Do I have a chance anywhere?

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  1. Ineedhelpnow

    Ineedhelpnow Bobtail Member

    Nov 30, 2007
    Roanoke, VA
    ok last year I went to CDL school, passed got the CDL and I was off. I started at US Xpress....long story short I didn't make it through orientation; I needed a medical release for something very minor. (to be on the safe side once i got home form usx i went to the dr and got a medical release for the next company)

    after usx i went to another company, i was in the trainers truck for a day and received word that my dad has been diagnosed with cancer, and only had a few weeks. I went home, and about 2 months later my dad was gone.

    A few months after my dad passed, i went to another company (one that will train you if you have a family member that drives for them) I made it through orientation just fine, then on the final day my uncle was fired. So i had no choice but to go home.

    So i put driving on the back burner least until now. I applied at Swift and they told me I didn't qualify because of the number of orientations that I've attended in the past year.

    I fear this may be something I'm going to hear from every company I apply to from now on. Does anyone know of any that might understand that sometimes things happen? Or should I just give up on my dream and keep on working in this crappy call center?

    Any answers are appreciated.

    Thanks everyone
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  3. JohnDeereTruckin

    JohnDeereTruckin Bobtail Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    East Central Indiana
    My best suggestion would be to not quit tryin hell ya never know them companies may not have been what ya wanted anyway find some place that not only needs ya but wants ya
  4. Goat88

    Goat88 Light Load Member

    Jul 28, 2007
    Couldn't get on at SWIFT??? (That's a first for me!!) :biggrin_25523:

    Try to find something local or class B for a year.
  5. Truckerjo

    Truckerjo Road Train Member

    Sep 5, 2006
    Try CRST
    OR possibly Navajo
  6. javelinjeff

    javelinjeff Medium Load Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    first of all late me say i'm sorry to hear of your loss,i've been there too. i would assume if you explain about your fathers death to the HR people at whatever company you apply to,they will probably overlook the "job hopping". as for Swift, they probably lumped you into that "undesireable/unreliable" catagory and blew you off. if you can grab the gears and back the truck without help-try a smaller outfit(reefer) who needs someone who wants to work. when the big guys blew me off for what i had done in my younger years, i got on with a small reefer outfit and ran hard--now all the big guys are CALLING ME constantly, good luck!!!
  7. LuckyLady7

    LuckyLady7 <strong>Good Luck Charm</strong>

    Nov 8, 2007
    South Carolina
    You don't need to give up as there are companies that will give you a just have to find much as I hate to say this.....try CRST....good luck...:biggrin_25519:

    "Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good Night...."
  8. peashooter

    peashooter Bobtail Member

    Jul 25, 2006
    Pacfic Northwest
    If you truly do want a driving career dont give up . Try your local construction companys,and any flatbed companys in your area.Good luck!
  9. Himes3328

    Himes3328 Light Load Member

    Nov 30, 2007
    Yeah and a real pretty picture from LUCKYLADY7:biggrin_25519:
  10. MedicineMan

    MedicineMan Road Train Member

    Jan 13, 2007
    Woodville, TX
    Usually with backgroud problems we tell you to go to the big companies but in your situation since you truely seem to have valid reasons you will probably need to find a smaller company where someone actually sits you down and talks with you instead of just punching your specs into a computer. But then again small co's don't like no experience so it isn't going to be easy.
  11. elharrison

    elharrison "Iam on my way"

    Feb 8, 2007
    yup try a local company, probley have better shot at a big company, but yeah dont give yup , theres always a need for us:yes2557:
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