Employment Verification

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Christopher H.'s Comment
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Ok y'all. I've been wanting to get into trucking all my life. And now that I'm stepping up, I always work! But the thing is I dislike working for bad companies and have been through my fair share. I have been self employed for three years now. Tried doing side jobs like Trash Butler running my own pickup truck, tried to do a oil drop station "not for me!". But I have scrapped and down yard clean ups, grass cutting and trimming, garage clean outs and all. I have filed taxes on the scrap but that didn't equal up to $14,000. One company said that my taxes had to add up to that each three years. Is there anything I can do?.

PackRat's Comment
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What company told you a minimum amount of income to be considered for employment? I have never heard of such.

Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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Ok y'all. I've been wanting to get into trucking all my life. And now that I'm stepping up, I always work! But the thing is I dislike working for bad companies and have been through my fair share. I have been self employed for three years now. Tried doing side jobs like Trash Butler running my own pickup truck, tried to do a oil drop station "not for me!". But I have scrapped and down yard clean ups, grass cutting and trimming, garage clean outs and all. I have filed taxes on the scrap but that didn't equal up to $14,000. One company said that my taxes had to add up to that each three years. Is there anything I can do?.

What company told you a minimum amount of income to be considered for employment? I have never heard of such.

Maybe an L/P type of deal???

Hey, Christopher H., welcome to Trucking Truth, and check out the following!!

~ 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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Christopher H.'s Comment
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What company told you a minimum amount of income to be considered for employment? I have never heard of such.

It was a company in San Antonio Texas. I've been on the phone with several companies trying to figure this out. Like I said I constantly work, if they go back 8 years they can see that. But they want past three years. And due to moving back to Texas 3.5 years ago and then COVID hitting so hard almost made it impossible to get a job so I just stayed motivated and did my own work

PackRat's Comment
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Tax statements, verifiable references, letters from friends and previous employers may be all you need to actually prove you were working stateside.

Any place asking for a minimum income amount is likely a lease or a 1099 company. Stay away from these. There are too many good, honest companies out here looking for qualified drivers to fall into any of those other traps.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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Ok y'all. I've been wanting to get into trucking all my life. And now that I'm stepping up, I always work! But the thing is I dislike working for bad companies and have been through my fair share. I have been self employed for three years now. Tried doing side jobs like Trash Butler running my own pickup truck, tried to do a oil drop station "not for me!". But I have scrapped and down yard clean ups, grass cutting and trimming, garage clean outs and all. I have filed taxes on the scrap but that didn't equal up to $14,000. One company said that my taxes had to add up to that each three years. Is there anything I can do?.

Tax statements, verifiable references, letters from friends and previous employers may be all you need to actually prove you were working stateside.

Any place asking for a minimum income amount is likely a lease or a 1099 company. Stay away from these. There are too many good, honest companies out here looking for qualified drivers to fall into any of those other traps.

Exactly, as PackRat said. Start here, too:

And when you are 'ready,' This link: Apply For Paid CDL Training.

As many have said in recent posts, a lot of companies have 'relaxed' their employment verification standards, since Covid set in. Prime being one of those, as verified by Kearsey. Truckin' Along w/Kearsey !

Hope this helps; and welcome to TT !

~ 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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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I always work! But the thing is I dislike working for bad companies and have been through my fair share.

Christopher, welcome to Trucking Truth!

Your issues with employment verification are easy to deal with. You just need some way for the trucking company to verify what you've been doing. Notarized letters from people who can provide a contact phone number and a statement saying you were self employed will work with most companies. That's the easiest way to handle it.

What I quoted above makes me wonder why a grown man cannot find a company he considers to be good. It really gives me pause as to how you decided to pursue trucking. Do you realize the failure rate of new truck drivers or the churn of experienced drivers switching companies constantly? This industry is full of malcontents who cannot be happy at their jobs and it's always because they are working for a bad company.

I don't know if you will fit in because misery loves company or if you'll just fall on your face because you're miserable. I do know you're going to find it really difficult with your past experience of always being unhappy with your employer.

Trucking is a very independent job. Hopefully that works in your favor.

Christopher H.'s Comment
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I always work! But the thing is I dislike working for bad companies and have been through my fair share.

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Christopher, welcome to Trucking Truth!

Your issues with employment verification are easy to deal with. You just need some way for the trucking company to verify what you've been doing. Notarized letters from people who can provide a contact phone number and a statement saying you were self employed will work with most companies. That's the easiest way to handle it.

What I quoted above makes me wonder why a grown man cannot find a company he considers to be good. It really gives me pause as to how you decided to pursue trucking. Do you realize the failure rate of new truck drivers or the churn of experienced drivers switching companies constantly? This industry is full of malcontents who cannot be happy at their jobs and it's always because they are working for a bad company.

I don't know if you will fit in because misery loves company or if you'll just fall on your face because you're miserable. I do know you're going to find it really difficult with your past experience of always being unhappy with your employer.

Trucking is a very independent job. Hopefully that works in your favor.

I had one job that I actually moved up and liked, and that was driver/ driver trainer with a box truck delivery company.. I went from newbie to trainer in 2.5 years of being there. The only reason I'm not with them anymore is due to them shutting all the way down. Please don't get me wrong I'm not Miserable, or unhappy in my life just trying to get back to driving. I'm so glad it has done you well my kind sir!. I do understand driving a semi is completely different. I'm only asking for advice to make my own decisions! Not to be persuaded away from what I want in my life. Have a blessed one brother and please stay safe out there Old school

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