Would I Need My Regular License For A Set Amount Of Time Before A Company Will Hire Me?

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Edward P.'s Comment
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I have orientation for CDL school today at my local community College.

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It might be wise to wait and see if you are eligible for hire before you go to CDL school.

If you earn CDL and don't use it for a long period of time (not sure how long) you may be required to take a refresher course before being hired. Although you could work around this by being hired (when eligible) by a company that has paid training, which you will be required to complete before going solo.

Luckily, I called the company that got me my pre-hire letter and they don't require it!

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.

Pre-hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

BK's Comment
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First time driving and having a license for one month?

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I've been driving for years. I just never actually got my license.

You mean you have been driving with no license all this time? If so, it does not bode well for you. Breaking laws will end your career before it even gets started. I hope I just misunderstood what you wrote.

Edward P.'s Comment
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First time driving and having a license for one month?

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I've been driving for years. I just never actually got my license.

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You mean you have been driving with no license all this time? If so, it does not bode well for you. Breaking laws will end your career before it even gets started. I hope I just misunderstood what you wrote.

That's obviously what I meant. My life was **** for 10 years and that was the last thing on my mind. My life is in order now and want to get things going. Thanks tho

BK's Comment
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First time driving and having a license for one month?

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I've been driving for years. I just never actually got my license.

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You mean you have been driving with no license all this time? If so, it does not bode well for you. Breaking laws will end your career before it even gets started. I hope I just misunderstood what you wrote.

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That's obviously what I meant. My life was **** for 10 years and that was the last thing on my mind. My life is in order now and want to get things going. Thanks tho

Edward, nobody has walked in your shoes. If everything is in order, I wish you well. Stay connected with this forum as it can be an invaluable aid to you getting started.

Edward P.'s Comment
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First time driving and having a license for one month?

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I've been driving for years. I just never actually got my license.

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You mean you have been driving with no license all this time? If so, it does not bode well for you. Breaking laws will end your career before it even gets started. I hope I just misunderstood what you wrote.

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That's obviously what I meant. My life was **** for 10 years and that was the last thing on my mind. My life is in order now and want to get things going. Thanks tho

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Edward, nobody has walked in your shoes. If everything is in order, I wish you well. Stay connected with this forum as it can be an invaluable aid to you getting started.

Sorry if I came off rude! I appreciate it :)

PackRat's Comment
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I have orientation for CDL school today at my local community College.

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It might be wise to wait and see if you are eligible for hire before you go to CDL school.

If you earn CDL and don't use it for a long period of time (not sure how long) you may be required to take a refresher course before being hired. Although you could work around this by being hired (when eligible) by a company that has paid training, which you will be required to complete before going solo.

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Luckily, I called the company that got me my pre-hire letter and they don't require it!

Your perspective company does not require training? Did I read that correctly?

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.

Pre-hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Edward P.'s Comment
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I have orientation for CDL school today at my local community College.

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It might be wise to wait and see if you are eligible for hire before you go to CDL school.

If you earn CDL and don't use it for a long period of time (not sure how long) you may be required to take a refresher course before being hired. Although you could work around this by being hired (when eligible) by a company that has paid training, which you will be required to complete before going solo.

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Luckily, I called the company that got me my pre-hire letter and they don't require it!

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Your perspective company does not require training? Did I read that correctly?

Hm? The company doesn't require you to have your regular license for a set amount of time is all :) they do training once you have your CDL

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.

Pre-hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Ryan B.'s Comment
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I have orientation for CDL school today at my local community College.

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It might be wise to wait and see if you are eligible for hire before you go to CDL school.

If you earn CDL and don't use it for a long period of time (not sure how long) you may be required to take a refresher course before being hired. Although you could work around this by being hired (when eligible) by a company that has paid training, which you will be required to complete before going solo.

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Luckily, I called the company that got me my pre-hire letter and they don't require it!

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Your perspective company does not require training? Did I read that correctly?

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Hm? The company doesn't require you to have your regular license for a set amount of time is all :) they do training once you have your CDL

What company is it?

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.

Pre-hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

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