of yours show a consistent record of extremely poor decisions.

Ryan O.'s Comment
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I don't know if there is a lot farming where you are from. However there are a lot of farmers that haul grain commercially to keep their trucks rolling year around. They don't care usually because lots if them will put anybody with a pulse in a truck. You won't make a lot, but it can get you driving experience.

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