About To Reach 2 Years With A Non Conviction DUI Aka A.R.D (ACCELERATED REHABILITATION DISPOSITION)

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Frank B.'s Comment
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Hello out there,

I'm approaching my 2 year Non conviction DUI I do understand that it will show up, but as a non conviction. I'm reaching out to anyone that can help me out and tell me if anyone knows a company that looks at the DUI as a true non conviction. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks guys

PS. I just joined the site and loving it

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

PackRat's Comment
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We’re glad to have you here. As you interact with recruiting and fill out applications, be open, upfront and honest. Answer the question as it appears, or as you are asked. Be honest always because in-depth background checks will uncover just about anything. Past tickets, arrests, poor work history, illegal drug use, company-specific banned prescriptions, undisclosed medical or mental diagnosis’s, etc.

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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Did you take the rehab to avoid conviction? Some companies have a zero tolerance for DUI in a lifetime. Others have a 2 or 3 year distance. First, have you seen our starter pack?

Then you can search in the search bar above for DUI. Good luck.

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.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Frank B.'s Comment
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Thanks for the reply. Yes, I did do a program which downgraded the charge to a non conviction but I do understand that some companies don't care if it's a conviction or not and don't hire with that and some companies accept it as a charge that I wasn't guilty of. I've been told you just have to keep looking which I am currently doing all my research and only come up TRANS AM AND MESSILA VALLEY TRANSPORTATION. heard both are nightmares to work for. My record is clean other then that my work history is solid. Just made a horrible decision 2years ago on my 40th birthday. I'm currently working as a yard jockey but the pay isn't what I'm use to and not enough for my family. I've been alcohol free since then and looking to go back with out looking back because you learn from your mistakes

to avoid conviction? Some companies have a zero tolerance for DUI in a lifetime. Others have a 2 or 3 year distance. First, have you seen our starter pack?

Then you can search in the search bar above for DUI. Good luck.

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.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

PackRat's Comment
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I don’t know where you heard bad things about either of those two companies, but lots of former drivers with an axe to grind may post anything on the www. You may have to lower your expectations in order to get a chance driving at a “less desirable company “ in order to get your foot back in the door. With more favorable results and experience, better opportunities will present themselves in your future. Keep putting applications out and see what happens.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Frank B.'s Comment
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Appreciate the response. Thanks

I don’t know where you heard bad things about either of those two companies, but lots of former drivers with an axe to grind may post anything on the www. You may have to lower your expectations in order to get a chance driving at a “less desirable company “ in order to get your foot back in the door. With more favorable results and experience, better opportunities will present themselves in your future. Keep putting applications out and see what happens.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Splitter's Comment
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Frank, tbh, you have to play that hand that's being dealt to you right now & do as Packrat suggests. You have to get a track record for "better" companies to take a chance on you. Look at it this way, if you want to get top tier work out here, you still have to prove yourself with 1-2 years experience with a training/starter company.

I'd recommend sucking it up & going with the best option of the choices that are in front of you. The sooner you start, the sooner you can move on. Good luck!

Rob T.'s Comment
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Check out Company dui policies. Although you got it dropped to a non conviction you will likely be asked if you were ever CHARGED with a DUI.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Old School's Comment
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Look at it this way, if you want to get top tier work out here, you still have to prove yourself with 1-2 years experience with a training/starter company.

I'd recommend sucking it up & going with the best option of the choices that are in front of you. The sooner you start, the sooner you can move on. Good luck!

Splitter, I've got to say I completely disagree with your approach. People don't "get top tier work out here" by "sucking it up" with some "training/starter company." Top Tier Drivers create their own opportunities. Those drivers who understand that principle are not looking for some golden opportunity at some special company. You are obviously trying to put in your time at Prime and then moving on to advance your career. At least that's what a lot of your comments lately are indicating. You are even giving that type of advice now.

There are hundreds of thousands of drivers out here who are never satisfied with their trucking careers simply because they've fallen for this deceptive notion. They're always on the hunt for some super special opportunity that they think is not available to them where they are currently employed. They are convinced there's this special golden egg laying goose out there, but it can only be discovered by those who have "sucked it up" at some "starter company" for a few years. It doesn't matter where they work, they're always on the hunt.

It just doesn't work like this. I did great at Western Express, a company where everybody was taking your same approach. None of the drivers were happy because they thought they just had to endure a few years so they could move on to that super secret special opportunity that had to be elsewhere. I determined to make my own opportunities there. I prospered financially and had great relationships with management. They knew I "got it." A driver has got to create his own success, and there's no reason he can't do that at Trans Am or Mesilla Valley.

The company isn't responsible for creating a driver's success. Every driver who falls for that idea is continually frustrated because he thinks he's being held back by something he doesn't have control over. The truth is that you can be very successful out here in any company's truck. You have got to understand how that's done, but most people would rather not accept the blame for their shortcomings. It's much easier and convenient to have a scapegoat.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Frank B.'s Comment
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Thanks man

Frank, tbh, you have to play that hand that's being dealt to you right now & do as Packrat suggests. You have to get a track record for "better" companies to take a chance on you. Look at it this way, if you want to get top tier work out here, you still have to prove yourself with 1-2 years experience with a training/starter company.

I'd recommend sucking it up & going with the best option of the choices that are in front of you. The sooner you start, the sooner you can move on. Good luck!

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