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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Thanks everyone for being so condescending 😡

1st off, if anyone noticed all my background info is over 12+ years old beside the one in 2017 (Obstruction Of Justice Without Force) being at a peaceful protest & not moving as quickly as asked to by the 👮

2nd, My MVR is mainly from failure to pay child support which came from not knowing that child support court & child custody court is two different Entitys....... I won custody of my child in 2016 but it was unannounced to me I also had to get a child support modification to void out all arrers being that I stopped payment once I obtained custody.....😣 & not knowing my NY licence was suspended I drove up here to correct it & omw from court got pulled over & ticketed for a suspended license due to failure pay to pay child support. Then last year i was ticketed for not changing my license back to NY from Va within 30days.

So please read my post in its entirty before passing judgment..... SMH

I thought this site was to help trucker old & new not to beat on them for asking for opinions


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.


Operating While Intoxicated

PackRat's Comment
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Once again, Good Luck.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Willow you fail to.realize that with the compilation you have 20 years might not make a difference. to many companies. I read your post several times, in its entirety.

Many companies will not allow one DUi in an entire lifetime. Others will not allow the criminal background for drugs or attempted possession of stolen prooerty--ever. Combining those into several issues will cause you many problems.

The suspensions, depsite the reason, appear irresponsible and shows you wont protect your license. Truckers need to protect that asset.

We arent being condescending, we are being informative and realistic.

If you find any jobs that will take you, please let us know. Perhaps not being in the trucking industry, you cannot appreciate the weight of each of those items you listed.

If you fail to see this, step back and read it again and think "If i were a company would i want this guy driving an 80,000 pound killing machine or the guy with a squeaky clean record?"


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.


Driving Under the Influence

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Thanks everyone for being so condescending 😡


So please read my post in its entirty before passing judgment..... SMH

I thought this site was to help trucker old & new not to beat on them for asking for opinions

Willow, I made a snide remark in reply to your post and it was inappropriate. I apologize for that. I wish you the best but maybe you need to start out with a towing company (for example) and try to improve your record and get some experience.


Operating While Intoxicated

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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I read your whole post but couldn't respond until now. Being honest is not condescending. You have convictions up until a year or two ago. Your rap sheet shows many years of never learning your lesson or changing your ways. You will find it next to impossible to find a trucking job. You would have a better chance if you just had an old murder conviction. That is not said in jest. Good luck. I think you wasted money on trucking school.

You said you have custody of your child. Who will care for the child while you are on the road?

Brett Aquila's Comment
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To hire someone as a professional driver you must focus on limiting your liability risk by hiring people who are trustworthy, show good judgment, and have demonstrated a high level of responsibility. If you were to get in a wreck and the people sued your company, the prosecutor would look at your rap sheet and then turn to the management of the company and ask, "Did you feel that this driver has demonstrated the good judgment and high level of responsibility it takes to handle an 80,000 pound machine while surrounded by innocent families on the highways?"

Looking at your record, what in the world is the company management supposed to say to that? Have you really given anyone much of a choice?

D's Comment
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Rainy hit it on the head, the comments were REALISTIC. I don't know where you went to trucking school, but they really did you a disservice. You're driving record alone should have been a disqualifier. I spent nearly 2 decades in law enforcement before getting my CDL , and I have not seen many histories as shocking as yours. Realistically, you're almost un-insurable. Companies are going to investigate you thoroughly and you're probably not going to get many calls. If you can find work like someone said in towing or possibly dump trucks or maybe try logging companies until you're record has 3 to 5 years of good driving, you may be able to get OTR jobs.

Don't mistake honesty for condesention. Honestly, you've got an uphill battle.


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.


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.


Operating While Intoxicated

James T.'s Comment
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I’m just starting out and looked for multiple places to accept me with just 1 Felony from 2008 for Possesion w/ Intent even though i was on drugs at the time not really selling i had to take that plea because I didn’t “snitch”.

My record since getting out of prison is college , steady employment and even been involved in helping start and run multiple drug recovery programs, driving record clear etc etc. I’ve gotten worn out in doing social work and watching people going back down the same path, it’s just really took its toll so i started looking for a new career that would provide well for my family.

I all but gave up trying to find a career in trucking, the major companies all turned me down due to that one conviction. A few told me to call back in 90 days or give it 2-3 more years. A few reviewed it and even with my past 8 years of solid reviews and references from pastors,chief of police and business owners with whom I’m friends with was still turned down. Finally Roehl accepted me after speaking with them although even they had to take it up the ladder and review my case and I actually start next monday.

So i say all that to say I’ve had a hard time with one felony and no vehicle issues from my experience your gonna have a real hard time.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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James, that is awesome that you have been able to turn your life around!

Congrats on Roehl and keep us updated on your journey.

PackRat's Comment
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That’s super news, James! You should do a training diary of your journey from the dark past to a much brighter future in trucking. good-luck.gif

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