Finished School, Stevens Transport Wouldn't Hire

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Scott E.'s Comment
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Scott that is a mess. As said you did everything right, they messed up. The clearinghouse is the important area of concern and since that failed test was not job related shouldn’t be reported to them.

I went a round or two with them a couple years ago. You need to contact the folks that take care of the school and/or the safety director. You did get a cdl through them so paying something for that is probably going to happen, but you can probably get it reduced. Otherwise you can always have an attorney send them a letter.

They probably haven’t responded to you yet as noone probably has a clue how to handle this. I would be concerned with did they consider you an employee or just a student???

Thank you PJ. My Clearinghouse is clean. I sent emails to Tonya, (recruiting department qualifications representative), Albert, (Training counselor), Bill, (VP of risk management and training) and I sent 2 emails to Robert, (school director). This is what I said...

"Good morning Mr. Wall. I desperately need to speak to someone in regards to what happened last Thursday Oct 14. I was accepted, approved and attended your school for 5 weeks. I did everything that was asked of me and had no issues during that time. I passed, attended orientation and received my CDL. I was going on the road with my trainer on Friday. The day we went to DPS and got our CDL, I was called upstairs by Gina and told Stevens was not going to be able to hire me because someone made a mistake. I'm still in shock over this. I didn't do anything wrong. I need to know how this will affect my career and my future, in regards to my CDL. Do I need to request a grievance or arbitration hearing? If so, who do I contact? As you may imagine I'm devastated and confused over this and don't know where to go from here. I quit my job and paid for my own housing and food while I attended school. I need some advice. Please contact me as soon as possible. Thank you for your time."

So far, complete silence from them. I feel the training I got was mediocre at best. They constantly told us that we'd learn when we get on the road for 240 hrs. What makes me sick is, after all that time and effort, I'm back at my old job for now. I'm worried that if I apply somewhere to get my OTR training, that they'll contact Stevens and Stevens will tell them I failed a drug test 3 years ago. Then it would go on my DAC as a refusal to hire.

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.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

PJ's Comment
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Good letter, see what happens. You need a clear answer if you were hired and let go or were never hired. IF you were never hired they have no course of action toward you as an employee and therefore are not apart of your emoloyment history. You attended their cdl school as a student.

They sent my gf to a school in colorado. It was a top notch school. Packrat went to the same one years prior.

Try and get your conversation with Gina in writing. Her admitting this was their mistake is hugh for you.

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.
Scott E.'s Comment
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Good letter, see what happens. You need a clear answer if you were hired and let go or were never hired. IF you were never hired they have no course of action toward you as an employee and therefore are not apart of your emoloyment history. You attended their cdl school as a student.

They sent my gf to a school in colorado. It was a top notch school. Packrat went to the same one years prior.

Try and get your conversation with Gina in writing. Her admitting this was their mistake is hugh for you.

Hi PJ. Thank you for your help. I just got a reply back from my request for a copy of my DAC. This is what they said...

Thank you for contacting HireRight. Our records indicate you recently contacted us to request a copy of your consumer report/file information, if any, in our possession. If this is not the case, please let us know immediately by calling the toll-free phone number referenced below.

"At this time we are unable to locate any reports based on the personal identifiers that you provided in your request; therefore, we are closing out this request. If you believe HireRight should have information on you, please call HireRight at 1-800-381-0645 to speak with a Customer Service Representative or send an email to customerservice@hireright.com."

Does this mean that Stevens didn't report to them what happened? It's only been 13 days since they said that they couldn't hire me. Do you think I'm in the clear?

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.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Kerry L.'s Comment
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Good letter, see what happens. You need a clear answer if you were hired and let go or were never hired. IF you were never hired they have no course of action toward you as an employee and therefore are not apart of your emoloyment history. You attended their cdl school as a student.

They sent my gf to a school in colorado. It was a top notch school. Packrat went to the same one years prior.

Try and get your conversation with Gina in writing. Her admitting this was their mistake is hugh for you.

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Hi PJ. Thank you for your help. I just got a reply back from my request for a copy of my DAC. This is what they said...

Thank you for contacting HireRight. Our records indicate you recently contacted us to request a copy of your consumer report/file information, if any, in our possession. If this is not the case, please let us know immediately by calling the toll-free phone number referenced below.

"At this time we are unable to locate any reports based on the personal identifiers that you provided in your request; therefore, we are closing out this request. If you believe HireRight should have information on you, please call HireRight at 1-800-381-0645 to speak with a Customer Service Representative or send an email to customerservice@hireright.com."

Does this mean that Stevens didn't report to them what happened? It's only been 13 days since they said that they couldn't hire me. Do you think I'm in the clear?

I am not an expert on HireRight and its reports, but that response sounds like nothing was reported. If you are still unsure, call HireRight at the phone number provided and ask them if that response means nothing was reported.

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.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

PackRat's Comment
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As far as it showing up with Hire Right, it could take more than six months before showing up on your DAC. It doesn't read like you're going to get any satisfaction corresponding with Steven's.

I would start applying and speaking with recruiters directly. Explain everything as you have here.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Scott E.'s Comment
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Good letter, see what happens. You need a clear answer if you were hired and let go or were never hired. IF you were never hired they have no course of action toward you as an employee and therefore are not apart of your emoloyment history. You attended their cdl school as a student.

They sent my gf to a school in colorado. It was a top notch school. Packrat went to the same one years prior.

Try and get your conversation with Gina in writing. Her admitting this was their mistake is hugh for you.

PJ. Stevens just sent this. Absolutely no response to my emails but they want their money.

"I am contacting you in regards to your student loan balance due to Stevens Transport Inc.

