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    Good luck and be strong. Go out on your own and get your experience. Prove to yourself what you can do on your own, and then in a few years you and your husband will be ready to tackle the road together.

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    What about....?

    What about drinking and posting on a website? I bet there are companies out there that'd bust my DAC for that, but only if I were working for 'em first. This would make me less attractive to another carrier in case I saw some green grass on the other side of the fence.

    Right now, Shookup, you yourself are a USDA grade-A prime steak truck driver. Many a company would love to sink its claws into you, as you have a perfect driving record, a great work history, and you went the training mill route. Those outfits salivate over someone like you, so be sure to choose the right company. Again, Crete is good. So is Roehl. If you go with a bad company, they will do whatever they can to keep you on if you decide to quit 'em later, including taint your DAC report to keep you from escaping their clutches. Yeah, you better believe some companies will resort to that kind of dirty trickery to keep drivers with pristine records. Drivers with tainted DAC reports have a much tougher time finding jobs at good companies. With a tainted DAC, you'll be forced to go sideways or even go backwards if you quit, or even come crawling back to the offending company. You'll come crawling back when you realize no one as good as or better than the offending company will hire you with a tainted DAC. Such is the strategy of those companies who will play the dirty tricks. Just stay the hell away from 'em and you'll be fine.
    Last edited by Tip; 07.15.2007 at 12.12 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tip View Post
    What about drinking and posting on a website? I bet there are companies out there that'd bust my DAC for that, but only if I were working for 'em first. This would make me less attractive to another carrier in case I saw some green grass on the other side of the fence.

    Right now, Shookup, you yourself are a USDA grade-A prime steak truck driver. Many a company would love to sink its claws into you, as you have a perfect driving record, a great work history, and you went the training mill route. Those outfits salivate over someone like you, so be sure to choose the right company. Again, Crete is good. So is Roehl. If you go with a bad company, they will do whatever they can to keep you on if you decide to quit 'em later, including taint your DAC report to keep you from escaping their clutches. Yeah, you better believe some companies will resort to that kind of dirty trickery to keep drivers with pristine records. Drivers with tainted DAC reports have a much tougher time finding jobs at good companies. With a tainted DAC, you'll be forced to go sideways or even go backwards if you quit, or even come crawling back to the offending company. You'll come crawling back when you realize no one as good or better than the offending company will hire you with a tainted DAC. Such is the strategy of those companies who will play the dirty tricks. Just stay the hell away from 'em and you'll be fine.
    Tip,

    I've got an idea of a couple of these dirty companies. What is the percentage of dirty companies? Its hard to believe their short term gains can offset longer term driver liabilities. I read about hazmat record recourses for errors in drivers records: there are none (Republican Homeland Security strategy). Hazmat seems like a way to really screw drivers over royally with no visibility at all. And from what you are indicating, DAC records are pretty much another tool to reduce truckers salaries. Doesn't sound like a good industry to make people mad, ha-ha.


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    Drive solo

    The woman that can't drive because her hubby has DUI. No matter how you look at it you have to first start at a training co. Get your time and training in and then when you get assigned a truck he you can get a rider policy and he can go with you just not drive.

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    Unhappy

    Check with the companies you have locally. Smaller companies, even owner ops.

    Your husband can get hired, it is just going to be very difficult.

    If you are trying with ANY of the top 15 companies, forget it. You're going to have to think small....for your husband.

    Schools and States, are money machines...pure and simple. I've seen people with Felony Drug Trafficking convictions at orientations, that had just finished school and had gotten their CDL.

    No one told them they could not get a job and not to waste their money...the school or the state.

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    keep looking

    Not sure where you live but if you just want him to drive with you rather than you being a solo driver and him drive along with you then go online and search all companies. Also, check your local newspaper for driving jobs. You are woring with 2 negatives here tho: You have to find a training company to start out with and then his DUI. Try Covenant Transport, US Express, and Windy Hills. I'll look-up the name of a flatbed Company that may hire him, don't know it off the top of my head. Don't wait too long to start your training because it will be that much harder on you. If you are in debt then I suggest you get a driving job. Most training companies will pay your student loans. Good Luck and hang in there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shookup View Post
    My husband drove for 7 years, but 11 years ago he quit driving. Four years ago he got a DUI (3-1/2 years since actual conviction). We met, got married, and he turned his life around and has had no other problems since. We decided it was a great time in life for us to go trucking as a team. When we went to the school he attended to talk about enrolling me, we were upfront about his DUI, and the recruiter told us that my excellent driving record would make up for his bad, especially if I graduated in the top 3 in the class. They said getting a job would be more challenging but very possible. The companies I called then all said he would need a refresher but that they consider DUIs on a case by case at 3-1/2 years, so we thought it would be possible. We got a loan for me to go to school and paid even more money for him to take a refresher. I quit my job and went to school, worked my butt off, even going in on weekends for extra practice, and graduated #1 in my class. Now that we have started looking for job, no one is willing to hire us. They have all said if his driving time had been more recent it would be a possibility, but even with the refresher course, the DUI knocks us out of consideration. So now I have no job, a huge school debt, and no job forthcoming.

    Do any of you know of any companies who would work with situations such as ours? My only other option is to go out solo, but as a woman that is just not a welcome option for me, but if that becomes my only option do you know of any companies who guarantee weekly home time and who are decent for a woman to go with? I thank you for your time in reading this and apologize that it is so long.

    Hey, Check out what I wrote to you it is somehow on the 2nd page. I just found out the other company your hubby could apply to it is Cypress, not the best but a start.

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    Keep on trying

    Check out what I wrote to you it is somehow on the 2nd page and I just found the name of the other company it is "Cypress" not the best but it is a start. I still think you should go out there get your training and then he can ride 2nd seat with you until this passes over. Also join one of the legal plans, they may be able to offer some advice. Good luck

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