CDL Grad- Told I Was Hired Then Not Hired

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George B.'s Comment
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I quit my company years ago all ticked off etc etc to go work for JB Hunt. I talked w recruiter all good. I drive to orientation in Charlotte Nc. I did day one. Road test, drug test etc. I had an felony arrest in my background. Not convicted. I made recruiter aware of it. No problem. Day 2 of orientation sent home due to background check. Come to find out at the time did not pull it till I arrived. Not sure why recruiter told me all good. I was livid. Luckily I ran into safety director of company I quit on way home. Rehired. Nothing against JB it was their policy. About 3 mo later the recruiter called me from another company he was working for, apologized and offered me a position. Didnt take it but it was cool. Move on!

Steve L.'s Comment
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“ Seems Schneider was one company pushing for more minimum behind the wheel training.”

Really? Schneider is often criticized as having too short of an orientation. I graduated CDL school (yes one of those that just takes your $ and gets you to pass the test 😆), and got hired with Schneider while having NO previous CDL Driving experience. 🤔

Good luck claiming discrimination. I’ve been discriminated against (not in trucking) but nobody really cares and it’s pretty tough to prove in court.

This is still a business that pays for performance and there are plenty of companies. You can control the future, not the past. Wouldn’t you rather focus on something you CAN control and not something you can’t?

Good luck!

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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Steve wrote;

Really? Schneider is often criticized as having too short of an orientation.

Same thing crossed my mind...no idea where he heard this... or some of the other stuff. Considering his desire to enter this industry, has a lot of negative comments about it. Nothin’ new, right?

Steve also wrote this:

I graduated CDL school (yes one of those that just takes your $ and gets you to pass the test 😆), and got hired with Schneider while having NO previous CDL Driving experience. 🤔

“Gee”... Steve has carved out a really nice career for himself. Get over it Gee... you’re nothin’ special until you prove yourself and hold the keys to your future. No one can get in the way of that... but you. The playing field in this industry is flat and level.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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And what about women? There are a ton of us on here who are quite successful. However some complain companies and trucking in general are sexist. I call BS

The only thing they see is money green. You can either have the attitude you will get it done or you can blame others.

NaeNaeInNC's Comment
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Preach it!

And what about women? There are a ton of us on here who are quite successful. However some complain companies and trucking in general are sexist. I call BS

The only thing they see is money green. You can either have the attitude you will get it done or you can blame others.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Preach it!

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And what about women? There are a ton of us on here who are quite successful. However some complain companies and trucking in general are sexist. I call BS

The only thing they see is money green. You can either have the attitude you will get it done or you can blame others.

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Yes'm!

And indeed, I'm the biggest choir...still healing up my rotator cuff!

Can't WAIT to join y'alls ranks!!

~ Anne ~

Don's Comment
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It didn't take long for the OP to start making derogatory statements about the industry he wants to make a career of, simply because he didn't get the job he believed he was entitled to. He also did not explain how he was "discriminated against," but maybe I missed reading how. The important thing to concentrate on now is shorting out his references for what he did during his periods of unemployment, and start applying at many companies. Also, stop feeling like you are entitled to be given a job, because you are not. In fact, change your entire attitude about the industry, or you won't make it very far.

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