Can I Get Hired With Duis

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Michael H.'s Comment
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I am planning on starting driving school where I live in Virginia I will be going for 10 weekends starting sept 1 I have with help from the study materials already passed and received my cdl permit. I have spoken with several companies that says they will hire me after being honest with them about my past but I have read and watched a lot of you tube videos that say recruiters will tell you anything I really want to drive. my concern is school will finance me for 7500 with 500 down but I do not want to be on the hook for that if I get my license but cannot get hired here is my situation with my record I have 2 felonies both white collar crimes wire fraud first one was in mid 90s I served 18 months of a 21 month sentence at a ffed camp finished probation all that second one was 2004 served 24 months of a 36 months at a low fed prison I got a year knocked off my sentence for going through a 9 month drug and alcohol program it was a great program I learned so much I have not drank since 2006 I have no desire to what so ever I am really thankful I got into trouble and got locked up to go through the program it sounds crazy but my life was in complete shambles if I had not quit drinking I believe I would be dead or in prison for killing some one but got out finished probation but I also have had duis but they are so old they do not show up on my driving record I got copy off it from dmv I asked them about them and was told they are to old I have told recruiter all this at a lot of companies and only roel said it was a disqualifier with them I have been speaking with knight and love there 7 on 7 off 14 on 7 off but once again I do not want to get stuck with school bill if I will not get hire any advice giving I will greatly appreciate it and do not worry bout hurting my feelings thanks

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.

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.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Tim F.'s Comment
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It sounds like you already know the answer. I think plenty of companies will give you an opportunity. I would suggest you apply to as many companies as possible using the following linkApply For Truck Driving Jobs This should blast your app to several different companies. Don’t get discouraged. Good luck and congrats on turning things around.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Big Scott (CFI Driver and's Comment
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First, I find it hard to believe that most company recruiters are full of it. Second, this is why we highly recommend Paid CDL Training Programs Most of theses companies run your background before accepting you into their program.

You are aware that the 7 on 7 off and 14 on 7 off are slip seat. That means when you are home someone else is driving the truck. Plus, you don't get paid when you are home. No matter what you will be on the hook for $7500.You are choosing the most difficult route to a CDL. Being in a truck for 2 days a week makes it harder to learn.

I went through CFI's paid training and am still happily with them. With CFI you are on the hook for about $4500. However, after driving for them for one year, you have paid nothing and owe them nothing. Every month you drive for them, you have worked off 1/12 of what is owed. Their CDL school is now three weeks. All transportation, housing and food is paid for. Then it's a week of orientation, where you are paid $100.00. Then you have an option to either go straight out with a trainer for at least 7500 miles or go home for up to seven days.

You can read about other people's training experiences in the diaries section of our forum. Good luck.

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

G-Town's Comment
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Michael although I do agree with the others, you will probably find a company willing to hire you. However a word of caution.

When you are filling out applications be 100% truthful and accurate. Provide the information requested on every question, nothing more. The background checks trucking companies perform find everything,...I mean everything. Be totally honest about your past no matter how old the incident is.

Good luck!

Michael H.'s Comment
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Thanks for that info I was going to go to a company training but I can not be out of income for that long I know that I do not get paid when off for 7 days but I want to do that or I have talked to a few companies that say I can be home on weekends but for me I like the 7 on 7 off except I hope whoever else is in the truck while I am off is not nasty person that is what I think could be bad also I do n not smoke so I will not want to be smelling smoke nothing against smokers at all I just choose not to but if that's what I have to do i will beggers cant be chooer I guess thank you I have seen the training page on this website but I can not be without income for weeks on end

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Michael H.'s Comment
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Thanks for the advice I have been telling companies and only 1 said it was a problem since duis are so old I also understand about going to a company to go through there training school and that would be great but I am unable to go for weeks without any income that is why I am going to go on the weekends so I can keep money coming in with the 7 on 7 off I know I will not get paid while I am off but I work out off my house now and I can work on commission when I want at home m-f so I am thinking I can drive 7 or 14 days on for year get some experience nd still get home on weekends is ok cargo transporters said they will take a chance with me so i get my own truck and be home on weekends I might do that so I do not have to share truck I just am scared I will be on hook for money then not get job

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Luke O.'s Comment
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I have a rear end collision at fault but no citation less then a year old and Ive still managed to find a reputable company willing to hire/accept me for paid cdl training. Its tougher yes to find companies that will accept you when your driving record/criminal record is anything other then perfect, but the point is to not let it eat you up. theres hundreds of companies out there, and i guarantee you at least 10% of them would give you a chance, especially if your charges are as old as you say they are.

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.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

Michael H.'s Comment
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I have a rear end collision at fault but no citation less then a year old and Ive still managed to find a reputable company willing to hire/accept me for paid cdl training. Its tougher yes to find companies that will accept you when your driving record/criminal record is anything other then perfect, but the point is to not let it eat you up. theres hundreds of companies out there, and i guarantee you at least 10% of them would give you a chance, especially if your charges are as old as you say they are.

thanks I hope so im starting school on the first

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.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

Rainy D.'s Comment
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I would have gone the company sponsored route to ensure a job. otherwise you are wasting your money. if it takes 5 mos to find a company, your schooling cert loses weight.

Keep in mind that you have two imprisonment felonies plus more than one DUI. many companies have lifetime limits. so in a lifetime you might only be permitted one.

gettimg them to accept both 2 felonies and 2 DUIs might be more difficult than you think. School at most companies is only a few weeks. then you start getting paid in training. save the money you would use for school and go company.

wire Fraud is theft and lying...two things companies hate. they nees to trust you with their equipment and freight in the millions of dollars and know you are telling the truth about what happens on the road. its better to get sent home during orientation than to spemd the time and money and nit get hired.

DUI Hiring Policies

Felony Hiring Policies

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

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