Just A Little Bumed Out

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Mackerel 's Comment
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What really gets me is that I was given pre-trial diversion and probation and the company called it a "conviction". But yes, it is coming back to bite me now...I have had three other jobs with a CDL that I let expire, that was 9 years ago...

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.
Turtle's Comment
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Did you disclose it on the application?

Mackerel 's Comment
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The applications ask about issues 3 to 5 to 7 to sometimes 10 years ago. There is nothing asking about "Any" or "all" periods of time. So, no I didn't disclose since Misdemeanors over 7 years old legally do not have to be. Guess this carrier was being extra through and picky, I understand their position, it's just a little deflating.

Old School's Comment
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Move on Man! Forget about it. There are tens of thousands of trucking jobs out here needing really great drivers. There was no magic to that position. You are wallowing in the mud. Get past it and go find your opportunity.

Resilience is key to getting hired in this industry. Don't let one little disappointment "deflate" you.

Honestly, I understand your feelings. That is why I posted what I did earlier. I had a lot more rejections than the ones I mentioned. I can't even remember how many companies refused my application telling me they had "better candidates to choose from."

Try this method...

Apply For Truck Driving Jobs

I promise if you use that link, your phone will start ringing.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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When you call CFI tell them you are ex military.

Mackerel 's Comment
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When you call CFI tell them you are ex military.

Roger that

Mackerel 's Comment
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Old school. I have put my info into the Apply for trucking jobs. I did that I think, before I even made my first post on TT.

Turtle's Comment
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The applications ask about issues 3 to 5 to 7 to sometimes 10 years ago.

I've never seen an application ask about a criminal background in such a manner. Every one I've seen asks: "Have you ever been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony?"

This is likely the reason you were rejected, not the misdemeanor itself. People with old misdemeanors and felonies get hired every day. I know because I'm one of them.

I agree that you must move on, just be very careful with answering the applications correctly and truthfully. Pay very close attention to how the questions are worded. One oversight on your part can make it appear as if you're trying to hide something, which leads to instant rejection. Good luck.

Don's Comment
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Depending on your misdemeanor, I am surprised you didn't get it expunged?

The applications ask about issues 3 to 5 to 7 to sometimes 10 years ago. There is nothing asking about "Any" or "all" periods of time. So, no I didn't disclose since Misdemeanors over 7 years old legally do not have to be. Guess this carrier was being extra through and picky, I understand their position, it's just a little deflating.

Mackerel 's Comment
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Well Don, I never had it expunged because I didn't know it would follow me for 30 years. I have had lots of other jobs, I was hired by a trucking company 9 years ago without issue, one with the Railroad and their background check went through, and I was hired. I may have to go back to that first company???

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