No Really What Are My Chances

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Brian D.'s Comment
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2 dui's 15 &12 years ago,have been living off grid 17 years,Just got regular license.No other trouble,veteran.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Splitter's Comment
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2 dui's 15 &12 years ago,have been living off grid 17 years,Just got regular license.No other trouble,veteran.

I'm sure others will chime in with more direct responses but I gotta say that you'll never know until you put yourself out there. I mean, the most they'll say is no but itll give you an idea what what your obstacles are, if any. Seriously, what if they just said yes & gave you a shot.

Every company has their own criteria to evaluate a person "qualifications". Most companies are very vet friendly. As to your DUI's, each company is different but I'd say they're well behind you.

I was turned down by Prime due to my living in FL. I then applied to Knight, Swift & CFI. They all were willing to hire me with 2 traffic infractions. 1 was 20 over the limit, considered reckless driving. They're still on my MVR now. I called back Prime cause I really wanted to go through their training program, which pays $700 minimum per week while training. I spoke to a different recruiter & the rest is history. Just completed my year contract.

Good luck & thank you for your service!

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.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Most companies will want you to have a license for at least a year, if not longer.

As for being "off the grid" did you have any employment during that time? If not it maybe hard to find a company that will take 17 years of no employment.

I agree with Splitter apply to a bunch of companies and see what they say, you never know.

Solo's Comment
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I can only speak for TMC, but they would want to know what you were doing for those 17 years and want to call somebody to verify it.

So much so, we ALL were brought into a large room and each given a sheet with our reported employment and home address information and were advised that to go forward, any gaps would need to be addressed and contacts to verify gaps given.

That being said, I'd suspect that not all companies operate that way.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jrod's Comment
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This is pretty standard. We only have 70 trucks and we do that too.

I can only speak for TMC, but they would want to know what you were doing for those 17 years and want to call somebody to verify it.

So much so, we ALL were brought into a large room and each given a sheet with our reported employment and home address information and were advised that to go forward, any gaps would need to be addressed and contacts to verify gaps given.

That being said, I'd suspect that not all companies operate that way.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rick S.'s Comment
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Most companies will want you to be "properly license" for at least a year. They will also want an accounting of your activities for the previous 10 years.

"Off the grid", usually means OFF THE BOOKS (no tax returns), so you are likely going to have a difficult time documenting.

DUI's that old are less likely to be an issue, though many companies will not take more than one.

Your 2 main issues here are going to be: A) length of licensure & B) documenting your employment.

Rick

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Brian D.'s Comment
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Thanks to everyone for the input.It's appreciated.Waiting for 1 year on license,filling employment gaps.Be safe out there.

Splitter's Comment
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Thanks to everyone for the input.It's appreciated.Waiting for 1 year on license,filling employment gaps.Be safe out there.

Why limit yourself or let possible obstacles keep you from pulling the trigger. What if you fill out the application on here that goes to s bunch of different companies, one gives you shot, and you complete the time needed to satisfy your contract. (Usually 9 months or less for a vet)

The result? In one year you could be that far ahead of the game & earning more because you're producing more. Not only that, you're a free agent & can scour the job market for higher paying or more ideal working conditions.

Ultimately, it's your life & your choices but I'm just trying to show you that you still have options until you're told otherwise by the actual employers.

Good luck!

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