Misdemeanor Probation Trucking School

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Jermaine P.'s Comment
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Hello. I am highly eager to start paid trucking school however I’ve been having a few bumps in the road.

1. Speeding ticket 17 mph over 2. Misdemeanor with probation (probation doesn’t have any travel restrictions and it is over in February)

Many of the places I contacted are fine with the 17 mph and some said I should call back when my probation is over.

I have my CLP and amazing work history with Chicago public schools.

Is there any trucking school that will take me? I don’t care about traveling I am desperate

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

Rob T.'s Comment
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How old is your speeding ticket? Surprises me to hear most carriers are ok with it. You can use this link to Apply For Paid CDL Training. If you're accepted you're almost guaranteed a job if you pass the test. Be 100% truthful on your application because if you lie they will find out and send you home regardless of how significant of a lie. Fill out that one app and it'll be sent to several companies.

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.
Stevo Reno's Comment
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Right on the "17 over", most, if not all companies insurance won't insure for that, and cause for immediate termination, if you're already driving a truck.....Trucking companies, are NOT the 1's hiring you, in actuality, it's their insurance companies, that accept, or deny drivers coming onboard.

But sometimes, you CAN get lucky, but your money is safer in the bank, than taking that "bet" lol...........Best of luck to ya good-luck.gif

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Hello. I am highly eager to start paid trucking school however I’ve been having a few bumps in the road.

1. Speeding ticket 17 mph over 2. Misdemeanor with probation (probation doesn’t have any travel restrictions and it is over in February)

Many of the places I contacted are fine with the 17 mph and some said I should call back when my probation is over.

I have my CLP and amazing work history with Chicago public schools.

Is there any trucking school that will take me? I don’t care about traveling I am desperate

Howdy, Jermaine;

Welcome to Trucking Truth, too ~!!!

Congrats on that CDLP; Two year Med Card also? Awesome!

If you would kindly put your location (at least the state) in your profile, it'll certainly help us...help you. There are, in fact . . . a few (very few!) companies, that may give you a 2nd chance, that may not be listed in Rob T.s link. Location location location, sometimes makes or breaks ya.

HOWEVER, of COURSE any 'trucking school' will take you! They want that fat stack; doesn't mean you'll get a job, though. Your situation is exactly why it would be unconscionable not to go with company paid training, as Rob stated above. Again, Apply For Paid CDL Training. Absolutely your best bet.

Like StevoReno said, too .. your bank roll would be better in a bank, than a 'school,' per se. They OFTEN have job placement, but it's NOT a guarantee. They'll tell you what you want to hear, until they get your $6K or whatever it may be, out of you. Sure, any 'pocket paid' school would love to take you; that's NOT the way to go, mi mano. The words; 'they'll take you!'

You seriously need to 'more' than consider company paid training. It's the route to go, man. Be honest, follow the rules, study, learn, and shine. Some WILL actually accommodate that driving record. Still in Chicago? Great area, too! Company PAID; and many even feed you, house you, and some actually PAY you, in training! That link....push . the . button ! ;) ^^^^^ Here's a great many reads, for you to prepare:

Relax, too; your chances are not nil. Answer the guys above, re: date, time, frequency, and any other details that may apply to that citation. Hoping it's just one. Care to share the reasons to probation? Misdemeanor should not be a 'huge' issue; or was it associated to your D/L citation? They're (we're) not being nosy, man. This site's just seen it all. Often times, it can be done.

Stop back here; hang in. All isn't lost. The more you share, the more these moderators & professional drivers (and the wife/momma me, here) can and will, HELP!!

See ya back here soon;

~ Anne & Tom ~

good-luck.gif good-luck-2.gif good-luck.gif

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.

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

Jermaine P.'s Comment
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So yes sorry If i wasn’t clear but i am looking for PAID CDL TRAINING in which I will get employment with the company that trains me.

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Hello. I am highly eager to start paid trucking school however I’ve been having a few bumps in the road.

