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arrested for domestic battery will it effect my commercial license 
Domestic battery charged and have a commercial license for semi truck driving will it effect my license

Can you drive 18 wheeler with pacemaker & defibrillator 
Pacemaker defibrillator can you drive 18 wheeler

unmailed fix-it ticket from a year ago. 
I received a fix-it ticket during a DOT inspection at a weigh station in New Mexico from a year ago. Forgot to mail in the ticket. What happens? …

driving under influence convictions 
I had three DUIs lifetime. The last one was 15 years ago. For insurance purpose will they prevent me from being hired as a truck driver.

I failed a drug test for prime inc 
Prime told me I had to leave due to a failed drug test and I really stopped smoking because I really want to change my course of life. Will swift allow …

what is the salary of a trucker 
how much would i get payed hourly if i was doing the third shift.

Transferring German CDL to Texas 
I'm a U.S. citizen Ex-Dept. of Defense employee. My job was Motor Vehicle operator for 7yrs. driving and delivering US mail to local APO's in Germany …

Can I drive a truck 2 years after a stroke 
I have a good driving record. I had a mild stroke back in May of 2012. I lost some function temporarily on my right side. However, after physical therapy …

Trucking company taking money out of my check to pay for a ticket 
What can I do to stop US Xpress from taking money out of my weekly check to pay a ticket I receive not in my name but in theirs. I receive that ticket …

CDL and mental health. 
I have been diagnosed in the past with depression and mood disorder. These have never been a disability and were only apparent during my past drug addiction. …

How many truckers smoke? 
Specifically what is the percentage (total number) of truckers that want to quit smoking or using other forms of tobacco? Where can I find demographics …

Got a citation for smoking in the truck with placcarded load of diesel  
Got a citation for smoking in the truck with placcarded load of diesel . Can I loose my hazmat, Anyone know how much the fine is here in PA?

had wreck thc in blood will employer's truck ins cover me  
Gave UA after rolling a rock truck. Showed THC and Alcohol. Done at hospital. Have not had alcohol of any kind in 19yrs. Test report I received did not …

Life changing question about becoming a trucker 
Can you ever be a truck driver again after one 9 year old D.U.I?

Trucker pulled me over! Very Scary! 
This afternoon, I passed a slow moving 18 wheeler that immediately started honking and flashing his lights aggressively. I was concerned that my car …

Do you put SAP on your RESUME 
Just finished SAP, otherwise clean record, not tickets, DUI/DWI, no wrecks (Clean). Do I have to put the SAP on my resume? Or do I leave it off …

Can you be a diabetic and drive a 18 wheeler  
Can you be a diabetic and drive a 18 wheeler

Social Security Benefits as a truck driver 
I get Social Security Benefits a month. I want start new career as a 18 wheeler truck driver how would I do this.

What is it like pulling a refrigerated trailer? 
The company that offered me a job said I will be driving a refrigerated truck. I wanted to know what's that like?

I was rear ended by a drunk driver will this effect my cdl license 
I was hit from the back by a girl that had been drinking. Will this effect my license?

misdemeanor possession charge 7 yyrs old 
I was charged with a misdemeanor possession of marijuana 6 years ago almost 7 and got probation before judgement if that matters and I want to find a company …

What companies will hire you with your own long form physical? 
I have a physical on my dvrs license that's good until August 1st,and was wondering what companies will hire me without taking another physical? ______________________ …

after spinal fusion surgery can i drive my 6 axle dump truck 
Can i go back to driving my 6 axle dump truck after i get a spinal fusion surgery?

I have bipolar which is now managed by medications, will any companies hire me? 
I have suffered with bi-polar for several years now, but I have been managing my (mental) illness successfully with medication. I lost my CDL when …

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How do I get my Class A back if I had them once before 
Can anyone tell me what i can do to recive my class a s back ?i have my b s now,but im thinking of going back out. Is there still a high demand for …

Will trucking companies consider hiring me with 3 OWIs 
I found out I can get my CDL, however I have 3 OWI last one about 9 years ago. Was wondering if any trucking companies would even consider me?

What happends if you fail the drug test at mtc 
What happends if you fail the drug test at mtc trucking

Owner operated can I have an infant in the truck?  
I am an owner operated and have a 9 month old boy ... We need to travel from El Paso Texas to Chicago Illinois... Would I get fined if he travel in the …

Will a large trucking company still hire a trucker after a refusal to take a drug test? 
I have a wrongly filed drug test refusal will a large company like werner hire me?

what is the maximum number of drivers allowed in truck at the same time 
how many drivers can roll in the same tractor at the same time with a truck with two beds?

do I report felonies over 10 years 
I was convicted of a felony in 1991, 23 years ago. Do I report it during orientation

Will tattoos prevent me from getting trucking job 
Will a company judge me if i have tattoos on my face and hands???

If I complain about a truck driver will they get fired? 
I had a terrible experience with a truck driver today on a very icey road in a very tiny car. I got his license & dot # and I plan on complaining. …

Stop engine fault 
Hi, my name is amanda. My husband just got this volvo and it keeps saying stop engine fault. It just started last night. Then it goes to check engine fault …

Want to buy tri axle dump trucks to put to work out of state 
I have a llc in Ohio and want to buy tri axle dumps in Florida and put them to work. What is required to make this happen ???

when might i start training with a company after graduating truck driving school 
I'm going to be attending a school in march and was wondering how long it might take before I start working with a trainer from the company that is sponsoring …

Do you have to be a truck driver, driving a truck to maintain your CDL? 
I have a CDL that I earned in the early 90's, but now I am out of the profession. Can I still maintain my CDL under the new regulations requiring what …

Why are Restricted Road fines so high? 
I'm sorry, does anyone know why the fines are so ridiculously high for accidentally turning onto a restricted road in PA. I got turned around, nobody …

Company doesn't want to pay overweight tickets 
In California, is the employer required to pay the ticket? I work for a company and they don't want to pay for overweight tickets. They did not fill …

how to get unstuck with a loaded trailer from the snow 
Stuck in the snow how do I get unstuck new driver

Older trucker starting out 
I'm 62 years old and had a chance to go to truck driving school. I went to school and got my cdl. My question is, being that I'm 62, but in reasonably …

Travel time from Arizona to Texas 
How long does it usually take to travel from Arizona to Texas. I know you gotta take breaks, do repairs, weight checks etc. But Ive been waiting on a new …

what is the hand signal to let a trucker know he has a loose load? 
I recently attended a driving course in Ohio and the instructor told us a hand signal that can be used to let a trucker know they have a loose load or …

Can I get a cdl with a felony ovi on my driving record ?  
How far will state of ohio go back on driving history?

Driving Test 
I am attending a truck driving academy which is being paid for by the Texas Workforce Commission. This is my last week in the class and my driving test …

What kinds of loads pay the best for an owner operator with his own authority in the state of ga? 
I want to know what kinds of loads are paying the best for an owner operator with his own authority in the state of GA?

Fix Penalty Fine For Not Wearing a Seatbelt 
I'm a trucker in the UK, I was charged today 13/11/13 for not wearing a seat belt in my truck. Do I need to inform my employer. Do the police notify …

After closing my trucking business do I still have to pay tickets 
I closed my trucking company (it was an Inc.) do I have to pay traffic tickets I received while in business. Business was in NJ tickets issued in Pa.

Perfect gift idea for a newer truck driver 
My boyfriend is a flat bed truck driver. He has the necessities. Not sure how long he wants to continue truck driving. He will switch to local and not …

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can you get in trouble for taking a baby in a copmany truck 
Can a baby go on a company truck

how much experience needed to get a local truck driving job 
I am a newly minted OTR truck driver & the only reason I am doing this is because I wanted to drive tractor trailers for local companies like UPS, FedEx, …

weight distribution on tandem trl axles 
Received citation on weigh scale for too much weight on axle 5 while axle 4 was 4000 pounds lighter was told air bag was reason. How does lifting …

Can I get unemployment benefits in Washington with a suspended CDL? 
Suspended cdl can I get unemployment benefits i the state of Washington?

Who Pays For Truck Stop Rooms 
Does the company pay for a room at a truck stop and do you get a meal allowance?

who can request a cdl driver to go take a drug test? 
Who can request a cdl driver to take a drug test for no reason at all? Police?

Where should I slide my tandems to? 
I have 40600 pounds on my 53 foot trailer and a lift gate on back have any suggestions on where to put my tandems scale house is right in front of me …

where should you install load locks 
Where do you put load locks at?

Can you drive tracker trailer with a bad heart 
My boyfriend has a bad heart can he drive tracker trailer

I have one accident on my dac, is it possible to get a car hauling job? 
I have one accident on my dac, is it possible to get a car hauling job?

Protesting Preventable Incidents 
on 10-10-11 i was to exit our security gate,they do a maintanence check on all outbound trailers..trailer was in bad order and had to be returned to shop …

Will he get fired 
My husband is a trucker for an LTL company, so he hauls doubles. He just had his first serious accident after 3 years of driving. He was in the right …

I received a speeding ticket. How can I beat it, and avoid points in my license?  
I got a speeding ticket about a month ago. I cannot afford any more points on my license. On the ticket the officer wrote that my license type is a class …

Hours Driving? and more 
I'm thinking about getting into this. Q: how many hours are you driving to make 35 to 40k. Q: how do YOU deal with the boredom? Q: is there a large …

can u get your cdl suspended for being hit by a train 
can u have your cdl suspended for stopping on railroad tracks and getting hit by a train.

trucking after a stroke 
how do i get back into trucking after a stroke

i worked for usa truck. got fired for takeing drug alcohol test late.can i draw unemployment still even though i passed the test.? 
I got terminated by USA truck for taking my drug and alcohol test late but passing it. Can I still draw unemployment benefits?

if a trucker is in a residential area how long would you let your truck idle for I thought it is 5 minutes or be fined 
Next store guy has a big rig runs all hours. Lets truck idle for min of 20 minutes. I know its not legal action but im getting tired of it. What should …

does epes trucking do a hair follicle test? 
Does Epes Transportation do hair testing?

Team = me and wife thinking of getting into trucking need help. 
A family member is over 70 and can no longer drive his truck. He is a dispatcher for his own company of between 30-60 trucks and is offering his peterbuilt …

Advice For Turning 1 Acre Lot Into Truck Parking 
I have a little over an acre that I would like to transition into a parking lot for rigs and large trucks, what would you say are some non-negotiables …

locate a truck driver 
Ive been trying to find an old friend but i dont know what is the best way with less pain. can someone help me?

will a ticket for skipping a scale be on my drivers record 
I got a ticket for skipping a scale in Oregon, is that gonna come on my drivers record and if so is it gonna be a point?

fail randim drug test 
My boyfriend failed a random drug test for he had amphetamines in his system, what can he do correct this?

if a get a left lane violation in construction zone with no workers in ohio my license is in nj will it show up on my motor vehicle report in nj 
If I get a left lane violation in construction zone with no workers in Ohio. My license is in NJ will it show up on my motor vehicle report in NJ? …

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Can someone with high blood pressure get a cdl 
I just found out that I have high blood pressure can I still get my CDL

Will hip replacement come up in the medical exam? 
Will be 58 this year. Considering a career change. The right hip has been replaced due to an injury. No loss of sensation. Somewhat weak but improving. …

i have a heart device/pacemaker/dephribulater,can i still get a cdl liscence 
I am on disability at the moment i have congestive heart failure and related health issues.. I am about to have weight loss surgery and most my troubles …

are there any part time opportunitys avaliable for owner/operators? 
are there any part time opportunitys avaliable for owner/operators?

