No Record Of Unpaid Tickets

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Rachav B.'s Comment
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I received 2 tickets a year and a half ago while attending an out-of-state funeral in Florida, one for speeding and the other for not having proof of insurance. Long story short, I still don't have the money to pay the tickets and I haven't heard anything about it.

I recently moved to Georgia a few weeks ago and switched over my license. I don't think Florida reported the unpaid tickets because Georgia didn't prohibit me from switching over my license. I know they are supposed to check the National Register to see if my license was suspended before they issued me a new one, so I'm pretty sure it's not. Both Georgia and my previous state are not a part of the drivers compact (meaning they don't share violations b/w states), so maybe that's why I haven't heard anything. I checked my drivers record to see if the tickets are on there and they're not. It's been almost 2 years now.

Is it possible for the background check to bring up those tickets even though they're not on my MVR?

I would contact Florida and ask but I'm afraid they'll issue a warrant when they find out I still don't have the money to pay the tickets. I've had a background check for a healthcare job recently and nothing popped up.

Should I take my chances and apply for trucking school or call Florida first?

My hope is that my backgrohnd check will come back clear and then I can use the money from training to pay off the tickets. I'm in a financial bind here. I haven't had a decent paying job in 3 years years, so I've been living paycheck to paycheck on Roman noodles.

Any advice would be 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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Susan D. 's Comment
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I would venture to guess that if you ever got stopped in Florida, they would certainly know about it and detain you but i really don't know.

Ignoring them certainly won't make them go away, so if i were you, I'd rather know than take a chance on either being kicked out of school or even losing a job due to any perceived dishonesty on an application. Trucking companies have this uncanny ability to dig up all kinds of things. Contact the state of Florida and make some sort of payment arrangement is my recommendation.

Best of luck!

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I would venture to guess that if you ever got stopped in Florida, they would certainly know about it and detain you but i really don't know.

Ignoring them certainly won't make them go away, so if i were you, I'd rather know than take a chance on either being kicked out of school or even losing a job due to any perceived dishonesty on an application. Trucking companies have this uncanny ability to dig up all kinds of things. Contact the state of Florida and make some sort of payment arrangement is my recommendation.

Best of luck!

The woman speaks the truth. Prime dug up stuff that wasn't on regular background checks and even pulled up expunged records. They pay big money and will.most likely find it if recorded. Better to fess up than foe then to find it and make u a liar. They expect people to make mistakes but they want people they can trust

Rachav B.'s Comment
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Thanks for letting me know, ladies. I guess I'll suck it up and make the call.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Yes, definitely make the call. You can be sure this is going to turn into a complete nightmare if you don't, especially if you're going to have a career in trucking. They're not going to forget about it and they're not going to let it go.

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