Getting Ready To Start Cdl Classes

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Cody B.'s Comment
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Hi guys my name is Cody I'm from Ohio and have decided to start a new career in truck driving paid for my cdl class and it starts this Saturday unfortunately last year I wasn't paying attention to my speed and got a ticket for going 74 in a 55 wondering how bad that's going to affect my career once I pass my cdl test

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.
Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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19 over is going to be a problem with alot of places, I'd hold off on paying for CDL school and apply to company sponsored training. You may have to wait till that ticket is a minimum of 3 years old unfortunately as someplace will consider it reckless driving.

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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.

Company Sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

NaeNaeInNC's Comment
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19 over is going to be a problem with alot of places.

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I would refer to the manual with that. I thought 15 over was considered reckless in terms of getting and keeping a CDL.

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.
Banks's Comment
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I thought 15 over was considered reckless in terms of getting and keeping a CDL.

It varies by state, but it's not relevant. Trucking companies won't be so quick to overlook that ticket. The way they say it, he's not a safe driver. That makes him a liability and they're afraid of accidents and the effect he'll have on their safety score. It doesn't have to be "reckless driving" for a trucking company to call it reckless driving.

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.
Davy A.'s Comment
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Ive been through this with tickets. Different companies have different polices, but most if not all can have a problem with a 19 over ticket. If you have already paid for school, but havent yet started it, Id highly recommend looking at some of the advice here

as well as Private schooling versus company sponsored training

If you are already committed financially and cant back out of it, understandable. I would recommend contacting prospective companies now though, there are many that reimburse school costs in part or full and its best to find out if a company will hire and train you before you get your CDL. Remember that you will still need training after school. All school does is teach us how to get our CDL. Its just not possible to train us and give us the experience needed to make a career doing this in three weeks. Ive been through the ringer with speeding tickets, especially ones 15 mph or more over. I got declined by several companies until I got the situation remedied. One isnt as bad, but if its recent, it can make a huge difference. One of the mods here can sum it up better than I can. but hopefully this at least gets some thought about different directions flowing.

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.

Company Sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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