Can someone who has been convicted of transporting illegal trucks in a tractor trailer get his CDL back after he gets out of prison 
Driver was convicted of transport illegal trucks in his rig and wants to know if he can get his CDL once he gets out of prison. He is serving 20 year …

i had something slipped to me in a drink at a night club how do i report to this to my company to avoid consequences of anothers action 
how do i go about reporting something being slipped into my drink at a bar i don't wanna lose my job over someone elses negligence

if my white blood cell count is very eleveted can i have a DOT med card 
med card

I have a suspended l;icense due to one unpaid moving violation that I was unable to show up to court to because I was over the road, will any company hire me and help me pay off my fee? 
I got a moving violation in Februaury, and was unable to make it to court so I got a "failure to appear" and now my license is suspended until i pay the …

I have my permit is there a company that will hire me or should I go to a school progra first  
I have my permit is there a company that will hire me or should I go to a school program first

Has anyone been able to get Hired with a RECENT SUSPENSION? 
I my license was suspended in the a few years ago for FAILURE TO SHOW PROOF OF INSURANCE. I wanted to know if I might be able to get a job with this …

I haul logs in Florida, Do I need a medical examination card? 
I am a contracted driver with a CDL and haul logs to the mills, do I need to have a medical examination card?

Will a ticket from four years ago stop me from getting my cdl and getting hired as a truck driver 
I got a speeding ticket four years ago and i wanted to know can i get my cdl and get hired as atruck driver.

Is there age discrimination in the trucking industry 
Giving a lot of thought of getting into truck driving as my new career. Always wanted to drive a truck and see the country. Just got let go from a job …

What is a good mobile broadband carrier for truckers? 
my husband wants to use his lap top out on the road, but our current cell providers plan is too expensive, looking for other options?

Can you tell me couple good companies that they can hire my truck and supply their own driver 
I am about to buy couple trucks, I am looking for possible companies that would use my trucks, hire their own drivers, and pay me an incentive at the end …

Why do sometimes ice road trucks have strips of tape across their wheel hubs? 
Why do sometimes ice road trucks have strips of tape across their wheel hubs? Either in a cross or star, (ie criss crossed) I imagine its to stop the slow …

CPAP Machine and Sleeping in a Rig 
I have a sleep apnea machine and was wondering if there is a way to have it running without killing the battery in my truck if I end up with a solo gig? …

Is an over weight ticket points on your license or just a big fine? 
If I get an over weight violation at the weigh station is that points on my license or just a big fine?

Why truck driver doesn't have sex with wife when home? 
My husband drove over the road for 2 years. When he came home once a month he didn't want to have sex. If we tried he would go limp. I found that he …

Advice on becoming a trucker/ owner operator 
Okay I am very naive about much of the trucking world, but right now am looking at changing careers. Truck driving job opportunities seem plentiful and …

over weight loads? 
i was 940lb over weight and my dispatch sent me a msg after i advised of my over weihkt and told me that it was my choice to run over weight,can i report …

Can a driver go in to canada if he has ever had DUI or felony 
Can a driver enter Canada if he has had a DUI or felony?

I wondering if I could get a cdl if i had suspension for having marijuana in my car i was not arrested i paid a fine had 6 MONTHS suspension that was in april 2009 
I wanted to get my cdl i had a 6 month suspension in april2009 it was because of marijuana i pick someone up at a bar that had much to drink he put it …

cdl and drug charges 
I have a class b cdl. And was recently arrested for possession of dangerous drug. I was not on duty and was not driving personal vehicle at the time. …

previous driver has question 
I am a previous truck driver 15 yrs, driving in 33 states.I had at that time a class e chauffeurs license which has been about 17 yrs ago. In 2011 …

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Can they leave you stranded in a city? 
My sisters boyfriend was fired in California. He lives in las Vegas and was employed in las Vegas. They are not giving him any pay (his truck is broken …

my husband is a 1099 employee and leased truck without buying what form do i use to deduct those payments 
Do I use form 2106 or c

My husband is laid off and he was thinking about becoming a driver. My question is, what is a normal pay range f0r a new driver. wondering if its worth being away from home. 
How much he should expect to get paid and which company pays the most and takes new graduates ________________________________________ Here is how much …

I'am recovering from surgery and my CDL physical is coming up in June I will not be released to go back to work until July ? 
My physical is due to be renewed 6-26-13 But I will not be released from my surgeon that did the surgery on my neck until 7-1-13 What happens if I am late …

what is the law for seat belt driving 18 wheeler on light in new york city  
I get ticket driving 18 wheeler on light Bronx, NY

is it legal for a private company take fuel out of pay 
is it legal for a private owned company to take fuel charge off the top before they pay you

what is the legal window tint specs for big rigs 
I want to tint the windows on my truck but I don't know what is legal

I got a Marijuna citation with cdl license but don't smoke it so its not in my system...... 
Okay so here's the deal......the other night I was pulled over by the cops I was told that my car smelt like marijuana (I don't smoke because I have a …

accident with injuries 3 years later 
Hello, Over three years ago I received an accident with injuries as a new driver up North. I wasn't fired and continued to drive for them for another …

can an accident that was not my fault affect my cdl? 
i was on duty and a driver from another company hit me and caused significant damage to my company truck. i was not at fault, but will this affect …

how long do you have to wait after drinking to drive?? 
how long do you have to wait after drinking to drive?

why will my peterbilt not start after I changed the fuel line that had a hole in it? 
The fuel line on my big truck rubbed a whole in it and I change it and now it will not start.

i had an unlicensed driver drive my semi and i got a ticket from the police for that,what kind of legal issues will ii be facing? 
My son is unlicensed and I have my own truck witth my. Own authority. Yesterday he got pulled over and arrested for driving with no cdl and was given 8 …

Does most trucks have AC? 
I want to know if prime inc. trucks have a/c?

How do you get a vision exemption? 
Need a vision exemption to go to school. How long will it take, how difficult to receive one?

I am a still in truck driving school. Are there jobs out there when I am finish with school? 
I am currently in Truck Driving School. Am I going to have a hard time finding a job when I finish with school? _____________________________________________ …

Can my husband and I both log sleeper berth at the same time? 
Can both drivers log being in the sleeper birth at the same time?

What kind of drug tests are used for General Trucking Company in Warren Michigan? 
What kind of drug tests are used for General Trucking Company in Warren Michigan?

Is it an offense for an owner operator Truck driver to drive without drug test 
If a driver did not take a drug test before driving his cousins truck as a team would he be committing an offense/crime? What are they and what are …

splitting drive time 
Ive got a pick up at 06:00 on 4/2 and deliver at 01:00 on 4/3 how would you split this driving time

Does landstar flatbed division allows you to be out 5 months and stay home one month? 
What's their average rate for flatbed ? Will they terminated you if you do 5 months in 1 month out cycle?

training 
Hello, i had my cdl license for 3yrs now and never had anymore training.Is their any company that will provide me with training and career in truckin.Which …

Can a driver hold a load hostage for payment? 
Let's say that something gets messed up between shipper and receiver and nobody wants to pay the driver. What happens if the driver says, "get your crap …

Does CR England test for suboxen  
Im just wondering if they test for suboxen i have been taking it now for about 6 months and i am clean from everything now no other drugs in my system …

Is a sales tax free state a good state to buy a new tractor truck? 
I have been told I can save many thousands of dollars by buying a truck in one of the five states that do not have sales tax. Anyone have thoughts about …

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Can i get hired if i have sr 22 insurance? 
Can i get hired if i have sr 22 insurance?

what will happen if failed a drug test for truckdriving school 
what will happen if i failed a drug test at my truck driving school

newbie questions about getting into trucking 
Can you share safety tips for women who are thinking about going out on the road. As a new driver what is the best Month to attend driving school. …

I have a few misdemeanors can I still drive? 
I have an underage possession of a malt beverage (about 3 or 4 years ago, no DUI or DWI Shoplifting about 2 or 3 years back. I paid to have it expunged …

How much life insurance should I take out 
I want to get life insurance for my husband and had told him I thought I should get $400,000 is this too much?

Does USA trucking use hair drug test 
Does USA trucking use hair drug test

Has anyone else had a lot of problems with Indiana? 
I have another problem now. I went to my own DMV to have my license transferred back to Kentucky and take my permit test again because I cannot transfer …

can i get a cdl in pa if i had 2 dui's 30 years ago 
I had 2 dui's 30 years ago. Can I get a cdl class b license in pa to drive a school bus?

who is suppose to pay to get me home when i am fired  
i was fired and had to pay my own way home 500 miles away

i failed, but have a cdl permit. will that hurt my chances at another company? 
I attended a fast paced school through a company and failed. I really want this bad. I don't mind doing it all again. I can back, drive, and know pretrip. …

Will antidepressants and/or pain meds cause me to fail drug test 
I have been using antidepressants and lortab for quite a while now will these meds fail me on my drug test while trying to obtain my CDL?

Is making right and left hand turns with doubles that same 
I will be doing a drive test tomorrow. I have my NT endorsements and will be testing with double dirt haulers. Roughly about 100FT. When driving in …

do swift check your dac mvr back ground check before u come to orantaion 
do swift check your dac mvr back ground check before coming to orientation?

Double cluthching is very difficult for me ie-left hip replcement and a new driver are there any company's that will give me a automatic to train with then give me my own after. 
Have Left Hip replacement passed all necessary physical tests but shifting ( double clutching) is Hard to do ie-lifting leg in sitting position and pushing …

alcohol and depression treatment 
i was in a treatment facility for alcohol and depression can i get a job driving a truck?

I'm over 50 is it worth my time to go to trucking school to find a driving job in Oregon? 
I think I might be too old to began a trucking career. I have been out of work for several years and am wondering if a trucking school might be a good …

Can you still drive an 18 wheeler if you have diabetes? 
If someone has diabetes that is controlled by insulin, can they still drive an 18 wheeler? ___________________________________________ Medical conditions …

Do you have to have your CDL to be an passenger 
Can you ride in a big truck without a CDL

do i get points on my license because I got a ticket for failed to chain up my truck? 
do i get points on my license because I got a ticket for failed to chain up my truck?

New truck or Used truck? 
I own a 2009 Volvo 780, Cummins isx 500hp, Auto shift 10 speed, 651k. The truck is in great shape with no problems. I started flat bedding and I think …

In an accident with my truck, the people in the car are suing me/my insurance, what will happen? 
I am an owner operator with my own authority. While I was changing lanes I swiped a car that was in my blind-spot. The roads were wet (it was drizzling …

can you become a truck driver with a simple possession charge? 
I have a simple possession charge recently just got. My friend had a lot going on so I took it for them but I always wanted to be a truck driver can I …

is working for a moving company steady work ? 
i'm new to trucking and looking for a good career move . is working for a moving company a good choice?

Where can I find how many 18 wheelers are registered in Oregon? 
I am writing a report for school and I need to know how many 18 wheelers are registered in Oregon. Is there a website where I can find that information? …

having a passenger on my truck 
im an owner operator of my own truck and have my own authority. What do i need to do to be able to have my wife on the truck with me?

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does driving so much cause decreased libido? 
my boyfriend is a OTR driver. He seems to have a decreases libido from so much sitting time, no exercise, and poor diet. is this common in the industry? …

Will a DAC report effect local employment? 
Back in August 2011 I went to C.R. England to start as a company driver. I've had my CDL license since 2005. I tested positive on a pre-employment …

How will taking pain meds affect my CDL? 
i recently had back surgery i have Indiana class b cdl its time formy physical but because of pain meds i know i wont pass what happens and will my regular …

Will this company put abandonment on my record. 
I was a trainer/operator and had a trip to TX. The guy on the truck got close to home and called family to pick him up. I was told that i didn't have to …

what trucking companies will hire me after i have completed a SAP program? 
I have completed a SAP program. Are there any trucking companies that will hire me? If so which ones?

