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Pulling a kingpin 
How much trouble can you get in for pulling some ones kinpin if there empty and there was no damage

Potential Husband Wife Team 
I currently have a good government job paying about 65K per year with benefits. However, I am a single income family. My wife is thinking about get her …

Convicted sex offender. 
Okay so the title puts it right out there. Here's the deal. I drove truck for a couple years back in the 80s. Got out of it. A few years later I got hit …

Newbie 
How do you decide when it's time to pull over. If you can drive 11 hours, when do you start looking for parking. Suppose there are no truck stops …

Eager to learn 
I am 23 years of age and i have a felony because i took to friend to delivery drugs really really small amount of drugs but it is on my record. But what …

Significant other 
My boyfriend is just finishing up training school at cr england, now he is supposed to go on the road with a driver manager how long do you think it will …

Receiving personal mail while away from home 
What is the best way to either get mail while on the road or hold mail until returning?

Women truck driver with a felony 
Recently I went to truck driving school and got my class A CDL. I went on to get all my endorsements. I have had a difficult time getting any of the "big" …

TRACTOR WITH KNOWN FAULTY EQUIPMENT 
I WAS TRAININING TO BECOME A TRUCK DRIVER. THE FIRST WEEK OF NY TRAINING I DISCOVERED THAT THE DRIVER'S SIDE WINDOW WOULD NOT ROLL DOWN NOR WOULD THE …

Student graduate cdl A driver 
Just graduated,have a 11yr old felony,(2nd degree attempted murder) What company will hire me?

12 volt appliances for truck 
Is there a good source for 12 volt refrigerators and microwaves on the net? Thanks. lindajohnston555@hotmail.com

Driver 
I have been driving a full automatic truck. I haven't driven a stick for 2 years. Is there any way to practice in a stick to get a different job. Something …

DOT DRUG TEST 
I MESSED UP AND DID SOME METH TWO WEEKS AGO WILL IT SHOW UP IN MY DOT DRUG TEST I HAD YESTERDAY?

Empty pockets 
I was involved in a small fender bender today. I don't think i was totally at fault, but i was ticketed with failure to yield right of way, which is …

Truckers wife 
He has a tv on his truck can we take off dvds as entertainment since he watches them on the road.

Felony and truck diving 
There is someone I know that is having a trouble getting a truck driving job due to a FELONY conviction back in Jan 99. he has been trying over a year …

Bad DAC Report 
If you have a bad dac report, are you pretty much done for? Is there any jobs you can get?

Unemployment and Type 2 Diabetes Insulin Dependent 
My husband was fired on the spot May 6 of this year, because he has type 2 insulin Dependent diabetes and drives a drill rig. His Dr. never told him he …

Tying to get in a truck 
Are their any companys that will hire a felon?

MR STUDENT DRIVER 
I HAVE 3-16 YEAR OLD DUIs. WELL ANY CO. HIRE ME.

How much do truckers get paid? 
I'm thinking about getting into trucking. How much can I make a year? Also how much do owner-operators make.

Wanting to Team Drive, but with no OTR experience. 
I have approximately 9+ years of Trucking in the State of Texas. I have been out of State many years back but that was hauling grain during the harvest …

Topher Newbie Not rated yet
I have no CDL and a past. Misdemeanor DWI 25 years ago (probation, dismissed, although one company still saw it), DWI 15 years ago, and a dismissed felony …

Trucker Not rated yet
HI I enjoy the videos. I am a trucker slash retired coal miner. Ì spent a lot of years as a company driver most of which I worked for dupont 15 years …

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Felony & DUI CDL help Not rated yet
Me and My husband are getting ready to start CDL school in march. We are currently trying to find a company that is for us. My husband has a felon on his …

New business Owner Not rated yet
Hey got a ? I just started a dispatch service for owner op's, does a driver need to rent a trailer if they don't have one when taking loads from a broker? …

New job, one day training. Don't feel comfortable. Not rated yet
I just got hired after getting my cdl class a. They gave me one day of training and expected me to start next day with 53 foot trailer running mail from …

what are Hazardous Materials/Wastes restrictions Not rated yet
what are Hazardous Materials/Wastes restrictions

Failed random company ua Not rated yet
Would a company like Hogan Transports put a failed ua on a dac report? And how could I get a job with that it happened about a month ago

A felony trafficking in drugs. Not rated yet
I have got my cdl class a permit and can not find anybody to accept me as a student to get my license and get some experience. the conviction was July …

hip Not rated yet
what happens if you have been on insulin for a few years but just now applied for diabetes exemptiom

Alliance Transportation Systems Not rated yet
I'm open to the idea of providing a 2nd chance opportunity to an driver desiring to re-establish credibility and reputation. We are a small carrier focused …

D Byron Not rated yet
Are there trucking companies that will hire a person with a N implied consent violation two years old

ShortsOn Not rated yet
Hi : I have been out of the workforce for 10 years due to a back related injury 10 years ago. I have now been cleared to go back to work. I have …

