Pardon My Venting On CDL Applications......

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Minnie Mouse's Comment
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In the last month I have put in more apps than I can count. I can understand being turned down for a job because I cant do it. But this week I was turned down for two one because my credit score was too low and the other was cause I'm female. They wasn't even bashful about it! We don't train women! All I want to do is drive! But because I don't have the money to pay for school on my own, able get my own loan or have a ***** I cant! I'm at my wits end. This shouldn't be this hard. wtf.gifwtf.gif

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Ok, understand that I am trying to help you. So please don't take me wrongfully. But I need a little more information.

I don't think a company would reject you for your credit score. What company was this specifically?

Every company is short on trainers. They are even shorter on female trainers. Its not that they won't hire you, its just that you'll be spending 4 months waiting for a female trainer. That's why a lot of companies are allowing opposite-sex trainers as long as both parties agree to it.

Having said that, I also don't believe that a company will be sexist by not hiring females. That'll put them under so much lawsuits they'll go out of business.

Honestly, I think that there's something in your past that is preventing these companies from hiring you.

Is there anything in your past that might be getting in the way? Think long and hard about that question.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Minnie Mouse's Comment
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I got a letter stated that my credit score was the reason and if I had $6000 to pay for the school it would be no problem. That was Driver Solutions. The recruiter flat out said we don't train woman. Yes I have some mistakes in my past dont we all. But my driving record is clean, no drugs or drinking charges, no weapons.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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So all of these problems you've experienced were with private schools? Not actual trucking companies?

Jopa's Comment
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Minnie,

Do the online applications thing, both through TT and on your own with all the biggies you are interested in. If you don't have anything to disqualify you and the say,"No females allowed." then you have grounds for a big time lawsuit. Way back in the early 80's, Chevron Geosciences gave my big sister that line - boy did it cost them AND they ended up having to give my sis a job after they paid through the nose. Be really proactive and go to all the websites and fill out the apps. Follow that up with phone calls to the recruiters after (max) two days and ask to go over you applications with the recruiter on the phone with you. I have s*** for credit but it never came up once. I think the "Driver Solutions" deal is a little less than up-and-up but that's just a guess on my part. With so many companies making big efforts to hire I don't see why anyone needs a middle man like Driver Solutions. Anyway, get on the horn and don't stop until the recruiters go over your apps with you. If there is a glaring problem, you'll soon know what it is and that will give you something to go on to fix the problem, n'est pas?

Jopa

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Daniel B.'s Comment
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These private schools can take in who they want. They also must look at your credit score because they need to make sure you'll be paying them as you should.

Having said that. They aren't your only option, nor are they the cheapest option.

Look into Company Sponsored Schooling. This is basically schooling that is funded by the trucking company. They train you for much less as long as you work for them for a full year. They don't look at credit scores, they don't require 6,000$.

Take a look at this link.

Advantages of Company Sponsored Schools

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.
Minnie Mouse's Comment
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The others have given me the "we decided to go with others applicants at this time" response those are the only two that gave me a reason And I know I "grumpy" (to put it nicely) about the whole thing. I have wanted this a long time and at this point the only thing that is stopping me is the money for school. I have companies willing to train me but they don't have a school or pay for the school until I'm solo. My dream is at my finger tips but still so far away.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Daniel B.'s Comment
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The others have given me the "we decided to go with others applicants at this time" response those are the only two that gave me a reason And I know I "grumpy" (to put it nicely) about the whole thing. I have wanted this a long time and at this point the only thing that is stopping me is the money for school. I have companies willing to train me but they don't have a school or pay for the school until I'm solo. My dream is at my finger tips but still so far away.

No its not. Quit your business with Drivers Solutions.

Apply to companies and join their company sponsored schooling. You don't need money for company sponsored schooling. There is nothing holding you back from what I've read.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jopa's Comment
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Heck, Minnie, you got a company owned school right there in Springfield - Prime owns it. They are one of the best deals because if they accept you, you don't even have to pay them back through payroll deductions. Drive for them a year after you graduate and they'll call it even. Get on the horn with them and ask all the questions you can . . . you should be able to solve this mystery . . .

Jopa

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Minnie Mouse's Comment
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I have put in app at every company that I can find that offers training. I'm just at the bottom of the list and losing hope.

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