Underage Drinking Ruin My Chances?

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Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Well, once the suspension is more than 5 years old it will no longer be something that shows up because companies don't go back that far on MVR.

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When I pulled my own MVR from the state it was the same price for 5 yrs, 10yrs or lifetime so I pulled the lifetime. Thats how I know the underage drinking suspensions are on there.

Then… Found out they show up as summary offenses on the background check when I applied to drive for Doordash and Uber eats.

Luckily they are so old that they shouldn’t prevent me from being hired. Currently waiting to hear back from ABF Freight, recruiters and HR already reviewed and approved my application. I’m in the potential interview phase waiting for hiring managers decision. I applied for their driver development program.

Holy WOW.... I just 'CAUGHT' this . . ^^^ Dave, you're making the quantum leap, to CDL'ing?!?

Kewl !!! If you mentioned this elsewhere; apoligies & I missed it . . .

~ Anne ~

Jan, if you read this . . sorry about all the hijacks, girl!

Keep us in the loop!!!

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.

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

Delco Dave's Comment
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Thanks Anne!!! I mentioned it once before in Real Diels Cowan thread. Held off on starting a thread since I’m still waiting for an interview and dont want to jinx it!!

The way my luck has gone the last 2 years I didnt want to jump the gun. Was supposed to go to training in April 2020, covid screwed that up so I took the temp job delivering for Amazon. Tore a ligament in foot working there which led to surgery. Finished up physical therapy in September and started working full time for a property management co rehabbing rentals and running Doordash here and there for some extra $$$.

I know its not recommended here but I’m trying to get on with ABF or another local co that offers training to be around for wife and kiddies. I think my 25+ years of towing and backing landscape trailers will make going local as a rookie not as big a risk as someone who has little to no experience maneuvering a trailer prior to training

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Thanks Anne!!! I mentioned it once before in Real Diels Cowan thread. Held off on starting a thread since I’m still waiting for an interview and dont want to jinx it!!

The way my luck has gone the last 2 years I didnt want to jump the gun. Was supposed to go to training in April 2020, covid screwed that up so I took the temp job delivering for Amazon. Tore a ligament in foot working there which led to surgery. Finished up physical therapy in September and started working full time for a property management co rehabbing rentals and running Doordash here and there for some extra $$$.

I know its not recommended here but I’m trying to get on with ABF or another local co that offers training to be around for wife and kiddies. I think my 25+ years of towing and backing landscape trailers will make going local as a rookie not as big a risk as someone who has little to no experience maneuvering a trailer prior to training

Just 'scanning' since we WAY lost the game today, and ... wondering how D'Dave is ?!?!?

Hope it's coming along, good sir!

Jan/Janice . .

Any updates, re: Wilson, or otherwise??

Be safe, all. 1st Ohio 'snowday.' YAAAY... :(

~ Anne ~

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Delco Dave's Comment
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The ABF location I applied to did not hire me for training. They are very short on drivers and are looking for people already holding a CDL. I’m going to either apply for YRC/Yellow’s training program or go to my local Community college CDL program and apply to ABF again with a CDL after the holiday’s.

Don’t want to stress the family out and put them on the back burner by being focused on training during the holiday’s. I’m currently making decent money working for a property management company fixing up rental properties. They know I plan to get my CDL and are willing to be flexible with me taking half days/days off to get DOT physical, permit, hazmat background etc… when the time comes. They are hurting for workers like most employers and are happy to have me for as long as I can give them

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.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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