This Is For My Last Post Title Was Given Up On The Trucking Industry

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MichaelC0000 Z.'s Comment
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I've posted something about given up on the trucking industry few weeks ago

I've try to give it one last chance

So now when I fill out a applications for trucking companies I get declined or when I try to call a Recruiter to get a update on it to see if i might qualify for anything they hang up on me or no one's pick up either something is going on that I don't no about or there something on my Driving record that I'm not seeing I know my record isn't that good with the the trucking industry but they are driver's that have driving records that is million times worse than mine this getting ridiculous

BK's Comment
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Michael, there is something fishy about you. The only reason any recruiter would hang up on someone is if the caller was verbally abusive. Recruiters don’t just “hang up” on people. Secondly how do you know that there are drivers with worse driving records than yours? Do you have access to Motor Vehicle Department records? I’m pretty sure any driver with a MVR a “million” times worse than yours would have a permanently revoked license and be living on death row awaiting execution.

Not all that aspire to driving are able to qualify, for various reasons.

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

MichaelC0000 Z.'s Comment
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I'm not verbally abusive I have something that called a speech impediment so when I talk on the phone or anything like that it's can be a bit difficult to understand my voice so I communicate through emails and text messages with the Recruiters I no about the other driver because I've talked to them when I was working with the companies before the only thing that I can think of is my lack of commitment to the trucking companies

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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I'm not verbally abusive I have something that called a speech impediment so when I talk on the phone or anything like that it's can be a bit difficult to understand my voice so I communicate through emails and text messages with the Recruiters I no about the other driver because I've talked to them when I was working with the companies before the only thing that I can think of is my lack of commitment to the trucking companies

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Michael,

I as well, have a speech impediment and a pronounced lisp. I was called pork chops in school. It's improved tons, over time, therapy very young, .. but .. still. Wasn't good times. I'll let YOU grab the 'why' re: the surname, LoL!

I appreciate your honesty with this. The ADA should DEFINITELY accommodate you accordingly. I've a mix of hearing impaired, ADHD family folks, , . and yeah, we have a TDDY phone in my home... for ... our family. For those that wonder why I have a home phone... whoops.

Want a leg up??? CALL the ADA ! See, had you put at least your STATE in your profile, I'd have had you a PHONE number (perhaps) in a short amount of time.

Folks that WANT (and yes I know, deserve and NEED some ..) that won't share their locale, EVEN THE STATE.... FOR PETE'S sake... I''ve been around a skoche... but I'm starting to 'waiver' (no pun intended!) from the folks that have the 'woe' situation..and can't 'STATE A STATE.'

Wish you all you deserve, Michael. Much of life anymore, is reaping what you sow. No dis, . . . whatsoever, good sir. Fifty states is a huge platform, as are the lower 48.

Tried to try! Hint: LIBRARIES.

~ Anne ~

ps: My hearing impaired niece is a LIBRARIAN.

pps: Follow Mountain Matt! Not sourcing any impairment, but SURE WAS the CALENDAR guy .. for a librarian, NOT A FIREFIGHTER! !WHERE'S MY DANG COPY, SIR??? YOU&TEXASTIM .. SIGNED !! HEAR ME ?!

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rob T.'s Comment
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Here is Michaels previous post for those unaware:

Here what happened I was a student Driver for swift Transportation on a Wal-Mart dedicated account now I'm not trying to make swift look like the bad guy or a bad company the blame is on me I can accept that and I have apologized a million times over trying to go back & drive for them again this on me not swift

these Accidents have happen three years ago the first Accidents so I have noticed that the back entrance in to the store for the trucks was block off because of Construction was going on and I did not see another way in to the store the only way in that look safe enough was the front of the store so as I was making a left turn in the front of the store and because I did not go out far enough to make the left turn the back of the Trailer Brake Chambers got hung up on a street median I didn't no what it was caught on only thing that I new It was stuck so final I've gotten unstuck but the back of the Trailer Brake Chambers gotten pulled right off from the Trailer

the second Accidents was so stupid that it shouldn't have happened in the first place I have no clue or idea or what was I was thinking when I did this I'm still confused till this day and it been three years since this accident this was another left turn in to the front store so I went in to the store and I didn't hit anything & as I was going in I don't no why or what made me make this stupid decision I have made a sharp left turn and the Trailer have got hung up on a tree and I stuck we was there at least a few hours trying to get unstuck but we made it through the damage to the Trailer and the tree was pretty bad

I no that I have F up and I should have been more responsible in these kinds of discussions when driving these trucks it not a joke or a game and I F up big time and now I'm paying the price for it I'm struggling very hard every single day I loved that Dedicated walmart account I very happy and very grateful for that job and I was very good at it I just hade a a really bad week that all so

ever since I was Discharge from swift I use to way 200 hundred pounds and now my weight is at 350+ I have been trying to go back to the trucking industry ever since those Accidents I have joined multiple companies trying to make it work I have joined Werner Enterprises western express Convenient transportation and Landair Transport I don't no why I just kept quieting I apologize to those companies for quieting I was just trying make work but I guess I'm still not over it with the two Accidents I have a very clean driving record I have 0 violation I have 0 tickets I have 0 felony I never been to jail or prison and I have 0 CSA score the only thing that is bad on my Driving record is that I have those two Accidents and I kept quieting that it