Can an 18 year old get a CDL in California? 
My son is 18 and we live in California. Does he have to carry a regular license or can he just apply for a CDL as tge first license?

if i bobtail 800 miles against company wishes to turn truck in can they give me a bad dac report? 
This company has known for 3 weeks that i was quitting at a certain time and facility. Now that it is time they are dragging there feet. I want to head …

why do people want to take trucks off the road? 
The people here want to take trucks off the roads and I have no clue why. Its like they have some thing against trucks and the drivers.

Getting a CDL after license has been unsuspended. 
Ok, I keep looking on the internet for an answer but can't find it. Figured I'd give this place a shot. So, my regular license has been suspended for …

Is it against the law to idle your truck for heat? 
If it is cold outside can you idle your truck for head or is it against the law?

how to get a company i used to work for to pay for property damage 
Had an accident that caused property damage(guardrail ) 12 years ago I recently learned that I had a judgement against me because the company never paid …

can I go to traffic school whem getting a ticket with a commercial license in car 
I got a speeding ticket when I was driving my own car. I have a commercial license.

will a felony stop yo u from taking the truck driving class at crengland? 
I supposed to go to training course in another city through cr england, so my question is how strict are they on the background check. My felony is 7 years …

If my husband and I are team drivers and he loses his cdl due to medical card disqualification, can I get my unemployment? 
My husband and I have been team otr drivers for 12 years. Last week his dr told him that his type 2 diabetes could no longer be controlled with pills and …

is it legal to take a baby aboard a 18 Wheeler 
Will you get in trouble for having a baby aboard a 18 Wheeler?

Are most truckers required to have annual (or maybe every few years) physicals including blood tests? 
Great website! You have helped me realize that trucking is something I really want to do, and I've also gotten countless advice about life in general from …

How does NC dmv assign points to an Improper Driving Conviction in VA? 
I was convicted of Improper Driving in VA (reduced from reckless driving). I know the charge puts 3 pts on your license in VA but NC has no charge known …

Can my CDL be suspended by another state for unpaid D.O.T.fines such as inspection violations? 
I recently paid off some fines that I had gotten in a passenger vehicle before I even obtained my license. Unfortunately my license was suspended also …

Can a run a 1994 Peterbilt cab over rig in Texas to haul crude oil or is the truck too old?  
Are there rules set by dot in texas that you cannot use an older truck to haul crude oil?

is it legal for my company to display my name and my citation for others to see 
my trucking company displays names of drivers with the citation for others to see

What companies do follicle testing? 
What companies do follicle testing?

What trucking companies are there that will hire someone who failed a urinalysis testing? 
Back in Sept of last year I went to Swift and that week failed the urinalysis. It's now on my MVR but shows that it was cleared because I paid all the …

Are there any point asigned to your CDL for a seat belt violation while driving in your personal vehicle in NC? 
Are there any points assesed to your CDL for a seat belt violation while driving in you personal car in NC?

Is there any hope for getting back OTR? 
I have been driving trucks for 8 years now. Honestly it is the only job I have found and held onto in my adult life that I really enjoyed and miss dearly. …

i recently damaged my personal car no accident report, no cops, wil lthat affect me geting my cdl 
i recently hit a guide wire with my car and damaged it and I a thinking about claiming it with my insurance to fix it. i am going to school for my class …

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When sliding tandems, how much weight does one hole represent? 
How much weight is adjusted moving tandems per hole?

Can i drive for millis with a 11 year old felon. 
Can i drive for Millis. Please Help!

will a company like werner hire me if my license was supended? 
Ok so about a year ago I was running late getting my daughter to school. I was doing about ten over and got pulled over. I was unable to pay the ticket …

can you take a infant in a 18 wheeler if so how do you instal a car seat in  
taking a baby over the road in a 18 wheeler and to installing a car seat in an 18 wheeler.

I got cought cheating on a drug screen can i still get a truck driving job 
I got caught cheating on a drug screen can i still get a truck driving job?

what kinda pre employment drug test does swift give. 
I'm clean. I have been clean for about a year but some people say that hair testing goes back longer than that

Does epes transportation give a hair folicle test 
Does epes transportation give a pre employment hair follicle test

i recently took a random u a for my job, i take hydrocodone but it came up positive for morphine what will tx dot do with me and my cdl 
Will TX dot do take my cdl away from me and what do i need to do? I take medication and my job was fine with it, but when they popped a random on me i …

Do you think I can get accepted into trucking school ( like the ones where they pay for your schooling as long as you work for them for a year ) with 2 dui's ?  
I got 1 dui in Ohio in 2002 and the other in Missouri in 2005.

is cr england good as a company 
Is cr england any good as a place of employment?

i got careless driving ticket bobtailing home in 11/2012 will any co.hier me 
who will hire a careless driver with one ticket

Is it illegal to have sex in the sleeper in a public parking lot? 
I am meeting a friend at a Walmart, we will meet tonight and he delivers there in the morning. We want to have sex in the sleeper and obviously spend the …

Can I become a Truck Driver with a violent felony from 2002? 
I was convicted of assault with a deadly weapon in 2002. This happened while I was driving my personal vehicle. I served 5 years and now off probation. …

How does training work? 
Me and my fiance are going to go to the Road Master school in Arkansas for our cdls. The lady there said the company we choose has its own training. …

is it legal for a truck company take cdl away from passenger if riding on truck with spouse. 
I am riding as a passenger on a company truck with my husband. The company took my cdl, my only form of picture id I have. I now cant use my bank card, …

what type of drug test does arnold give? 
urine, blood, hair, saliva? which is it that Arnold Transportation gives.

I want to go back trucking but now afraid I wont make it 
i am now working a factory job that is not allowing me to get ahead or I am barely making it. I did not have a g.p.s in the past now I do and I was wondering …

I recently had a rear end accident in March 2012 before I got my cdl liscense, And I graduated trucking school and cant find a company that will take me . Do you know of any? 
Just got my cdl in june, but had a rear end accident in March on my regular liscense. No companys wont pick,me up because of this accident.do u know of …

Is it true what the recruiter said? 
Hello, New to trucking and I was talking to a company that I am interested in because I have a vacation coming up and wondered if there was a way they …

how far back does training schools go back 
I am 48 and eager to start cld-a school. But I am learning that no companies will hire me if i have more than 2 DWI's. All DWI's are beyond 15 years …

can i still drive with a pacemaker? 
Been driving 30thru years. Now i need a pacemaker. Allowed to drive with one?

Can you bring children in the rig? 
I have two kids, can they ride along with me? _______________________________________ Response: For some companies yes for others no. It depends on …

How do you guys store your food on the road? 
My husband had a good cooler, the kind you plug in, well after about 4yrs it finally gave out, we got another one, well that one the cord fried on it, …

i have 2 dui's in the 90's can i be a truck driver 
i have 2 dui's one in 97 one in 93 can i be hired as a otr driver

The place where I store my Toyota truck moved my truck and ran into a parked car.  
I had my personal vehicle parked in someones driveway and they moved my truck and ran into another vehicle that is also being stored in that driveway. …

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Can I reapply for the HAZMAT endorsement if previously denied? 
I previously applied for a HAZMAT endorsement over five years ago and was denied because I was not released from prison for at least five years. The …

what meds can i take for depression 
I am taking zoloft for depression, Ive had some financial issues and had some anxiety and my dr put me on clonazapam and zoloft, yesterday at my dot …

Will my driving record keep me from getting a trucking job? 
Want to be an otr trucker... no trucking exp. Got a speeding ticket, improper turn, seat belt violation in 94... dui in 96, driving on suspended and no …

How do I get a message to a trucker?  
Looked online and cannot find a place to leave a message for a trucker. Cannot reach him by phone. If you know of a site, please send it to me. If you …

A truckers view into a car 
can you see my girlfriends private area if she's playing with herself in the passenger seat our small Toyota? ______________________________________________ …

is it too late to become a truck driver at age 65 ? 
and learn how to drive a truck? What will be my chances of being hired and what will be the expense of learning and getting a license to drive a truck? …

How can I clear a DOT citation? 
While in NY,I missed a low clearance sign..needless to say,I hit a over pass..truck itself wasn't damaged,but trailer was. I was sent home on a bus. …

Rider program thru Werner 
I am now in school & researching the different companies when I get my CDL A. The rider program is very important to me. So far Werner is the only …

Is there a busiest. time of year for flat bed freight? 
I want to know if there is a time of the year that a flat bed trucker is the busiest compared to other times of the year? And just HOW busy are we talking …

It is now legal for tractor trailers to have windows tinted with a product called LLumar AIR 80, is there a market out there, I have a tint shop on an interstate hwy. in Louisiana. 
I have a tint shop in Lake Charles,Louisiana on interstate 210 bypass. I have bay doors that can easily drive tractor rigs inside for tint jobs with ceiling …

I sent him a text that i'm regretting having sent now..ugh... 
Ok...so i'm thinking wayyyy too much about this and thinking too much into it but I don't really care right now so..... The last text I sent this trucker …

I like this trucker guy, he seems to like me too, how do I get him to date me? 
Hi...I will try my best to keep this brief but no promises lol..... I met this trucker guy by chance online a couple of months ago. I wasn't expecting …

do you know any company that will hire a three year felony 
Am trying to find work for a three year old felony with no otr training but I have my cdl license _______________________________________ Response: …

I have two class a misdemeanor battery charges on my record, what company should I contact for either payment of schooling, or company trained schooling. 
I am currently not a trucker and I don't hold my cdl's but I want to get them. I have tried several companies, even the ones that I heard really suck. …

Was arrested a little over a year ago for sales and possession charges they were reduced to 2 disorderly conducts and a violation 
I have been aressted 5 times since 2000 3 misdemeanors and have 2 tickets from a year and a half ago for driving with suspended license and commercial …

Terminated for 11mph over, got it reduced, still got canned 
I had a question about trucking. On FEB 15 i received a speeding ticket for 66MPH in a 55MPH zone in Bucyrus,OH. I am from CA and i was employed with CRST. …

will being on unsupervised probation keep me from going on the road or getin a truckin job? 
i currently had a simple assault charge this year and they gave me some community service and a years unsupervised probation will that effect me in tryin …

Does us xpress take a hair test or urine 
Just need to know if US Xpress does a hair test because I screwed up over 2 months ago a friend said it would work for pain cuz I hurt myself and had no …

if you blow an air bag on your trailer, and you have a light load, can you keep going for a short distance to get it repaired?? 
Blew an air bag on the trailer. I have a light load. Is it OK to keep going to get to yard for repairs. Have about 200 miles to go???

Failed a pre-hire drug test with swift! Will anyone ever hire me again? 
Will I get a chance to drive again?

is central refigerated a good company 
want to know about cenral refigerated

does stevens transport use a hair follicle test  
I don't have hair on my body wanting to know if Stevens uses a hair follicle test

what size power inverter do i need to run a cpap breathing machine, a fan and a tv set? 
What size of power inverter do I need in order to run a cpap (sleep apnea) breathing machine, small fan and a tv set? Will this be a simple install …

I dropped my CA, class A licesne ayear ago can i get it back by taking the test and skipping the behind the wheel  
dropped my CA, class A license a year ago can i get it back by only taking the written and skipping the driving portion

How many points for a Turn signal citation on my cdl? 
Got pulled in to new Mexico port of entry. I got citation for no turn signal how many points is that on my cdl ?

