Is There Hope For My Trucking Career?

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Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Haya, Mike.

A guy named Scott (who hasn't been back to report the 'retort') posted on a similar situation, a small while ago.

Stevens and Scott's Conundrum: Stevens Send Home Thread >>

Seriously, this is NUTS. I've got NO reply, but pretty sure my trucker wasn't ever 'asked' to report what he 'did' 20 or 30 years ago; and cannabis would be the worst. No DUI's, no 'hard stuff.'

Did you read the question, ACCURATELY???? Did it say 'EVER?'

You should REALLY 'apply here:' >>Apply For Paid CDL Training

Also, 'nearby' training: Knight, PAM, Stevens (shhhhh!!,) McLane (I recommend!,) and Raider Express. All training companies, with terminals in Texas. Last two are BASED in TX, I believe.

So many mods and veterans on here will QUANTIFY that a terminal near home has LITTLE TO NO impact, on home time. I can tell you stories, but... Just won't....for now. Look at Big Scott, for instance. He lives in NC, and is in Joplin, now .. for company stuff, at the 'main' (I believe) terminal. He gets home/goes home ALL THE TIME he WANTS!

I'll be thinking of more; as I can. I like your avatar but rather >>! Just be YOU.

~ Anne ~

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Yeah Anne, I have been following this thread and it has been in the back of my head this entire time. Sheesh, at least I was at home when I got my gut punch.

I'm sorry, man. Kinda reminds me of this: "Hits" ... Better in a couch than a car or T/T!

I'm SO fricking stymied by this, being a 'trend' as of late, but 'Brandon' wants to put the Guard in T/T's .. and 18 year olds.

Mike, I've got a TON of 2nd chance companies; but the ones from our 'apply here' button are GREAT, and then.. I added a few.. in the TX region. I sure hope I'm helping a bit.

I'm still just SMDH over this one. Kinda reminds me of this:

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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.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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OOPS ON the quotes...

You get the gist!!

~ Anne ~

PLEASE keep us in the LOOP~!!!!

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Reminds me, early 2019 when I was gunna start this driving thing, I was going to go thru Roadmasters, which Werner owns went into their office in Riverside. Head guy asked bout any dui's, I said yeah back 40 years ago when I was 19 lol....He said ahhh don't even worry about that, was too many years ago, not even worth mentioning (40 years passed at the time)

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.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Chris K.'s Comment
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When I was still in food service I was Dining Service Director at multiple retirement communities. Drug screen required for all positions plus random screens. Background checks also. There is no record of failed drug tests for most industries. Maybe law enforcement. In my opinion if it were not a failed DOT drug screen I wouldnt even mention it. Especially thirty years ago. ANNE-The Stevens issue I have a hard time believing. I feel there was more to that. Unless they really tightened up there policies.

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.

Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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Anyone able to weigh in on the medical information sharing that has become prevalent? If you get a drug screen at a doc in the box, and fail, you have a medical record. While HIPPA should preclude sharing with private entities not of a medical nature, when does that info become available to a medical professional through the medical Clearinghouse of information, completely without regard to the dot Clearinghouse? If you wonder what I'm talking about, read the fine print on many of the medical facility admission forms for patients. I have begun opting out on everything.

I suspect, and I could be wrong, as I have been known to be a bit of a conspiracy theorist and privacy advocate, the information in all of our medical records has likely been digitized and downloaded. Everything has a medical code, a numeric representation. If you trust that something that was a medical record from 30 years ago is not digitized into the medical sharing information, I think you are fooling yourself.

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.

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.
SoTexMike's Comment
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anne,

That's one lucky bloke in the picture with you. You are an angel!!!

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Haya, Mike.

A guy named Scott (who hasn't been back to report the 'retort') posted on a similar situation, a small while ago.

Stevens and Scott's Conundrum: Stevens Send Home Thread >>

Seriously, this is NUTS. I've got NO reply, but pretty sure my trucker wasn't ever 'asked' to report what he 'did' 20 or 30 years ago; and cannabis would be the worst. No DUI's, no 'hard stuff.'

Did you read the question, ACCURATELY???? Did it say 'EVER?'

You should REALLY 'apply here:' >>Apply For Paid CDL Training

Also, 'nearby' training: Knight, PAM, Stevens (shhhhh!!,) McLane (I recommend!,) and Raider Express. All training companies, with terminals in Texas. Last two are BASED in TX, I believe.

So many mods and veterans on here will QUANTIFY that a terminal near home has LITTLE TO NO impact, on home time. I can tell you stories, but... Just won't....for now. Look at Big Scott, for instance. He lives in NC, and is in Joplin, now .. for company stuff, at the 'main' (I believe) terminal. He gets home/goes home ALL THE TIME he WANTS!

I'll be thinking of more; as I can. I like your avatar but rather >>! Just be YOU.

~ Anne ~

double-quotes-end.png

Yeah Anne, I have been following this thread and it has been in the back of my head this entire time. Sheesh, at least I was at home when I got my gut punch.

I'm sorry, man. Kinda reminds me of this: "Hits" ... Better in a couch than a car or T/T!

I'm SO fricking stymied by this, being a 'trend' as of late, but 'Brandon' wants to put the Guard in T/T's .. and 18 year olds.

Mike, I've got a TON of 2nd chance companies; but the ones from our 'apply here' button are GREAT, and then.. I added a few.. in the TX region. I sure hope I'm helping a bit.

I'm still just SMDH over this one. Kinda reminds me of this:

0936249001636514087.jpg

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.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

SoTexMike's Comment
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i gotta learn to keep my mouth shut

Reminds me, early 2019 when I was gunna start this driving thing, I was going to go thru Roadmasters, which Werner owns went into their office in Riverside. Head guy asked bout any dui's, I said yeah back 40 years ago when I was 19 lol....He said ahhh don't even worry about that, was too many years ago, not even worth mentioning (40 years passed at the time)

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.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Brian S.'s Comment
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I have a possession charge from the early 2000’s and nothin since. Schneider didn’t even blink and gave me an offer.

I don’t know how the reporting works with the Medical cards, since you already admitted to failing a test. You may want to call them anonymously and ask about your situation before applying.

I also had a Schneider recruiter tell me not to volunteer any information not asked about.

Good luck.

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.
SoTexMike's Comment
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I have a possession charge from the early 2000’s and nothin since. Schneider didn’t even blink and gave me an offer.

I don’t know how the reporting works with the Medical cards, since you already admitted to failing a test. You may want to call them anonymously and ask about your situation before applying.

I also had a Schneider recruiter tell me not to volunteer any information not asked about.

Good luck.

same thing my better half suggested.

Cheers

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.
Chris K.'s Comment
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This is from the FMCSA clearinghouse. Sorry I did not post the link.

Only results of DOT drug or alcohol tests or refusals may be reported to the Clearinghouse. While employers may conduct drug and alcohol testing that is outside the scope of the DOT testing requirements, positive test results or refusals for non-DOT testing may not be reported to the Clearinghouse.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

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.

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.
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