What Does Location Have To Do With Getting Hired By A Trucking Company?

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Rainy D.'s Comment
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You have to be very careful how you answer the questions. First you said you had one DUI , then when I asked you stated you had an older one as well. Two DUIs could be the issue. Some companies won't take someone with one DUI, others will allow one.

Some companies will ask "have you ever been convicted of a DUI" which is much different than "have you had a DUI in the last five years". DUIs are taken very seriously, and Rick S posted an extensive explanation about how some people think they were expunged and will deny having one, but then look like liars (through no fault of their own---they truly didn't understand the record wasn't expunged.).

You might want to enter DUI in the search bar above to find other threads. My guess is that the two DUis are showing up.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Found a cool link with information on company DUI policies and some do indeed say "only one in a lifetime".

Company Policies on DUI

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Shawn 's Comment
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thanks for the support, I'm still shopping, so..... The reviews on Pam were all good, you just have to team for 6 months, still waiting for a reply from CFI.... just sayin not *****in...lol

Hey Shawn, Pam is a good company, but they have a low CPM and require a long time teaming. However, if they are a good fit for you go for it. I am in your corner, hoping you get what you want. Good luck.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Big Scott's Comment
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Hey Shawn, if CFI takes you, you will be on a Greyhound very quickly.

Shawn 's Comment
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They did say that, just want to make sure the ball rolls in the right direction, my set of courage isn't as big as they used to be, What happend to the good old days, 911?

Hey Shawn, if CFI takes you, you will be on a Greyhound very quickly.

Shawn 's Comment
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Don't want to sound negative but, from what I'm gathering, lot of people griping about being a trucker, it's not a Jerry Springer show out there is it?

Hey Shawn, if CFI takes you, you will be on a Greyhound very quickly.

Big Scott's Comment
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Don't want to sound negative but, from what I'm gathering, lot of people griping about being a trucker, it's not a Jerry Springer show out there is it?

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Hey Shawn, if CFI takes you, you will be on a Greyhound very quickly.

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Shawn, There are many people who gripe about this career. Most people jump into this without doing any research. I spent over 4 years researching this career choice. My wife and I talked about it alot. We were as prepared as much as we could be. I have been away for about one month now. We miss each other. However, we know this is for our future. By going through the stuff on this site one can be well prepared to become a trucker. In this career one must be able to deal with tons of solitude. Stay in touch with loved ones through phone calls, texts, emails and video calls. I have been very happy with CFI and have not heard anything bad about them. They have been great to me. I know I will be successful with them. They do a good job of getting you home when you request. Of course you need to request home time at least 2 weeks in advance for them to best get you there on time. Keep up with my training diary. I am updating that daily Monday through Friday. As far as 911, I don't discuss it because it hit to close to home and I still get very emotional about it. Good luck in your journey.

Shawn 's Comment
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thank you,

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Don't want to sound negative but, from what I'm gathering, lot of people griping about being a trucker, it's not a Jerry Springer show out there is it?

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Hey Shawn, if CFI takes you, you will be on a Greyhound very quickly.

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Shawn, There are many people who gripe about this career. Most people jump into this without doing any research. I spent over 4 years researching this career choice. My wife and I talked about it alot. We were as prepared as much as we could be. I have been away for about one month now. We miss each other. However, we know this is for our future. By going through the stuff on this site one can be well prepared to become a trucker. In this career one must be able to deal with tons of solitude. Stay in touch with loved ones through phone calls, texts, emails and video calls. I have been very happy with CFI and have not heard anything bad about them. They have been great to me. I know I will be successful with them. They do a good job of getting you home when you request. Of course you need to request home time at least 2 weeks in advance for them to best get you there on time. Keep up with my training diary. I am updating that daily Monday through Friday. As far as 911, I don't discuss it because it hit to close to home and I still get very emotional about it. Good luck in your journey.

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