Only One Year Work History Cdl Training Rejected Everywhere

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Kevin L.'s Comment
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Basically I only have one year work history. Was taking care of my grandparents the last 6 years. I have applied to the usual suspects. Rejected by all. I was wondering what I can possibly do to move forward? Even if I get the funds to pay for trucking school myself the 3 year employment rule is still required no? I am just looking for advice to be honest. I have heard of people "working the docs" and getting approved for training a year later? Any advice is appreciated.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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You only have 1 year of work history? And that was before taking care of your grandparents?

You may have to get a job for a year and then reapply.

You can try working on the dock for an LTL company such as Old Dominion, FedEx Fright or Estes and apply to their dock to driver programs.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Basically I only have one year work history. Was taking care of my grandparents the last 6 years. I have applied to the usual suspects. Rejected by all. I was wondering what I can possibly do to move forward? Even if I get the funds to pay for trucking school myself the 3 year employment rule is still required no? I am just looking for advice to be honest. I have heard of people "working the docs" and getting approved for training a year later? Any advice is appreciated.

Howdy, Kevin L.; welcome to Trucking Truth!

The above is great advice; a 'dock to driver' program would GIVE you a solid year of work history, and pay you (well, train you!) to drive!

Also, it's been mentioned on our forum, over and over again; if you can get notarized letters from some folks OTHER than family, ie: the doctors that KNOW you were caring for your grandfolks, that would be HUGE, in submitting applications. A 'caregiver' is actually a career, certified or non. You'll just have to prove yourself, more than the STNA folks with a certificate.

Start here:

And, give this a 'one minute' whirl: Apply For Paid CDL Training

As long as there is not something in that 6 year time frame (ie: DMV incidents/broken law incidents) you should really be able to move on. We would always suggest 'company paid' training, because.... spending weeks and thousands in a school/community college, does not guarantee a job.

I hope this helps, best to you!

~ Anne ~

ps: Read my bio!

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.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

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.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Basically I only have one year work history. Was taking care of my grandparents the last 6 years. I have applied to the usual suspects. Rejected by all. I was wondering what I can possibly do to move forward? Even if I get the funds to pay for trucking school myself the 3 year employment rule is still required no? I am just looking for advice to be honest. I have heard of people "working the docs" and getting approved for training a year later? Any advice is appreciated.

I came back on the road after taking care of my Traumatic Brain Injured husband for 18 years. I went through Sage trucking school and had no help getting a job. I hadn't signed up for Trucking Truth so didn't know about going through a company school.

Shortly after school my husband died and I was looking at several small companies. What they all required was a letter from Workman's Comp in the state of Montana who paid for domiciliary care for my husband after we moved to Idaho. I was the caregiver. So I got the letter from Workman's Comp addressed to my husband awarding the domicillary care, then the 1099s that were given to my husband for his care and two more letters from people that knew about the care, one being his doctor and the Senior Center in town that also knew of my care for him. That's all the companies wanted and I didn't even have to notarize the letters as they were on letterhead from their agencies.

Laura

Kevin L.'s Comment
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You only have 1 year of work history? And that was before taking care of your grandparents?

You may have to get a job for a year and then reapply.

You can try working on the dock for an LTL company such as Old Dominion, FedEx Fright or Estes and apply to their dock to driver programs.

I have 1 year 2 months work history as of last week. I have applied to the places you have recommended. thank you for the reply. just feeling no hope right now I was excited to start a new career.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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You only have 1 year of work history? And that was before taking care of your grandparents?

You may have to get a job for a year and then reapply.

You can try working on the dock for an LTL company such as Old Dominion, FedEx Fright or Estes and apply to their dock to driver programs.

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I have 1 year 2 months work history as of last week. I have applied to the places you have recommended. thank you for the reply. just feeling no hope right now I was excited to start a new career.

Again, Location. ADD yours! You appear young; could work in your favor.

Look into: Dutch Maid Logistics, Pride, Witte Bros., Mast, and Raider Express.

Best tho, surely someone from OUR LIST might contact ya!

~ Anne ~

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier
Larry T.'s Comment
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Basically I only have one year work history. Was taking care of my grandparents the last 6 years. I have applied to the usual suspects. Rejected by all. I was wondering what I can possibly do to move forward? Even if I get the funds to pay for trucking school myself the 3 year employment rule is still required no? I am just looking for advice to be honest. I have heard of people "working the docs" and getting approved for training a year later? Any advice is appreciated.

Taking care of your grandparents was your job for 6 years, so you have 7 years of work history. Worse case is you'll need someone to accept a call and explain or a letter.

A company has to make an "effort" to check the past 3 years. I had 1.6 years of verifiable work history, with the previous 2 years no proof. Roehl called my sister and that was good enough. 4 months later when I went to Schneider they didn't even care or ask.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Kevin, you have my respect and admiration for taking care of your grandparents. In my opinion, that should put you in the front of the line.

How old are you?

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.
Kevin L.'s Comment
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Kevin, you have my respect and admiration for taking care of your grandparents. In my opinion, that should put you in the front of the line.

How old are you?

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.
Kevin L.'s Comment
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I would just like to really thank you for giving me those names. You really helped me out. I am currently in school with witte brothers. You do not know how much I am grateful to you for helping me find a place to get my foot in the door! It means a lot to me thanks.

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You only have 1 year of work history? And that was before taking care of your grandparents?

You may have to get a job for a year and then reapply.

You can try working on the dock for an LTL company such as Old Dominion, FedEx Fright or Estes and apply to their dock to driver programs.

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I have 1 year 2 months work history as of last week. I have applied to the places you have recommended. thank you for the reply. just feeling no hope right now I was excited to start a new career.

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Again, Location. ADD yours! You appear young; could work in your favor.

Look into: Dutch Maid Logistics, Pride, Witte Bros., Mast, and Raider Express.

Best tho, surely someone from OUR LIST might contact ya!

~ Anne ~

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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