Do Local CDL-A Or B Jobs Use Pre Screens?

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Jeremy P.'s Comment
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I have 2 warnings on my Company’s CSA score. Probably going to get the boot because I was on probation. Are there other ways I can use my license without psp?

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

G-Town's Comment
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You can use it as a means of identification.

No company will hire you blindly.

PackRat's Comment
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Heavens NO! The reason for the warnings are for their insurance costs and the company doesn't want to go to court for lawsuits with dangerous employees (drivers).

Why the two warnings?

Donna M.'s Comment
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Heavens NO! The reason for the warnings are for their insurance costs and the company doesn't want to go to court for lawsuits with dangerous employees (drivers).

Why the two warnings?

Is he gonna answer you? How does one know they have warnings on a companies score?

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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I have 2 warnings on my Company’s CSA score. Probably going to get the boot because I was on probation. Are there other ways I can use my license without psp?

I'd request a free copy of your DAC from Hire Right, and see what gives. The DAC report provides information on the period of service, equipment operated, loads hauled, driver status and experience, reason for leaving, rehire eligibility, number of accidents with accident detail, drug and alcohol histories including pre-employment test results, and truck driving school performance records.

DAC Report / Application

You can also request your PSP records, here: What does my PSP look like?

Perhaps the O/P is on 'chance #3' with said company, and is laying low?!?!?

~ 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.

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

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.

Sid V.'s Comment
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Hi Jeremy,

Usually a warning you get on an inspection isn't as bad as a citation that goes on your MVR.

As far as i can tell, warnings and csa scores don't raise your insurance premiums. Insurance mainly goes off the driver's MVR. However, what does get effected by a low csa score is the ability to get loads. A lot of brokers won't work with you when they look up your company and you have some out of services on your record.

I've also never heard of a driver on probation. They usually keep you or get rid of you.

Have a positive attitude and keep be careful out there.

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

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.

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