Will Large Fleet Trucking Companies Hire Me With A Pending Ticket?

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Victor K.'s Comment
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Yes i know im responsible of my own actions u live and learn ur mistakes. So im praying that i get accepted with my current conditions instead of having to wait for another couple of yrs of no tickets. Hell I'll take the crappies company out there as long my foot is in the door and begin my dream career.

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Thanks i will do that once i get my cdl I'm tired of these 9 to 5 jobs and like to drive for a living and retired as a professional driver but these cops are there to ruin any chance of that. But i wonder if the companies look at the ticket issue date or the date im convicted on?

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Victor, Davy has experience with this issue. It is causing him problems.

You need to get the ticket settled in court. You also need to be aware that any ticket 15 over is going to be really detrimental to your chances. Every trucking company I know of considers that as reckless driving. Most of them won't touch you if that is not older than 3 years. Safety is a big concern out here. They don't just take the attitude that everybody makes a mistake now and then. They want to see a record of safe driving. You are at a disadvantage when you are competing against folks with good clean driving records for a job. That doesn't mean you wouldn't turn out to be a better driver than those other folks, but it's all they have to go by at this point. They will always choose the folks with the best driving record when they are given the choice.

Don't make the mistake of thinking driver demand makes this career an easy one to step into. Our records follow us. Sometimes they hinder us.

There are a few companies who are less strict on your driving record. CRST, Western Express, and C.R. England come to mind. You might also want to check with CFI - they would be my first choice, were I in your situation.

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Conviction date. Its not the cops fault you were speeding. Trust me, I have a serious love of all things that go fast, and ultimately, each time I got a ticket, it was my choice to speed, my choice to ignore the possible repercussions of speeding. At least the recruiters I have talked to have told me to be completely honest about my tickets and take responsibility for them, if not there is a good chance you could get the boot at orientation.

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.

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.

Davy A.'s Comment
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Western Express offered before I even started school irrelevant of my speeding ticket collection. Now the recruiter has changed from Recruiting to Stalking. Schneider offered employment. Prime did as well, but they declined at first, and Im still skeptical that I might get the boot during orientation there.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Western Express offered before I even started school irrelevant of my speeding ticket collection. Now the recruiter has changed from Recruiting to Stalking. Schneider offered employment. Prime did as well, but they declined at first, and Im still skeptical that I might get the boot during orientation there.

Davy, I'm no pro. I would email Rainy if I were you, re: Prime. In all sincerity, it really 'DOES' sound to good to be true; regarding their strict 'everythings.' I'm happy for you if that rolls your way, TRUST me. I'm skeptical for you, as well.

Here's her bio: I'd email her 'straightaway' were I you.

Hi guys! I am a Prime driver of 5.5 years, and a team trainer. I love my job and company. So many drivers helped me in the beginning that I have dedicated myself to giving back.

truckingalongfun@gmail.com or check out my YouTube link!

Western is a die hard company. Ask for a new recruiter, or to talk to a DM or FM from the get go, if the seemingly stalking unnerves you.... IF YOU GO TO THEIR FACEBOOK . . (if you have that) .. click on 'message' and speak to my dear friend, Abby. She's the marketing/hiring manager. No recruitment here, guys & gals! Nada, nikem, nietz ... LoL. To me, it's a PLUS for them, all the WAY around. I'd go straight there, were I you.

SNI .. how is that a bad thing???? Anything in writing? More to follow. They are awesome, and have many dedicateds. Some of their 'rules' however, wouldn't sit well with some. Look it up. Also, might dig a bit deeper before they onboard you; as do many. Have them FULLY vet you! (My other half got DECLINED by SNI about 7 years ago; over a seatbelt ticket in the PV. (Glad it happened, FOR SURE, FOR SURE!) Details not important; wouldn't have been a good fit, whatsoever!)

Did you ever APPLY RIGHT HERE? Wondering why Millis isn't in your cache of 'go to' companies, as well! Veriha, tooAPPLY CFI ~! ?!?!? Longer 'time' with, but dang good training / plans, et al from the onset! Equipment to the NINES... as well!

Apply For Paid CDL Training

Apply For Truck Driving Jobs

Here's a link. I SO DO wish you the best, Davy. I'm just thinking in my little 'non driving' brain, that Prime "might" be a reach. I've enclosed Kearsey's email. Wish you well.

