Is There Still Hope After More Than 1 Suspension ?

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Zack G.'s Comment
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So my license has been suspended 3 times in the last 5 years. ( I know it’s not looking good already). The first suspension was for a DUI over 5 years ago, the other 2 suspensions were for misdemeanor marijuana possession (the first Marijuana charge was four years ago and the second charge was a year and a half ago) I was able to get the DUI and the first marijuana charge non adjudicated which means they aren’t on my record and my license has been in good standing for nearly a year and I’ve never received any traffic tickets. I’m wonder what my changes are of being hired by a company after school ?

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

PackRat's Comment
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Why would any company take on the risk?

You show a lengthy list of extremely poor decisions.

Maybe get your act together for about five to ten years and you will stand a chance.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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So my license has been suspended 3 times in the last 5 years. ( I know it’s not looking good already). The first suspension was for a DUI over 5 years ago, the other 2 suspensions were for misdemeanor marijuana possession (the first Marijuana charge was four years ago and the second charge was a year and a half ago) I was able to get the DUI and the first marijuana charge non adjudicated which means they aren’t on my record and my license has been in good standing for nearly a year and I’ve never received any traffic tickets. I’m wonder what my changes are of being hired by a company after school ?

Zack I deleted your response. The truth is that many trucking companies who train are self insured and expect a 1 year commitment. They also expect 3 full years of a clean record. Zip. NADA. The lower paying companies may accept a couple indiscretions but protecting your license is one of the most important attributes companies respect. If you protect your interests you will protect theirs. If you dont protect yourself you wont protect theirs This job IS all about judgment and how not to kill anyone. We do take that seriously here

Also. You included DUI and drug issues. That alone raises problems. Some companies will not accept a DUI at all.... Even 20 years later. And drugs? When was the end of your sentence because most companies will want 3 years since the completion of your sentence. Mind altering substances and those affect reflexes are very significant. Even many prescribed medications are banned by companies.

You need to just apply everywhere... But it will be a long hard struggle.

DO NOT pay for CDL school. Find a company like CR England or PAM to accept you for their sponsorship program. You can pay for your school but it will be hard to get hired and after a few months. You will be told you need to go through schooling all over again. Dont waste your time and money

Good luck

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.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

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