Will Reckless Younger Years Haunt Me?

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John M.'s Comment
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OK, when I was younger I was a wild one. I loved building fast cars and blow those expensive exotic POS cars off the road. I was also a partier. My past has resulted in two OWI's and one reckless driving. My reckless driving was in 1994, I won the race but lost my license(147 in a 35mph zone). I moved on from racing and switched to four wheeling. My OWI's were in 1989 & 2006. The one in 2006 was bogus as I was on private property........four wheeling....sigh. Sooooo, should I give up on looking into trucking and move on?


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Operating While Intoxicated

Pianoman's Comment
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I think someone will give you a chance. Certain companies actually specify that they don't allow more than two DUI's in a lifetime, so some of those companies might give you a shot. I'm not too sure about the reckless driving though. I've never even heard of someone speeding that much.


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Driving Under the Influence

Turtle's Comment
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I wouldn't think those offenses would necessarily prevent you from getting a start in trucking. Some companies have zero tolerance for DWI type stuff. Others have a time limit (more than 10yrs ago etc.)

My best advice would be to apply to several companies at once. Some will take a chance.

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Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.


Driving While Intoxicated

Jodi 's Comment
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Hi john m. I can't tell you with out a doubt you will be ok but what I can say is I to lived a wild life in my younger days. my last issue was in 05 and after that changed my ways and had no more problems. I was worried about getting hired but I got several prehire approvals and wound up with a great job with great company. In my opinion you will be ok. Sounds like your stuff is old enough to not effect you to bad but make sure you put everything down on app cause if the find something you didn't tell them about that could effect your chances negatively. Good luck to you.


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