Another DUI question, DUI before cdl

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  1. 77fib77

    77fib77 Road Train Member

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    So I'm in New Orleans at Check Point Charlie's . The guy next to me overhears me saying I'm a truck driver and he is interested in our fraternity. After like 40 minutes he tells me he has three DUIs. Wow. The most recent was 13 years ago, very NOLA that number. The other two are over 25 years ago, he's 50. Can he get a CDL? Would they even show up?
     
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  2. Chinatown

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    Yes, he can get a cdl and yes, they'll probably show up during a background check.
    Tell him to find a cheap 160 hr. cdl school.
    Tell him to Google : WIOA Program Louisiana and maybe the state will pay for the school.
     
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  3. 77fib77

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    I was telling him tanker and SNI. There are about 15 tanker companies about an hour away. St Gabriel area.
     
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  4. Chinatown

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    He can try Schneider, but I don't know their policy on DUI's.
    Many companies won't hire even though they're old DUI's.
    He'll still find a job though.
    He can try www.kllmdrivingacademy.com
    He doesn't have to mention the DUI's unless the question is "Have you EVER had a DUI?"
    Usually companies just want to know if a person's had a DUI within the last "xyz" years.
    Doubt a tanker company will hire him right now.
    TransAm has "no DUI with past 24 months.
    Most companies are 5 yrs. or 10 yrs. or whatever they want.
    There's a few that have "no DUI's in a lifetime."
     
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  5. bzinger

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    My DUI is 20 years old and still shows up ..but 3 of them ? ! ..dang !
     
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  6. Cam Roberts

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    I get a dui once a year but they never show up becuase I steal cars and then run when I get pulled over. You guys are stupid
     
  7. snowwy

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    Might do some checking first. I don't think any of us know about dui's prior to getting a cdl.

    We can tell you about the penalties now with a cdl. 2 means cdl revocation. The penalties are different between regular and commercial licenses.

    1 older then 10 years wouldn't be a problem. But 3 might be.
     
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  8. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    You perfect cam?
     
  9. Moose1958

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    All DUIs before those tables in 383.51 were made part of 49 CFR and anything before being issued a CDL is not disqualifying. Once you do get issued a CDL those tables become something all CDL holders should be aware of. This is about the CDL ONLY! Nothing about this means a carrier must accept you as a risk. So if you currently have a drivers license generally you should be able to get a CDL unless of course, you lost the CDL before.
     
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  10. x1Heavy

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    The key is having a basic car license as outlined by Moose. You can have a thousand DUI's

    It's when you stuff that CDL A into your wallet for the first time still warm from the photo equiptment is when you have to put away the DUI's and start growing up to be a adult professional.
     
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