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Old 10-24-2008, 06:03 PM
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I've been calling trucking companies left and right and its my background and MVR thats stopping me. I dont think its that bad considering the people that companies hire.

3 year MVR - 2 speeding tickets - 14 and 20 over
Background - 2 misdemeanors - DUI - older than 5 yrs
Poss. of Marijuana less than 1 oz - almost 8 yrs old

Does anyone know a company that would hire me? I called the DMV and I am qualified to obtain my CDL. I've applied at about 30 different companies. I gave up because I shouldn't have to go though that many people. Any help is appreciated.
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Old 10-24-2008, 06:04 PM
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oh yeah no felonies :\
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Old 10-24-2008, 06:49 PM
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That background sucks. I don't know of any company that would hire you with it even if you had 20 years OTR experience with one company.
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Old 10-24-2008, 06:55 PM
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I would look at other careers. Go to college. Unfortunately your background isn't very good for truck driving but I believe you could have a great future in politics!
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Old 10-24-2008, 06:58 PM
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I've been calling trucking companies left and right and its my background and MVR thats stopping me. I dont think its that bad considering the people that companies hire.

3 year MVR - 2 speeding tickets - 14 and 20 over
Background - 2 misdemeanors - DUI - older than 5 yrs
Poss. of Marijuana less than 1 oz - almost 8 yrs old

Does anyone know a company that would hire me? I called the DMV and I am qualified to obtain my CDL. I've applied at about 30 different companies. I gave up because I shouldn't have to go though that many people. Any help is appreciated.
I know that the trurth hurts, BUT, the only companies that will hire are:
McDonalds, Wendy's, Taco Bell, etc.

Your past is a insurence company's(THEY make the decision to hire a driver or not) nightmare and a lawyer's dream.
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Old 10-25-2008, 03:28 AM
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I've been calling trucking companies left and right and its my background and MVR thats stopping me. I dont think its that bad considering the people that companies hire.

3 year MVR - 2 speeding tickets - 14 and 20 over
Background - 2 misdemeanors - DUI - older than 5 yrs
Poss. of Marijuana less than 1 oz - almost 8 yrs old

Does anyone know a company that would hire me? I called the DMV and I am qualified to obtain my CDL. I've applied at about 30 different companies. I gave up because I shouldn't have to go though that many people. Any help is appreciated.

I think you're kinda S.O.L. / Scrxxwed! UNLESS...

you look at small companies/outlaw outfits that need a "warm" butt in their seat.
And you're still going to have to.... dare I say it.... Lie about your record.
Or it could be the fact that you "currently" don't even possess a CDL? You may be qualified to obtain one-- but should you invest the time/money if you're prospects are soo .... limited?

The DWI/DUI-- probably won't fall off you MVR in 3 or even 5 years?
(Anyone here know the exact time frame on that)

the possession of MaryJane-- might be hard to find after 10 years?

That's what it's really gonna boil down too-- how much can you cover-up, not disclose, and will the company Dig with a Backhoe or lightly rake your past? Sometimes they find things... and play "hear no evil.." if they really need a butt to fill a seat. But in your case, as you're not bringing " experience" to the table... you just got too much "baggage".
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Old 10-26-2008, 03:11 AM
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with that kind of record give up on driveing a truck! Better look for another line of work
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Old 10-26-2008, 03:36 AM
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That is gonna be almost impossible.
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Old 10-26-2008, 03:46 AM
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Western Express, apply and dont offer anything they dont ask you about. I would say you have about a 95% chance there.
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That is gonna be almost impossible.
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