Helping A Friend

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King Pin's Comment
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Have a friend who has felony class C for child endangerment and had to register as an child molester. Does anyone know of an company who hires people with his type of criminal record?

Rob T.'s Comment
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There was a topic a couple years ago from a registered sex offender looking for a job. He'd posted he got hired by "AMS Trucks". I know nothing about them but it may be a foot in the door.

Heres the thread

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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How old is it and is he off probation? I know CFI gives second chances. He should call any company that offers Paid CDL Training Programs and be upfront with the recruiter about it. He should also start going through these.

Good luck. Also, we don't judge here.

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.
King Pin's Comment
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Almost 20 yrs ago and not currently on probation. I’m trying to get him to join this group. He thinks he will be judge for his crime.

How old is it and is he off probation? I know CFI gives second chances. He should call any company that offers Paid CDL Training Programs and be upfront with the recruiter about it. He should also start going through these.

Good luck. Also, we don't judge here.

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.
Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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If he's drug free with a clean driving record he should jump on here and start learning. CFI gives second chances they have some RSOs working for them. He would need his DOT physical and CDL permit before they will accept him for school.

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.

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.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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If he is a registered sex offender and must remain on a registry for life, crossing state lines may be an issue.

Not that im an expert, but i recall they have to notify every time they move so they can be tracked. driving out of their states jusristiction will be an issue. hes gonna need to find something intra state not interstate

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Joshua V.'s Comment
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If he is a registered sex offender and must remain on a registry for life, crossing state lines may be an issue.

Not that im an expert, but i recall they have to notify every time they move so they can be tracked. driving out of their states jusristiction will be an issue. hes gonna need to find something intra state not interstate

With all due respect, everything in this statement is basically incorrect. There is no law that prevents 99% of registered offenders from crossing state lines, nor one that requires notification, unless the RSO is still on probation, in which case he merely needs permission to travel outside his district from the P.O./court.

The only time traveling outside your home state will be an issue, is if you stay too long in another state. Most states do not require you to register at all, unless you plan to stay there for a certain period of time, which then triggers the window of time you have to register. Most states require you to register within 3-10 days (TN 48hrs), if you will be staying/visiting for minimum number of days, which varies by state.

So the more helpful question that needs answered for the hopeful RSO is, "How often, as an OTR driver, do you get stuck in another state for 3 days or more?"

Best regards!

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I would say fairly often for an OTR driver. You might drive from ME to CA, to FL, to IL, to ME again. Are you still on probation/parole, or is that done?

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Since it was 20 years ago I really don't think it will be a huge problem if he's remained compliant all those years. I knew a couple drivers who were registered offenders. One drove for J and R Schugel and the other also drove OTR for a smaller 20 truck company. The one with Schugel had gotten kind of trapped taking photos of a new girlfriend who'd basically lied about her age and was under age.

I'd just say be forthright and honest about it and see what offers he gets. Seriously it's been 20 years.

I'd look at companies that hire felons for an idea on companies who'll be more forgiving of the circumstances.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Joshua V.'s Comment
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...You might drive from ME to CA, to FL, to IL, to ME again....

And as long as you don't stay too long at any one time, you never established a "residence" (which is defined a couple different ways depending on state), you wont trigger the need to register. There is an exception to this, but it depends on the state's definition of "residence." A few states consider your mere presence there as residence after so many days. But by and large, most states allow you quite a few days of "visiting" the state during a calendar year before you trigger the need to register. And if you're driving through the state, its a non-issue.

For example, in ME, you'd have to spend time "living, dwelling, or residing" for 14 continuous days, or 30 aggregate days within a period of 1 year before you'd trigger the requirement to register, in which case, depending on the date of conviction, you'd have 3 or 5 days to register. Most of the states are similar in their language, trying to define "residence," and that's the key issue. Does you dropping/hooking a trailer count as establishing residence in the state? Does it count as "working" in the state? It's not a simple yes or no, and often depends on which government official may be interpreting the statute. Ultimately it also depends on the ability to enforce the rule, i.e., proof you've overstayed your welcome.

But the idea that they have to register or notify every time they leave their home state, is incorrect and the main point I wanted to offer clarity on. I think every RSO knows they are fighting an uphill battle when it comes to getting a decent job (but not insurmountable, thankfully).

best regards

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