Air Force Base Clearance

Discussion in 'Shippers & Receivers - Good or Bad' started by CDLman63, Mar 12, 2021.

  1. CDLman63

    CDLman63 Bobtail Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Hattiesburg, MS
    I flatbed trucker who has a TWIC, went to an Air Force Base, and they wouldn't let him in to make a delivery based on something they picked up on his record from 40 years ago. I have a TWIC also, and I do have some misdemeanors from years ago & no felonies, and I was thinking that I may not be able to get onto an Air Force Base if I ever need to make a delivery. I wonder what crime was on his record where the Air Force denied him entry. Anyone know what would keep a driver from getting onto an Air Force Base, i.e. any particular misdemeanors?
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  3. baha

    baha Road Train Member

    Jul 25, 2013
    They are super strict at some bases, the big plane parts yard out west is one of them I had to get a load of one crate going cross country because the driver my co. sent was sent away from 1st ck. where you sit at a table till you are cleared, it payed a lot more and was a light load rather than the load of copper l was on, but all bases are different?
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  4. Capacity

    Capacity Heavy Load Member

    Jul 28, 2019
    Neenah Wi
    It could be something in his background test paperwork like knowing town you were born in , mothers maiden name , also being born in another country will bar entry.
    Vehicle registration and insurance is also a reason to not get in and felonys on record.
    You also have to have a sponsor on the base hopefully its a officer and they meet you at the commercial gate.
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2021
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  5. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

    Dec 10, 2014
    omaha , ne
    Don't try going onto a base if you might have a warrant out either .
    I used to haul gas onto offutt afb and they were always taking someone to jail from the gate there.
  6. Jenn72

    Jenn72 Medium Load Member

    Jun 7, 2019
    In 2014 when they had the shooting at NAS Norfolk they changed the rules. The shooter wasn't military. He was a contractor with a twic card.

    Under the new rules, nobody with a felony conviction in the past ten years, or a misdemeanor in the last five for certain crimes, can get into bases with a TWIC card.

    There is a waiver you can apply for.
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  7. pavrom

    pavrom Road Train Member

    Apr 29, 2012
    NE illinois
    I was barred once being born outside of us
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  8. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

    Jul 27, 2011
    Yep all bases are different. I picked up at a base yesterday that I didn't even show ANY ID!!!! Delivering to a base Monday where I have to pass a 20 year background check....
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  9. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

    May 4, 2015
    Bases are divided in two now.

    Operations side, if you have anything, I mean ever been arrested in your life, you're going to get turned away.

    Housing side, not as stringent. You can be sponsored on by whomever you are picking up or delivering for / to.

    But on the Operations side, you better be pure as the driven snow, or you're not getting on.
  10. Val_Caldera

    Val_Caldera Light Load Member

    Apr 2, 2021
    Greensboro, NC
    Interesting Topic.
    As a former Long Haul Driver with 53' Dry Van, I never had any problems acquiring access to active Military Bases/Locations.
    I've some Misdemeanor Convictions (with minor Incarcerations) in So. Cal. from the 70's and early 80's that NEVER presented any problems.
    Until reading this Thread, I was unaware of ANY DRIVER being "Turned Away/Refused Entry/Arrested/Restrained" as I never witnessed such action.
    Last Time on any Active Military Base was in Alabama in 2013.
    Last edited: May 7, 2021
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  11. DrFlush

    DrFlush Road Train Member

    Mar 22, 2011
    Upstate NY
    Friend of mine was refused entry onto a base after running military loads for years. He had a 35 year old no contest plea.
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