I am a North Carolina resident. I went to Texas to attend a truck driving
school and get a class A CDL. After completing the course and obtaining the license, the state of Texas issued me a temporary license/permit to drive a truck, with the actual license to be sent later. The license was sent to the hotel in which I stayed during the school, and was picked up by the school to be forwarded to me so I could immediately become a "student driver" in their employ.
I was terminated from their employment before the license was sent to me and returned to North Carolina with only the temporary Texas CDL certificate.
I have tried for nearly a month to get the school to send me my license. I have made over about two dozen phone calls requesting my license. I have left messages on every extension, including two on the director's voice mail. I have sent e-mail requests.
On one occasion, I actually talked to a person who happened to answer the phone. She went to the trouble to go and check and verify that my license was in fact there at the school and told me they would be send via UPS to me immediately. That was Friday, October 26th. Still no license. I have called the home office of this company in Salt Lake City, UT requesting help and continue to be ignored.
Meanwhile, I have a job offer, that I have had for over three weeks, but I cannot be hired until I transfer the Texas license to my home state. The state of North Carolina will not let me use the temporary certificate to transfer my license since it is commercial. Also, I have an offer that has been accepted to purchase a semi to become an owner/operator, but that sale is also conditioned upon my ability to show a class A CDL, which I cannot do. So, I stand to lose this deal and the truck, that I spent numerous hours searching and negotiating for. The seller is running out of patience.
So, I have several questions. First, how can I get my license? I need it three weeks ago. Secondly, do I have grounds for suing for lost wages? And thirdly, does this constitute obstruction of mail?
Thanks for any help you can give.