Just Looking For A Chance At Something New

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D Nesby 's Comment
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Any advice welcomed and I can respect honesty. I have two DUIs on my record I'm looking for a CDL A training program that would be willing to give me a chance I got the DUIs in 2014 yes two within the same year. I'm just trying to get my life together and do something new. Thanks ☺️

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.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Any advice welcomed and I can respect honesty. I have two DUIs on my record I'm looking for a CDL A training program that would be willing to give me a chance I got the DUIs in 2014 yes two within the same year. I'm just trying to get my life together and do something new. Thanks ☺️

Howdy, D.N. and WELCOME to the forum!!!!!!

So MANY companies have different criteria regarding DUI's. They change their requirements at times, also. Your best bet is to inquire, as you apply.

Start here:

Familiarize yourself with what you'll be getting into, above; then... try this, and just SEE what the folks have to say. This is NO obligation, nor fee, in ANY way, shape, or form. It'll give you a feel. For instance, some companies say no more than one in a lifetime, others will say no more than two in 10 years, some 2 in 7 ... some 1 in 3. It's not an industry standard; it's company (and their insurance) specific, for the most part.

Apply For Paid CDL Training ~ Quick, brief, easy. No obligations; can't hurt.

Also, please add your state (at least!) to your profile; rules change in between many.

Hope this helps a bit; best wishes and stick around! We'll help ya do this, if you want to!! MAKE AND TAKE this chance, ma'am!

~ Anne ~

ps: Your situation is all the more reason to utilize our company sponsored/PAID training, over private schooling. When they accept you and what you bring to the table, as long as you pass their program....you WILL have employment! Many of the above PAY you, for portions of your training, as well!!!

pps: If you are a YouTube fan, watch some of our own Moderator and Prime trainer, here: Truckin' Along w/Kearsey!

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.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

D Nesby 's Comment
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Any advice welcomed and I can respect honesty. I have two DUIs on my record I'm looking for a CDL A training program that would be willing to give me a chance I got the DUIs in 2014 yes two within the same year. I'm just trying to get my life together and do something new. Thanks ☺️

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Howdy, D.N. and WELCOME to the forum!!!!!!

So MANY companies have different criteria regarding DUI's. They change their requirements at times, also. Your best bet is to inquire, as you apply.

Start here:

Familiarize yourself with what you'll be getting into, above; then... try this, and just SEE what the folks have to say. This is NO obligation, nor fee, in ANY way, shape, or form. It'll give you a feel. For instance, some companies say no more than one in a lifetime, others will say no more than two in 10 years, some 2 in 7 ... some 1 in 3. It's not an industry standard; it's company (and their insurance) specific, for the most part.

Apply For Paid CDL Training ~ Quick, brief, easy. No obligations; can't hurt.

Also, please add your state (at least!) to your profile; rules change in between many.

Hope this helps a bit; best wishes and stick around! We'll help ya do this, if you want to!! MAKE AND TAKE this chance, ma'am!

~ Anne ~

ps: Your situation is all the more reason to utilize our company sponsored/PAID training, over private schooling. When they accept you and what you bring to the table, as long as you pass their program....you WILL have employment! Many of the above PAY you, for portions of your training, as well!!!

pps: If you are a YouTube fan, watch some of our own Moderator and Prime trainer, here: Truckin' Along w/Kearsey!

Thanks so much! Yes I have been calling company recruiters back to back alot of no's but I will keep trying. Thank you so much for your reply greatly appreciated! 🙂

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.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Any advice welcomed and I can respect honesty. I have two DUIs on my record I'm looking for a CDL A training program that would be willing to give me a chance I got the DUIs in 2014 yes two within the same year. I'm just trying to get my life together and do something new. Thanks ☺️

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Howdy, D.N. and WELCOME to the forum!!!!!!

So MANY companies have different criteria regarding DUI's. They change their requirements at times, also. Your best bet is to inquire, as you apply.

Start here:

Familiarize yourself with what you'll be getting into, above; then... try this, and just SEE what the folks have to say. This is NO obligation, nor fee, in ANY way, shape, or form. It'll give you a feel. For instance, some companies say no more than one in a lifetime, others will say no more than two in 10 years, some 2 in 7 ... some 1 in 3. It's not an industry standard; it's company (and their insurance) specific, for the most part.

Apply For Paid CDL Training ~ Quick, brief, easy. No obligations; can't hurt.

Also, please add your state (at least!) to your profile; rules change in between many.

Hope this helps a bit; best wishes and stick around! We'll help ya do this, if you want to!! MAKE AND TAKE this chance, ma'am!

~ Anne ~

ps: Your situation is all the more reason to utilize our company sponsored/PAID training, over private schooling. When they accept you and what you bring to the table, as long as you pass their program....you WILL have employment! Many of the above PAY you, for portions of your training, as well!!!

pps: If you are a YouTube fan, watch some of our own Moderator and Prime trainer, here: Truckin' Along w/Kearsey!

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Thanks so much! Yes I have been calling company recruiters back to back alot of no's but I will keep trying. Thank you so much for your reply greatly appreciated! 🙂

You're SO welcome, gal. We all have a skeleton or two (or three;) those that say they do not, are liars, or are in for a rude awakening, they haven't 'FUBAR'd' yet, haha!

Now that I know where you are, have you looked into DutchMaid Logistics? Here in Ohio, I believe they ventue your way; tend to be more forgiving than many, and yes...they train. DutchMaid Logistics; Training OTR Reefer Company. Mention Anne & TT !

Also, you may want to look into CFI ... Big Scott drives for them. Recently, they've acquired Transport National, and some LTL parts of UPS, and are rebranding to CFI/TFI. They take people in for training on a case by case basis; and are known for being very reasonable, and hiring from almost everywhere.

Besides the link I included above (you'd do well by just giving it a shot, trust us!) There's two more for you.

Stick around; we all deserve a chance at fulfilling our dreams!

~ Anne ~ good-luck.gif good-luck-2.gif good-luck.gif

ps: Quick Tip: When calling and/or applying to various companies, don't let your 2014 DUI's 'define' you. Answer questions asked, and DON'T lead in with your errors/mistakes/faults; lead in with who YOU are now, and/or whom you've become!!

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.

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

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Do as Anne says and just hang in there.

Expect a lot of no's because many companies won't touch a person that has less than 10 years sobriety or drug free. If you go to AA meetings, you can also tell them what year pin you have received for being sober. That might help to show them that you are trying to change and improve your life. My baby brother has 37 years and my brother next to me in age has 47 years of being sober.

Laura

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