25 Yr Old With 2 Felonies

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Raymond B.'s Comment
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Hey yall, just ran across this page googling ex felon truck driver. Thought, ah what the hell ill give it a shot, so her i am. Im gonna be completely honest that way we can talk blunt. Im a 25 yr old male with 2 felonies one from 2008- served 2 yrs state prison. and one from 2012 that i am serving a probation sentence, ill b off january 2016. I have permission to drive otr by my probation officer as well. Now i have been calling recruiters and trucking schools for a while now, to no avail. I am desperately trying to obtain my cdl through a trucking school, preffer free. I am currently studying my cdl handbook given to me by the dpt. Needless to say it takes time and effort, and im still working on it. I have a wife and 2 kids and i am not worried right now about being away, i am trying to make a better future for them, the way i wish i had when i was a kid. If any of yall know any 2nd chance companies or trucking schools that would give me a chance, please drop a line and let me know. All feedback is welcome, positive or negative. Thank yall for yalls time.

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.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Jay R. R2-Detour 's Comment
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I don't know there background requirements, but I got on at Celadon. Literally NO out of pocket cost to me. They cover room and board during training (either in their dorm or a hotel) and provide 3 meals a day. They have their own training program, there is a contractual obligation of course, but like I said no out of pocket costs.

Raymond B.'s Comment
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Hey bud i appreciate the feedback, i will definiey check into the company. Do they pay you while training and give like meal card or anything, or is everything otr out of your own pocket?

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

TopNotchTre's Comment
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Having felonies and getting a truck job is not out of bounds, I know this BC I am living proof. However, being on paper and getting a gig.. Well, I've not heard of it ever working out.I wish you and your fam the best. Please update if you find anything that works out.

Raymond B.'s Comment
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Well if i have to wait till next January i can, ive heard that being on papers is most likely a deal breaker, but it dont hurt to try right? Im glad you commented Tre, gives me hope. I will update on anything that happens. Thanks again.

Jay R. R2-Detour 's Comment
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Hey bud i appreciate the feedback, i will definiey check into the company. Do they pay you while training and give like meal card or anything, or is everything otr out of your own pocket?

You're paid for the over the road training, but not during the period in the actual CDL school. There is a cafe in the dorm, you'll go there 3 times a day for meals. They just have a checklist. When you're training otr, you can get advanced money after midnight on Sundays, but it does come out of your following paycheck.

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.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Over The Road:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Jarod(Red)'s Comment
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Hey yall, just ran across this page googling ex felon truck driver. Thought, ah what the hell ill give it a shot, so her i am. Im gonna be completely honest that way we can talk blunt. Im a 25 yr old male with 2 felonies one from 2008- served 2 yrs state prison. and one from 2012 that i am serving a probation sentence, ill b off january 2016. I have permission to drive otr by my probation officer as well. Now i have been calling recruiters and trucking schools for a while now, to no avail. I am desperately trying to obtain my cdl through a trucking school, preffer free. I am currently studying my cdl handbook given to me by the dpt. Needless to say it takes time and effort, and im still working on it. I have a wife and 2 kids and i am not worried right now about being away, i am trying to make a better future for them, the way i wish i had when i was a kid. If any of yall know any 2nd chance companies or trucking schools that would give me a chance, please drop a line and let me know. All feedback is welcome, positive or negative. Thank yall for yalls time.

Hey Raymond, I can understand your situation. I have prior felony of Check Deception, Class D Felony, for those wondering yes in State of Indiana if you write a bad check and its over $200 its considered a felony, I was put on 1 year probation. I was recently accepted to a few schools that pay for my training. The problem isn't so much your felonies as it is the time elapsed since your last felony. A lot of companies want at least 5 years removed since your last felony, some want 7 years removed. I know that Swift wants you to have no convictions in last 5 years. Your hurdle will be your probation. It will be hard to get hired while your on probation. I think its definitely doable for you though, so don't give up. If I was you, after your probation is over I would consider talking to the courts about having your conviction expunged, talk to them about your career goals and that to get your training you need this off of your record. Might cost you a little money but it will be worth it. Also do some research, their might be some schools that only want you to have no conviction in last 3 years. Oh and talk to your probation officer about letting you off probation early, pay your fees off, and let them know your plans about going to school. A lot of these schools consider your background on a case by case basis, and if your honest with them and upfront, they might be able to get you through the investigations department and get you into training. But whatever you do don't give up bud, 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.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Raymond B.'s Comment
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Hey jarod thanks for the comment, i appreciate all your feedback. i have permission to travel throughout states but my judge wont let me get early dismissal, i dont know why, but hes the boss. I am curre tly working on trying to get my record expunged, because its easier to get good jobs without a record. I understand i MIGHT not be able to get in while on probation, if so i can wait till january and stack some cash and prepare for the journey. I will continue to actively search and apply tho, i want to drive the open roads and i wont let my background stop me from reaching my goals. Thank yall for yalls support and feedback, greatly appreciated

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