Deferred Adjudication Question

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Jrod's Comment
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Get a hold of your PSP and MVR.

If it's not on there, I wouldn't bother listing it anywhere. If it is truly dropped, then you are still being honest. The question on applications is written as:

"Have you had any moving violation convictions or other traffic convictions in the past 5 years?"

You don't have any convictions, so you are not being dishonest by not disclosing on a legal document about a time where you almost had a conviction. I process every single application that comes into my company, and have for almost 5 years now. So count my experience in this field as damn near "expert level". If you are still dead-set on being that forthcoming (to your detriment), which I can respect, then mention it verbally to your recruiter, exactly like you wrote it up to start this thread. Because - once you put it in WRITING, then all of the documentation that is needed to verify it must be done. If you can't provide it, and the company can't obtain it, then you and the company (that probably wanted to hire you!) are stuck at an impasse.

Just get a copy of your MVR and PSP - if you can't figure out how, fill out an application with me (I can't hire you yet with your experience, so this isn't a recruiting offer) and I will get you one.

That goes for anyone. I run an MVR and PSP & DAC report for every application I get, and I always share them with the applicants. However, I am sure a quick online search will give you other, less convoluted ways to obtain those reports.

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We have the same type of thing in Arizona. If you get a moving violation, you can opt to go to a Defensive Driving Class or some such thing. You pay for the class, usually a bit less than the fine itself. Give up a Saturday, and the ticket is dismissed. Not reported to insurance. Like you never got it. This option is only good if you have not had any violations in the past 3 or maybe 5 years. It is pretty much a "get out of jail free card".

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That's my big issue here. I pulled an insurance 5 year MVR and there is nothing on there. When I explain the situation it make it seem like its a much bigger problem than it really is I suppose.

I would like to just not discuss it due to there being no record of it. I have heard of more detailed MVRs that carriers can pull that show more though. just want to be honest of course.

P & D:

Pickup & Delivery

Local drivers that stay around their area, usually within 100 mile radius of a terminal, picking up and delivering loads.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers for instance will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

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.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Andy D.'s Comment
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I would really appreciate that

Andy D.'s Comment
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I just submitted an application. Again, thank you for your help on this.

Get a hold of your PSP and MVR.

If it's not on there, I wouldn't bother listing it anywhere. If it is truly dropped, then you are still being honest. The question on applications is written as:

"Have you had any moving violation convictions or other traffic convictions in the past 5 years?"

You don't have any convictions, so you are not being dishonest by not disclosing on a legal document about a time where you almost had a conviction. I process every single application that comes into my company, and have for almost 5 years now. So count my experience in this field as damn near "expert level". If you are still dead-set on being that forthcoming (to your detriment), which I can respect, then mention it verbally to your recruiter, exactly like you wrote it up to start this thread. Because - once you put it in WRITING, then all of the documentation that is needed to verify it must be done. If you can't provide it, and the company can't obtain it, then you and the company (that probably wanted to hire you!) are stuck at an impasse.

Just get a copy of your MVR and PSP - if you can't figure out how, fill out an application with me (I can't hire you yet with your experience, so this isn't a recruiting offer) and I will get you one.

That goes for anyone. I run an MVR and PSP & DAC report for every application I get, and I always share them with the applicants. However, I am sure a quick online search will give you other, less convoluted ways to obtain those reports.

double-quotes-start.png

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We have the same type of thing in Arizona. If you get a moving violation, you can opt to go to a Defensive Driving Class or some such thing. You pay for the class, usually a bit less than the fine itself. Give up a Saturday, and the ticket is dismissed. Not reported to insurance. Like you never got it. This option is only good if you have not had any violations in the past 3 or maybe 5 years. It is pretty much a "get out of jail free card".

double-quotes-end.png

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That's my big issue here. I pulled an insurance 5 year MVR and there is nothing on there. When I explain the situation it make it seem like its a much bigger problem than it really is I suppose.

I would like to just not discuss it due to there being no record of it. I have heard of more detailed MVRs that carriers can pull that show more though. just want to be honest of course.

double-quotes-end.png

P & D:

Pickup & Delivery

Local drivers that stay around their area, usually within 100 mile radius of a terminal, picking up and delivering loads.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers for instance will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

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.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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