Hiring Prospects With DUI

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Yamu!'s Comment
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First off thanks to all for your contributions in these forums. Its gotten me to this point Im at now. With that said Im currently at Prime and Im enjoying it, have been for 6 months now. Being a veteran they placed me on the fast track program so instead of a 12 mo obligation I need only 9. Being from TX Im interested in the oilfield and I see Stevens has a tanker division which interests me amongst a few others. I plan on leaving Prime in March after my 9, but my question is with a DUI back in October 2014 will that hinder me with other companies? If so what companies should I look at? I got my hazmat ready to go to the fields so all insight is appreciated!

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

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Joseph L.'s Comment
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@Yamu, I would be up front and honest about it, I would bring it to a potential employers attention right away. I am sure some will say that they can't work with it, but I have a feeling because of the length of time four years that there will be companies willing to give you a chance.

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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Sticking it out for a full year with Prime will further help you. Good luck.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Yamu

I know you only need 9 months to fulfill your obligation to Prime, but if you give them a year it will still give a good standing with them in case it doesn't work out with the oil companies. And it will show the oil companies that you have the conviction to stay at your first company.

Big Scott knows what he is talking about. And yet it is your decision, no one can force you to stay with Prime, the company that took a chance on you with a DUI on your record.

Raptor

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Rainy D.'s Comment
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When you asked this a year ago, G Town gave you a link to company DUI policies. every company is different and the more time between that DUI and your application the better. Some companies wilil not allow them at all, some have a time frame and others a lifetime limit.

Your other issue is that your DL was on hold for failure to appear and pay that $2500 fine. Just because you took care of it doesnt mean it went away. It looks irresponsible and lacks concern to protect you license. companies can frown upon that, and frankly, Prime is pretty strict so im a little surprised they accepted you. The fact that they did might help you because Prime is known for being selective. I was told by one company "if you work for Prime, you are automatically qualified for us". Honestly, i would stay at Prime until the DUI conviction date is 5 years. It will open more opportunities for you.

DUI hiring policies

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Yamu!'s Comment
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I know it wouldnt go away and being that I was open and upfront with them they accepted me with open arms. I was asking more so for oilfield based companies.

Bill F.'s Comment
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It is critically important to get a complete year under your belt. Preferably a year with no incidents/accidents. What do you think will happen if you leave Prime after nine months, and then have an incident in the oil fields that gets you fired. You will then be looking for a job without that complete year of experience. Stay with Prime a year then consider other options. Lots of hazards in oil field trucking.

Brent R.'s Comment
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Most oil field jobs i know of require at least 2 years experience, some less its all insurance and what they require, buddy of mine owns a company operating in Midland/Odessa he said his insurance requires them to have 2 years experience, DWI shouldn't be a problem since its been 4 years, he said there are companies hiring with less but they are the larger companies, lots of money being made out there right now, get it before it goes away.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

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