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guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Who has Hazmat endorsement.?

I do.

Who has a TWIC card?

I do.

Who has in depth security background checks preformed on them on a monthly basis and is cleared for DoD loads and can go most places civilian authorities can not go?

Again that would be me!

I did not make this post to make fun of you or to say your wrong in any type of way so please don't think that.

I only posted this to show that there are more people than you assume that have a high level security clearance and they are not that hard to aquire.

Now the company you have gone to or going to may have a strict hiring practice due to major liability issues but that in no way makes their hiring qualifications unique to them alone. So it's not an issue of a government security clearance.

It simply boils down to if you are ready to take on the stress and headaches of owning and running your own trucks.

I hope it turns out good for you and I wish you well.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

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.

Gladiator 76's Comment
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I think Brett is right. If it sounds to good to be true it usually is. I don't believe companies would be making leasing so easy if it didn't benefit them!

Trucktographer's Comment
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Who has Hazmat endorsement.?

I do.

Who has a TWIC card?

I do.

Who has in depth security background checks preformed on them on a monthly basis and is cleared for DoD loads and can go most places civilian authorities can not go?

Again that would be me!

I did not make this post to make fun of you or to say your wrong in any type of way so please don't think that.

I only posted this to show that there are more people than you assume that have a high level security clearance and they are not that hard to aquire.

Now the company you have gone to or going to may have a strict hiring practice due to major liability issues but that in no way makes their hiring qualifications unique to them alone. So it's not an issue of a government security clearance.

It simply boils down to if you are ready to take on the stress and headaches of owning and running your own trucks.

I hope it turns out good for you and I wish you well.

I wasn't trying to make the claim that no one else could have the reqs. I was saying it isn't as prevalent as someone that just wants to run dry, or just reefer , or just tank.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

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.

Errol V.'s Comment
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I had the same military security clearance (at the time) that Trucktographer & his dad had. The clearing agency does personal interviews of people you know/knew and visits previous addresses. It comes close to bend over & spread 'em.

I know Trucktographer can do this: Let's wait for a while, and you guys can show us a settlement or two.

Trucktographer's Comment
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Thanks for the vote of confidence Errol. We aren't planning to get our own rig for a while. We want to learn as much as possible about this company, and running an efficient rig, before taking on all that responsibility. We picked up a snazzy tablet Rand McNally and are using it to help track our fuel efficiency over the next year or so.

As company drivers we are paid a flat rate, 1200.00 a week (after taxes), with a small cpm as a mileage bonus which should average out to 1500.00 each week (after taxes). A perfectly respectable wage for running stuff not everyone wants to deal with.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Gladiator 76's Comment
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Trucktographer, I wish you the best. It's the lease program I don't trust not you. Please keep us posted on how you are doing!

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