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Stephen E.'s Comment
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Hey y'all. My name is Stephen. Im 30 years old. I have a CDL-A but I have a no semi restriction. I have had to go through the SAP program. I will need a company that will accept that and offer training. Anyone have any advice?

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.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

G-Town's Comment
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What is a “no-semi” restriction?

That said; you’re in for an uphill grind. Very few companies will accept this. I suggest you use this link to apply to numerous companies.

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Hey y'all. My name is Stephen. Im 30 years old. I have a CDL-A but I have a no semi restriction. I have had to go through the SAP program. I will need a company that will accept that and offer training. Anyone have any advice?

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.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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Hey y'all. My name is Stephen. Im 30 years old. I have a CDL-A but I have a no semi restriction. I have had to go through the SAP program. I will need a company that will accept that and offer training. Anyone have any advice?

Howdy, Stephen, and welcome to Trucking Truth !

Exactly what G'Town said. Very uphill, but possible.

Also, if you add your location, sometimes some of us have some 'outliers' that are little known, and may give someone a chance.

Did you get your CDL on your own, through a community college, or for work.. ie: oilfield or such? Tell us more.

Also, Welcome to TT !! Do you really WANT TO go OTR , anyway? This is how it usually begins:

You may not 'need' the last two (obviously, with a CDL already) but read the 1st two!

Best wishes; we will help as we can!

~ 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.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Stephen E.'s Comment
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I took my driving test in a bucket truck. I have been working for powerline companies for the last 8 years. Want to move on from that and become a truck driver. Something I have wanted to do since I was a kid.

G-Town's Comment
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If you took your test in a bucket truck, I suggest you have a Class B, not an A.

I’d approach your current employer to see if they will work with you.

I took my driving test in a bucket truck. I have been working for powerline companies for the last 8 years. Want to move on from that and become a truck driver. Something I have wanted to do since I was a kid.

Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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I took my driving test in a bucket truck. I have been working for powerline companies for the last 8 years. Want to move on from that and become a truck driver. Something I have wanted to do since I was a kid.

Gotcha, Stephen.

CDL B now, or A?

Please follow my above links and suggestions. We are a great group of people around here! Location matters; but APPLY via G'Towns links, too!

Don't rush to reply; read what we've linked, and update your profile, at least with your state (and the N/S/E/W) vicinity.

Thanks,

~ 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.
Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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If you took your test in a bucket truck, I suggest you have a Class B, not an A.

I’d approach your current employer to see if they will work with you.

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I took my driving test in a bucket truck. I have been working for powerline companies for the last 8 years. Want to move on from that and become a truck driver. Something I have wanted to do since I was a kid.

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We need to text before double posting, hahahahaha!

XoXo .. sorry!

~ Anne ~

Papa Pig's Comment
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More than likely you will have to go through a school again. Apply to a few of the companies that offer paid training and see who bites.

Stephen E.'s Comment
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I live in NC. I have air brakes and combination skills just not semi trailer. I have CDL A. Im not currently employed cause of the reason for the SAP program.

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.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

G-Town's Comment
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You have an “O” restriction?

Meaning you a restricted from operating a truck with a fifth wheel. You tested in a bucket truck with a pintle hook and tag-along trailer attached to it?

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