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What is difference between studio and condo sleepers 
I'm just getting into trucking, but with an eventual eye on being an O/O...I know the size of a sleeper can make a difference in many ways, good and bad …

Any companies hiring a driver with a 2 and 1/2 years open container violation 
I am at wits end, I have a North Carolina cdl unrestricted, 2 and 1/2 years ago my friend was pulled over and the cops searched the car there was an open …

Dootson School of Trucking Arcadia California 
im thinking of becoming a truck driver and wanted to go get trained at dootson school of trucking in arcadia,CA just want to know if anyone has any comments …

Do weigh stations give random drug test? 
Do weigh stations give drug test. _____________________________ Answer: No Thanks

have been evaluated and referred and past return-to-duty process..who will hire me now.. 
failed a pre-employment u/a over a year ago..saw a SAP,he evaluated me and referred me to already enrolled SAP classes..I graduated with over 27 hours …

i went through the sap program can i become a owner operator 
i went through the sap program for one session did what they needed me to do can i become a owner operator

went thru Sap program and was released to drive a safety senseitive function..who will hire me 
fail a pre-employment urine test,complied with dot return-to-duty regulation..who will hire me now?

just got my cdl class a licence but my moter vechle abstract is terrible i have 9 points and my abtract is 8 pages long l am a good driver made some mistakes how do i get driving job 
How do I get a driving truck driving job with a bad abtract

If I get my cdl & go otr, can my husband with a dui ride as a passenger only? 
I am thinking about going to get my cdl. My husband has a dui a year old & a suspended license completely. Will he be able to travel with me. He would …

Can someone advise best route to take. 
I am recently widowed and will be Moving back to Cheyenne from central California the end of march. I priced out costs for hiring a moving company …

Did 18 wheelers have sleepers 20 years ago? 
I was a driver, an pulled the 48ft flatbed.. He's never driven.. We are debating about whether flatbed drivers had sleepers 20 years ago or not... He said …

What can a do if the regarding a bad report from past company I worked for whose equipment was impounded & ticketed for safety violations? 
I was working for a company who had issues with their equipment, got pulled over a couple of times & the vehicle was impounded. Police wrote ticket …

Can I get a new job as a truck driver with collision ticket(4months ago) on my record,it was distmist by judge,but still on my record. 
Can I get a new job as a truck driver with collision ticket(4months ago) on my record,it was distmist by judge,but still on my record.

What does a driver want to see at the terminal driver lounge ? 
Comfortable couches , recliners ? TV ?

I am a female over 50 with a pet, I want to upgrade from class b to class a and drive a truck what is the best option for me? 
I am currently a school bus driver and I have 13+ years experience with class b

can i get training and a job with a felony back in 2000 and a two misdemenors two years ago and a suspended license one year ago? 
I have a felony back in 2000 and two misdemeanors two years ago and a suspended license one year ago for no ins. My driving record before that is clean. …

38yrs. O.T.R. SEMITRUCKDRIVER,NOW YOU GET A SLAP IN THE FACE 
HI THERE, Well let me start with after my years on the road, and been trying to get a job since end of 2008. No one want's to hire you. They say too long …

whats companies will hire if you have a 2 year old failed drug test 
failed drug screen 2 years ago wanting to know what trucking companies will hire with this on dac

What do you think of Missouri's CDL Quick Truck Rental? 
In St. Joseph, Missouri there is a 1 day course to get your CDL license. That's all I really need. I do not need a school. The only way to get your CDL's …

I got terminated from central refrigerated service in 2008 for failure to report an accident. It is now 2012 and I still cannot find a trucking job. What should I do? 
Does anybody know any trucking company what so ever that will hire me even though I've been getting black balled for so many years?

is it legal for someone to retread their on diesel tires ? 
I am wondering how dangerous it is to re-thread your own tires. To me it would seem like a qualified person should be doing this. Am I right or wrong? …

do people listed as a rider get paid too? 
My boyfriends nephew is a truck driver for dollar general. My boyfriend told me he's on some kind of list as a rider. He says after this 5 day trip they've …

can i own and drive for recreation a class 8 with a class c license? 
I'd like to buy a friend's W900 since he's going out of business. I will have the truck customized and use it to pull my RV. I have a class c license and …

I had two dui's in 2005 in my personal vehicle....will large trucking companies hire me now 
I want to get my cdl's and I have been told that no large over the road company will hire me because I had two dui's in 2005. They were in my personal …

I need to interview a class 1 driver for school purpose 
I am trying to get funding for my class 1 license through the government and they want me to do a quick interview with some truck drivers. Its a quick …

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What dose a good psp record look like? 
What would a good psp record look like?

How do you protect yourself from being robbed or hijacked and how often does it occur 
Safety in trucking is an issue that comes up often. Usually it is in reference to driving on the highways, truck accidents or driver fatigue. This …

undendorsed hazmat felon cdl driver illegally dispatched load to cross state line 
my felon fiance was dispatched a hazmat load from swift to take from IL to IA without endorsement and i was with him as part of the rider program, we didn't …

do u need ur highschool diploma to get cdl in pennsylvania? 
do u need ur high school diploma to get cdl in Pennsylvania

Can somebody still get a cdl license if you have a marijuana and paraphnelia charge on your regular driving record 
Got pulled over and busted for marijuana and a pipe can I still get my cdl license it happened 3yrs. Ago now I have a family and this is something i'm …

I'm a left foot below the knee amputee and wear a prosthetic. I can ride my Harley and drive a full size standard pick up. Will it be a show stopper to drive a Big Truck? 
I'm a left foot below the knee amputee and wear a prosthetic. I can ride my Harley and drive a full size standard pick up. Will it be a show stopper to …

can i get my hazmat endorsement with a class c misdemeanor 
About hazmat endorsement

How do I find & hire an owner operator to move my household goods from Alabama out of state? 
My husband and I are moving in about 6-7 months but I would like to hire an owner operator rather than deal with a moving company. Is there a website …

will leasing a truck through a company allow me to bring in more cash than being a company driver? 
Thinking about leasing a big truck and just want to be sure that it will net me a bigger paycheck.

do you deliver to diffrent places ? 
do you deliver to different places on most runs or are you constantly going back and fourth to the same location ?

Getting your CDL-A on your own versus going to a school? 
I am planning on getting my cdl class A. I have look online and went to my local dmv office and found out that I can get the cdl license on my own. they …

i have 11 years experience driving cdl class a with no accidents or tickets and i am looking for the best paying companies out there who are they?  
tired of making pennies more than some one with a bad driving record

Can a trucking company charge me for a preventible accident 
I was charged for a preventible accident by Central Refrigerated Service because my tandems slide once because a four wheeler cut me off but they didn't …

I have a OWI in my personal vehicle 2.5 years ago and a CDL A , can I get hired ? 
I have US Xresss, Crete/Shaffer, and Precision Motor Transport experience

My license was suspended for 13 months but I jus graduated from trucking school and I have my cdls have had my license since July19 2010 will any company hire 
Will a company hire a 22 yr old recent grad wit a suspension in 2009

Not sure if I should go to trucking school or let a company train me? 
Thinking of a career change at 59. I have always been interested in trucking. Should I go to a trucking school or sign on with a company to get training. …

Recruiter questions? 
Hello my question is this. I'm looking to get into trucking soon. I want to know what type of questions should I ask of any recruiter? I realize they will …

why are the DOT and Police Always mean to truck drivers? 
why is it always fines are way too high to pay,and the driver gets blamed for every thing?

how long do you have to have a valid licence to apply for a cdl licence? 
My license was Suspended 4yrs ago, for failure to pay a fine, I recently paid the fine & got my license back. Can I apply for a cdl license now? & If so, …

Does CR England give a hair folicle test on the first day? 
i start at cr England school on Monday will they require me to take a hair follicle test or just a urine sample

Trudy Macy. We are thinking of starting a trucking company as a team couple, any advice? 
My Husband and I are thinking of working as a team and starting a trucking business together....Anyone have any thoughts on that????

Does anyone know anything about a company called TWT trucking out of Spokane,Wa.  
I was thinking about trying this company out. They are TWT trucking in the Spokane,Washington area. I am a driver just coming back into the trucking industry. …

I have 3 speeding violations and one HOV violation on my MVR.  
I have 3 speeding violations and one HOV violation on my MVR. They all happened in my personal car and one is coming off in January of 2012. Is there …

what happens to my c.d.l. if i get a careless driving ticket? 
what happens to my c.d.l. if i get a ticket for careless driving?

Charged with DUI while in sleeper berth? 
36 hours Off duty, in Sleeper Berth, got charged with DUI. Motor running as comfort needed for air conditioning.

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could i obtain a class B cdl with 20/20 in one eye and 20/200 in the other eye in the state of idaho 
i had macular tramma to my left eye and i need to know if i can still get a class b cdl

Why do the the trucking companies have you fast before your physical 
What are the trucking companies looking for by having you fast before a physical ?

had a roll over in 09 and had job since then I quit they didn't pay correct 
in 09 I rolled over and got ticket for careless driving I down shifted the ticket to unsafe operation of motor vehicle all this was no points on the abstract. …

How long does it take for a careless driving charge to come of license 
My boyfriend is seeking a driving job. However, November 2008 he hit a city bus mirror and was charged with careless driving and four points on the license. …

Can I get a CDL after getting a DUI? 
I had my first DUI back in Dec. 2008. I had a clean record before my first DUI. I talk to my Employer's about becoming a boss. The job requires me …

My question involves communication between truck drivers and passenger car drivers.  
As a passenger car driver, say we're all stuck in traffic. A trucker has his turn signal on to move over in front of me. Do I just flash my high beams …

is there a blue book value for big rigs? 
Trying to find out the going price for a 2004 freightliner century with 1 million miles on the engine and transmission. what's scaring me is that the trailer …

In trucking school, failed the hair test 
Don't have a cdl, in school, got a random hair test, failed.

How can I get a job here in Texas driving 
I graduated from a trucking school about a month ago and can't get a job anywhere. So today I went and got my tanker endorsement to better my chances. …

Is there any companies that will hire a driver with 2 DWI convictions? 
I had 2 DWI convictions (June 2002 & March 2003) in my car when I still had my Class C license. In June 2008 I got my Class A CDL, but have never …

i,m whats to start a small trucking co but don,t have funds which i,m rtying to get a grant but to many ruu arounds what should i do 
what should i do

How can I get a job driving only in the state of Texas and I'm a recent CDL school graduate? 
can't leave state because of parole.have 1 year left on 20 year sentence.That means no trouble in 19 years.will anyone hire me can run all over the state …

How can I get a job driving only in the state of Texas and I'm a recent CDL school graduate? 
I am trying to find a job driving all of Texas because I can not leave the state. On parole. One year remaining.This happened 19years ago. I just graduated …

Do truckers get paid to help cops find people in the car smoking weed? 
Do truckers get paid to help cops find people that do bad things?

do - have to be in sleeper berth while my co driver is on driving status 
My co driver says when he's driving I have to be in sleeper berth satus that - can't be on off duty status in the passenger seat in line 1 on the log.

Would it be a waste of time getting my cdl's if I have a refusal with in the last year on my record? 
I don't have any points on my license and just got them back from being suspended for refusal to take a breathalyzer. Like I said no DUI's or points …

Grad with "ADD" need company with longest orientation. 
I have learning problem but pass through college to bad. Like this, know my: logs,maps,and everything but I just little slower than others. See it might …

im tryng to drive truck but i have 6 points on my license. can i go to cdl school 
Can I go to a paid Cdl training school?

how much do you earn 
i am keen to get into the trucking industry but i would like to know how much you guys are earning thanks

which is an good company Epes,Arnold,orEstes? 
I have worked for Werner for a few months. Now its time for something better I was thing about Epes,Arnold,or Estes? I don't know..hard decision. …

where are you today and what is weather where you are 
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How do I check to make sure big trucks are allowed on the street I want to take to get to my destination? 
How do I check for restricted truck routes? I'm talking about streets, not highways, I've called the numbers in my atlas but they don't answer or don't …

If I graduated a truck driving school 5 years ago and still have my CDL but no experience, will anyone hire me? 
I graduated truck driving school in 2005. I went OTR for a few months then I was offered a local job. Haven't had alot of Class A driving in the last 5 …

What is the best way to back out of a JB Hunt application. 
Recently, I began the process of applying to JB Hunt. I filled out a pre-qualify form online, I completed a telephone interview with the recruiter, …

Carrier will not allow me to drive for an Owner Operator 
I have applied to work with an Owner Operator who has several trucks leased to a carrier and during the "hiring process " the carrier refused to allow …

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I'm looking into trucking jobs 
Hi Jeff from Texas here yall know me I been posting on here for a while now and ran into this. Still waiting for november of 2011 to come on so I can do …

can a truck driver take a leave of absense and go to drug rehab 
Can a cdl driver go to rehab without getting fired? Perfect driving record with no violations but wanting to go voluntarily to rehab but not sure if that …

What southern states and cities does CR England take loads on a regular basis? 
What southern states does CR England take loads on a regular basis?

