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bball's Comment
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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.

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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.

So, are you saying that one DWI committed about 25 years ago won't mean anything to a recruiter or the insurance company? I had one and I'm currently trying to get info on that and a couple other things before I invest a lot of money in a school. I keep getting conflicting information on this.

Are there any recruiters that lurk around here that can give folks a general idea of how this whole deal works?

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

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.

Starcar's Comment
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Each company is different...so even 1 recruiter wouldn't help you. But I really can't understand why any company would go back that far, unless, on their application, it sez "have you EVER"...and that just doesn't seem sane. Its like asking "have you EVER drank and drove drunk?"..well....yeah...way back when I was young, stupid, and thought I was immortal...I guess its gonna come down to a matter of how much you wanna give them, and how much they want. If thats how companies are doing things now, then theres a whole buncha drivers who have been liein' their way into a driving job. We all have a past...we all were young and ran amuck...And lets face it, these trucking companies aren't recruiting drivers from the Catholic Seminary.

Gerald H. AKA Doc's Comment
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Bball im.not a recruter but just last week I spoke with one and yes, he did tell me that one dui that long ago can be worked around. when I told him I had two, that was the breaking point. it is just in my opinion political B.S. since it was that long ago. Yes at that stage of my life I thought I was indestructible but after the second dui I quit drinking. not to say that I don't like a Ice cold beer once in a great while but I limit it to 2 at the most.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Jon M.'s Comment
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Ok. Here is my question, I received a DUI 2 years ago. I was placed on court supervision, paid a fine, did some DUI classes and in the end I received a withheld judgement. Basically meaning there is no guilty verdict or conviction. I did not lose my drivers license and a trucking company and truck driving school confirmed this. However my question is that an arrest record does show up for a DUI, but says withheld judgement meaning no conviction and therefore have a clean MVR going back 5 years.

The trucking school says he would not have a problem placing me and I received one pre-hire letter from a company recruiter. Should I tread with caution as this attest does show up, or should I go ahead and move forward.

My brother is a trucker and compels to say that they the companies are really only looking at your MVR 3 years back. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

Pre-hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Scott O.'s Comment
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Ok. Here is my question, I received a DUI 2 years ago. I was placed on court supervision, paid a fine, did some DUI classes and in the end I received a withheld judgement. Basically meaning there is no guilty verdict or conviction. I did not lose my drivers license and a trucking company and truck driving school confirmed this. However my question is that an arrest record does show up for a DUI, but says withheld judgement meaning no conviction and therefore have a clean MVR going back 5 years.

The trucking school says he would not have a problem placing me and I received one pre-hire letter from a company recruiter. Should I tread with caution as this attest does show up, or should I go ahead and move forward.

My brother is a trucker and compels to say that they the companies are really only looking at your MVR 3 years back. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

I would still tell them about it because it shows up on your criminal record and they will find it

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

Pre-hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Jon M.'s Comment
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Ok. Here is my question, I received a DUI 2 years ago. I was placed on court supervision, paid a fine, did some DUI classes and in the end I received a withheld judgement. Basically meaning there is no guilty verdict or conviction. I did not lose my drivers license and a trucking company and truck driving school confirmed this. However my question is that an arrest record does show up for a DUI, but says withheld judgement meaning no conviction and therefore have a clean MVR going back 5 years.

The trucking school says he would not have a problem placing me and I received one pre-hire letter from a company recruiter. Should I tread with caution as this attest does show up, or should I go ahead and move forward.

My brother is a trucker and compels to say that they the companies are really only looking at your MVR 3 years back. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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I would still tell them about it because it shows up on your criminal record and they will find it

I did tell them both about it. I don't know maybe I should apply get a few more pre hires. I just don't want to spend the money on school and then end up without a job. It's just confusing to me.

I've read the horror stories, but have not really found anyone in my unique situation. Any other advices would be helpful. Thanks again.

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

Pre-hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Pre Hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Pre Hires:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Scott O.'s Comment
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If you told them that you got a dui 2 years ago and they still have you a pre hire you should be OK but it never hurts to have a back up or two or three... That's the good thing about pre hires you can have 10 of them and don't matter which one you choose...

Pre Hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Pre Hires:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

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.

Jordon433 G.'s Comment
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Going this way is the best thing you can do. Not many companies will allow a low of pre-hires. My cousin who worked with a DUI lawyer told me once how difficult it can be to get a job who has a DUI conviction against his name. So I think going the pre-hire route is best feasible option and then you can get into mainstream with time.

Pre-hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Pre-hires:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

's Comment
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I've been pondering this for years. I have passed a background check to work with youth. Apparently I'm safe. Aren't DUI's driving offenses, and Criminal offenses crimes. Also if you've had anything Expunged from your driving record, and criminal record it doesn't show up. A judge does the expungement.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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I've been pondering this for years. I have passed a background check to work with youth. Apparently I'm safe. Aren't DUI's driving offenses, and Criminal offenses crimes. Also if you've had anything Expunged from your driving record, and criminal record it doesn't show up. A judge does the expungement.

I believe that the judge expunges the criminal record. The arrest record is still publicly accessible, since any local newspaper shows that information on a regular basis, often times the criminal matter and sentence, too. So if a company really wants to, they can bypass court records, and go straight to public records via the local periodicals.

I think some companies do this, not to find the arrest/crime, but to test your honesty / integrity. They want to know they can trust you. This is my view on it, from reading various experiences on this site, and another sites company sub forums. Granted, some offenses are obviously disqualifying, but even a minor one, if not disclosed, and then found, can potentially disqualify you.

Stay safe.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

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