No Company Will Hire A R.S.O.

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Joshua F.'s Comment
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So I've obtained my cdl class A and have been applying to the major trucking companies and every time I get asked the Criminal Background I flop! Is there any independent owners who are looking for a 2nd driver who gives the person a decent chance despite their background? I have a 5 year clean MVR and not accidents or DUI's/DWI's.

Schneider, Swift, Werner, CR England and Dart have said no so far.

Any help would be appreciated. Currently doing day labor as a sign holder (Human Directional).

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

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.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Best Answer!

We do have a setup where you can Apply For Truck Driving Jobs with just one application. That will help you rifle off your application to more companies at once.

We also have a list of Trucking Companies That Hire Drivers With Felonies to give you a better idea of what your options may be.

Joshua F.'s Comment
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A quick update, I am also applying to TMC Transportation and Melton. I should have an answer within 24 hrs. Here's hoping for the best and for someone to say Yes!

Jodi 's Comment
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Try Crete carrier. Not to be nosy but how old are your criminal offenses.

Rick S.'s Comment
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Try Crete carrier. Not to be nosy but how old are your criminal offenses.

And (generally), what were the nature of the charges?

Rick

Charlie Mac's Comment
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Truckers are a thick-skinned bunch (they have to be). You've got the tools, keep up the ambition & you'll be earning dollars before ya know it.

Best wishes on TMC, I've heard nothing but fantastic things from their drivers. Keep us posted!

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Western Express, is known to many as a "second chance" or "Last Resort" company. and from what I hear, CR England is too.

Both are good companies.

Shiva's Comment
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So I've obtained my cdl class A and have been applying to the major trucking companies and every time I get asked the Criminal Background I flop! Is there any independent owners who are looking for a 2nd driver who gives the person a decent chance despite their background? I have a 5 year clean MVR and not accidents or DUI's/DWI's.

Schneider, Swift, Werner, CR England and Dart have said no so far.

Any help would be appreciated. Currently doing day labor as a sign holder (Human Directional).

How old are your felonies ? I had no problem with Schneider or swift. But mine is over 10 years old

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

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.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Best Answer!

We do have a setup where you can Apply For Truck Driving Jobs with just one application. That will help you rifle off your application to more companies at once.

We also have a list of Trucking Companies That Hire Drivers With Felonies to give you a better idea of what your options may be.

Joshua F.'s Comment
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Try Crete carrier. Not to be nosy but how old are your criminal offenses.

14 years from original conviction date, 7 years from discharge of parole

Joshua F.'s Comment
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We do have a setup where you can Apply For Truck Driving Jobs with just one application. That will help you rifle off your application to more companies at once.

We also have a list of Trucking Companies That Hire Drivers With Felonies to give you a better idea of what your options may be.

I have been using that link you provided. I'm just going day by day here.

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