Getting Hired With A Speeding Ticket For 30 Over

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Zia T.'s Comment
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A year ago I got a ticket for speeding 30 over the limit on the freeway in my car. The megas didn't want to pay for my CDL because of that ticket, so I just got it on my own, but now I don't know where to apply. There has to be at least one company willing to hire me, right?

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.
IDMtnGal 's Comment
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It's not just the megas that don't want to train you, the smaller companies that train won't want to touch you either.

Just hang tight, there will be others come along with maybe some 2d Chance companies that they know of. It's going to be hard to get on and you will get a lot of refusals, but there may be just one that might.

Laura

PackRat's Comment
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Then she posts on another thread that there are two separate speeding tickets in a three year period. May be your problem. SMH...

Zia T.'s Comment
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Then she posts on another thread that there are two separate speeding tickets in a three year period. May be your problem. SMH...

Yes I have 2, but the one that disqualified me from all the megas is the 30 over, that's why I asked specifically about this one

G-Town's Comment
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30 over? Why should any company hire you?

Zia T.'s Comment
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30 over? Why should any company hire you?

I don't know but thankfully I just got done speaking with western express and May transportation and they said they could hire. I appreciate all the replies thank you

BK's Comment
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I think the critical issue here is about your driving habits. 30 over is like going 45 in a 15 mph school zone. Please explain how you will change your driving habits in a semi?

Zia T.'s Comment
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I think the critical issue here is about your driving habits. 30 over is like going 45 in a 15 mph school zone. Please explain how you will change your driving habits in a semi?

I was going 95 in a 65 on the freeway, I know it's still really bad but not as bad as going 45 in 15 school zone. I was dumb. It was a stupid mistake and thank God I got the ticket instead of getting in an accident. After that, I decided to become a truck driver and now I take driving much more seriously. I have more respect for the road now. I guess the only way I can prove that I have learned my lesson and changed my driving habits is by not speeding or getting tickets anymore for the rest of my life. But in the meantime I need a job and I hope there's companies out there willing to give me a chance. Western express and May transportation said yes but I'll see what happens after I apply.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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I think the critical issue here is about your driving habits. 30 over is like going 45 in a 15 mph school zone. Please explain how you will change your driving habits in a semi?

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I was going 95 in a 65 on the freeway, I know it's still really bad but not as bad as going 45 in 15 school zone. I was dumb. It was a stupid mistake and thank God I got the ticket instead of getting in an accident. After that, I decided to become a truck driver and now I take driving much more seriously. I have more respect for the road now. I guess the only way I can prove that I have learned my lesson and changed my driving habits is by not speeding or getting tickets anymore for the rest of my life. But in the meantime I need a job and I hope there's companies out there willing to give me a chance. Western express and May transportation said yes but I'll see what happens after I apply.

Howdy, Zia~

It would help if you put at LEAST your state in your location, but depending on that...you could look into DML (Dutch Maid Logistics) here in Ohio; another 2nd chance company that just reopened their in house training program.

Stay off that pedal, and good luck!

~ Anne ~

ps: Do you HAVE your CDL yet? Did you TRY this? > Apply For Paid CDL Training

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.
BK's Comment
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I think the critical issue here is about your driving habits. 30 over is like going 45 in a 15 mph school zone. Please explain how you will change your driving habits in a semi?

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I was going 95 in a 65 on the freeway, I know it's still really bad but not as bad as going 45 in 15 school zone. I was dumb. It was a stupid mistake and thank God I got the ticket instead of getting in an accident. After that, I decided to become a truck driver and now I take driving much more seriously. I have more respect for the road now. I guess the only way I can prove that I have learned my lesson and changed my driving habits is by not speeding or getting tickets anymore for the rest of my life. But in the meantime I need a job and I hope there's companies out there willing to give me a chance. Western express and May transportation said yes but I'll see what happens after I apply.

Zia, I appreciate your humility about this. We all learn from our mistakes, hopefully. A recovering alcoholic can never take another drink again. You can never speed again. That being said, I hope you get a job and have a very successful career

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