New Cdl Driver With Fresh Felony Conviction

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Rob T.'s Comment
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Welcome to the Trucking Truth site, Gerald. As you’re discovering, yours will be an uphill struggle, but don’t give up.

Depending on what your felony is will depend on if you can be hired. Some companies are more selective with their hiring practices than others.

Packrat Is spot on. Unfortunately I dont believe we have any class B drivers active here but your best bet definitely will be to just keep applying everywhere. Anytime you see a truck that requires a class B to operate check them out. You dont need to find a place you want to retire from. All you need is somebody to give you a chance and get some experience while you put more time between you and the crime committed. The nature of your felony is likely to be the biggest factor moving forward. For example, a sex based offense is looked at differently than drug/human trafficking. Whatever you do, be honest on your application.

Rick S.'s Comment
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Donald B. You will have a much happier life when you stop blaming your self created problems on other people. You went into Walmart to rob them. They thought you looked suspicious. Had nothing to do with the state they were located in. Every state has their own laws for driver's license. You must follow the rules. In your two posts in this thread you helped no one, just whined about how the world has done you wrong.

^^^^ this...

I usually don't pile on to these.

But really - "conservative state" (you will find most truckers tend towards conservative), "anal redneck bumpins" (you mean they FOLLOW THE LAWS?).

While you make the appearance of "owning up to your mistakes" (I did get caught) - you somehow think the only thing WRONG with what you did - was GETTING CAUGHT.

Sounds like you are going to do REALLY WELL with all the RULES you have to abide by in this industry. The first thing you are going to need to do, it CLEAN UP YOUR ATTITUDE and your perception of the world around you.

Rick

Tim F.'s Comment
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Thanks for the laugh

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Ive been out of prison for 10months obtained my class b cdl 8/6/19 And getting doors shut in my face.wht road should i take

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I have a couple non-violent/non-sexual/non-drug/non-vehicle-related misdemeanors on my record but I'm now in the legal process of getting my name changed by a local law firm. Here in Oklahoma the courts don't even run background checks for name-change petitions or ask about criminal history. Just can't be a registered sex offender in Sooner State for name change. I'm certainly not one of those creeps. Basically years ago I entered a plea deal for making verbal threats over the telephone to two bureaucratic college professors and leaving them on their answering machines like an idiot. The police claimed they had voice-print ID technology because I had disguised my voice . The other was for trying to shoplift Walmart for $97 in groceries. Covering the meat up with reusable blue Walmart shopping bags in the shopping wagon and saying "I forgot to pay" didn't cut it in one red state I was in. My lawyer said that case would have likely ended up as a conviction had it gone to a jury trial. In California maybe, but in any red state not. It's tough to plants the seeds of doubt in the minds of jurors in conservative states. They'll darn near hang you for spitting on the sidewalk. The loss-prevention women claimed she saw me cover the stuff on camera and then started to follow me around the store. I suspect that they stated to follow me as soon as I came in the store with a bunch of empty blue bags. This red state, being a red state, is not very environmentally conscientious and I'm perhaps the only person they ever saw using reusable shopping bags. Yes, I'm guilty on all counts. I was caught after all.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Phantom 850's Comment
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At the end of the day, you do you.

Gerald, stick with it. I toured a prison once that had a CDL school for the inmates. Keep fighting the good fight and hold your head up. Someone will give you a shot. This is the land of second chances.

Donald, I hope you heal soon and go on to have a great career. I think you may run into some problem with trying to circumvent your past, but I hope you do well.

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.
Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Donald, I hope you heal soon and go on to have a great career. I think you may run into some problem with trying to circumvent your past, but I hope you do well.

He wont need a career he is waiting on a old lady to kick the bucket to get a inheritance.

Phantom 850's Comment
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Donald, I hope you heal soon and go on to have a great career. I think you may run into some problem with trying to circumvent your past, but I hope you do well.

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He wont need a career he is waiting on a old lady to kick the bucket to get a inheritance.

Friend of yours, Bobcat?

G-Town's Comment
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Donald, I hope you heal soon and go on to have a great career. I think you may run into some problem with trying to circumvent your past, but I hope you do well.

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He wont need a career he is waiting on a old lady to kick the bucket to get a inheritance.

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Friend of yours, Bobcat?

Phantom...we have a history with “Donald” and his multiple identities. Bobcat made an accurate statement...

I think “Todd” made that statement last year.

Donald/Todd is a troubled soul, with nothing better to-do then Troll our forum. Although many times he does ask questions that initiate a healthy exchange of information. Other times...not.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Friend of yours, Bobcat?

" Donald" has been around the forum for a while under many different names. What Bobcat is referring to is that "Donald" mentioned he's dealing with a diagnosis of Chronic Fatique and has to lose a substantial amount of weight before his doctor would sign off on him working again. He also stated that trucking is his backup plan if some old lady doesnt leave him an inheritance. Hes also willing to get lawyers involved.

Sorry this thread has gotten quite off topic Gerald.

Donald B.'s Comment
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Donald B. You will have a much happier life when you stop blaming your self created problems on other people. You went into Walmart to rob them. They thought you looked suspicious. Had nothing to do with the state they were located in. Every state has their own laws for driver's license. You must follow the rules. In your two posts in this thread you helped no one, just whined about how the world has done you wrong.

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^^^^ this...

I usually don't pile on to these.

But really - "conservative state" (you will find most truckers tend towards conservative), "anal redneck bumpins" (you mean they FOLLOW THE LAWS?).

While you make the appearance of "owning up to your mistakes" (I did get caught) - you somehow think the only thing WRONG with what you did - was GETTING CAUGHT.

Sounds like you are going to do REALLY WELL with all the RULES you have to abide by in this industry. The first thing you are going to need to do, it CLEAN UP YOUR ATTITUDE and your perception of the world around you.

Rick

My beef is not with the DMV workers who "follow the laws" but with elected officials, politicians, people us Americans vote for, who legislate such nonsense on the books. My current driver's license is from another "red" state that has my non-birth-certificate alias printed upon it. I was in fact able to get a driver's license in Idaho, for all its conservative ways, with the assumed alias I posted about earlier. All I had attached to my birth certificate was a notarized sworn statement, a Declaration, saying that the alias I was assuming and the person on my birth certificate with a different middle name was the same person, myself. The conservative redneck state of Idaho even accepted this document and the state of California, a police state, also accepted the same document and I was issued a DL there also with no court-ordered name-change requirements. Oklahoma will not accept the same Declaration attached to my birth certificate as other states have. They have to be different. They demand a court-ordered name-change. I will then have to pay $30 to my native state of Arizona to have my name amended on the BC itself. My beef is having to shell out money for the cost of legal procedures that Okie-homie demands that was never even an issue for nearly 40 years of my life. I started using a different middle name back in 1982. I served in the military under that alias. The VA knows me under that alias. My misdemeanor record is under that alias. The social security administration knows me under that alias. The IRS knows me under that alias. In America we have to follow certain rules but the First Amendment guarantees us the right to say something about it. If you don't like the current law you can vote or petition for changes.

The petty theft (not robbery, which involves arms or threats) conviction happened in Idaho in 2017 and the judge there granted me a "withheld judgement" a year later for good behavior and my lawyer had told me that employers therefore won't be able to see this through background checks. The telephone threats conviction, plead deal, had not stopped my getting employment with several companies including a large tire store since it happened in 1999.

Do trucking companies even ask about misdemeanors on applications?

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

G-Town's Comment
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Todd...you have a "beef" with many things.

Yes trucking companies will want to know about any criminal charge. Let's get back to trucking and "chill" on the politics.

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