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Scott B.'s Comment
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I have been unemployed for about 2 years now and have a 10 yr old trafficking charge that should not show up on any background checks due to the First Offender Act. I also let my class c expire briefly recently. I'm wondering if I just have too many strikes against me to get into this career right now. Every company sponsored app that I do is denied or rejected. Since my crime (that technically is not a conviction even though I did time for it) is not on NCIC (crime database) should I just refrain from mentioning it?

Private school is an option for me but spending 1000's of dollars and a months time to find out I just can't qualify would be disastrous to say the least.

Looking for free advice. Can't afford any other kind.

Josh R.'s Comment
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I have been unemployed for about 2 years now and have a 10 yr old trafficking charge that should not show up on any background checks due to the First Offender Act. I also let my class c expire briefly recently. I'm wondering if I just have too many strikes against me to get into this career right now. Every company sponsored app that I do is denied or rejected. Since my crime (that technically is not a conviction even though I did time for it) is not on NCIC (crime database) should I just refrain from mentioning it?

Private school is an option for me but spending 1000's of dollars and a months time to find out I just can't qualify would be disastrous to say the least.

Looking for free advice. Can't afford any other kind.

i dont know to much about trucking but have you tried TDA trucking school??? https://www.tdadrivers.com/ this is where i applied and i will be going to school next month in fontana CA

Daniel B.'s Comment
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I have been unemployed for about 2 years now and have a 10 yr old trafficking charge that should not show up on any background checks due to the First Offender Act. I also let my class c expire briefly recently. I'm wondering if I just have too many strikes against me to get into this career right now. Every company sponsored app that I do is denied or rejected. Since my crime (that technically is not a conviction even though I did time for it) is not on NCIC (crime database) should I just refrain from mentioning it?

Private school is an option for me but spending 1000's of dollars and a months time to find out I just can't qualify would be disastrous to say the least.

Looking for free advice. Can't afford any other kind.

Ouch.

Trucking companies want you to submit a work history form (usually 10 year). They don't like seeing long periods of unemployment and if you do have periods of unemployment then you need a reason why you were unemployment. Example: I was taking care of my sick family member, I was volunteering. Whatever it is you usually need to gather a few people to write to the recruiter to confirm that you were doing what you said you were doing.

So if I was unemployed for 3 years and I said it was because I was working on my small business on the side then I would need to submit proof that I was working on my small business - either tax records or multiple people confirming it. They just want to make sure that you haven't spent the past few years in your basement plotting an evil act or building a bomb. Now, if the trucking companies do see that trafficking charge then you're done for. This is a zero tolerance policy.

About your class C briefly expiring. I think that companies will see this different. Some will hate it more than others but in the end this is also a giant obstacle.

You should mention your entire past to the company. They have many ways of finding out everything about you and if they do find something that you failed to list on your application then you'll be fired very quickly, and they won't pay for your travel expenses to get back home. Honesty is key here.

I wouldn't go to a private school until I have multiple prehires from companies. A prehire is basically a company committing to hiring you upon you graduating. So unless I have many job offers lined up I wouldn't get into private schooling. There's a great chance that you might end up spending thousands and when you graduate and have your license every company still won't touch you.

Honestly man, and I hate to break it to you. But I see way too many strikes. Companies see you as a liability that's why there's refusing you.

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.

Prehire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Prehires:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Scott B.'s Comment
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Thanks alot for the info Daniel B. Just because that's not what I wanted to hear does not mean that I wont hear it. I'm currently obtaining my own criminal background report to see if my felony is on there and if it is I know it shouldn't be. I guess this leads me to a new question though. Without that felony, will I likely be able to obtain entry-level employment as a long haul trucker?

Starcar's Comment
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Scott...even WITH the felony, its been a long time...people change...they even grow up sometimes !!! We have had a few folks come thru here with felonies...and it may have taken them more work and diligence...but they finally got that seat behind the big steering wheel. So don't give up...get your criminal background check, just so you know...But you still need to apply at every trucking school that you can find....and don't give up !!!

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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It's not the length of time that is the issue......it's the charge. drug trafficking Is a big no no in trucking and companies and insurance companies will rarely take the chance with that type of charge. You could get lucky but you better apply every where ya cqn.

Scott B.'s Comment
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Thanks for the input guys. I've talked with some people from different private schools as well as with some recruiters and both seem to agree that finding work is not a huge issue but finding the work you want could be a major issue. I've also got the paperwork now that is called an Order of Discharge. What the discharge basically says is that the court has not entered a conviction on the charge and it will not show up on my criminal record. That being said, depending on the type of background check a company uses a company may or may not find record of the offense. Anything done through the state or FBI crime computer will not show it but if a private company is used it may. I can have the private companies remove it from my record but then it may be too late. I'm gonna try to obtain some pre-hires before shelling out any money by being totally honest about the offense and see what happens.

Pre-hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Pre-hires:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

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