1. Speeding ticket 17 mph over 2. Misdemeanor with probation (probation doesn’t have any travel restrictions and it is over in February)

Many of the places I contacted are fine with the 17 mph and some said I should call back when my probation is over.

I have my CLP and amazing work history with Chicago public schools.

Is there any trucking school that will take me? I don’t care about traveling I am desperate

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Howdy, Jermaine;

Welcome to Trucking Truth, too ~!!!

Congrats on that CDLP; Two year Med Card also? Awesome!

If you would kindly put your location (at least the state) in your profile, it'll certainly help us...help you. There are, in fact . . . a few (very few!) companies, that may give you a 2nd chance, that may not be listed in Rob T.s link. Location location location, sometimes makes or breaks ya.

HOWEVER, of COURSE any 'trucking school' will take you! They want that fat stack; doesn't mean you'll get a job, though. Your situation is exactly why it would be unconscionable not to go with company paid training, as Rob stated above. Again, Apply For Paid CDL Training. Absolutely your best bet.

Like StevoReno said, too .. your bank roll would be better in a bank, than a 'school,' per se. They OFTEN have job placement, but it's NOT a guarantee. They'll tell you what you want to hear, until they get your $6K or whatever it may be, out of you. Sure, any 'pocket paid' school would love to take you; that's NOT the way to go, mi mano. The words; 'they'll take you!'

You seriously need to 'more' than consider company paid training. It's the route to go, man. Be honest, follow the rules, study, learn, and shine. Some WILL actually accommodate that driving record. Still in Chicago? Great area, too! Company PAID; and many even feed you, house you, and some actually PAY you, in training! That link....push . the . button ! ;) ^^^^^ Here's a great many reads, for you to prepare:

Relax, too; your chances are not nil. Answer the guys above, re: date, time, frequency, and any other details that may apply to that citation. Hoping it's just one. Care to share the reasons to probation? Misdemeanor should not be a 'huge' issue; or was it associated to your D/L citation? They're (we're) not being nosy, man. This site's just seen it all. Often times, it can be done.

Stop back here; hang in. All isn't lost. The more you share, the more these moderators & professional drivers (and the wife/momma me, here) can and will, HELP!!

See ya back here soon;

~ Anne & Tom ~

good-luck.gif good-luck-2.gif good-luck.gif

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.

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

Ryan B.'s Comment
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So yes sorry If i wasn’t clear but i am looking for PAID CDL TRAINING in which I will get employment with the company that trains me.

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Hello. I am highly eager to start paid trucking school however I’ve been having a few bumps in the road.

1. Speeding ticket 17 mph over 2. Misdemeanor with probation (probation doesn’t have any travel restrictions and it is over in February)

Many of the places I contacted are fine with the 17 mph and some said I should call back when my probation is over.

I have my CLP and amazing work history with Chicago public schools.

Is there any trucking school that will take me? I don’t care about traveling I am desperate

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Howdy, Jermaine;

Welcome to Trucking Truth, too ~!!!

Congrats on that CDLP; Two year Med Card also? Awesome!

If you would kindly put your location (at least the state) in your profile, it'll certainly help us...help you. There are, in fact . . . a few (very few!) companies, that may give you a 2nd chance, that may not be listed in Rob T.s link. Location location location, sometimes makes or breaks ya.

HOWEVER, of COURSE any 'trucking school' will take you! They want that fat stack; doesn't mean you'll get a job, though. Your situation is exactly why it would be unconscionable not to go with company paid training, as Rob stated above. Again, Apply For Paid CDL Training. Absolutely your best bet.

Like StevoReno said, too .. your bank roll would be better in a bank, than a 'school,' per se. They OFTEN have job placement, but it's NOT a guarantee. They'll tell you what you want to hear, until they get your $6K or whatever it may be, out of you. Sure, any 'pocket paid' school would love to take you; that's NOT the way to go, mi mano. The words; 'they'll take you!'

