Driving On Federal Probation

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Jeff T.'s Comment
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I was wondering if anyone has any experience dealing with the federal probation office. I’ve secured a truck driving job and am about to start supervised release. I’m afraid that the PO won’t approve me to drive. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to approach the his topic with the PO?

Banks's Comment
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I have no experience or expertise with this and I'm assuming it would vary from officer to officer.

My advice would be to get documentation about the job from your prospective employer about pay rate, job expectations and qualifications. Then have reasons why this would be good for you. You're biggest hurdle might be meetings and such with your PO and possibly drug testing, if that applies.

PackRat's Comment
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I would be finding out from the PO if this is acceptable BEFORE securing the job.

ChrisEMT's Comment
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While I have no direct personnel experience with being on probation or parole, I had a fellow student in my CDL class at school who I got to know relatively well and he confided in our class of 10 when we got to the training field that he was on probation, and he confided in me why he was on probation (all I feel comfortable saying is that it was a non-theft related felony). He said he contacted his parole officer and got the OK to get his class A CDL, since he was working within our state border,

I also got to know another driver who frequented the same truck stop I did near my my DC on my last account that was on Federal Probation for a federal level financial type charge (he didn't get into details, but none of my business).... Again, he got the OK from his probation officer and judge to get his CDL, and became an O/O, and bought his own truck.... He did share that his PO initially gave him strict requirements to follow (weekly check ins, GPS tracking in his truck that can be monitored by his PO, and a few other things), and as he showed that he was doing good with the requirements, his PO lessened some of the requirements.... He did well enough to buy a second (newer) truck last I knew, and should be near the end of his probation (if not finished).

So my point is, check with your PO and see if you get the OK.... If you do, be prepared to explain everything to the companies you apply to, and be prepare for some rejections or disqualification responses from at least some major carriers.... Also, I believe that there is a list of "second chance" companies here that will give you a chance..... Just be honest on your applications, and ask your PO for a letter to give companies with your applications that include your PO's phone number and email address, and expect the companies to contact your PO....

Also, if you are going to a private school that has a driver placement department, you can ask them for their recommendations for your situation....

Best wishes and 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.
Jeff T.'s Comment
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I appreciate the responses. Mine was a financial related crime and i had my cdl before being convicted. The funny thing is that when I was in federal prison I drove a milk truck for the prison on a weekly basis. Im looking forward to getting back in the road and providing for my family. Thank y’all so much for the responses

While I have no direct personnel experience with being on probation or parole, I had a fellow student in my CDL class at school who I got to know relatively well and he confided in our class of 10 when we got to the training field that he was on probation, and he confided in me why he was on probation (all I feel comfortable saying is that it was a non-theft related felony). He said he contacted his parole officer and got the OK to get his class A CDL, since he was working within our state border,

I also got to know another driver who frequented the same truck stop I did near my my DC on my last account that was on Federal Probation for a federal level financial type charge (he didn't get into details, but none of my business).... Again, he got the OK from his probation officer and judge to get his CDL, and became an O/O, and bought his own truck.... He did share that his PO initially gave him strict requirements to follow (weekly check ins, GPS tracking in his truck that can be monitored by his PO, and a few other things), and as he showed that he was doing good with the requirements, his PO lessened some of the requirements.... He did well enough to buy a second (newer) truck last I knew, and should be near the end of his probation (if not finished).

So my point is, check with your PO and see if you get the OK.... If you do, be prepared to explain everything to the companies you apply to, and be prepare for some rejections or disqualification responses from at least some major carriers.... Also, I believe that there is a list of "second chance" companies here that will give you a chance..... Just be honest on your applications, and ask your PO for a letter to give companies with your applications that include your PO's phone number and email address, and expect the companies to contact your PO....

Also, if you are going to a private school that has a driver placement department, you can ask them for their recommendations for your situation....