You have a balance of $7866.41 for your tuition for the charges you incurred while attending CDL training at the Stevens Driving Academy campus due.

If you would like to make a onetime payment, you can pay $3664 for your tuition to release your transcripts and certificate of completion and stop further action.

Please contact me by 3pm CST 10/29/21 if you would like to pay this discounted amount in full or discuss repayment options.

If you would like to make payment arrangements, you can do so for the discounted portion of the loan of $4266.28 for your tuition.

The following monthly repayment options can be offered and can be broken down into weekly or biweekly payments as well. If one of these options will work, specify which one and the date the first payment will be made and I will email the repayment agreement to you. The first payment would have to begin by 10/29/21:"

I don't know what to do. My DAC came back clear but it's only been 2 weeks. Could it be that they could still file a report on my DAC? I didn't do anything wrong. I did everything they asked.

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.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Good letter, see what happens. You need a clear answer if you were hired and let go or were never hired. IF you were never hired they have no course of action toward you as an employee and therefore are not apart of your emoloyment history. You attended their cdl school as a student.

They sent my gf to a school in colorado. It was a top notch school. Packrat went to the same one years prior.

Try and get your conversation with Gina in writing. Her admitting this was their mistake is hugh for you.

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PJ. Stevens just sent this. Absolutely no response to my emails but they want their money.

"I am contacting you in regards to your student loan balance due to Stevens Transport Inc.

You have a balance of $7866.41 for your tuition for the charges you incurred while attending CDL training at the Stevens Driving Academy campus due.

If you would like to make a onetime payment, you can pay $3664 for your tuition to release your transcripts and certificate of completion and stop further action.

Please contact me by 3pm CST 10/29/21 if you would like to pay this discounted amount in full or discuss repayment options.

If you would like to make payment arrangements, you can do so for the discounted portion of the loan of $4266.28 for your tuition.

The following monthly repayment options can be offered and can be broken down into weekly or biweekly payments as well. If one of these options will work, specify which one and the date the first payment will be made and I will email the repayment agreement to you. The first payment would have to begin by 10/29/21:"

I don't know what to do. My DAC came back clear but it's only been 2 weeks. Could it be that they could still file a report on my DAC? I didn't do anything wrong. I did everything they asked.

Scott, you've only got 2 days to 'act' on this, sadly. You might as well set up payment arrangements for the $4K so they don't come after you for the $8K and defile your credit. It SUX, but it IS almost 1/2.

Might as well bite the 'proverbial' bullet. Credit is NOT easy to repair, these days; and depending how 'daunting' Stevens may be (I hope PJ replies to this, as well! I'll raise him up . . . ) they 'could' try to black ball you in the industry if you don't play 'their' way. Sheesh. I don't know. I'd almost contact an attorney for a $50.00 consult.

~ 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.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

PJ's Comment
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Scott this doesn’t suprise me based on my former dealings with them.

First off notify them that the timeline they outlined is “Not reasonable”. You will consult with your attorney on the best course of action and let them know.

I hate doing business this way, but they caused it.

Dac entries are like credit report entries, can pop up quick or later. Personally I hate that system.

They are holding up your training certificate until they get their money. Basically keeping you out of the mega carriers, they all want that.

You really need to consult with an attorney. As I said before you did get trained so be prepared to pay something for that.

If your still wanting to do this apply everywhere, sounds like you were never an employee at stevens so they are not a former employer. Be honest but don’t volunteer any information not asked. Hopefully you can land a job with tution assistance to pay off your school.

I wish you the best.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Kerry L.'s Comment
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Scott this doesn’t suprise me based on my former dealings with them.

First off notify them that the timeline they outlined is “Not reasonable”. You will consult with your attorney on the best course of action and let them know.

I hate doing business this way, but they caused it.

Dac entries are like credit report entries, can pop up quick or later. Personally I hate that system.

They are holding up your training certificate until they get their money. Basically keeping you out of the mega carriers, they all want that.

You really need to consult with an attorney. As I said before you did get trained so be prepared to pay something for that.

If your still wanting to do this apply everywhere, sounds like you were never an employee at stevens so they are not a former employer. Be honest but don’t volunteer any information not asked. Hopefully you can land a job with tution assistance to pay off your school.

I wish you the best.

Isn't there going to be the issue that any company that accepts drivers just out of CDL school want proof of training completion. It almost feels like his career is being held hostage because Stevens Transport f'd up in the application process.

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.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Scott E.'s Comment
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Scott this doesn’t suprise me based on my former dealings with them.

First off notify them that the timeline they outlined is “Not reasonable”. You will consult with your attorney on the best course of action and let them know.

I hate doing business this way, but they caused it.

Dac entries are like credit report entries, can pop up quick or later. Personally I hate that system.

They are holding up your training certificate until they get their money. Basically keeping you out of the mega carriers, they all want that.

You really need to consult with an attorney. As I said before you did get trained so be prepared to pay something for that.

If your still wanting to do this apply everywhere, sounds like you were never an employee at stevens so they are not a former employer. Be honest but don’t volunteer any information not asked. Hopefully you can land a job with tution assistance to pay off your school.

I wish you the best.

Thank you PJ. This is so weird. I'm going to get an attorney because I have no problem paying something for my training but I have no clue what affect this had on my record. I'm not paying for a license that may be connected to negative information. I didn't do anything.

Also, I have my official certificate of completion for Stevens Transport Training Program signed by James McCain in my possession. Along with my certificate for hazardous materials training and testing signed by my instructor. And I have my orange folder called "2nd Seat Driver Information". It has all the maneuvers I did, how many hours I did them and and an "S" for satisfactory next to each one. It is signed by the lead instructor, skills instructor and road instructor, along with "OK To Go With Trainer" "Y" for yes.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

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