Failed, Now It Seems That No One Will Hire Me Or Finish Training Me

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Sindy S.'s Comment
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Hi this is my first post on truckers truth and it's actually a question. I recently went through a CDL program with a smaller well-known company I've had my CDL before but back in 2003 I did not receive the proper training but the state of Texas went ahead and gave me my CDL fast forward to now 2022 small minor company put me through training I could not get my 90° back during my third and final practice CDL test and they let me go now I cannot find a job or a driving company that will hire me or train me to God at the company I worked with for two weeks and 3 days Told Me Maybe the program was too fast-paced for me and I needed more training for my 90° back mind you I've had my CDL was tinker and HazMat endorsement when I lived in Texas I've been in New York for 6 years now and I called and fill out applications for all the mega couriers to have page TV or training but none of them want anything to do with me I don't want to put the name of the company where I attended orientation training because they did what they could do I'm just wondering if anyone here has experienced anything like this and how did you overcome it and if anyone else has any of your ideas because I really would like to get back into driving a truck for a living ,

thanks in advance Sindy

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.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

George B.'s Comment
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This is all over the place. Do you have a CDL? How long? Slow down and explain the 2003 to now. Just trying to make sense of this. Not trying to offend. If post was a little clearer you will get a lot of info on here to assist you. This should be in general discussion category also.

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.
Ryan B.'s Comment
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What happened to cause you to conclude that you didn't get proper training back in 2003? You were able to pass the exam to get your CDL in 2003. What do you think is different this time around to prevent you from being able to pass the test? You mentioned having issues with the 90⁰ back. Does this mean you didn't have to do that maneuver in 2003 in Texas?

You are going to have to complete behind-the-wheel training again before you will be able to re-test for your CDL. Your options would be to pay for the training yourself (not the best option) or find a company willing to hire you for CDL training. 4 companies that might be willing to bring you on for training are Dutch Maid Logistics, PAM Transport, Millis Transfer, and Witte Bros. I am not a 100% certain if Witte Bros and Millis Transfer hire drivers out of New York. I do know that Dutch Maid Logistics and PAM Transport do.

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.
PackRat's Comment
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Did you drive a tractor trailer after getting licensed in 2003?

George B.'s Comment
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I believe Millis will hire to train you if you meet the requirements. They have a school in Carlisle, Pa and drop yard in Baldwinsville, NY

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

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