Here's this:

Pre Hire Letters

AND, (as I overwhelm you..the night/wife I am for my driver!) Have you looked into CFI? They ARE very forgiving.. jsyk! Case by case.

https://cfidrive.com/drive-for-cfi-old/apply-now/

apply FOR CFI !

Best to you;

~ Anne ~

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.

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.

Fm:

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.

Pre-hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Pre Hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Victor ^^^^ I meant to tag you as well, since it's YOUR thread, haha! Sorry. Get too fast for my own mind/fingers!

I'm waking when y'all head to bed.. my trucker's wife/life!

All great info for you BOTH, Victor & Davy.

~ Anne ~

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Davy A.'s Comment
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I meant that mostly in jest about Western, the recruiter there seems really cool and has been calling a lot lately, but nothing too bad. Schneider seems like a good one to go with and it seems like it will go. I do really like a lot of the of what Prime has too offer, but the conversation seemed vague and ambiguous. I appreciate the info. Western seemed like a decent enough place to work for as far as I could tell and the pay structure, home time and equipment seemed to match other large companies, I dont really have a reason not to work for them as opposed to anyone else. The main thing that I was trying to say to Victor is that there are definitely large fleets that will work with you even with tickets and such.

I was actually just looking at CFI tonight. I havent applied for them yet, but that might be a good one to. Im pretty sure Mills is primarily east of i35 and dosnt hire out of CO.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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I meant that mostly in jest about Western, the recruiter there seems really cool and has been calling a lot lately, but nothing too bad. Schneider seems like a good one to go with and it seems like it will go. I do really like a lot of the of what Prime has too offer, but the conversation seemed vague and ambiguous. I appreciate the info. Western seemed like a decent enough place to work for as far as I could tell and the pay structure, home time and equipment seemed to match other large companies, I dont really have a reason not to work for them as opposed to anyone else. The main thing that I was trying to say to Victor is that there are definitely large fleets that will work with you even with tickets and such.

I was actually just looking at CFI tonight. I havent applied for them yet, but that might be a good one to. Im pretty sure Mills is primarily east of i35 and dosnt hire out of CO.

Hope I helped a tad bit; you seem to be on it as well, good sir .. passing the 'reals' on to Victor!

Check back on those you missed; you may very well be right about Millis/hiring area. I've heard that.

CFI, more broad hiring area; great company that will meet your needs as well. Or more .. you do the research! LoL.

Read OVER my advice over coffee & daylight; and check into some of that I've sent. Both of y'all ~!! PreHires. . . . read that, too.

Best wishes;

~ Anne ~

ps: the end of the tunnels are only as you CHOOSE them to be!

Prehire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Prehires:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

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.

Victor K.'s Comment
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Thank you both i will def do that and Davy when u get accepted let me know so maybe i could try my luck getting my foot into their door and final start my career. Right im just saving up money for a trucking school in my state.

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I meant that mostly in jest about Western, the recruiter there seems really cool and has been calling a lot lately, but nothing too bad. Schneider seems like a good one to go with and it seems like it will go. I do really like a lot of the of what Prime has too offer, but the conversation seemed vague and ambiguous. I appreciate the info. Western seemed like a decent enough place to work for as far as I could tell and the pay structure, home time and equipment seemed to match other large companies, I dont really have a reason not to work for them as opposed to anyone else. The main thing that I was trying to say to Victor is that there are definitely large fleets that will work with you even with tickets and such.

I was actually just looking at CFI tonight. I havent applied for them yet, but that might be a good one to. Im pretty sure Mills is primarily east of i35 and dosnt hire out of CO.

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Hope I helped a tad bit; you seem to be on it as well, good sir .. passing the 'reals' on to Victor!

Check back on those you missed; you may very well be right about Millis/hiring area. I've heard that.

CFI, more broad hiring area; great company that will meet your needs as well. Or more .. you do the research! LoL.

Read OVER my advice over coffee & daylight; and check into some of that I've sent. Both of y'all ~!! PreHires. . . . read that, too.

Best wishes;

~ Anne ~

ps: the end of the tunnels are only as you CHOOSE them to be!

Prehire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Prehires:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

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.

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