Will I Be Able To Receive Paid Training And Employment With The Criminal/driving History I Have?

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BadBihhInThe321's Comment
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I am considering getting my CDL license and pursuing a trucking career of some sort so I'm able to travel and see the country yeah. I have lived in Florida my entire life and my history is as follows: I have no accident or any type of Reckless driving on my record whatsoever. Over the years I've gotten plenty of speeding tickets, non-moving violations like for my stereo. Being too loud, and things like running a stop sign. Not a crazy extensive amount of tickets but there have definitely been a handful over the years but all have been taken care of and paid for it. As far as my criminal background, in mm 14 I was arrested for grand theft and dealing in stolen property and my case was found adjudicated withheld. Since then my case has been paid for in full and my driver's license is valid for the state of Florida. Am I a good candidate 4 getting into a paid or Learn as you go CDL school and is there anybody out there that will hire me with my kind of record? anything anybody can help with and let me know would be greatly greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance :-)

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.
Papa Pig's Comment
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I am extremely limited in experience but from what I do know it will depend on a few things. How long it’s been , your honestly etc.

The only way you will truly know is to jump the grenade and start sending out applications.

Key is be honest , they will find out so might as well get it all out in the open, and don’t be picky, if you know your record isn’t squeaky clean you also know someone is taking a chance by hiring you.

Good luck

PackRat's Comment
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Grand theft and dealing in stolen property?

There may be a company out there, but not too likely. We haul highly valuable products at times, so your past history is risky for an employer.

Not too many companies hire from Florida, either.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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You will definitely face a uphill battle, how many tickets is a "handful"? How many where moving violations? How old is the most recent one?

Dont waste your money paying for your CDL as you might not be ablw to find employment and getting it on your own will be a waste of time and money apply here Apply For Paid CDL Training be honest and only answer what they ask. But be prepared to hear no or nothing at all a lot.

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.
Mikey B.'s Comment
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Anything's possible. Last week I was talking with a young man with Western Express. He had 11 felonies and had recently been released after serving 5 years in prison. I didnt ask what the felonies were for. They put him through school and he'd been driving a few months.

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