What is meant by the term "P & D Driver"? 
I have heard and read job descriptions in the trucking industry mention "P & D" as a type of truck driver position. I was just wondering what it meant. …

What can a fourteen year old do to prepare to become a trucker? 
I am fourteen and looking into becoming a trucker as a job profession. Is there anything I can do to prepare to become one, or would I have to wait …

Does CRST Trucking Company perform hair or urine drug test 
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I failed a pre employment drug test but i dont work for the company will this go on my record 
I am looking for work and i took a drug test for a company and was told i had failed i dont really know how that happened i am been drug free. Will …

I want to get back into truck driving OTR I have not driven OTR for 3 years why do i have to go back to driver school 
I want to drive OTR again but I have not driven for three years I dont need an entire schooling because i have been driving since 2003 what companys offer …

How do I know if Truck driving is for me? 
I'm thinking about driving a truck but I don't want to go to school & find out that I don't enjoy it. I would like to know if truck driving is for me. …

If I fail my first drug test 4 CR England school 
I start school on Monday. I last smoked on Monday. I have a bottle of test clean I take.

not for hire sign on your semi 
im goint to pick up a truck an trailer in eastern washington an need to know if i put a (not for hire) sign on the truck an trailer will i still have to …

Are there jobs to be had while on the road for a non driving wife? 
My husband is an owner/operator for a major trucking company. I would love to stop working here at home and join him on the road. However, we could not …

What companies hire felons that need some training? 
I have a felony that won't be five years old until 4/25/2013. I've spoken to several companies and they all tell me the same thing, "your felony has to …

What road situations do you face on the road as professional drivers? 
- what mechanical difficulties do you have to stop down and fix? - what warning signs do you see and how to you react? - how do truckers help each other …

Just started driving and I got a flat, a fender bender and got stuck will I get fired or just more traning 
Just got my truck and started out driving for USA trucking. There was a tarp in the middle of the road. I was able to avoid it but it caused a flat tire. …

i had an and got a ticket for unsafe lane move 
I had an accident in jan of this yr and got a ticket for move from lane unsafely i was fired is there any company out there that will hire me also on …

How do you make a doctor's appointment or get a prescription refilled while you are out on the road? 
My husband is retired military and we pay so much to still be able to go on base to be seen by the base doctors and to get our prescriptions. Since …

Why won't my trucker boyfriend call me when he is OFF the road, at home? 
Ok,we are both in our 40s and actually went to high school together, so it's not like we're perfect strangers. We talk on the phone for literally HOURS …

medical questions for a 56 year old newbie 
I am trying to get a OTR job with a company. I have a few medical problems. I have a pacemaker, and because of age a have a over active bladder. Do …

how to get broadband internet on the road 
I have been a trucker before and used the wi-fi hotspot or idle aire connection to get on the internet, but I would like to use my home internet connection …

Handguns in the truck? 
This may be a dumb question and I think I've read somewhere that it is illegal but can you carry a handgun in your truck? I'm not saying on the dash or …

Need some advice? 
I’m and driver with about 9 years regional tractor trailer experience got a owi ticket in 2005 in my personal vehicle, I haven’t had a ticket or any other …

I TAKE MEDS FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, DOES THIS DISQUALIFY ME? 
MY BLOOD PRESSURE IS 138/82 AND I AM ON MEDICATION FOR IT. I WAS WONDERING IF THIS WILL DISQUALIFY ME FROM BECOMING A TRUCK DRIVER.

is a driver responsible for part 390 fed safety regs-gen. policy? 
I had recently started driving for an owner/operator.i went across a scale in Ky. the trooper gave the truck 5 violations(internet register,unified register,no …

Can i truck drive if i have had a Open Heart Surgery? 
I am 18 years of age and am wondering since i have had Open Heart Surgery if i could be a Truck Driver?

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Where can I learn about laws regarding children in big rigs? 
Need to know age limits, or car seat laws (and installation advice) or insurance, whatever you can tell me. Any link or info about bringing a baby OTR, …

I was told that once I purchase my truck from a dealership I can not get on the road for at least 30 days... What does that mean? 
Have been trying to get my truck and get right on the road just need as much information in that area as possible.. Any information is appreciated.

best way to get unstuck in snow 
best way to get unstuck in snow.

A landscape supply co. in northern Ohio looking for owner operators in 2011, what's the best place online to find or advertise? 
A landscape supply company in northern Ohio is looking for 6 axles,quads, semis & walking floors for our 2011 season. We make bulk commodities such as …

I would like to speak with a female truck driver about getting into trucking, but I am not sure how to go about it. 
I need to know of a good trucking school around Indiana, and the ins and outs of trucking. Who to go with and who not to go with. I am a single female, …

What do you think are the best gloves to use for chaining up, they would need to be warm and waterproof. 
I go over Donner Summit and need some gloves for chaining that will be warm and dry.

I am 17 and would like to start getting my CDL in utah, how, and where can I do that? 
I want to start getting my CDL, Im 17, and would like to just take the tests and not have to go to the trucking schools if I can help it. (limited funds) …

Has anyone heard a lot of negativity about transport America? 
I was told by someone that used to drive for them that they are one of the worst companies to drive for. Transport America aren't what they seem? They …

where can i find the regulations on hauling construction fuel storage tanks 
we need to haul 500 gallion deisel fuel construction site storage tanks on our trucks. with varying levels of fuel to empty. Where can i find the specific …

hey what would be the best truck to choose if u are just starting? 
im not even out of high school yet but im thinking about doing that after college. but im not sure. my dad was a trucker and im thinking about doing what …

NEED HELP 
MY CDL IS SUSPENDED DUE UNPAID TICKETS RIGHT NOW. NEED A LETTER OF EMPLOYMENT BECAUSE SOMEONE IS WILLING TO PAY FINES. SO IF YOU KNOW ANY COMPANY OR OWNER …

Semi hit us from the side. Was in our lane. Who is at fault? 
my daughter and my two grand daughters were traveling when a trucker was coming in our lane. The lady driving tried passing him when we said not to , …

The USMC logo seen on some dry vans across the country. 
On a Marine forum the question came up about who owns these vans and if the Corps was involved in the advertisement. Some speculate that they carry …

What does the label "H "triangle" D" on the back of a trailer mean? 
I am very interested in trucking typography, signage, and symbols. I often see a label on the back of a semi's trailer that will read an uppercase H, followed …

i went to school 3 years ago i have cdls,but never used them/ 
hello i am Donald smith i live in Salisbury n,c .i went to school 3 years ago but never driven other than school the reason i did not go where they …

stevens transport drug and physical policy 
Please give me more detail about my question.

what is stevens transport drug testing and physical policy? 
What is stevens transport drug testing and physical policy?

Does anyone know someone looking for a job? 
My father suffered a massive heart attack and then had to have open heart surgery 3 weeks ago. We are looking to put someone in our truck and get it back …

Can I get a CDL if I have an open container ticket? 
The ticket was about 3 yrs ago. I had a beer bottle in the back seat with cigarette butts in it - that was the open container. No other charges.

Has the trucking industry improved at all for women in terms of harrassment by other male drivers?  
I'm a 24 year old woman from Canada and I've worked plenty of different jobs, all of which i was very good at. But lately I've been really wanting a change …

Can i become a trucker if i have a prior dui from years ago? 
I got a DUI while driving my personal automobile. Can I still become a truck driver with an old DUI?

what is a utility driver? what is a line driver? 
in a trucking site it listed positions as above. what is a line driver? what is utility?

prime inc trucking 
what should i expect when i attend their school in Springfield,mo? how much money will i actually make? 3 days of orientation and then on the road 4-6 …

How many chains do you need to put on reels of cable 
I am wondering do I need 2 or 3 chains on these reels I am hauling?

Do you know of any good drug rehab facilities for truckers? 
I'm searching for a drug rehab facility that someone who likes being outdoors and on the road could tolerate.

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I want to take my test for my CDL. 
I am 45 years old and want to take the test for my CDL, but I need a truck to use so I can practice and take my test. I took the written part about 3 years …

Stuff for rookies to watch out for from companies. 
I'm about to enter trucking school and need to know what can I expect as a rookie driving for a company. What business practices should I expect as a …

do you have a list of truck compenies that will hire after you completed the sap program 
i failed a random test.im looking for trucking companies that will hire you after completing the sap program.

would like feedback on millis transfer and thier driver training school. 
Hi to all, I have been doing a lot of research on finding a good truck driving school and company to work for after i get my c.d.l.. I have spoken to millis …

Anyone know about Budd Van Lines in Wisconsin? 
I live in MI and am thinking about commuting to Wisconsin if they hire me. Does anyone know if Budd Van Lines in Wisconsin leases their trucks or do …

Do you see the same guys from trip to trip? 
When you meet other truckers at a stop or over CB, is it pretty much guaranteed that you aren't going to ever run into that guy again?

Is it legal for a TRUCKING CO. to fine a owner operator for late paper work, log book mistakes or blown tires ( recaps fallen apart) 
I am an owner operator and this co. Is I work for fines us 100 dollars if we go to DOT inspection and the truck does'nt pass inspection. On the tires issue …

i would like to know where can I get hired with a class a permit 
were i can fine a a company that will hire me with a class a permit so i can get drive time..

How many hours a week does the average trucker idle their engine? 
I am doing research for a product. I need to know the idling hours, per week (month, year, whatever) of the average trucker.

i need help getting into trucking 
i'm trying to get into trucking and having a hard time getting my cdl.the dmv wont let me take the test unless i can prove domicile which i dont have and …

My DUI is 5 yrs old. Is getting back on the road as a driver possible? 
I WANT TO GET BACK ON THE ROAD

I faild a pee test, went to rehab, Kept my job,,,Whats my chances of getting a truck driving job.? please keep in mind that i didnt get fired 
I guess what I'm asking is do i look for other work other than a truck driver, after failing a drug test? went to drug rehab,kept my job payed the money. …

Can I get a OTR job with 3 DWI's in a lifetime? 
In 2008 I completed a CDL driving school. As of 2010 I have had a clean driving record for 7 years. Unfortunately I made mistakes in my younger years. …

What to pack in a lunch for a diabetic trucker? 
My husband drives a truck. As you know his schedule is hectic. He doesn't have time to stop for meals. Any suggestions?

will any trucking companys hire me if i have a open container charge thats 3years old 
my penalty was just a fine no points

Will i fit in a otr truck? 
Hi, i am interested in doing otr trucking but have one question before i look more into it. I will most likely be driving a newer model peterbilt t2000 …

What is the real rate story out there today from Brokers? Fair Tran says (reefer) $1.68 a mile (+1,400 miles) + ~$0.40/mile fuel surcharge (+$3 fuel). Is this accurate? 
Can't seem to find good info on rates. Every thing says "it depends." Great, that tells us a lot. Understanding that it will fluctuate a bit, what is …

My boyfriend is a trucker and when he comes home on the weekends he doesnt want to have sex either night. Is he cheating??? 
When we first got together he was great. when he came home on weekends he loved me up. he acted like i was everything. which i know the new wears off eventually …

why don't trucks use their flashers going up hill in calif like they do in other states 
why don't trucks use their flashers going up hill in California like they do in other states

How to start to become a truck driver 
I am only 17 going on 18 this October but my question is how old do you need to be to start. i just want to know how to start and to be ready for it …

what is the going rate of pay starting out as a trucker? 
hi im going to be going to swift truckin school in june i am 23 years old with a perfect driving record and have decided after a lot of thought that trucking …

When your on home time do you have to write HOME in your log book? 
My husband received a ticket in New Mexico for not writing in his log book that he was home for 3 days The word HOME is that true? he's been driving for …

is there more freedom and control as an owner operator vs company driver? 
AT THE END OF THE DAY, IT LOOKS LIKE AN Owner/Op WILL MAKE THE SAME IS A COMPANY DRIVER. I STILL THINK THAT THE BETTER WAY TO GO IS BEING AN O.O. BECAUSE …

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i left a long list of ?did u get them the sites cool alot of info

Slow times? 
Yea, its me again, lol. But I have a question for ya'll. I have noticed over the last few weeks--since the stock market crash, that the lanes are slow. …

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How much does O/O make? lease payment on new freightliner? 
Thanks for the info on How much OO make. By the way, how much is the lease payment on a new Frieghtliner/sleeper with nominal accessories? What kind of …

What is the best way to handle this ordeal with my medical history 
When I went to a trucking school, on the first day I had to take a dot physical. On the paperwork I filled out, I didn't tell them about being bi-polar …

Does anyone know about the company Swfit  
I am asking about the company Swift and what is it like driving for them?

