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Floyd H.'s Comment
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How to find out what's on my background record? I had 2 misdemeanor charges against me and they both were dismissed. Damage to property less than 1000 (door) & assault and battery. Am I disqualified from trucking?

Big Scott's Comment
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How long ago?

Snakeeyes's Comment
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No the charges you have do not disqualify you from trucking. Here is the list of disqualifying offenses. An applicant has a permanent disqualifying offense if convicted or found not guilty by reason of insanity in a civilian or military jurisdiction of any of the following felonies:

1. Espionage

2. Sedition

3. Treason

4. A crime listed in 18 U.S.C. Chapter 113B - Terrorism or a state law that is comparable.

5. A crime involving a transportation security incident.

6. Improper transportation of a hazardous material under 49 U.S.C. 5124 or a state law that is comparable.

7. Unlawful possession, use, sale, distribution, manufacture, purchase, receipt, transfer, shipping, transporting, import, export, storage of, or dealing in an explosive or explosive device.

8. Murder

9. Conspiracy or attempt to commit the crimes listed in Items 1-8.

10. Violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, 18 U.S.C. 1961, et seq., or a state law that is comparable, where one of the predicate acts found by a jury or admitted by the defendant, consists of one of the offenses listed in Items 4 or 8 of this section.

Interim Disqualifying Criminal Offenses

The felonies listed below in Items 1-14 are disqualifying if either of the following factors is true: the applicant was convicted or found not guilty by reason of insanity of the crime in a civilian or military jurisdiction within the seven years preceding the date of application; or the applicant was released from incarceration for the crime within the five years preceding the date of application.

1. Assault with intent of murder.

2. Kidnapping or hostage taking.

3. Rape or aggravated sexual abuse.

4. Unlawful possession, use, sale, manufacture, purchase distribution, receipt, transfer, shipping, transporting, delivery, import, export of, or dealing in a firearm or other weapon.

5. Extortion.

6. Dishonesty, fraud, or misrepresentation, including identify theft.

7. Bribery.

8. Smuggling.

9. Imigration violations.

10. Violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, 18 U.S.C. 1961, et seq., or a state law that is comparable, other than the violations listed in Item 10 in the previous section.

11. Robbery.

12. Distribution of, possession with intent to distribute, or importation of a controlled substance.

13. Arson.

14. Conspiracy or attempt to commit the crimes in Items 1-14.

Under want or warrant. An applicant who is wanted or under indictment in any civilian or military jurisdiction for a felony listed in this document until the want or warrant is released.

Determination of arrest status. When a fingerprint-based check discloses an arrest for a disqualifying crime listed above without indicating a disposition, TSA will so notify the applicant and provide instructions on how the applicant must clear the disposition in accordance with following paragraph:

The applicant must provide TSA with written proof that the arrest did not result in a disqualifying criminal offense within 45 days after the service date of the notification in the previous paragraph. If TSA does not receive proof in that time, TSA will notify the applicant and the state that the applicant is disqualified from holding a Hazardous Materials Endorsement (HME).


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.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.


Operating While Intoxicated

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