PLZ Help -Need Insight On My New Career As A Trucker With My MVR & Background

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Willow's Comment
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Hello Truckers,

Im new to Trucking just graduated from trucking school & Im trying to get on with a company but my records (MVR & Backround ) Has a couple bumps & bruises on them due mainly to my young & dumb days.... I was wondering what do you guys think about my chances at a trucking career & who should I apply to?

My bumps & bruises are as follows :

Criminal Background- NY-Unauthorized Use Of Motor Vehicle MISDEMEANOR 3/2/1999

NY- CRIM POSS CONTRL Substance MISDEMEANOR 12/09/2001

NY- OPERATING MV UNDER INFLUENCE DRUG OR ALCOHOL MISDEMEANOR 02/26/2003

NY- RECKLESS DRIVING MISDEMEANOR 02/26/2003

NY-AGGRAVATED UNLICENSED OPERATOR MOTOR VEHICLE MISDEMEANOR 02/26/2003

NY- PROMOTING PRISON CONTRABAND MISDEMEANOR 05/02/2003

NY- ATTEMPTED CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY MISDEMEANOR 03/16/2005

NY- CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA MISDEMEANOR 06/14/2004

VA- Obstruction Of Justice Without Force MISDEMEANOR 12/20/2017

MVR -

CONV 02/08 /2018 UNLICENSED OPERATOR OR NEW RESIDENT REQUIREMENTS - WITHIN 30 DAYS -CLEAR ON 01/14/2019 ( I honestly don't remember this one & I was in cdl school on campus on the cleared date)

SUSP 10/17 /2018 FAILED TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT CLEARON: 11/02/2018 REQUIREMENTS MET

CONV-02/19/2018 -FACILITATING AGGRAVATED UNLICENSED OPERATION - CLEAR ON 4/02/2018 FINE- $212

SUSP 03/10/2017 -FAILED TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT CLEARON: 03/06 /2018 REQUIREMENTS MET

SUSP 05/02/2015 -FAILURE TO PAY FINE- (SCOFFLAW) CLEARON: 09/11/2015 SCOFFLAW ANSWERED

SUSP 07/28/2015 -FAILURE TO PAY DRIVER RESPONSIBILITY ASSESSMENT CLEARON: 09/10/2015rong>

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.

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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You probably should have done your homework before you went to truck driving school. Going to have to find a company that is willing to get you trained properly. I went to truck driving school to and I'm telling you all they do is get you to pass the CDL. If you go with a fly-by-night company you're not going to last because you'll have an accident and then no one will hire you. I'm still pretty new to the game so hopefully some of the others on here can give you some ideas.

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.
PackRat's Comment
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There may be a company out there that will hire you, but you will be in for a lengthy search. Looks like your “young and dumb days” are still happening. Several convictions are less than six months ago. Good luck finding a job in transportation.

Tractor Man's Comment
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I counted 15 "bumps and bruises that you listed. A "couple" usually refers to TWO. I think the Driving School you attended took you for a ride. Did you disclose this information to them before handing over your hard cold cash. With a list like that I can't imagine who would hire you on. There are some 2nd chance and even Last chance Companies. Not aware of any 15th Chance Companies. Good luck

Steve L.'s Comment
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With this history, what will be different now? We all make mistakes, some more than others. But seriously, what positives do you have to offer ANY prospective employer?

If you've turned yourself around, I suggest you get with your close support group to work on a positive plan for your future. It may require years of menial jobs and volunteer work.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Unfortunately, I think you will have a extremely if not impossible time finding work with a list like that. I am afraid you probably wanted what ever money you paid the school, you will probably have to hold a steady job and keep out of trouble both criminally and driving wise for at least 5 years to realistically have a shot. By that time your CDL will be stale and you will have to go through school all over again

Right now I would try CR England and Carolina Cargo they are probably your best bet, but do not get your hope up.

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.
Rainy D.'s Comment
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I really thought this was a joke, and Im not trying to be mean.

Really think about this. You have:

Multiple drug possession (a huge no no in trucking).

DUI , reckless driving (more no nos)

Attempted stolen property possession (we drive freight aka valuable property you could steal)

Prison contraband (you wont follow law or company policy)

Multiple driving without authorization/license (more no nos)

Multiple suspensions (Failure to protect you license which is trucking's lifeline)

There is no way possible in my mind you will get hired by a decent company. I could be wrong and would love for you to let us know if you do find a job. But even if you do get hired, the pay will be very low to offset the high probabliity the company would pay out accidents.

All of this amounts to a total lack of responsibility. Any ONE of these things would have been an issue at many companies. Put then all together with no real sign of change????

In addition, IF someone is willing to hire you, you will probably have to go through a SAP program.

good luck

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

G-Town's Comment
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Rainy wrote:

I really thought this was a joke, and Im not trying to be mean.

I still think it might be...

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Rainy wrote:

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I really thought this was a joke, and Im not trying to be mean.

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I still think it might be If he doesn’t change his life pattern he’s going to end up in jail again so far back that they will have to pump sunlight to him and feed him with a slingshot

CK's Comment
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I had to check the GPS tracker to make sure he wasn't from Boise, ID.

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