Background And Credit Check In Starting With New Company

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David P.'s Comment
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Has anyone ever had any issues getting started in this business with the credit rating during a background check? If so, and you successfully got passed it, how? Thanks.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Has anyone ever had any issues getting started in this business with the credit rating during a background check? If so, and you successfully got passed it, how? Thanks.

Credit check are seldom every used in considering someone for employment in trucking.

David P.'s Comment
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Ok. Thanks!

Travis B.'s Comment
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Has anyone ever had any issues getting started in this business with the credit rating during a background check? If so, and you successfully got passed it, how? Thanks.

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Credit check are seldom every used in considering someone for employment in trucking.

Then why do credit checks in first place?

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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I have driven for 15 years and I have been a company driver and a lease op and the only time I had a credit check down was at home for something I wanted to buy but never in trucking for any reason.

Now if your going through school they may credit check ya for the school loan....maybe..... But I have not known any trucking company to do a credit check to get a job at their company.

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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I hate to say this but I can think of only two reasons why they do a credit check...

1) They want to see if it is possible to get you hooked into a lease, and... 2) A good credit score shows that you are a responsible and mature person.

I don't know. That's just my opinion. I am new to tbis trucking thing myself, but the Army also does it.

Dave

Starcar's Comment
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Dave, I see your point...but you and I have both seen hundreds of 4 wheelers who probably have credit scores twice what ours are....and they are out there driving, and doin' a poor job of it. There are some drving jobs that I can see the credit check thing being necessary...like driving a Brinks truck, collecting $$$ from businesses.. But for a job that is termed by the federal government as "unskilled", what the heck ???? Na...they aren't getting any more info on me than I feel comfortable giving...and I draw a very deep line in the sand.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Mthrsupior aka Julia Bals's Comment
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I had to have a credit check done when I applied for the company sponsored financing of my school. They just wanted to see if I had a credit score of 500 or above. Since 500 is a really low score, I think they were just weeding out those people that are really in financial trouble and would be likely to not repay the debt, and or fulfill the contract.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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