Conspiracy to distribute will that hurt me getting a truck driven job Not rated yet
Just wondering if that will hurt getting a job it was federal and it's about 8yrs old thanks for anybody that would know

it is possible to hire a trucker that has a car carrier? Not rated yet
So is it possible to hire a trucker that owns a car carrier to haul cars from Florida to Pittsburgh? I believe those car carriers can hold around 8 …

Will a company hire a paraplegic? Not rated yet
I have a father who was a trucker for many years. Therefore, i grew up around the industry and have always enjoyed being apart of my fathers job. I became …

having trouble with alley dock 90 degree turn Not rated yet
hello I am in school right now and when it comes to my 90 degree alley dock I am having so much trouble I end up chasing my trailer, please I need some …

Best you have driven. Not rated yet
Just going to ask the truckers, owners, mechanics and whoever else visits here. What do you think is best truck, best engine with cheapest and fewest …

felony Not rated yet
i have one charge and it is theft by lawful takeing can that knock me out driveing a truck

bostonguy Not rated yet
I have a simple possession on my record from 18 years ago would this disqualify me from driving for any major carriers?

Border patrol check points Not rated yet
I was curious to know if their were any type of border patrol check points on Interstate 40? I am not trying to do any kind of illegal activity I am just …

got fired from last job Not rated yet
I got fired from my last driving job.I got stopped for overweight at a state scale and they said they smelled alcohol on me and gave me a breath test and …

ex-felon needs help Not rated yet
In 9/2003 I was convicted of aggravated assault. Is there any chance of me becoming an OTR or inner state truck driver. I am not on any parole or probation …

Wrecked Career Not rated yet
Here's my situation... I took on the job training. Had 3 accidents, all on private property, no moving violations, no fines, no tickets. DAC report …

ratt company Not rated yet
I am working currently with well known but very disrespected for good reason though. for instance there company has 14,000 trucks and there biggest problem …

driver Not rated yet
information on twt trucking

Staying fit on the road... any ideas? Not rated yet
I need to know if anyone has any great ideas on how to eat healthy and exercise while on the road.

USA Truck Not rated yet
is this an alright company to get started with or possibly stay with. trying to get back into the industry after 20 plus years. so starting from scratch …

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HOT SHOT Not rated yet
WOW I BEEN WANTING TO TO USE MY DUALLY TO MAKE MONEY...I HAVE SEARCHED AND SEARCHED FOR JOBS...I WANT TO WORK FOR A COMPANY THAT HAS THERE OWN TRUCKS UNTIL …

Safety Director Not rated yet
I know that there is a Federal law allowing trucks with APUs to have an additional 400 lbs of weight. Is this true in GA and where do you get the letter …

Getting back in to trucking Not rated yet
how can i get back on the road been out awhile

New Out of School Not rated yet
I just graduated from SAGE Trucking School(Muncie, Indiana) and now I can't seem to Find a Trucking company that will hire me. I had a felony charge of …

Does US Express hair drug test Not rated yet
Does us express hair test

TRUCKER Not rated yet
I TESTED POSITIVE 4 MARY JANE,ON PRE/EMPLOYEEMENT DRUG SCREEN, I WAS TOLD MY DRIVEN CAREER WAS OVER NO 1 WOULD HIRE ME, HAVENT SMOKED 4 27YRS,MY FRIEND …

New ToTtrucking Builders Transport Not rated yet
I am a recient graduate of PTDI trucking school. I am concidering going with BTC (Builders Transportation) Can anybody give me any feedback on this company …

James smith Not rated yet
Can I have felonies and be a truck driver?

51 year thinking about getting into the biz Not rated yet
Hi, I'm 51 yr old. Been out of work for 20 months, was thinking about getting into this biz. I was in the printing industry for 25 years but thats going …

I am a truck driver with diabetes Not rated yet
I need help been driving for yrs under the grandfathering law, and now because of a state trooper who has a problem with me i now got my cdl removed. …

Darius Not rated yet
Hi i am 21 years old and i'm looking for cdl training can i get a job in trucking with a 2 year old burglary charge that is not residential

Bad background Not rated yet
Ok so I am an ex-felon with a perfect driving history, and I just recently graduated Roadmasters truck driving school and am now in posession of my …

Any Happy Truckers Not rated yet
1 question any Happy truckers? Anyone glad to be trucking? Anyone not mad at or upset about their trucks or the company they drive for? Or pissed …

Camping trucking Not rated yet
My husband saw an ad for drivers who are willing to drive to IN then leave their vechicle at their company and drive campers to different camper dealerships. …

Percentage or mileage pay? Do we have the right toknow what the Company is getting paid so we know what we deserve? Not rated yet
Percentage or mileage pay? Do we have the right to know what the Company is getting paid so we know what we deserve? Which is better?

Driver Not rated yet
Is K&B a good company to work for? Anybody have any pros or cons? Need info?

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