30 Year Old DUI(s)?

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RandyinNC's Comment
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Yes, once again a fellow man must confess his faults before those in the know. :) It was a long time ago, I had two DUI's. in the early 80's. I am guessing about 33 years ago. The reason I am guessing is because I ordered a criminal history check and they did not show on it. I was hoping they would be there so I could confirm the dates.

So the anticipated question is one that many of you have heard before, "is it reasonable to think an employer would hire me? And if the say 'yes' do they give you the absolute yes before you go onsite for training?

Thanks all! All the kids are out of the house and I would like to do/try this for a few years. It seems that it would at least give me an opportunity to see this great country that we have.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Yes, someone will definitely give you a shot. There will be some that will not, but others will.

As long as you disclose the DUI's before being invited for school you should be fine but there is no guarantee. We've had a few people claim they informed the company about certain things but were invited to school and then sent home for them anyhow. I can't verify that to be true, but I'm sure it happens.

You'll get your shot with someone though.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Pete B.'s Comment
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Hello Randy, There are companies that will hire you even with your DUI convictions... check out this list: Companies That require seven years or more since DUI.

In your case, I would use those as your safety net and apply wherever you feel is a good fit. If you have nothing else on your record, I can’t imagine they would hold those DUIs from the 80s against you.

Even if you wind up at one of those second chance companies, guess what? You’re still a driver, still getting to see this beautiful country, and probably doing as well as you would be anywhere else, as long as you are applying the principles that are often talked about on this site. Please give us an update on how goes it. Good luck and see you on the road!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Big Scott's Comment
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I think that long ago is fine. Try CFI. They seem to give people a second chance. As long as you can get your hazmat and tanker endorsement. I'm very happy here.

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

PackRat's Comment
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I think you would be fine, too. As Brett posted, just be up front with everything.

T-Rex's Comment
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Swift will hire you. Like others said, as long as you're honest and disclose it an offense that old should be ok. I hate to admit it but I got one when I was a dumb kid and told Swift during the hiring process and it was a non issue. Mine was 12 years ago.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
RandyinNC's Comment
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Not being one to wait, I went and got my DOT medical card today and started calling some companies and "spilling my guts" so to speak. Wow! many were very positive about my situation. I made sure to stress that I did not want to jump on the greyhound only to get there and be thoroughly humiliated by HR saying, "thanks, but no thanks." All of the folks I spoke to assured me that a complete approval would be provided before they brought me down to their location for orientation and training. Thank you Fellas! What a relief.

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.

T-Rex's Comment
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Good to hear Randy! Best of luck out there.good-luck.gif

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