What should I do if I see a female truck driver acting like a lot lizard 
What should I do if I see a female truck driver employed by a national carrier posting her phone number in her cab window and inviting men into her truck? …

How do you guys deal with the no idle rules when its cold or hot ? 
Just wondering how you stay warm or cool when your trying to get your rest.

Hendrickson Trucking out of Sacramento, CA 
Any good or bad about Hendrickson Trucking out of Sacramento? They called me about lease/purchase program for my wife and I team. They sound good, but …

Do some trucking companies remove the passenger seat from semis do to liability reasons? 
Just trying to find out if some companies take the passenger seats out for liability reasons.

If you roll your tractor trailer with no injuries and no tickets what happens 
Does on go on your DMV or DAC?

could anyone tell me about swift tucking school 
Hello my name is Tony longenbach. I would like to know if anyone could email me or tell me about Swift Trucking school in Tn. I was thinking about …

will trucking companies care about several speeding tickets 
I have a couple of speeding tickets and a ticket for running a red light, will this prevent me from getting a trucking job?

Can you loose your CDL after an accident in Texas? Not rated yet
I had a flat and lost control in my own personal vehicle hitting a guard rail, there were no other cars involved. How does this affect my CDL in Texas? …

Dot and Firearms Not rated yet
Will Dot or local PD contact employer if personal firearm is found in company's commercial vehicle during inspection or stop? Current employers policy …

I am out of San Jacinto Ca. What company should I apply to? Not rated yet
I Have my Trucking License I am Looking For an Owner Operator That Is Hiring. I want to work right away I have 3 + Years of Experience? What Company …

Will a trucking company make you park a truck and send you home about your personal taxes Not rated yet
I know some one that said the company called and told them to park the truck they were driving due to personal income taxes. What will a trucking company …

DOT certified after hernia surgery? Not rated yet
Have a blown hernia. Going in for surgery in 2 weeks. After the recovery time can I still be certified and get my medical card?

can I get my hazmat endorsement if: Not rated yet
Can I get my hazmat endorsement if I have a misdemeanor attempted domestic violence charge on my record

Keep getting turned away Not rated yet
My license was suspended in 2007 for a dui I reinstated my license in 2013. What companies will train me to obtain my cdl?

can I haul a load weighing 44,000lbs in this situation Not rated yet
Lets say you have a load but the weight is unknown except it says 44,000 on the bill of lading. You have a single-axle tractor and a tandem-axle trailer. …

Can you proceed if you come to 10 ton road limit Not rated yet
If your driving a tandom-axle tractor and an empty 53 foot trailer and you suddenly come up to a 10 ton load limit road, can you continue? Thanks

hitting a pole in a parking lot Not rated yet
I hit a pole in private property parking lot without knowing about it. Can i get a police citation? Thank you.

Will a trucking company hire me if I got fired 2 years ago? Not rated yet
Can I go back to trucking its been 2 years since Swift Fired me. I still got my CDL which companies will hire me and besides I'm a veteran in the military …

Is a hanging light (the indicator light), on a reefer a D.O.T. violation? Not rated yet
I drive as a local driver. Through out the state of Colorado. Our fleet is serviced by a 2nd party company. The light on the front of the reefer. The one …

Do I have to take a lunch IF I work less than 8 hours Not rated yet
If I go on duty at 6am and go off duty at 1:30pm. An elapsed time of 7 1/2 hours, do I still have to take a off duty lunch?

Getting a Hazmat with a weapon possession from 19yrs ago Not rated yet
Can I be disqualified from getting a hazmat endorsement in NY if I have a 3rd degree criminal possession of a weapon from 19yrs ago?

Should I report getting a ticket to my company as a lease driver Not rated yet
I am a lease owner operator and by mistake missed a weigh scale and got a fine for it. Now I know it wont show up on my license but am I required to inform …

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can a person have there cdl class a license suspened for a minor fender bender Not rated yet
I was involved in a minor fender bender in a tractor trailer. can they suspend my license for a minor fender bender

Will a 1 year old accident keep me from trucking Not rated yet
I have a 1 year old accident I had in my personal pick up truck. Is there any company that would consider hiring me? I do have a little under 2 years driving …

How long will an accident stay on a CSA report? Not rated yet
how long do a accident stay on your csa report

i have a misdemeanor domestic violence conviction, can i have a hazmat endorsement Not rated yet
i have a misdemeanor domestic violence conviction, can i have a hazmat endorsement

question about driving after trucking school with no experience Not rated yet
I have a cdl with endorsements for triples Ive been offered a job hauling produce to texas from Georgia once a week is it legal for me to take the job …

Mobile internet with unlimited data Not rated yet
I would like to know what is a good recommendation for mobile internet. I'm looking for something with unlimited data that can handle many items like my …

Is it legal for the company that I work for charge me for the deductable for an accident that ultimately was my fault?  Not rated yet
I recently clipped a low lying tree and did considerable damage to the top front half of a 26ft straight truck. The total repairs were $1800.00. The …

What is the difference between a violation write up and a citation? Not rated yet
Does a violation write up give the trucker time to fix the problem without any points against his license?

Names in truck cabin window Not rated yet
Hi, I'm wondering if you can tell me why some truck cabin's have a sign with a name on it that appears in the window. Are they names of the trucker's children? …

Can I lose my license for careless driving citation for taking down phone line on designated truck route? Not rated yet
Cited for careless driving in Nazareth PA for taking down phone line on designated truck route. Have been told if ticket sticks, I will lose my license …

I was convicted dui and my commercial dl was suspended for 2yrs being my 1st offense how can i get a permit to work Not rated yet
I was convicted dui and my commercial dl was suspended for 2yrs but it is my 1st offense. what can i do so i can be able to drive. any truck driver advise …

driving with pace maker Not rated yet
i was wanting to know if you can drive with a pace maker i live in texas

what is the easiest most reliable way to navigate through big cities such as Montreal Not rated yet
I used a rand mcnally trucker gps to make my pickups and deliveries in Montreal Quebec and ended stuck in the downtown core totally lost and in a mess. …

Obtaining hazmat endorsement with a charge on record Not rated yet
Hi, I'll be starting school as of this Monday. I'm looking to getting all my endorsements . I was charged( case was dismissed) with aggravated assault …

is there a way to make a baby safe on an 18 wheeler? Not rated yet
is there a way I can make my baby safe on an 18 wheeler without always being in a car seat?

Knee replacements and getting CDL Not rated yet
I have just had both knees replaced, can I still drive? I still have my CDL.

Can I qualify for a CDL if I have trigeminal neuralgia?  Not rated yet
I have trigeminal neuralgia and I want to know if this will medically disqualify me from obtaining my CDL? I am scared that this will cause me to fail …

can a dz licence pull a trailer behind a dump truck Not rated yet
I work driving a dump truck and I pull a trailer loaded with a paver.roller.and bobcat. Is this legal

can i still drive a truck and possess a cdl if ive had bipass surgery Not rated yet
I had triple bipass surgery.. I am wondering if I can still drive a truck and keep my cdl licenses

Is an aluminum hi cube worth more than a stell hi cube?? Not rated yet
Working with insurance on a total loss. Ford e350 cutaway with 14' Grumman "aircraft" aluminum cube/box. Is it worth more than other materails ??

Where do you look to find a job? Not rated yet
I am recently a member of the trucking community. I work with carriers, terminal managers, truckers, etc. I am basically there to help anyone in the industry. …

can I still go for my cdl if I get an omvi with regular drivers permit Not rated yet
I have my drivers permit suposed to be getting my license. Had to redo the process cuz my license expired. Got a ticket for an omvi, can I still go to …

can swifts driving academy report a failed drug test to dot? Not rated yet
can swifts driving academy legally report a failed drug screen to my dac even though i dont have a CDL nor was actually hired on to Swift transportation? …

How Much Are Tags in South Carolina Not rated yet
would like to know how much tags are in SC for 18 wheelers that run all 48 states

Should Backing Into a Fence Count Against Me As An "Accident" Not rated yet
Early one morning, during a heavy rain, I backed up against a chain link fence at the drop. there was zero damage to both fence and trailer. i have since …

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Will getting a passenger open container affect nc cdl? Not rated yet
I had an open container in the passenger seat and got a ticket. Will it affect my nc cdl?

I failed a cdl follow up drug test can staill driver as a chauffeur driver Not rated yet
I have two good jobs one a cdl the other a chauffeur. I was wondering if I fail my follow up drug test at the cdl job. Am I able too keep drivering for …

What are the Volvo sleeper berth dimensions Not rated yet
Looking for sleeper berth dimensions for Volvo model VNL64T670.

Are there any 3rd party companies that sponsor drivers trying to purchase a truck through lease with major companies? Not rated yet
My husband has been driving trucks off and on for the past 8 years. For the past 2 years he has been to several companies trying to obtain a truck through …

I take meds for high blood pressure Not rated yet
I take high blood medicine and I need a refill. If I go to doctor I won't pass. Will I lose my cdl? If I do can I collect unemployment?

Driving into Los Angeles, CA Not rated yet
Hey everyone, I'm driving an 18-wheeler into Los Angeles, CA and will be filming most of it. Do you guys know a good route that would give me a cool …

How can i get into driving in the oil field ? Not rated yet
I am a CDL A driver with 2 years experience. I have both , hazmat and tanker endorsements. Been driving right at 2 years pulling a flat bed. Do have prior …

What endorsements can I get on my Class A in California with a blind eye Not rated yet
Can I get all my endorsements in California with a blind eye?

