Felony Drivers

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Nicholas B.'s Comment
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I received a grant for a cdl school, and figured it a good move. However, I do have a felony conviction. It was for an aggravated battery. This was about 3 years ago. I am about to get my license and have discussed with my instructor . He's been very helpful and is confident he has a small company contact that can help. But I would like more than one option. Also please spare me the "shouldn't have done it" . A drunk marine hit my girlfriend while I was sober and I defended myself and her. I couldn't afford proper legal representation so I got the shaft, so to speak. I live in Illinois for the record. I have seen a lot of threads relating to this, but have no solid answers. Ps. My driving record is spotless.

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.
Rick S.'s Comment
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They usually like seeing SEVEN YEARS post conviction - some will look at you with only 5. It usually takes 7 on most offenses to get a waiver for a TWIC CARD and/or HazMat endorsement - though a simple agg battery may allow you to slide though.

Did you do PROBATION or JAIL TIME? HM/TWIC start the "countdown" from release date.

Best thing you can do is APPLY - DISCLOSE - and see what they say.

Rick

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Nicholas B.'s Comment
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Are you 100% sure I can't get hazmat? I think I can I saw no mention of agg. battery as a disqualifier. Same as TWIC. I did time.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

The Dude's Comment
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You hear a lot about people with "hireability issues" getting on with Carolina Cargo. Maybe worth a look.

Justin N.'s Comment
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CR England took me shortly after Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

Go and give them a try. They worked out pretty decent for me.

Rick S.'s Comment
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Are you 100% sure I can't get hazmat? I think I can I saw no mention of agg. battery as a disqualifier. Same as TWIC. I did time.

Only one way to find out - APPLY...

I did not see agg battery as a disqualifying offense for TWIC/HM either. You will have to disclose the conviction. Make sure you have all your court papers and release documents.

Are you on any type of parole or probation? Restricted movements, or having to report may also be a hindrance.

Rick

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Nicholas B.'s Comment
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Are you 100% sure I can't get hazmat? I think I can I saw no mention of agg. battery as a disqualifier. Same as TWIC. I did time.

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Only one way to find out - APPLY...

I did not see agg battery as a disqualifying offense for TWIC/HM either. You will have to disclose the conviction. Make sure you have all your court papers and release documents.

Are you on any type of parole or probation? Restricted movements, or having to report may also be a hindrance.

Rick

I am completely done with all terms of my sentence

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Moises L.'s Comment
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I just recently started at Freymiller out of Oklahoma City everything so far is working great even with my past legal issues. When it comes to getting your TWIC its not up to an individual company. This is a Federal program and its run by government agencies. Truthfully they are looking for major crimes dealing with terrorism fraud robberies and major things of that nature. At the end of the day all they can do is say no. Which you can appeal. Good luck and from my point of view I think you will be just fine. Hope to here you are the road soon.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

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