Good News, And Bad News

Topic 3913 | Page 1

Page 1 of 2 Next Page Go To Page:
Nathan B.'s Comment
member avatar

well I got accepted to train with c.r England. which is great news, but the bad news is I have to get my record expunged first. not sure how long that takes or what I need to do, but once I get that done it appears im good to go. I will keep jumping thru as many hoops as I have to lol

Nathan B.'s Comment
member avatar

well I got accepted to train with c.r England. which is great news, but the bad news is I have to get my record expunged first. not sure how long that takes or what I need to do, but once I get that done it appears im good to go. I will keep jumping thru as many hoops as I have to lol

to add to this, hopefully I can get it expunged quickly, but looks like it could take months. so as of now im keeping my appointment and going to attend quality driver school, and get a local gig hauling in Denver. gotta do what I gotta do

HAMMERTIME's Comment
member avatar

I hope they can get rid of it quickly but I went threw England and its very fast pace. Make sure to have all your ducks in a row before showing up, Driver License, Birth Certificate and when they ask you if you have ever done drugs just flat out say Never! I don't care what everyone tells you about being honest. Also they will do a **** test on everyone and a Random Hair Follicle, so be prepared to know that you might be one of them.

As for studying they also have an online studing guide, use it because its very close to the test given at the Local DMV. I found it to be almost identicle. After you get your permit they take you out to the backing range right away and start showing you how to back and let you practice in groups. Its been awhile since I was in school but I think on Thursday or the 4th day you are there they take you out on the highway and pull over in a business park and make you drive. Yup, thats right! No instructions on how to shift, turn or anything. They put you in the seat and tell you to drive and you'll most likely grind every gear possible and start breaking a sweat. Atleast I know I did because I was the unlucky guy that got to go first.

Any questions let me know..

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Nathan B.'s Comment
member avatar

I hope they can get rid of it quickly but I went threw England and its very fast pace. Make sure to have all your ducks in a row before showing up, Driver License, Birth Certificate and when they ask you if you have ever done drugs just flat out say Never! I don't care what everyone tells you about being honest. Also they will do a **** test on everyone and a Random Hair Follicle, so be prepared to know that you might be one of them.

As for studying they also have an online studing guide, use it because its very close to the test given at the Local DMV. I found it to be almost identicle. After you get your permit they take you out to the backing range right away and start showing you how to back and let you practice in groups. Its been awhile since I was in school but I think on Thursday or the 4th day you are there they take you out on the highway and pull over in a business park and make you drive. Yup, thats right! No instructions on how to shift, turn or anything. They put you in the seat and tell you to drive and you'll most likely grind every gear possible and start breaking a sweat. Atleast I know I did because I was the unlucky guy that got to go first.

Any questions let me know..

thanks for the help I appricate it. good to know about the fast pace lol. but sadly it looks like along time to get this record expunged. looking at possibly months and right now I just don't have that kind of time in my current situation. hopefully everything goes well with quality drivers on Thursday and I can start training for a local job in Denver. sadly I don't think there is much else I can do at this point

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Nathan B.'s Comment
member avatar

double-quotes-start.png

I hope they can get rid of it quickly but I went threw England and its very fast pace. Make sure to have all your ducks in a row before showing up, Driver License, Birth Certificate and when they ask you if you have ever done drugs just flat out say Never! I don't care what everyone tells you about being honest. Also they will do a **** test on everyone and a Random Hair Follicle, so be prepared to know that you might be one of them.

As for studying they also have an online studing guide, use it because its very close to the test given at the Local DMV. I found it to be almost identicle. After you get your permit they take you out to the backing range right away and start showing you how to back and let you practice in groups. Its been awhile since I was in school but I think on Thursday or the 4th day you are there they take you out on the highway and pull over in a business park and make you drive. Yup, thats right! No instructions on how to shift, turn or anything. They put you in the seat and tell you to drive and you'll most likely grind every gear possible and start breaking a sweat. Atleast I know I did because I was the unlucky guy that got to go first.

Any questions let me know..

double-quotes-end.png

thanks for the help I appricate it. good to know about the fast pace lol. but sadly it looks like along time to get this record expunged. looking at possibly months and right now I just don't have that kind of time in my current situation. hopefully everything goes well with quality drivers on Thursday and I can start training for a local job in Denver. sadly I don't think there is much else I can do at this point

England said to call them when I get it expunged but also that things might change by then, so no guarantees.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Michael G.'s Comment
member avatar

Hi all,

I'm new to both this forum and the industry. Good luck to you and getting your record taken care of. What I've noticed is that a lot of the companies move things along at a very fast pace. I was hired by Shaffer and in orientation before I really knew what the hell was going on. Then I was thrown into a truck with a trainer and away I went. Overall a good experience but it all flew by me and I had to scramble to get some information that I didn't know I needed to provide, so yes have all your ducks in a row

HAMMERTIME's Comment
member avatar

How old were you when this happened, if you were a Minor I'm surprised it just wasn't sealed. I live in the State of Idaho and pretty much anything of that sort will get Sealed if you do what judgement was given.

HAMMERTIME's Comment
member avatar

Hi all,

I'm new to both this forum and the industry. Good luck to you and getting your record taken care of. What I've noticed is that a lot of the companies move things along at a very fast pace. I was hired by Shaffer and in orientation before I really knew what the hell was going on. Then I was thrown into a truck with a trainer and away I went. Overall a good experience but it all flew by me and I had to scramble to get some information that I didn't know I needed to provide, so yes have all your ducks in a row

Haha.. I remember those days even though it was years ago. I was thrown into a seat and told to drive. I didn't even have time to freak out but just hit the gas and go. Lol! I pretty much told myself who cares if I wreck, they are the ones that put me in this seat with no instructions and I kept trucking.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Michael G.'s Comment
member avatar

Yeah, that's pretty much how it went. I'm in my own truck now. Trying to just pay attention and obsord as much info as I can from the different scenarios I find myself in and by talking to other drivers who have been in the industry for a while. Lots of knowledge out here and I'm enjoying it so far.

Nathan B.'s Comment
member avatar

How old were you when this happened, if you were a Minor I'm surprised it just wasn't sealed. I live in the State of Idaho and pretty much anything of that sort will get Sealed if you do what judgement was given.

I was 20 almost 21. I wish I would have been a minor, it would have made this a lot smoother. I paid a 100 dollar fine and it was then dismissed, but its still on there till I file for an expungment. Im staying strong and confident but it still sucks a petty offense is costing my a shot at my dream job

Page 1 of 2 Next Page Go To Page:

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: https://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel
Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More