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Grew up in Michigan, and my early years i knew i wanted to join the armed forces, since most of my family has been in the Navy, Air Force and Army I decided to do one different and enlist in The Marines. It was 12-12-00 when i enlisted, half way through my high school year, i was only 17 and had to get my parents consent, Merry Christmas I say... After graduation i had the whole summer to myself and decided to keep working as a framer building houses since the 10th grade like i had been doing, Leaving for boot camp was a great experience, Bush the 2nd was just coming into office and I was on my way to serve, going active on 9/4/01, my birthday was coming up and it was a great one, our land was being attacked on 9/11/01 and the only thing i could think of was happy birthday to me. The drill instructor on duty sat us down in the squad bay and told us what just happened, he pretty much said you fuckers better pay attention because were going to war. I served my time in The Marines, did two tours over in Iraq, I was there for the kick off/invasion another great experience. During my time in i met my wide, (ex) now had a wonderful son. Later after leaving the corps i found a job in Vegas Ive worked for the same company for ten years and only made six more dollars than i started out with, realizing this now and I feel I'm so much better than this I jumped to of my comfort zone and began researching a trucking job. I'v wanted to do trucking before, but never really go around to checking it out, but now I'm full force, just waiting to go to school, going to use that GI bill money and get everything I can out of it. Hopefully if everything works out correctly Ill be moving back to MI after i get a few years in at driving, where I have job waiting for me. Heres to looking up... Onward and Upward.

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Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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Messed up my driving record before starting trucking school.

My brother just got a dui and with a good attorney he was able to walk away with a fine and community service. If he stays out of trouble for two years it will drop off his record. He is also a vet and had a perfect record before this happened.

Yeah I'm in a world of trouble more than I thought, DUI in a national park is federal land... Federal court, federal judge, federal special attorney and that means a heartier backlash.

I've taken your guys advice I'm going to hold off on trucking for some time. I was only getting into trucking so I could move back to Michigan in the next couple years and where we want to move to jobs are scare, so trucking was going to be our way out, now granted I was just going to work for a relative, I think he is if mine owner at j.w. Hunt but I doubt I couldn't get in there now, his insurance wouldn't cover me either for sometime. Maybe I'll do what someone suggested and just work around his plant or something that way I can keep my wife and I's dream alive of moving back to my home town.

Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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Messed up my driving record before starting trucking school.

Thanks for the advise, i called the trucking company and talked to the guy I talked to month ago before i decided to go ahead with the school. He was very cool about it and gave me some more good advise, he said not to worry, as long as you don't show up tonight you won't lose any money out of it and we'll be here when you've taking care of the major problem at hand. I talked with a lawyer today and he suggested taking AA classes immediately and the first thing to fight for is your license, being able to drive back and for to work so you can still provide for your family, being if that is the only thing you'll be able to do, then going after the DUI when your court date arises.

Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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Messed up my driving record before starting trucking school.

GET

A

LAWYER...

I'd put off the school, until you get a disposition on the DUI case.

Doesn't matter whether they are misdemeanors or death penalty DUI's. A conviction is going to delay if not destroy your chances at a hire.

Rick

I'm planning on getting a lawyer, I read to look for one that deals with veterans with ptsd, not sure why this would help but its just something i read.

Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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Messed up my driving record before starting trucking school.

I was scheduled to start trucking school today after work, i was going to do night classes and this past weekend i felt was going to the last time to do anything with the family and friends before a long haul of schooling. I've been studying hard for the past few weeks waiting for night classes to come back around again. I'm a veteran so my school has been paid for with the GI bill. We had a pool birthday party for my son and after the party we came back to the house and opened gifts and drank with friends. Some people left and others stayed, some people wanted to go to the Lake so we took off to the lake, I was later pulled over for speeding and of course was hit with two DUI's over legal limit and operating a vehicle under influence, there goes everything down the drain... I've just been reading up on DUI's and even though I won't have a court day from now till 6 weeks from now I had a few questions maybe someone would know. Firstly should I continue going to the trucking school and get the experience I wanted to get? Should I be open and up front about it with them? The school is mostly vet orientated so maybe they'll let me finish? I know damn well I won't be hired with DUI, some companies after 3 years, a little more after 5 and still its going to be hard. In Nevada DUI's are a misdemeanor and from what I've been reading online i could get it reduced to a reckless driving and some even expunged from their driving record. This is my first time getting in trouble with the law with anything, my driving record was squeaky clean.

Posted:  6 years ago

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New driver ready for school

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This website has been a great source of information and anytime i google something it sends me back here, so i figure id make an account.

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LOL Exactly how I came about making an account on here, too!!!! Unbelievable amount of info on here (which is actually impressively organized, Brett!!!), and people are actually civilized with each other here unlike what seems to be the trend on internet forums. I'm glad I came here... and I think you won't regret it either! From one newbie to another - welcome, and good luck in your endeavors. :)

Thanks Chris, I think for the first time in my life i have a 5 year plan, and this new career change is my ticket home if you can believe it.

Posted:  6 years ago

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New driver ready for school

Hello all, not sure if this is a good introduction thread but just wanted to say I'm about to start school and I've been taking those practice testing to help out. Im going through trucking school at Southwest Truck Driver Training in Las Vegas, NV starting in Aug. From what i hear its the best school to go through, and to use your GI bill with, also going to get every endorsement i can to broaden my job search. This website has been a great source of information and anytime i google something it sends me back here, so i figure id make an account. So I'm not sure what I'm looking for, i just need a great change of a career. Im more prone to driving tanker and hopper, haven't seen many hopper trucks on the road and tankers seem to be hauling fuel, hazard endorsement may take more time to get but i know i can get it. Anyways i just wanted to say hi and ill be roaming around the site absorbing information.

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