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Jerry D.'s Comment
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This might be a little long so thanks for taking the time to read I'm gonna try to be as candid as I can maybe someone will have a little advice for me. I want to drive its in my family I finally am at the point were I think the time is right. Problem is im getting rejected like a fat boy on prom night. So this is why first I was charged for forgery for counterfeit money in 2011 and sentenced in 2014 to five years. I served 18 month in texas then was released in September 2015. And since completed my parole. That is the only thing on my record no drugs, duo any misdemeanors. While in prison my license expired when I got out I could not renew because of tickets no (moving violations) that I was not able to appear for do to being in prison. In Texas if you dont show up you cant renew your license. So I worked out a payment plan that I could afford with my crappy ex con job and eventually paid them off and got my license renewed it was never suspended and I didnt have any surcharges. I got my ive had my license for a few months. So I've been turned down for my criminal record at one company because my license isnt over a year active. Becauss I have not been out over 4 years and because my felony is recent. Does anyone have advice on a company who might give me an opportunity. Crst. Crenfland. Pam. Roehl. Raider express. All so far have had one of those reasons not to hire me. I feel real down because this is something ive always wanted to do. I spent so much time on the road with my grandpas and step dad that it feels like I'm gonna miss out on something really important to me. Thanks again to those who made it to the end.


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Steve L.'s Comment
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Sorry. I’m just gonna put this out there. You said “I was charged for forgery...and sentenced” Notice you didn’t ADMIT to any wrongdoing. I have no idea if that will play into anyone else’s decisions, but if you applied for a job at my business and spoke as if everything happened TO YOU, I’d have a hard time knowing if I could ever trust you.

You might be a fine, upstanding guy who paid his debt to society or wasn’t ever guilty in the first place. If so, you’ve got to resolve those issues on your record. But if you were in fact guilty, you must deal with that honestly and express yourself as one who recognizes your mistakes and corrects them.

If I’m off base, I apologize. But I believe this may be an issue in any application, not just trucking.

I hope this helps.


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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.


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Bill F.'s Comment
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Your gonna need a clean license for a year. Your gonna need a good/true explanation for why it was suspended/expired with documentation. Different companies have different time limits on how recent your felony can be.+

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Errol V.'s Comment
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Check this Trucking Truth article out:

Trucking Companies That Will Hire Felons

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