Best wishes and 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.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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I appreciate the responses. Mine was a financial related crime and i had my cdl before being convicted. The funny thing is that when I was in federal prison I drove a milk truck for the prison on a weekly basis. Im looking forward to getting back in the road and providing for my family. Thank y’all so much for the responses

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While I have no direct personnel experience with being on probation or parole, I had a fellow student in my CDL class at school who I got to know relatively well and he confided in our class of 10 when we got to the training field that he was on probation, and he confided in me why he was on probation (all I feel comfortable saying is that it was a non-theft related felony). He said he contacted his parole officer and got the OK to get his class A CDL, since he was working within our state border,

I also got to know another driver who frequented the same truck stop I did near my my DC on my last account that was on Federal Probation for a federal level financial type charge (he didn't get into details, but none of my business).... Again, he got the OK from his probation officer and judge to get his CDL, and became an O/O, and bought his own truck.... He did share that his PO initially gave him strict requirements to follow (weekly check ins, GPS tracking in his truck that can be monitored by his PO, and a few other things), and as he showed that he was doing good with the requirements, his PO lessened some of the requirements.... He did well enough to buy a second (newer) truck last I knew, and should be near the end of his probation (if not finished).

So my point is, check with your PO and see if you get the OK.... If you do, be prepared to explain everything to the companies you apply to, and be prepare for some rejections or disqualification responses from at least some major carriers.... Also, I believe that there is a list of "second chance" companies here that will give you a chance..... Just be honest on your applications, and ask your PO for a letter to give companies with your applications that include your PO's phone number and email address, and expect the companies to contact your PO....

Also, if you are going to a private school that has a driver placement department, you can ask them for their recommendations for your situation....

Best wishes and good luck....

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I personally commend you for moving on! Even if you're only good for Intrastate; that's still huge.

Do you still have your CDL, then? Either way, I've got a few companies that I can holler to ya, depending on where you live.

Our applications on here are paramount, as well !!!!

Apply For Paid CDL Training

Apply For Truck Driving Jobs

Best wishes, going forward; good sir!

~ Anne & Tom ~

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.

Intrastate:

The act of purchasers and sellers transacting business while keeping all transactions in a single state, without crossing state lines to do so.

Jeff T.'s Comment
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I’ve still got my cdl , I was only in for about 10 months so I was able to keep it active. Thank you so much

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I appreciate the responses. Mine was a financial related crime and i had my cdl before being convicted. The funny thing is that when I was in federal prison I drove a milk truck for the prison on a weekly basis. Im looking forward to getting back in the road and providing for my family. Thank y’all so much for the responses

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While I have no direct personnel experience with being on probation or parole, I had a fellow student in my CDL class at school who I got to know relatively well and he confided in our class of 10 when we got to the training field that he was on probation, and he confided in me why he was on probation (all I feel comfortable saying is that it was a non-theft related felony). He said he contacted his parole officer and got the OK to get his class A CDL, since he was working within our state border,

I also got to know another driver who frequented the same truck stop I did near my my DC on my last account that was on Federal Probation for a federal level financial type charge (he didn't get into details, but none of my business).... Again, he got the OK from his probation officer and judge to get his CDL, and became an O/O, and bought his own truck.... He did share that his PO initially gave him strict requirements to follow (weekly check ins, GPS tracking in his truck that can be monitored by his PO, and a few other things), and as he showed that he was doing good with the requirements, his PO lessened some of the requirements.... He did well enough to buy a second (newer) truck last I knew, and should be near the end of his probation (if not finished).

So my point is, check with your PO and see if you get the OK.... If you do, be prepared to explain everything to the companies you apply to, and be prepare for some rejections or disqualification responses from at least some major carriers.... Also, I believe that there is a list of "second chance" companies here that will give you a chance..... Just be honest on your applications, and ask your PO for a letter to give companies with your applications that include your PO's phone number and email address, and expect the companies to contact your PO....

Also, if you are going to a private school that has a driver placement department, you can ask them for their recommendations for your situation....

Best wishes and good luck....

double-quotes-end.png

double-quotes-end.png

double-quotes-end.png

I personally commend you for moving on! Even if you're only good for Intrastate; that's still huge.

Do you still have your CDL, then? Either way, I've got a few companies that I can holler to ya, depending on where you live.

Our applications on here are paramount, as well !!!!

Apply For Paid CDL Training

Apply For Truck Driving Jobs

Best wishes, going forward; good sir!

~ Anne & Tom ~

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.

Intrastate:

The act of purchasers and sellers transacting business while keeping all transactions in a single state, without crossing state lines to do so.

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