You seriously need to 'more' than consider company paid training. It's the route to go, man. Be honest, follow the rules, study, learn, and shine. Some WILL actually accommodate that driving record. Still in Chicago? Great area, too! Company PAID; and many even feed you, house you, and some actually PAY you, in training! That link....push . the . button ! ;) ^^^^^ Here's a great many reads, for you to prepare:

Relax, too; your chances are not nil. Answer the guys above, re: date, time, frequency, and any other details that may apply to that citation. Hoping it's just one. Care to share the reasons to probation? Misdemeanor should not be a 'huge' issue; or was it associated to your D/L citation? They're (we're) not being nosy, man. This site's just seen it all. Often times, it can be done.

Stop back here; hang in. All isn't lost. The more you share, the more these moderators & professional drivers (and the wife/momma me, here) can and will, HELP!!

See ya back here soon;

~ Anne & Tom ~

good-luck.gif good-luck-2.gif good-luck.gif

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It sounds like you already have the answer to your question from the companies that you contacted. I would suggest waiting until you are off probation and then see which companies will bring you on. Getting your CDL through a trucking company that will have a job for you upon completion will be important because otherwise you could complete CDL training and then find that you can't get hired.

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.

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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So yes sorry If i wasn’t clear but i am looking for PAID CDL TRAINING in which I will get employment with the company that trains me.

Jermaine;

That's kinda what I thought & hoped, glad you clarified.

I'd SERIOUSLY start right here, ASAP: Apply For Paid CDL Training

See who replies, and let us know. ADD YOUR LOCATION, please . . . we can add more training companies, after you check with the above.

And, be sure to peruse the above links; especially once you get accepted! I'm thinking you'll have a few offers already, with our attached above application.

Let us know!!!

~ 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.

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.

Ryan B.'s Comment
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You mentioned work history with Chicago public schools. If you are still in Chicago, there is a company located in North Central Ohio called Dutch Maid Logistics. It's a smaller company, but they have their own school. I have talked to a few of their drivers over the past year+. They haul some of the freight for the company for which I work (not a company that trains without CDL). Dutch Maid drivers, at least the ones with whom I have talked, seem relatively happy with the company. We have loads going to and around Chicago, so I know that they have at least one customer with loads that will get you home.

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.
Travis's Comment
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Would it be possible to get the ticket reduced? Maybe contact some traffic attorneys or whatever locale wrote the ticket but if you already paid it I don't know if you can.

Otherwise what others said, making sure you have a job before you get training is probably your best bet.

Hello. I am highly eager to start paid trucking school however I’ve been having a few bumps in the road.

1. Speeding ticket 17 mph over 2. Misdemeanor with probation (probation doesn’t have any travel restrictions and it is over in February)

Many of the places I contacted are fine with the 17 mph and some said I should call back when my probation is over.

I have my CLP and amazing work history with Chicago public schools.

Is there any trucking school that will take me? I don’t care about traveling I am desperate

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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You mentioned work history with Chicago public schools. If you are still in Chicago, there is a company located in North Central Ohio called Dutch Maid Logistics. It's a smaller company, but they have their own school. I have talked to a few of their drivers over the past year+. They haul some of the freight for the company for which I work (not a company that trains without CDL). Dutch Maid drivers, at least the ones with whom I have talked, seem relatively happy with the company. We have loads going to and around Chicago, so I know that they have at least one customer with loads that will get you home.

I would certainly include them, as well as a few others; let's see how he does with the ones in the TT app, it'd be a great benchmark!

Yep, being that close to Ohio; there's a couple good ones in the vicinity.

Additionally, many LTL's will train with the Dock to Driver programs.

Then, there's the foodservice route; following Rob T.'s footsteps. Wouldn't advise for an 'older bloke,' however ~ ! LoL ....

Get the ball rolling, Jermaine; let usn's know, soon.

Thanks, best wishes; go for 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.

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

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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