Profile For Marlon B.

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    Kosse, TX

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    Considering A Career

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    7 months, 3 weeks ago

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Posted:  7 months, 1 week ago

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Looking To Get My CDL And Change Careers At 51.

OK since I didn’t see anyone else mention this. If your felony convictions are for drug trafficking, not possession but trafficking, you have a federal ban and no state can grant you a cdl

Hi, I'm glad you mentioned it. My convictions were for possession. That was when I was young and dumb and thought I was invincible and ruled the world. I've since gotten married, had 2 wonderful boys ( my oldest will be graduating High School this year!), and no longer live that kind of life. I've been married for 20 years now and am grateful for every minute I have with my family. I never thought I'd have this kind of life. But anyway, so the possession charges should be ok??

Posted:  7 months, 1 week ago

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Looking To Get My CDL And Change Careers At 51.

OK, I need to get your input on the following:

I have type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. Both are managed with medication. I do not take insulin, I manage both conditions with oral meds (pills). Will this give me trouble passing the DOT physical?? Any thoughts are appreciated.

Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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Looking To Get My CDL And Change Careers At 51.

Here is what I found in the Ohio CDL manual although it's in line with what I've read for other states. I'm pretty sure it's the same nationwide.0387921001598417264.jpg your previous DUI do not count towards this. They only count AFTER you have your CDL.

Having previous DUI and felonies will limit what companies will take you on but somebody will hire you. We highly recommend you Apply For Paid CDL Training. They will run all your background stuff before you even show up to orientation. Upon acceptance all you need to do is pass schooling and you'll have a job. Take a look at these companies that Hire with DUI, and those that Hire with felonies. Your record is old enough that it shouldn't cause too much issue for most companies, however some are a lot more strict than others. Great job getting things turned around. There are people out there on the road that have done much worse.

Thank You!! You are absolutely right!! I checked it myself. they are only looking for DUI's you had WITH a CDL. The irony is.... with my 4 FELONIES the thing that is disqualifying me with some companies is that I had 2 speeding tickets in the last 2 years. Go figure.

Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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Looking To Get My CDL And Change Careers At 51.

Does anyone know anything about PAM or PRIME?? I received calls from both. They are both willing to train me and give me a job. PLEASE let me know.

Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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Looking To Get My CDL And Change Careers At 51.

Don't limit yourself to only applying at one company.

I've heard back from 5 companies and all of them said that the DUI's and FELONIES would not be an obstacle. They just told me to contact them once I get my permit/CDL. That's VERY encouraging!

Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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Looking To Get My CDL And Change Careers At 51.

Thank you to ALL of the great and encouraging responses. I received a call this morning from Western Express. They told me that once I get my CDL, they have no problem putting me on the road. So I'm thinking, if Western Express will put me in a truck, there's got to be more companies out there that will as well. Anyone know anything about Western Express??

Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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Looking To Get My CDL And Change Careers At 51.

Idk of its state specific or not, but at least in Ohio, 2 DUI convictions would be a lifetime ban from a cdl. Expungement may be an option as the guy above me said.

I'll check into it, but I believe my situation may not be eligible for expungement. I know several guys that have been to prison several times and they somehow managed to get a cdl and got placed with an OTR company.

Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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Looking To Get My CDL And Change Careers At 51.

All right, here it goes. I am 51 yrs old and am looking to get my cdl. I've mainly worked warehouse/forklift jobs but want to start driving. The issue is...25 years ago I got 2 DUI's. I also have 4 FELONIES on my record the last one being 16 years ago. All of that happened before I was married or had kids. I have settled down now and am married, have 2 kids and no longer drink or lead a crazy lifestyle. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to go about finding a company to get training/hired with?? Can I even get my cdl and get a job with my past?? Any suggestions/advice will be GREATLY APPRECIATED.

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