Another felony record question.

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Justaguy69, Feb 16, 2019.

  1. Justaguy69

    Justaguy69 Bobtail Member

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    Thank you all for the replies. To Chinatown, Southwest is who I’ve had conversations with a few weeks back. They seem well reviewed.

    To x1Heavy, thankfully my back is fine, so maybe getting into trucking at this age my back will last. I only need to do this for another 12-13 years and I’m done. Appreciate your reply.

    Thank you Ridgeline for the advice. Your info is along the lines of what I’ve read in posts. 28 years is a long time ago, most people probably don’t care. Sh/t happens and we grow up and learn.
     
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  3. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    Locate and research the trucking company with work schedule & pay/benefits that suit you THEN decide about the CDL. In the old days you had to do OTR for a year or two before any local job was available. Not any more. You can start as a local driver. The goal is to find a "forever home", not get the CDL and put in time at a crap company before getting the gig you want.
     
  4. Chinatown

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    As soon as you get a cdl school start date, contact some companies and let them know you're interested.
    You'll get job offers long before graduating from school.
    Here's some companies with local work:
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    DOT Transportation - Bullhead City. has local/regional/OTR to choose from.
    www.drivefordot.com
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    Nestle USA - Phoenix - need cdl-a or cdl-a permit > click here >Apply On Company Site
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    XPO Logistics
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    Labatt Food Service
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    Estes Express - Phoenix - has dock to driver program for new cdl trainees.
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    Monterey Mushrooms - Monterey Mushrooms® is proud to provide fresh, locally grown mushrooms to grocery stores and restaurants year-round, from 10 farms located across North America. 1688 West Adams Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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    QEC - Official Site
    https://www.qec.com
    Freight Truck Drivers


      • Drive a Quicksilver owned truck
      • No operating expenses
      • Employee status (not an IC/1099)
      • Local work – home every night
      • No fees and no deposit requirements
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  5. BUMBACLADWAR

    BUMBACLADWAR Road Train Member

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    So,you were a kid and trying to buy booze.Well,I guess you were 21 or 22 when it all went down? Shouldnt be a big deal...unless youre aiming for some high end loads ...they may frown on the theft..not Sure...but,Normal trucking should not be a problem,especially with the perfect driving record and all.Good luck to ya.
     
  6. Chinatown

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    Airgas Inc. - Phoenix > click here > Apply On Company Site
    Airgas, an Air Liquide company is Now Hiring
    Class A Local Driver in Phoenix, AZ
    Airgas will consider for employment qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the FCIHO.
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    Mountain Valley Express - Phoenix terminal.

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  7. Chinatown

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    Superior-Carriers - click here> Apply On Company Site
    Earning Potential - $60,000.00 to $75,000.00 /year - New Pay Package
    Provide a Completion Certificate And Class Transcript from an approved CDL training school.
    Train at your assigned terminal.
    For Approved school list or application assistance call.
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  9. Joseph-Venport

    Joseph-Venport Light Load Member

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    I am speaking as a felon that you will have no challenge at all. My felony is 1998 and I have worked some good jobs and have a good job now. You just need to get that magic one year of experience before you can have the freedom to move around from job to job. I worked ten years as a tractor dumptrailer operator in the demolition industry and was able to go home everyday. I prefer to drive otr and go home on the weekends now.
     
  10. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    A felony is a problem in only 2 basic ways. A felony record depending on things like time and type can prevent you from entering Canada. If a carrier does extensive business there you will have a difficult time getting on. Another problem with "some" type felonies a driver can get into is working for a carrier where a driver will need hazmat/TWIC. There is some class of felonies that are lifetime bars to get these. Then there are some felonies that take a few years to clear off. I bring this up because a person I know told me he had to fire a driver because his TSA background check came back declined. Upon further investigation, this person had transmitted a terroristic threat under Georgia law. He can never get a hazmat or a TWIC card ever. About 3 years ago I was involved in a situation where another driver got his background check declined because of something really stupid he did years before. He was part of a threat to bomb a Federal Courthouse. Another issue that can cause a problem with felonies is customers that do not want drivers that have been convicted of some crimes on their property. I know about 10 of these businesses. I also understand why they do this. One such business makes ammo.

    However, there are thousands of felons driving in general OTR jobs. Don't let a felony be a block. Just do your homework, because some carriers will place that have you ever been convicted of a felony box right on their applications and they mean it.
     
  11. Trucking in Tennessee

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    Most only go back 10 years. I would also try to get a hazmat which proves you passed a TSA background check. You may not go into Canada but you can get on very secure property.
     
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