Unverifiable past work history

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  1. Sev8226

    Sev8226 Bobtail Member

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    Hi everyone new to the group here. Currently live in southeast Florida. Few months back I had got my class a permit. Since then I've been having a heck of a Time trying to find company sponsored training also trying to allocate funds for CDL School in the Miami area or wherever. I'm a good driver with a clean driving record and no criminal background and clean health. My past line of work is usually either consist of handyman jobs or working with my dad. We used to own a company in New York but that was many years ago and he has become sick and unable to work thus can't really prove other than maybe having non-relatives that are close to me riding notarized letters saying that I am a good hard worker and not a couch potato lol. So any pointers or advice would be greatly appreciated and I appreciate everyone taking a time reading this. Thank you and blessings to all.
     
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  3. lual

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  4. Chinatown

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    Tough location to live in for new drivers.
    I'd apply with the Florida WIOA Program. This program will pay for cdl school at no cost to you.
     
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    Schneider is very strict when it comes to work history so he can’t have any gaps.
    He needs to find a friend or relative with a business that will cover him for work history.

    No work history during CDL training is normal because it’s considered being in school.

    I went through this when I first started and it wasn’t easy.
     
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    H.T. Hackney in Miami hires new cdl school grads.
    Maybe take a look at that company if you go through cdl school with WIOA program.
    Locations | HT Hackney
    H.T. Hackney hires felons if anyone is interested.
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  8. Moon_beam

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    Show them your 1040 tax returns where you paid taxes on the handyman jobs as proof that you did handyman jobs. You did pay taxes on that income didn't you?
     
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    Tax returns and the assorted records kept with your copies of tax filing will be enough to prove the gap.

    As a new driver you need to have 3 years of employment history and should have some record of what you did.
     
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    Suggestion: if none of the other options shown above produce the desired results....you might consider working a "dock to driver" program....with one of the LTL carriers.

    To start out -- you'd likely be a forklift driver...and get valuable experience doing that (some attractive CDL driver positions require/prefer forklift experience)...and then later, when a driver position becomes available....you could sign up for it.

    XPO Logistics has a service center basically almost in your back yard, with an opening for a dockworker...as I write this:

    XPO dockworker -- Hialeah, FL -- no CDL req'd

    The other reason you should at least be aware of the above....is that XPO has their own in-house CDL driver school -- and pays you a salary while you earn your CDL there (scroll down after opening the link):

    XPO -- complete our training program

    While the general freight market is basically in the septic tank almost everywhere right now -- the above option is at least worth thinking about. :dontknow:

    -- L
     
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