TruckingTruth logo

Driving record

Topic 984 | Page 1

Page 1 of 3 Next Page Go To Page:
Gerald H. AKA Doc's Comment
member avatar

I have mentioned on here before about having two dui s about 25 years ago. Today a recruter from a trucking company came up and everything was looking pretty good until i told him the same thing. He said one dui was not a problem but two disqualifies me. After the recruter left I was talking to another pretty well informed guy who told me not to sweat it because the companies can only go back ten years on your driving record and any information beyond that would have to be volentary by me. So if this is the case how would they know if I didn't tell them. If they only check ten years back, why wouldn't everybody lie about it if it were beyond 10 years ago? I was trying to be honest and do the right thing only to be kicked in the teeth. another thing is, when the dui s happened I told my insurance agent about it and he, being a friend of the family said he wasn't going to report it and never did. My insurance never changed.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Old School's Comment
member avatar

Doc, I'm gonna say that you are right about that, and I remember a person at TMC telling me that they weren't going to look back more than three years. He also stated that if there was something older than that time period that we shouldn't tell them because then they would have to consider it, but if we didn't tell them and they didn't look back that far then as far as they were concerned it didn't happen.

I really can't give an authoritative answer to this though because I've found that with these trucking companies what one person tells you may not be the same thing that another person in the same company does. But I will warn you that these trucking companies have incredibly proficient ways of digging up stuff on you if they want to.

Good luck Doc, I'm sure there is a home for you in this business somewhere.

Kevin B.'s Comment
member avatar

I was waiting for someone else to reply before I gave my 2 cents... Just like the military dont ask dont tell... You should never dime yourself out... unless absolutely there is no way to get around it. aside from being pulled over by the police. I have been burned a couple of times for being too honest. As for the police with traffic stops I found that knowing why you are being stopped and being honest about it usually gets you off with a warning. I dont know why I went off on that tanget?

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Starcar's Comment
member avatar

I agree with all the above replies. 25 years ago, if I snitched myself off, I'd probably be in prison....well wait...I need to add a few years..lets say 30-35 years ago...I ain't no spring chicken, ya know. Give em 10 years, and let em run with it....They don't need your life history, and you don't need to offer your first born as collateral.... GOOD LUCK !! and keep us informed, we'll help all we can.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
member avatar

The answer to what do do will be on the app itself.

Read the questions carefully. Some will ask "Have you had any DWI/dui's in the last 5/10 years?"....in this case they only will check back during those years...

Then some will ask "Have you EVER had any DWI/dui's?"....in this case they will check to see if you ever had one in your life.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Gerald H. AKA Doc's Comment
member avatar

Ok so I did some digging around my self with the DMV in virginia, which is where the first offense occured and then checked with the MVA in Maryland, which is where the second offense occured. virginia has no records at all that anything ever happened. They checked the system by name, date of birth and social security number and came up with nothing. The lady told me that they delete their records after 11 years if no other offenses have occured. Maryland on the other hand keeps alcohol related offenses for a lifetime. They can't even be expunged after 10 years. So in my case the offense in Virginia is like it has never happened and Marylands is still there.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

wannabea trucker's Comment
member avatar

It won't come up on your driving record, but the arrests would come up on a backround check.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
member avatar

It won't come up on your driving record, but the arrests would come up on a backround check.

This is correct. You have to check your criminal background for any arrest concerning DWI/DUI and you better do a life time check if you can so nothing pops up and surprises you.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Gerald H. AKA Doc's Comment
member avatar

Well I have put alot of thought into the matter and I think the right thing to do is be honest and take my chances. I know that at least one job is off the table. I still dont understand how these companies can do this though since it wont affect them in any kind of way because it has been so long ago. In my opinion theses companies could be turning down potentialy very good drivers.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
member avatar

Well I have put alot of thought into the matter and I think the right thing to do is be honest and take my chances. I know that at least one job is off the table. I still dont understand how these companies can do this though since it wont affect them in any kind of way because it has been so long ago. In my opinion theses companies could be turning down potentialy very good drivers.

They do loose some god drivers but in the eyes of the insurance companies they rather loose one good drive than risk loosing millions in a law suit. Its not the trucking companies tha are really doing it. Its the insurance companies that control who companies hire and don't hire. Even though it was a long time ago the way lawyers think is 1 mistake ....well ok everyone messes up....2 mistakes of the same nature....there is a pattern here we do not want to deal with.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Page 1 of 3 Next Page Go To Page:

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: http://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel

Need help? We have instructions for sharing photos from photo sharing sites



example: http://www.truckingtruth.com/images/header.jpg
Submit
Cancel

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

This topic has the following tags:

Advice For New Drivers Driving Record Issues DUI Hard Lessons Learned
Click on any of the buttons above to view topics with that tag, or you can view a list of all forum tags here.

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More