Employment History For School/employment

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Carol B.'s Comment
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I hope y’all don’t mind answering a question for me. I graduated in 2000 working in my field until 2015 at which time I was put on disability. In 2017, while still on disability, I moved in with my parents to help as they’re elderly/sick. From 2017 to present I worked off and on while still helping my parents. My question is will these gaps in my recent employment history preclude me from trucking school/employment? Before I went on disability I had the same job for 10 years. Went off disability in 2018 but was helping my parents so have no employment/disability for about 1.5 years. Thanks for your time.

Turtle's Comment
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It may hinder you at some companies, but not all. With a spotty work history, you'd probably be safer to Apply For Paid CDL Training with multiple companies. This way, the companies that take the bait and offer you a job will already know about your work history. You'll definitely get hired on somewhere.


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.
Carol B.'s Comment
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Thank you so much for this information. I was feeling fairly discouraged so this has lifted my spirits. I really appreciate you taking the time to help me.

PJ's Comment
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For the gaps you will just need letters from family or friends that know what you were doing during that period. This became an issue after 9/11. The gov’t wants to verify you weren’t training terroists or the like.

Carol B.'s Comment
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Well, that makes sense. That was the question I didn’t want to ask! Y’all are sweet. Tysm

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