Petit Theft Charge Will I Still Get Hired?

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Banks's Comment
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...But Officer...this basketball just happened to bounce into the open window of my car as I was driving by...

Todd V 7.0

70 dollars for a basketball? Must've been in NYC.

G-Town's Comment
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Oh hell Banks...

I forgot about the Nike’s that actually chased after the basketball that landed in the front seat of my car...


Southern Dad's Comment
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Twice, I’ve had law enforcement tell me there was a warrant for my arrest. Both times, it turned out it was my brother giving my name to the officer, when he got in trouble. Worse, both times it cost me money to fix it.

The second time, the deputy who got the warrant to serve had literally known me nearly my whole life. One look at the mug shot attached to the warrant and he knew who did it.

Instead of taking me to jail, he had me meet him at the magistrate, where, after the deputy’s statement, I was released without paying anything and the charges got dropped.

I wish I could say my brother grew up but he’s in a county jail now. DUI and a dozen other charges. Now at least the ID him from prints.


Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.


Driving Under the Influence


Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

Admiral Blackbeard's Comment
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Admiral Blackbeard,

I am somewhat suspicious of your post, because your location is shown on a golf course and that golf course is not in Montgomery, Alabama. An infamous troll to this forum has been located on golf courses under his various screen names. Also, one would think that someone sincere about being in CDL school with a magically appearing petit theft charge, would not post to a forum under the name of "Admiral Blackbeard" with a photo from a cruise ship.

If your case is genuine, my apologies, but you might understand my suspicion.

Hello again folks I am in truck driving school in Florida and the place I am staying at actually has 4 golf courses surrounding it. The facts my cousin has said were reported an individual driving a vehicle with my tag number on it had a fishing rod valued at 70.00. I have not taken anything in my life my record - driving and otherwise is clean. Except for this now! My cousin and I both believe this is a mistake, it just will take time to clear up. My name is Tim I posted the picture because it is the only one I have where I do not look like a bum and I actually am wearing a shirt. I used Admiral Blackbeard because some friends gave me that name while out on his boat a few years back and it stuck, Thought it would be fun to use it here.

I was asking for legitimate advice because the school is doing everything they can to keep me in school rather than drop out and return later. I thought seeking some truckers advice would be helpful. To those of you that had some constructive feedback - thank you. I wish all of you well.


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.


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.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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Quit school and go to court to resolve this.

Hope that's constructive.

Donna M.'s Comment
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Quit school and go to court to resolve this.

Hope that's constructive.

Pack rat u are always so direct! Lord love it!

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