Driving Record

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  1. CED345

    CED345 Bobtail Member

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    Im 23. I just got my CDL class A Permit today but I have a reckless driving from 2 1/2 years ago. Will trucking actually be a option for me? I got the permit through a program called ComEd CONSTRUCT which is more toward the construction feild but they also require a Class A CDL. They only paid the $50 fee so I'm not sponsored with them or anything. I want to weigh my options. Can anyone help?
     
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  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Yeah, some companies will hire you.
    Some companies want 3 years distance on that type ticket.
    When does school start?
     
  4. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Looks like an excellent program; doubt you'll have any problem finding employment.
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    "ComEd launched the CONSTRUCT program in 2013. It began with 10 companies and three social service agencies and now has grown to include the three major utility companies in northern Illinois, 31 construction companies and seven social service agencies."
     
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  5. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    I can't imagine any big company is going to turn you down, insurance will probably be a real pain if you're trying to go to a smaller company
     
  6. mwonch

    mwonch Light Load Member

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    I can confirm that! I found a tiny company that just loved me (for some odd reason), but they couldn't hire me due to MY last ticket. They had $100K/year insurance, but hiring me would have jacked that up to $160K/year. An extra $5K/month.

    Insurance companies are getting away from just insuring the equipment thus allowing drivers with sketchy DMV records to slip in under the radar. Now, they CAN decide to NOT jack the rate that high if that's the only major offense on the DMV record. For me, I have a second ticket a year prior. Minor as it was, they really couldn't chance that I have bad habits that they'll end up paying for.

    As for the OP, if that is the only offense, you'll probably be fine right now. Or, if you can wait another 6 months for it to drop off, you will have a clear record and all doors will be open. Even now, I think you'll be okay. They are harder on me because I know better. You are a rookie, so it'll be easier to overlook.
     
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