Which autoshift tractor good for haulin dry sand trailer Not rated yet
Which autoshift tractor good for haulin dry sand trailer

what type of drug testing does Melton Trucking do with new hires? Not rated yet
i smoked weed 2 months ago and i want to know if its worth shopping around for a new job? Melton has sparked my interest but i dont know if they test hair …

Using commercial truck from personal move. Do I need DOT numbers? Not rated yet
I have a box truck with commercial tags that I use in my cabinet business in TN. I want to use the truck to move my sister from Lancaster PA back to …

will trucking companies hire you after back surgery Not rated yet
hd a five disc fusion want to drive again will companies hire me

Will a suspended license keep me from getting trucking job? Not rated yet
Will a suspended license from 2010 keep me from getting a trucking job. stevens already turned me down. Stevens said i had multiple suspensions when …

I have a suspended class a cdl, will a company help get them back Not rated yet
Is there a truck company that will pay to get them back for me and I drive for them when my license get reinstated.

will any trucking compaines hire after taking a sap program Not rated yet
i failed a random drug test in 2012 and complete a sap program will any body hire me

can I park my 2 axle truck out of a truck route in CA Not rated yet
Got a parking ticket for parking my 2 axle truck at my house

Can you get hazmat wearing a hearing aid? Not rated yet
can a person get a hazmat endorsement if they wear hearing aids?

where can i get some drive time at? Not rated yet
I have driven class A-TX from 1985 to 2008- cross country. I also have a year in ice road driving, anyhow in 2008 i was in the process of getting divorced …

Returning to trucking after a 4 year absence Not rated yet
After failing a random 4years ago I got completely out of trucking. I want to come back but don't know where to start. I learned from my errors in …

Does anyone have information about driving for Greatway Logistics Not rated yet
I was offered a driver job for greatway. just left usa truck after 2 1/2 years otr. i had over 4 fleet managers during this time and rules changed with …

One little bogus theft charge and now i cant find a job, can anyone help. Not rated yet
OK so in October of 2013 i was arrested for weapons possession w/o a valid foid card. i told them the gun was mine cause i had bought (illegally)it for …

will swift hire me if ive only had a clean valid license for two years Not rated yet
i have had a valid clean California license for less than three years, what trucking companies will hire me?

Is anyone here having a problem with the DAC reports? Not rated yet
I got hired by a company and quit after the first day because I felt right there they were not for me. I was told even after one day or not even getting …

can a Ignition Interlock be installed in Big Rig.  Not rated yet
Just curious to know can you have Breathalyzer machine installed in Logging Truck. Is there any laws stating these machines are not to be installed in …

how to get my own contract hauling crude oil Not rated yet
I've been hauling crude oil in Texas for over four year first as a company driver and currently for a independent contractor. However no one will give …

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how much is apportioned tag for s.c and ga Not rated yet
how much is apportioned tag for s.c and ga

can i get a cdl and a trucking job with just a year and a half old simple possesion Not rated yet
Is there a place were I can become a trucker with that on record

what do i need to return to trucking after a heart attack Not rated yet
What are the steps to get back into trucking after having a heart attack?

am i making a good choice? Not rated yet
I worked for a small company for over a year, flatbed. Truck grossed between 4 and 5 grand a week at which I was making 19%. The owner claims that …

will a three year old weckless driving charge in west virginia keep me from over the road driver  Not rated yet
i received a wreckless driving charge when i was going through west Virginia, that is still on my mvr im still driving but what can i do to have that expunged …

How do I register a truck outside of California to avoid the cost of the Air Resource Boards (ARB) clean air act? Not rated yet
e.g. 1999 Freightliner Medium duty Two axle Six cylinder Diesel Retail Cost $21,500 ARB Required 01/01/2013 Air Particulate Filter installed $18,000 …

What would be the most convenient way for truckers to pick up their prescriptions? (such as a prescription pick-up at truck stops) Not rated yet
I'm looking for a truck-driver-friendly way for truckers to pick up their prescriptions. Possibilities include: At a discounted cost, a 12 month supply …

what drug test does us express do Not rated yet
Does US Express do a hair test?

how long do you lose your cdl if you received 2 dui  Not rated yet
If i received 2 dui how long do i have to wait before i get my cdl back

what is the usual charge in NY state for truck driving over the legal time, first offence? Not rated yet
What is the usual conviction for a first time truck driver going over the legal rest time in NY state?

What is average the pay for a flatbed trucker with their own authority? Not rated yet
What does owner operators with their own authority pulling a flatbed trailer expect to make a year?

how to tarp and chain flat bed loads Not rated yet
how do i chain or strap and tarp loads on flat bed?

looking for a better job after abandonment Not rated yet
I've been at this company for a year after getting blackballed for truck abandonment from previous company and I'm looking for something better is there …

foreign driver seeking a trucking career in America Not rated yet
Is there any trucking company in United States that recruit foreign drivers?

for the pass card to drive into mexico & canada how far does TSA go into your background check / Not rated yet
i had 2 felonies 25 years ago & a misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance 6 years ago , a domestic violence that was dropped 5 years ago . will …

If ive had a rear end accident in a cmv recently, what trucking companies would still hire me Not rated yet
I was coming around a curve in west Virginia when i rear ended another truck that was going below 15 m.p.h of the speed limit. I was terminated. Where …

am i ok to drive with sr22 or does my company need to do something  Not rated yet
I got a dui now carrying sr22 my. Employer. Wants me back on the road what do we have to do to make it happen?

how many points is a sign violation for a commerical driver in Ca? Not rated yet
just recently my husband went to court for a sign violation and I was wondering how many points he got as well as if the judge could've wrote it out as …

what is the fine for a seatbelt violation in california? Not rated yet
Seat belt violations

How important is personal driving record to prospectice truck driver employers? Not rated yet
How forgiving and flexible are trucking companies when it comes to personal driving records?

is it normal for me to be grinding gears after three months of driving  Not rated yet
IJts not all the time but still happens 4 or 5 times a day and not bad just rubs and if so how long will it take before i am good?

need to find work but i have two preventables on my record any companies that will hire me with that Not rated yet
i had a backing preventable while i was at a shipper i hit the same trailer twice no other it was on private property and no cops were called so no citation. …

will a one at fault accident affect my chances in getting a trucking job? Not rated yet
Ive never had an at fault accident but i recently was involved in an accident with another vehicle and it was my fault. i received a ticket for running …

How do you tell an aerodyne sleeper from a studio sleeper? Not rated yet
I want to know how to tell and aerodyne sleeper or aerodyne cab from a studio sleeper

Im buying a 1995 peterbilt truck that`s in operation right now what should i do to put every thing in my name and start driving. I am a truck driver. Not rated yet
Im buying a 1995 peterbilt that is in operation right now, i am a truck driver and i want to own my own truck,What should be done to put it in my companys …

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What are the physical demands of driving an 18 wheeler? Not rated yet
What are the physical demands of driving an 18 wheeler?

What does a Driver do after they Retire from the Road Not rated yet
I came off the road after 10 years of Truck Driving I tried Truck Brokering and after a year of trying and made no money at all. I am now working on …

quickest route ct to ky Not rated yet
Best quickest route from ct to ky mileage and directions

What will happen if you have an intrastate cdl and you get caught driving out of state? Not rated yet
If I have an Oklahoma class A instrastate cdl and I got caught in Texas driving what would happen? Also im 20 with clean driving record

Is Millis Transfer worse than J.B. Hunt? Not rated yet
You don't know how to spell you're. I really don't know what else to say.

in arizona if i get a fix it ticket will i get points on my cdl Not rated yet
is a fix it ticket get points on my cdl

how much weight can you haul in ohio with a quad axle water truck Not rated yet
4 AXLE WATER TRUCK WHAT IS THE TOTAL GROSS I CAN HAUL LEGALLY IN OHIO.

How do I change my a/c filter on my Freightliner? Not rated yet
I see its under the hood on the firewall passenger side. It has wire clamps and hex head screws. whats the proper procedure to remove and clean this filter? …

Does anyone have any information on Boyd brothers  Not rated yet
getting ready to go to boyds orientation but also being considered by btc. Just want to make sure I am not making a bad decision by joining boyds team. …

Is it legal for trucking company to charge back a driver for anything ? Not rated yet
What can trucking company legally charge back to the driver & not legally charge back to the driver? I'm talking about company drivers only !

what is the penalty for a trucker for getting a warning ticket for speeding Not rated yet
what is the penalty for a trucker for getting a warning ticket for speeding how many points does the dot put on you?

can i get a job while under contract? Not rated yet
i am under contract with another company. can i get a job with another company?

i have a class-a cdl with 12yrs otr exp but i have been off the road and out of the trk for 3 yrs what companies will hire me ! im need to get back out there any sugg"" Not rated yet
class-a cdl driver unemployed for 3 yrs which companies will hire with nice equipment/bnft ? ____________________________________________- this is the …

Experienced Los Angeles area local driver of 23 years ready to go OTR Not rated yet
I've been a local truck driver for along time and currently unemployed and seems to me that no one would hire me here in L.A. area. My MVR is clean …

whats the average wage a transfer owner operator gets Not rated yet
Just wondering the average wage a transfer owner operator can expect in boise idaho _________________________________________ You will see this half …

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how do i make a profile page? _____________________________________________ This is where everyone else is right now truckers wives profiles

Would misdemeanor retail theft disqualify me from becoming a truck driver? Not rated yet
Would misdemeanor retail theft disqualify me from becoming a truck driver? ___________________________________________- Response: Ricardo, It will …

I had my license suspended for not paying a ticket i didn't no about ,will it affect me getting my cdl for cr england? Not rated yet
Can I get my CDL and a job at Cr England with a non moving suspension for a fix it ticket i didn't know about? _____________________________________________ …

is it true that i can't get a medical waiver for my insilin diabetes in ohio if my cdl was issued after 1988 Not rated yet
i have diabetes 2 and have been taking a couple oral meds for several years. my doctor started me on insulin earlier in the spring and told me i would …

company sponsored truck driver training in California Not rated yet
i want to get my class A but don't have the money to pay for a school. Douse any one know any company that will Train me for free and than i will sine …

does stevens transport allow pets? Not rated yet
I want me Yorkie to ride with me when I go Stevens.

what companies hire and offer cdl training for felons Not rated yet
My husband and I are looking for a company that will provide CDL training for both of us and although my husband is just getting out of prison my record …

Will a red light camera fine in az puts points on my cdl in wi Not rated yet
I got a letter from az from a red light camera will it put points on my cdl in wi

Flatbed bed from Houston, where would be the best destination for return freight? Not rated yet
I am an owner operator. ___________________________________________ Just take a look at the load boards man. Houston should be an easy place to …

Igot a class C misdemeanor for not paying fare on the light rail train in portland, is that going to keep me from getting a trucking job? Theft of services Not rated yet
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What is best detector for carbon monoxide and smoke? Not rated yet
I'm wanting to buy a smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector for the tractor, preferably battery operated, and wanting to know best brands and best …

what salary can I expect in my first year? Not rated yet
I am about to change careers, and have already paid tuition at a driving school but am starting to worry about how much I will make. After reading …

Will any companies hire a 20 year old? Not rated yet
I would like to know if any companies would hire a 20 year old with a cdl? __________________________________________________ Response: You have to …

Does coca Cola Bottling consolidated do hair follicle testing? Not rated yet
Does coca Cola Bottling consolidated do hair follicle testing?

Could the drie shaft cause the rollover that killed my husband? Not rated yet
He drove this road every day all day back and forth hauling water oil and mud. He was coming off a incline the truck rolled and killed him it doesn't make …

after a 15 over speeding hit, how long do I have to wait till I can apply for IN. OH. triples permits. Not rated yet
Been pulling doubles for over eight years with a clean mvr,until i was hit with a 15mph over speeding violation in New Mexico May 7, 2011. Been wanting …

i switched my licens back to a class d last year,can i get them back? Not rated yet
Could i possibly get my class a back Without re-testing?

