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    Second Chance Trucking

    There is a trucking based in Rock Hill, SC called Carolina Cargo. They will hire anyone regardless of criminal past as long as you meet the cirteria for being a safe driver. The catch is you only make $0.10 a mile driving team. On this thread, please list any company that will hire you regardless of criminal past.



    I had a talk with the safety director at Carolina Cargo. Despite the very low wage, ther is opportunity for growth and they do not seem to exploit drivers unemployable by other reputable companies. Some drivers are just there for the experience, while others stick with them.

    Despite my criminal past, I have made great strides to better myself and should not continue to face punishment by not being employed. If you know a company that will put a guy to work, post it here. Thanks.

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    I'm not sure, but to me, paying someone with a checkered past roughly 1/3 of the going rate for work is exploiting them. They have to be turning one heck of a profit on their operation, because they have found a way to cut their labor expenses by anywhere from 50-60%. If they are hiring parolees, how do they get around the common release provision that a parolee not associate with other former criminals. Seems that putting two parolees together would violate that provision.

    I realize that it is tough getting restarted after a mistake, but this does sound like a form of exploitation to me.

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    .10 a mile as a team. I assume that's .20 split.

    I can flip burgers SOLO at Micky D's for that amount, when you deduct OTR expenses and taxes.

    The industry average is .42 split so you are being exploited.

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    I agree that .10 cpm (.20 split) is exploitive. Figure it out and it's like maybe $300/wk. Deliver pizzas for 40 hrs/wk and make more. For now, that's what I'm doing, while getting my CDL and I get $6.75/hr + $1 per delivery +tips. Last week it worked out to about $17/hr, plus it is "professional driving experience". Also it's fun. Man you see some CRAZY things.

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    OK, maybe the instructions on the thread was not clear. The instructions were: To list companies who hire drivers despite their criminal history. Not how you can work fast food and make the same wage. Not your views on what exploitation is. Not links to the U.S. Constitution or the Gettysburg Address. Companies that offer drivers a second chance. If you do not know or have the name of a company, have the common decency to pass this thread on by and list your personal views elsewhere.

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    Many companies will hire people with felonious pasts... Werner, JBHunt, Southern Cal, etc. etc. A simple google search will turn up various names. Different violations have different responses. An example of a friend of mine, Old Dominion will hire a convicted murderer but they will not hire someone with a theft charge. The person with the theft charge never served a day in jail and was subsequently pardoned by the state. He is still considered unemployable by the vast majority of LTL companies because of the nature of his conviction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rammamon View Post
    OK, maybe the instructions on the thread was not clear. The instructions were: To list companies who hire drivers despite their criminal history. Not how you can work fast food and make the same wage. Not your views on what exploitation is. Not links to the U.S. Constitution or the Gettysburg Address. Companies that offer drivers a second chance. If you do not know or have the name of a company, have the common decency to pass this thread on by and list your personal views elsewhere.
    Get used to it. There is alot of armchair otr drivers here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rammamon View Post
    There is a trucking based in Rock Hill, SC called Carolina Cargo. They will hire anyone regardless of criminal past as long as you meet the cirteria for being a safe driver. The catch is you only make $0.10 a mile driving team. On this thread, please list any company that will hire you regardless of criminal past.

    I had a talk with the safety director at Carolina Cargo. Despite the very low wage, ther is opportunity for growth and they do not seem to exploit drivers unemployable by other reputable companies. Some drivers are just there for the experience, while others stick with them.

    Despite my criminal past, I have made great strides to better myself and should not continue to face punishment by not being employed. If you know a company that will put a guy to work, post it here. Thanks.
    I can tell you really want the answer to these questions, but your too vague on the "criminal past", how long ago are you talking and how bad was it. I'm not trying to dig up the past, but if you read some of the other threads on here, from people with "criminal pasts", they really don't get specific answers until they disclose the past. Example - if it's drugs from 15 years ago or drugs 6 months ago - big difference according to trucking companies and getting hired. Maybe if you get alittle more specific you'll get the answers you want. Don't take offense to the answers your getting either - these people (most) really do want to help you, and they will, just be honest and patient. I wish you the best of luck in your endeavors!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rammamon View Post
    OK, maybe the instructions on the thread was not clear. The instructions were: To list companies who hire drivers despite their criminal history. Not how you can work fast food and make the same wage. Not your views on what exploitation is. Not links to the U.S. Constitution or the Gettysburg Address. Companies that offer drivers a second chance. If you do not know or have the name of a company, have the common decency to pass this thread on by and list your personal views elsewhere.
    10-4.....without a deep legal/moral/ethical fracas, I'd like to find work for a guy with a very good driving/on time delivery record that got caught on a drug screen for smoking pot. Results..you get fired, lesson learned, move on. Any LEADS? 'preciate it.
    Last edited by graybeard151; 01.03.2009 at 03.06 PM. Reason:: closing remarks