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Laura F.'s Comment
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Hi everyone. I am suppose to start Swift training in Utah March 2, 2015. When talking to the recruiter on the phone she asked me if I had any drug convictions and I said no which I do not. Then later I told her that I had been charged back in 2007 but it was dismissed which the charge was dismissed. Now she wants me prove to her that the charge was dismissed. This is public information anybody can go to the state website and find this information out. After speaking with my attorney he wants a couple hundred dollars to fax this information to her. Over the last two years I have had two jobs one with Frito-Lay one with Right-A-Way applicators. At Frito-Lay I drove a box truck delivering chips on a route and with Right-A-Way I drove a water truck towing a water trailer. I had to pass background checks, get Dot physicals and take drug screens which I did and passed. Now the March 2nd date is up in the air pending I prove to her the charge was dismissed. I wish I would of just kept my mouth shut. Seems like it doesn't always pay to be honest.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Actually, it does pay to be honest. If they would have sent you to their facility and found out that you were charged but it was dismissed and you never told them about it, they would take that as you being dishonest. You would be kicked out and you would have to pay for your own transportation back home. You would have essentially blown your chances with Swift. It would also damage your standings with other companies if they were to put that on your record.

You did the right thing. There's extra work needing to be done on your end but it's never easy. Good luck to you.

Laura F.'s Comment
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Okay, I hear you. Thank you, at least I know I did the right thing now😛

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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You should be able to get copies from your local court house regarding the incident. Or maybe even find it online since all criminal record information is public.

Laura F.'s Comment
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By the way, thank you for this sight. This is where I have found all my information and have been studying for the CDL. I find it to be very helpful.

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.
MRC's Comment
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You should be able to get copies from your local court house regarding the incident. Or maybe even find it online since all criminal record information is public.

Totally agree here. This should be an easy find for you and your lawyer is being a As* for not helping you!wtf.gif

Rick S.'s Comment
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You should be able to get copies from your local court house regarding the incident. Or maybe even find it online since all criminal record information is public.

Funny since all the apps I've filled out ask for CONVICTIONS - not "arrests" - same with traffic.

You may not be able to find the disposition - or even the case, online - as many systems "purge" really old entries. You SHOULD be able to go down to the Clerk of Court for the jurisdiction this occurred in, and get a CERTIFIED COPY of the disposition on this case. Shouldn't cost more than $20-30, depending on what the Clerk charges for "certifying" the document.

If your ATTORNEY has a copy of the disposition in your file - go to his office and demand a copy, and have it notarized as "a true and correct copy". I can't believe he wants to charge you a couple of hundred to deal with this for you. I work for attorneys (I do their computers), and while they are "scum of the earth" (and criminal attorneys will all likely burn in hell - LOL), the price you are quoted from your attorney goes "beyond the pale" for something as simple as this.

Let me know if you're in FLORIDA. I'll have one of my clients look into it.

Rick

AntoineF's Comment
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Hi everyone. I am suppose to start Swift training in Utah March 2, 2015. When talking to the recruiter on the phone she asked me if I hadn't any drug convictions and I said no which I do not. Then later I told her that I had been charged back in 2007 but it was dismissed which the charge was dismissed. Now she wants me prove to her that the charge was dismissed. This is public information anybody can go to the state website and find this information out. After speaking with my attorney he wants a couple hundred dollars to fax this information to her. Over the last two years I have had two jobs one with Frito-Lay one with Right-A-Way applicators. At Frito-Lay I drove a box truck delivering chips on a route and with Right-A-Way I drove a water truck towing a water trailer. I had to pass background checks, get Dot physicals and take drug screens which I did and passed. Now the March 2nd date is up in the air pending I prove to her the charge was dismissed. I wish I would of just kept my mouth shut. Seems like it doesn't always pay to be honest.

Hi do like I did and get a certified copy from the court house called a criminal background check about 25.00 no big deal!

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Laura F.'s Comment
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Hi Everyone 😉 I found it online and emailed copies to my recruiter and she says it should be good, she will let me know of any problems. So just a little extra leg work on my part was worth it. I'm so nervous and excited at the same time. My friends and family have always said I was a free spirit so this should be a perfect fit for me. I'm doing well on the practice exams but actually getting behind the wheel of a big rig wow.... I know I can do it 😁 thanks for all the advice. See ya'll on the road soon... Beep beep!

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