Any tuition help fpr Winsdor Ontario trucking jobs Not rated yet
I don't have money but would like to learn how to drive a truck. I need the $6,000 the gov't is willing to pay to take these courses. Does anyone …

if i got a speeding ticket in a diffrent county and did traffic school and got a diffrent ticket in a diffrent county can i do traffic school? Not rated yet
i got a ticket for missing a red light and i did traffic school i think it was under 18 months ago i cant fully remember i just got a different speeding …

want to quit take truck back but will they turn my fuel card off? being im in va and need to return it in California? Not rated yet
Will they turn my fuel card. Off? ______________________________________________ Answer - If any of you are going to quit any company, it's best …

are you allowed to drive trucks with a felony  Not rated yet
The reason why I am asking is because my fiance wants to drive trucks but he has a felony and we are just wanting to know if it's truck or not. _______________________ …

i recent got a speeding ticket 2010 over 41 mi and i want to know how to file or get info so that i can get hired by employers on their insurance Not rated yet
my ticket wont fall off till 2/2013 and that one ticket is keeping me from employment

can I keep my cdl while in a sap program Not rated yet
Got to take sap class can I keep my current trucking job while going thru the program

What are the advantages and disadvantages of buying a new vs used big rig? Not rated yet
Nothing to elaborate on...

What to do if doctors dont release me to drive again Not rated yet
I was taken off the big road in October 2010 because i fainted at a truck stop with a wicked flu & now after extensive testing the doctors discover i have …

If I have active tickets can I still get a cdl? Not rated yet
I want a CDL can I still go get it if I have tickets still be paid on

I am just curious how many points go aganist a company if you are caught driving without a cdl? Not rated yet
I am just curious how many points go against a company if you are caught driving without a cdl?

Funding for truck driving school. Not rated yet
I want to upgrade my class B cdl to a class A and go over the road. I can take the class here at the local community college for a reduced price of 1,925.00. …

I have a class A licence but no experience, who will hire me? Not rated yet
I have a class A license that I got from a truck driving school. I would like to drive OTR but finding a company that hires drivers without at least one …

Failure to report an accident. Not rated yet
I hit a patch of black ice in my personal vehicle and struck a pole. Since there were no injuries and my insurance company did not need an accident report …

Which truck companies hire Class B drivers? Not rated yet
I am looking to be hired by any truck companies, but I only wish to drive Class B over the road or local. Can you help me out here please???

should I be worried about going back to jail? Not rated yet
I was charged with class a misdemeanor of criminal conversion. My first time ever getting in trouble, and I go to court tomorrow, should I be worried about …

What happens if you fail hazmat test 3 times Not rated yet
I failed hazmat test 2 times here in Texas. What happens if I fail test again

I have not driven since June 2008. Are there any trucking companies that will allow me to drive again by offering a refresher course? Not rated yet
Can I drive again without starting over? I have 10 months of experience but have been off the road for four years due to illness in the family.

my question is can a cdl driver fuel off duty and personal use before he starts his day Not rated yet
Well im doing my log book but I fuel and stayed at a truck stop for about four hours before started driving. Can I legally put when I started driving and …

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i got a class a misdemeanor for resisting arrest,will i still be hirable to over the road jobs? Not rated yet
I am on bond for resisting arrest. No idea when the trial is. It is a class a misdemeanor. Will I still be hireable to otr jobs.

Are their any o/o that are looking for a flat bed driver in Katy or Houston,Tx.n Not rated yet
I am a rookie only been driving about 6 months. Hoping to find someone that needs a driver with flatbed experience to run intrastate. Have hauled …

Can I still drive otr with a felony battery Not rated yet
I had a violent felony charge in late 2009 felony battery. I still have my cdl's but haven't drove a truck since 2008. Can I still be hired with this …

Hazmat endorsement back grounds checks Not rated yet
I am studying for my CDL-A-B, with all the endorsements. I just found out that I would have to go though a finger print and back ground check for the Hazmat. …

Will I get a suspended license for failing a pre-hire drug test Not rated yet
If I failed a pre-hire drug test. Is D.O.T. gonna suspend my cdl?

Driving used Peterbilt home to Oklahoma, what paperwork is needed to cross states Not rated yet
I purchased a 1984 Peterbilt from a guy in Kentucky and want to drive it home to Oklahoma. I have bill of sale and title and insurance. Will this …

How long will it be before I can drive in a saftey sensitive position after failing prehire dot drug test and starting sap? Not rated yet
I really want to know how long will I be out of truck driving. Or should I just give up my cdl?

what kind of battery does a big rig require? Not rated yet
Can a big rig truck use 4 batteries simultaneously?

does a failure to stop at a scale house ticket cause you to gain points on your license Not rated yet
I was ticketed in Minnesota for not stopping at a scale house and wonder if it will cause me to incur points on my drivers license

is it legal for someone to retread their on diesel tires ? Not rated yet
If my trailer tires are bald can I legally retread them myself ?

How does an owner operator hold a shipper legally to a verbal shipping rate? Not rated yet
As an owner operator, how do I legally collect from a shipper " the rate" quoted over the phone? In other words, I haul a load of cows from point "A" to …

can you hold a cdl taking insulin in the state of iowa? Not rated yet
can you hold a cdl in the state of Iowa if you are taking insulin?

Can I get a CDL in Teneessee, if I have a DUI from 22 years ago? Not rated yet
No information needed here from lifeasatrucker.... Answer: Yes you can get a CDL. If that is all you have negative on your record, you should be …

6 Months recent work experience  Not rated yet
Why do trucking companies want you to have 6 months recent work before they will accept you into their training school? I haven't worked since 2008 …

Does a Class B require a refresher course? Not rated yet
I received my CDL A a couple of years ago in NC and have gone way past my 90 day lapse to keep it active. I have recently been offered a job using a B …

what kind of company is RPM transport Not rated yet
is RPM transport good company?

Is there a thing called an "all inclusive pallet rate" and, if so, what should I charge for anything around Class 85 cargo? Not rated yet
Hi, I am new to the freight carrier business, and a prospective customer asked me what our "all inclusive pallet rate" is. I called around some businesses …

who do i need to call when i get a speeding ticket. Not rated yet
I wasn't driving a commercial truck at the time but i do know I have to report my ticket i just don't know to who

After getting a tanker truck washed at a truck wash, is it standard procedure to walk around the truck to make sure the valve is closed, etc.? Not rated yet
If you are driving a tanker truck and you stop at a truck wash to get it washed: #1. Do you stay in the truck while it is getting washed? #2. Do …

can you still serve as a cdl driver for someone who has a permit if you fail a drug test? Not rated yet
can you still serve as a cdl driver for someone who has a permit if you fail a drug test?

been out of work for 26 months due to surgery who will hire  Not rated yet
due to surgery have been out for 26 months who will hire experienced driver with several years experience. CDL class A doubles triples and hazmat all the …

Does Usxpress still have a contract wtih Wal-Mart Distribution Center in Pageland,SC? Not rated yet
At the Wal-Mart Distribution Center in Pageland,SC. I have noticed that there isn't any USxpress trucks there anymore. I also heard that Wal-Mart would …

Will a ticket and minor accident hinder me from driving trucks? Not rated yet
Hello, I'm looking into getting my cdl soon or at least my permit while studying a cdl manual and plan on signing on with a company and going to their …

anyone know how CR England is to work for, do they take care of there people? from a scale 1 to 10, 1 being the worst. how are they?? Not rated yet
I wanna no if there is someone who, I will work for years, or a stepping stone to get my OTR experience? I start orientation this month . If you haven't …

Which companies use a hair follicle test? Not rated yet
I stopped smoking and want to start driving. I am confident I can pass a urine test, but I worry about hair follicle tests ruining my career before I …

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my license are due to seat belt and insurance tickets and i want to know if there is any where i can go to get cdl training Not rated yet
My license got suspended due to unpaid tickets n I want to know if there is anywhere I can get CDL training?

Is there a webpage listing how many points you get for a ticket? Not rated yet
I am wondering how many points I have on my CDL in IA for having an over length ticket. I also got a speeding ticket this morning (72 in a 65)in my personal …

can I efile IRS form 2290? Not rated yet
I saw a website expresstrucktax.com and, its very useful, can I efile form 2290 using this website for my truck.

after a accident How long do i have to wait before i drive again Not rated yet
i was in an accident and received a ticket. charges were dropped when can i go back to driving and will it be on my DAC report?

How to get training for a dump truck driver. Want an tri axle dump truck driver job in Alabama. Not rated yet
i just got my class a cdl in march , i don't want to drive an 18 wheeler i want to drive a dump truck, but i keep hearing the same thing, you need experience …

Have A CDL / Not Driven since early 93 / Would like to get back OTR / Have Felony from 04, Any Ideas or hope to share along these lines? Not rated yet
I have about 4 years OTR with JB Hunt at first then CFI. I have a felony conviction from 2004 for meth, but have been clean as can be since that day of …

can you get driving if you have had a suspension over 5 years ago Not rated yet
i lost my license 5.5 years ago because of points. got them back.

Info on watkins & shaperd, arnold transpertations Not rated yet
Need info for both company try to make an choice and don't have many insight about the help please thanks

will driving without insurance keep me from getting a trucking job Not rated yet
Hello my name is Terry, A couple of months ago, I was caught driving without insurance on my minivan on a Saturday. I live in Windsor Ontario and …

How many traffic tickets can I have and still get a trucking job? Not rated yet
So I want to know how many tickets I can have and still get into a trucking career. I have 1 violation for a U turn in business district of Los Angeles …

how long does an incident stay on the dac report Not rated yet
I drove for schneider national on a dedicated wal- mart acct back in 2002, things didnt work, wanted to get back into the industry so i requested a copy …

Info on Swift background checks Not rated yet
Are there any Swift drivers out there that can tell me what the deal is with their ex-cop background investigator who instills fear tactics in the new …

i need help with dot vison exemption forms Not rated yet
I need to get a dot vision exemption . but I have never had a CDL before . I downloaded the form . I need to know if there is some where I can go to get …

Mike Ryan ,Phx az new cdl need a trucking job Not rated yet
Just cot a Class A cdl Permit..now what??

Has anyone ever driven for Wolfe Trucking out of Van Nuys Ca,  Not rated yet
Looking for info about Wolfe Trucking in Van Nuys ca.

Can I still get a trucking job since I just had a big wreck but no tickets to either party? Not rated yet
He was speeding and hit me head-on as I was turning left. Both cars were totaled. Nobody was hurt. Police came and made report but no tickets to either …

Stolen Trailer Not rated yet
I had a driver who worked for me for just a few months. The truck the driver drove was not registered in my name but in my business partner name, which …

Does CRST Trucking Company perform hair or urine drug test Not rated yet
SAME

How is it working UPS Freight Truckload? Not rated yet
Have heard some good and some bad rumors. Hope to hear from someone that has actually worked there.

If I am driving for a company and get a fine for over width do I get the points on my license Not rated yet
The company told me to make a delivery and did not get me a permit for over width, I get a fine from the DOT and the company pays it but do I get points …

how many hours of sap rehab do i need to get a certificate so i can drive a big rig again Not rated yet
i failed a drug test 2 yrs ago and want to know how many hours the dot requires you to have to get a certificate

why do they call mirrors on a semi "west coast mirrors" Not rated yet
the term "west coast mirrors" why did it come to be

i am an amputee my right leg is off below the knee can i get a cdl Not rated yet
i can drive a truck i passed the test in driving school and got my CDL.but i was told i cannot drive due to my leg

Would I have to go to a CDL School to get a Class C for just operation of air brakes? Not rated yet
I am planning on becoming a tow truck operator in southern Illinois and besides needing a class c non cdl the insurance also needs for new drivers to have …

i have diabetes can i still keep my cdl Not rated yet
I have diabetes can I keep my CDL

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What is your best advice for safe winter driving?  Not rated yet
Hi, I know this isn't exactly the purpose of your site so if you don't respond I'll understand. I write an employee wellness newsletter for a MN county …

ANYONE KNOW HOW DOT WILL SCORE PSP'S? Not rated yet
I JUST GOT MY PSP. MY DMV LOOKS GOOD.I HAVE 5 DRIVER INSPECTS ON MY PSP, WHICH I PASSED. I HAD A NON PREVENTABLE ACCIDENT, NO FAULT OF MY OWN, WITH 8 VIOLATIONS …

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