I can drive those trucks it not difficult for me any more like it was I no that my driving record with the trucking industry isn't where it should be at every since I have gotten my CDL I have hade for three years only six months I'm not proud of it I'm very disappointed with it now I'm at the point where I should just give up with the industry

There are many drivers that suffer similar challenges getting hired. I honestly don't think that your difficulty communicating is what the problem is. I believe it's your work history. You had been fired by Swift for your 2 Accidents, then you quit 3 other companies in 3 years and say you have no clue why you did. How long were you employed at each company? That work history isn't terrible, there is indeed drivers that job hop more than that. I've met many drivers on the road that haven't spoken clearly, whether that be an impediment or English being a second language. I've also seen people with many different types of physical abilities. I really don't think it's your speech impediment, but your work history. Depending on what companies you're applying to it could also very well be the Accidents from 3 years ago. Walmart, for instance, requires drivers have no preventable accidents in the past 3 years, and no DOT reportable (tow, ambulance, or fatality) in the last 10 years. Is it possible you're trying to get hired by companies that are more strict in their requirements? Use this link to Apply For Truck Driving Jobs you could also browse indeed.com. Have you tried Trans Am, Western Express or C.R. England? They do tend to pay less starting out but if you keep your head down and do your job SAFELY you'll surely get pay increases. Put in atleast a year and you'll find that some companies that won't hire you right now will gladly bring you on.

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.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

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.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Here is Michaels previous post for those unaware:

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Here what happened I was a student Driver for swift Transportation on a Wal-Mart dedicated account now I'm not trying to make swift look like the bad guy or a bad company the blame is on me I can accept that and I have apologized a million times over trying to go back & drive for them again this on me not swift

these Accidents have happen three years ago the first Accidents so I have noticed that the back entrance in to the store for the trucks was block off because of Construction was going on and I did not see another way in to the store the only way in that look safe enough was the front of the store so as I was making a left turn in the front of the store and because I did not go out far enough to make the left turn the back of the Trailer Brake Chambers got hung up on a street median I didn't no what it was caught on only thing that I new It was stuck so final I've gotten unstuck but the back of the Trailer Brake Chambers gotten pulled right off from the Trailer

the second Accidents was so stupid that it shouldn't have happened in the first place I have no clue or idea or what was I was thinking when I did this I'm still confused till this day and it been three years since this accident this was another left turn in to the front store so I went in to the store and I didn't hit anything & as I was going in I don't no why or what made me make this stupid decision I have made a sharp left turn and the Trailer have got hung up on a tree and I stuck we was there at least a few hours trying to get unstuck but we made it through the damage to the Trailer and the tree was pretty bad

I no that I have F up and I should have been more responsible in these kinds of discussions when driving these trucks it not a joke or a game and I F up big time and now I'm paying the price for it I'm struggling very hard every single day I loved that Dedicated walmart account I very happy and very grateful for that job and I was very good at it I just hade a a really bad week that all so

ever since I was Discharge from swift I use to way 200 hundred pounds and now my weight is at 350+ I have been trying to go back to the trucking industry ever since those Accidents I have joined multiple companies trying to make it work I have joined Werner Enterprises western express Convenient transportation and Landair Transport I don't no why I just kept quieting I apologize to those companies for quieting I was just trying make work but I guess I'm still not over it with the two Accidents I have a very clean driving record I have 0 violation I have 0 tickets I have 0 felony I never been to jail or prison and I have 0 CSA score the only thing that is bad on my Driving record is that I have those two Accidents and I kept quieting that it

I can drive those trucks it not difficult for me any more like it was I no that my driving record with the trucking industry isn't where it should be at every since I have gotten my CDL I have hade for three years only six months I'm not proud of it I'm very disappointed with it now I'm at the point where I should just give up with the industry

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There are many drivers that suffer similar challenges getting hired. I honestly don't think that your difficulty communicating is what the problem is. I believe it's your work history. You had been fired by Swift for your 2 Accidents, then you quit 3 other companies in 3 years and say you have no clue why you did. How long were you employed at each company? That work history isn't terrible, there is indeed drivers that job hop more than that. I've met many drivers on the road that haven't spoken clearly, whether that be an impediment or English being a second language. I've also seen people with many different types of physical abilities. I really don't think it's your speech impediment, but your work history. Depending on what companies you're applying to it could also very well be the Accidents from 3 years ago. Walmart, for instance, requires drivers have no preventable accidents in the past 3 years, and no DOT reportable (tow, ambulance, or fatality) in the last 10 years. Is it possible you're trying to get hired by companies that are more strict in their requirements? Use this link to Apply For Truck Driving Jobs you could also browse indeed.com. Have you tried Trans Am, Western Express or C.R. England? They do tend to pay less starting out but if you keep your head down and do your job SAFELY you'll surely get pay increases. Put in at least a year and you'll find that some companies that won't hire you right now will gladly bring you on.

Thanks, Rob T. ~

Dutch Maid Logistics is often a 'forgiving' company, as well. If the driver/candidate mentioned his '20, I missed it.

~ 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.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

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.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
MichaelC0000 Z.'s Comment
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Thanks for the help and information and reply I give it a shot one more time

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