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Erma S.'s Comment
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Hi, wondering if anyone could help me here...ive applied to company paid cdl programs, i cant get a recruiter on the phone or even an email back,.. wondering if im "Blacklisted" for attending a private cdl school that i paid out of pocket for,and failed the cdl road test multiple times.. is this the reason i cant get a call back? Any replies are welcomed Thank you in advance

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.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I can't speak on all companies, but I know Prime will not accept someone who started a local CDL school and did not finish.

Not only does it show a lack of commitment and/or skills, but the person often has to go through the entire CDL schooling portion again because the reference points on the pad and turn points of the trucks are different.

I am a CDL Instructor for Prime and one of my students went to a local school for five months! and still took 2 weeks longer to pass than others. Despite having her 160 hour certificate, she had to sign a new contract and do the entire course over.

So her original school was a waste of time and money. Prime only accepted her because she had the certificate but never tested.

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. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Hi, wondering if anyone could help me here...ive applied to company paid cdl programs, i cant get a recruiter on the phone or even an email back,.. wondering if im "Blacklisted" for attending a private cdl school that i paid out of pocket for,and failed the cdl road test multiple times.. is this the reason i cant get a call back? Any replies are welcomed Thank you in advance

Hi, Erma!

My dime is on all what Kearsey said, and why. Many of the great companies see no value in what you've obtained, as they'd rather have YOU, fresh; to train their way. Many would've PAID YOU to do it, their way. People don't come here first.... so then ... again, we see this ~ exactly why we don't recommend that route. Sad how people get fallen prey to this!!

Did you pay out of pocket? Was it an WIOA grant? They gave you a 'paper.' That's it, their 'J.O.B.' is done. Did they have recruiters or guaranteed placements?

Were I you; I'd go here, SOONER than later: Apply For Paid CDL Training. It's 'fixable,' but .. at the cost of your time; yet not your dime.

And in your spare time, read this:

Wish you well!

~ Anne & Tom ~

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.

WIOA:

WIOA - Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (aka WIA)

Formerly known as the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), the WIOA was established in 1998 to prepare youth, adults and dislocated workers for entry and reentry into the workforce. WIOA training funds are designed to serve laid-off individuals, older youth and adults who are in need of training to enter or reenter the labor market. A lot of truck drivers get funding for their CDL training through WIOA.

Tim F.'s Comment
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Erma,

You don’t indicate why or how you failed your road test through the school.

It isn’t terribly important, but it does give us an idea if it was just a lack of seat/driving time, backing issues.

Also, if possible, give us an idea of who has rejected you for CDL school.

I went through Roehl Transport in their Marshfield Wi location several weeks after being rejected by Prime. Prime did not like my unemployment for 1-1/2 years which I understood.

The link Anne provided above is very helpful. Fill it out and send it as it may reach companies you had not yet applied.

Good luck and don’t give up.

Tim

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.
Erma S.'s Comment
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>Hi, wondering if anyone could help me here...ive applied to company paid cdl programs, i cant get a recruiter on the phone or even an email back,.. wondering if im "Blacklisted" for attending a private cdl school that i paid out of pocket for,and failed the cdl road test multiple times.. is this the reason i cant get a call back? Any replies are welcomed Thank you in advance

Thanks Anne and Tom. ive applied to numerous cdl company sponsored programs,.Youre right i was told by a recruiter today that is the reason Im not getting call backs. Wish i had found this forum before blowing $4500 on a local private school. without a "piece of paper" or a license.....

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

Erma S.'s Comment
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Hi Tim, I failed multiple times .. twice was nerves from not having enough drive time. At the time of my test, i hadnt even learned how to stop/ take off from a hill without rolling [the mva course has a very steep hill going onto 2 lanes of traffic at the beginning of the course. thats all i had on my mind at the time. Knowing i would fail. the last failed attempt,the offset got me..

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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>Hi, wondering if anyone could help me here...ive applied to company paid cdl programs, i cant get a recruiter on the phone or even an email back,.. wondering if im "Blacklisted" for attending a private cdl school that i paid out of pocket for,and failed the cdl road test multiple times.. is this the reason i cant get a call back? Any replies are welcomed Thank you in advance

Thanks Anne and Tom. ive applied to numerous cdl company sponsored programs,.Youre right i was told by a recruiter today that is the reason Im not getting call backs. Wish i had found this forum before blowing $4500 on a local private school. without a "piece of paper" or a license.....

Hi Tim, I failed multiple times .. twice was nerves from not having enough drive time. At the time of my test, i hadn't even learned how to stop/ take off from a hill without rolling, the mva course has a very steep hill going onto 2 lanes of traffic at the beginning of the course. thats all i had on my mind at the time. Knowing i would fail. the last failed attempt,the offset got me..

All isn't lost; you've found us now! Apply with our link, you'll be rolling in no time. Try this, too:

Apply For Truck Driving Jobs

Additionally, utilize ALL the training links available in this forum, as you can. Where are you located? PLEASE add the state, at least!!

Wish you the best forward, so many of us here to guide ya! Something good will come.

~ Anne & Tom ~

ps: Were you training on a manual, perhaps? That is tougher, in & of itself. Some people get thrown off by that, alone. While many of us despise the restriction (to a degree,) for others ...it's the stop/go factor, no pun intended.

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.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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