About To Graduate Cdl School But I'm Still On Probation

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metalhead's Comment
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I graduate truck driving school on May first.Most of my classmates already have jobs lined up,but every time a recruiter talks to me I get shot down because I'm still on probation.Im allowed to travel and I'm on call in status only,but that still doesn't seem to matter.Are there any companies that hire someone that's still on probation?

Scott M's Comment
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Metal head. What is school's name and location. I'm looking for a school. Good luck on your job hunt.

metalhead's Comment
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I graduate truck driving school on May first.Most of my classmates already have jobs lined up,but every time a recruiter talks to me I get shot down because I'm still on probation.Im allowed to travel and I'm on call in status only,but that still doesn't seem to matter.Are there any companies that hire someone that's still on probation?

I'm at tcc (tidewater community college )in Portsmouth Va. It's an 8 week course,7 hrs a day 5 days a week.The cost is about 3 grand.very good school.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Unfortunately you're going to have an incredibly difficult time finding work. This industry is really strict when it comes to criminal and driving backgrounds. Most companies will not hire someone who is on probation, nor anyone with a recent felony conviction. By 'recent' that can be anywhere from five to ten years. Some companies will not take anyone who has ever had a felony conviction.

All you can really do is Apply For Truck Driving Jobs with every company you can find and keep calling them until you get an answer. Don't wait for them to call you. A lot of the recruiters are super busy and may never get back with you.

Check sites like Craigslist for jobs also. There are a lot of smaller companies and owner operators on there that might consider giving you a shot.

Also, look around for local farms, logging companies, and trash companies like Waste Management.

If you can land a driving job and get some experience there will be other opportunities that open up. But in the beginning you're going to have to take whatever you can get.

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

metalhead's Comment
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Unfortunately you're going to have an incredibly difficult time finding work. This industry is really strict when it comes to criminal and driving backgrounds. Most companies will not hire someone who is on probation, nor anyone with a recent felony conviction. By 'recent' that can be anywhere from five to ten years. Some companies will not take anyone who has ever had a felony conviction.

All you can really do is Apply For Truck Driving Jobs with every company you can find and keep calling them until you get an answer. Don't wait for them to call you. A lot of the recruiters are super busy and may never get back with you.

Check sites like Craigslist for jobs also. There are a lot of smaller companies and owner operators on there that might consider giving you a shot.

Also, look around for local farms, logging companies, and trash companies like Waste Management.

If you can land a driving job and get some experience there will be other opportunities that open up. But in the beginning you're going to have to take whatever you can get.

thank you for the reply, I have already submitted applications to most of the big companies,so I guess I wil try the Craigslist thing next.I was hoping that my spotless MVR would work in my favor,but I guess not

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Unfortunately you're going to have an incredibly difficult time finding work. This industry is really strict when it comes to criminal and driving backgrounds. Most companies will not hire someone who is on probation, nor anyone with a recent felony conviction. By 'recent' that can be anywhere from five to ten years. Some companies will not take anyone who has ever had a felony conviction.

All you can really do is Apply For Truck Driving Jobs with every company you can find and keep calling them until you get an answer. Don't wait for them to call you. A lot of the recruiters are super busy and may never get back with you.

Check sites like Craigslist for jobs also. There are a lot of smaller companies and owner operators on there that might consider giving you a shot.

Also, look around for local farms, logging companies, and trash companies like Waste Management.

If you can land a driving job and get some experience there will be other opportunities that open up. But in the beginning you're going to have to take whatever you can get.

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thank you for the reply, I have already submitted applications to most of the big companies,so I guess I wil try the Craigslist thing next.I was hoping that my spotless MVR would work in my favor,but I guess not

Part of the big fear among companies is that even though your PO may have given you travel permission, there's still that potential that something happens and now here's a company that spent money on training and lost their driver and possibly the truck and it's payload. It's a big risk and the trucking industry is risky enough so they have to try and reduce that risk wherever they can.

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

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