CDL Schools Criminal Background Checks

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Schism's Comment
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Melton and Roehl would not take me until July of this year due to an out of state suspension for unpaid ticket . There are more companies which have the 3 year old rule .

Western ...which ran my HireRight prior to issuing a bus ticket never mentioned the speeding ticket or the suspension .

I met a driver in orientation who has 4 years driving experience that was turned down by CR England. driver has over 70 csa points . But he drives for Western .

They have an industry reputation as a second chance company . I'm sure there are other companies but it may be a good start for you two.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

Justintrucks's Comment
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That's exactly what he's looking for. Does western have a school or would he need to go to a private school first?

Schism's Comment
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They do not have a school. They do have a student driver program that puts a new cdl holder in a truck with a driver trainer for 4 weeks .

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.
Justintrucks's Comment
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I googled western trucking and got results for several different companies. Which one is it?

Speaking of private schools, would that be a better choice for him? I think he has been looking only at company schools. Would it be easier to get hired if you are applying with a cdl already. Do schools run background checks and if so, do they do them before you're accepted into school?

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.
Schism's Comment
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Western Express is the company name. As far as schooling goes I can't speak for all but I had to get my dmv and Criminal background reports prior to starting .

Neither reports are as in depth as HireRight .

If he went company sponsored training he would have to be honest like others have recommended. And depending on the company may or may be accepted .

There is a great list on this site which has company sponsored cdl schools. Keep in mind when going that route though that he will expected to drive for that company for a certain amount of time to repay the schooling and license .

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.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Company Sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

Schism's Comment
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Read my last post... to clarify the reports I pulled for school was a privately owned school in NH.

Western Express has no cdl school .

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.
Justintrucks's Comment
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Can anybody get a HireRight report? Can he just get his report (after the charge is expunged) to make sure it's clean?

Schism's Comment
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1 free per year.

Can anybody get a HireRight report? Can he just get his report (after the charge is expunged) to make sure it's clean?

Old School's Comment
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Patty, I just want to give you a word of warning concerning expungements. While they are beneficial for most job hunting situations, you will find that these large trucking companies have considerable abilities to "uncover" most person's past. Don't count on an expungement to conceal this charge when pursuing a trucking job. I've heard several trucking company executives say that they have the ability to find out what has been expunged from a persons record.

When trying to apply for trucking jobs it is best to go ahead and reveal anything that you think might be a hindrance rather than take the chance of them finding it out through their own efforts. This has always been a big deal in truck driving job searches - if your honest about something that might disqualify you, there will be much more tolerance toward the disqualification than there will be if you try to slip something by them.

Justintrucks's Comment
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Thanks Schism!

Old Dog - If he's going to reveal this to the companies is there a reason to wait and apply after it's been expunged? Does the expungement make a difference in their decision? Or would you recommend him going to a private school, then after it's expunged maybe apply at smaller companies?

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