Can You Get A Hazmat Endorcment With A Felony Conviction In Texas? (Or Anywhere?)

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William G.'s Comment
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I was convicted of possession of less than 1 gram.. have been free and clear of paper since the day I got out.. I am trying to figure out if there is any way.. or any length of time I have to wait or whatever? Also.. I am loving using the phone app for my android.. but I realized today looking at it online that the test I was taking was state specific in locating answers from a book.. Aside from the locations in a DOT book.. is this a good study guide for all states?

Thanks in advance!

Ryan

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Tracey K.'s Comment
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Here is a link to the TSA hazmat website. Read it carefully. All convictions are under review. Most will say that if not convicted of a terrorist threat or something of that nature then you will be fine. That is somewhat true. They can still give you a no even though it wasn't. Their is an appeal process that you can go through and I advise that you do if they turn you down in your first letter.

Yes, it is possible to have a conviction such as yours and still receive a hazmat. As I say to most everyone, whatever the situation; don't give up. You can appeal as I said I show GOOD information about yourself.

Hazmat helps with many jobs.

Read the website. The link is below. Know what it is that you are getting into. That is your best defense. More importantly keep a very positive attitude. That will help you more than anything else.

http://www.tsa.gov/stakeholders/hazmat-endorsement-threat-assessment-program

Good Luck and keep us posted.

Hope this has helped.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Old School's Comment
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William, welcome aboard!

I agree with Tracey, I don't think you're going to have much of a problem with the hazmat endorsement. I don't know how old your felony is, but it will probably give you more trouble with finding employment than it will on obtaining the hazmat.

Hang in there though, there are plenty of folks driving trucks who have had felonies. You may just have to do a little more work than some folks to land a job, but there are some companies who will be glad to have you.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Blake M.'s Comment
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Ok so I have a question I have a felony charge of theft by unlawful taking of a fire arm in 2006 and I have been doing good living life like I should since then. I did probation for it. Can i go get my hazmat with it being 13 years ago.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Auggie69's Comment
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Ok so I have a question I have a felony charge of theft by unlawful taking of a fire arm in 2006 and I have been doing good living life like I should since then. I did probation for it. Can i go get my hazmat with it being 13 years ago.

Just go submit it and find out. It's not like they'll take your existing CDL away (unless you lied to get that)

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.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

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