Applying for new job with a dui on my record

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  1. PRtruckers

    PRtruckers Bobtail Member

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    Hi, I've been driving for nearly 10 years. I was with a starter company for 2.5 and a much smaller company now for 7. At the first company, I had two "parking lot" accidents between 2010 and 2013. At my current company, I had a backing accident in 2019 on a side road that resulted in damage to another vehicle. I was ticketed for improper backing but it was subsequently plead down to essentially a noise violation. Most recently (this year)i rear ended (no damage to person i hit but damage to my truck). I was given a ticket for inattentive driving but it was eventually dropped. I also have a dui from 2004 (before I started driving cdl). My first question is whether or not I need to divulge my dui on a new application as it was almost 17 years ago. Also, if both my most recent tickets were plead down to non-moving violations, is my current employer allowed to report them the way they were issued, or do they need to go by how they were eventually filed with the DMV?
     
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  4. Chinatown

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    Answer the DUI question on applications just as the question is asked.
    Have you had a DUI in your lifetime? Yes
    Have you had a DUI within last 7 yrs? No

    Read the questions carefully and don't add information that isn't asked for.
    The companies will find out about the old DUI anyway, but it's not that important to the companies or they would have asked about it.
    Don't volunteer any information that isn't specifically asked for.
    Go by what's on your MVR and don't say anything about a charge being reduced. Just list exactly what's on your MVR.
     
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    Get a copy of our DAC report and see what's on there.
    www.hireright.com is where you can get a copy.
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  6. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

    Stop hitting stuff. Id worry more about that than a 16 y/o dui
     
  7. PRtruckers

    PRtruckers Bobtail Member

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    My DUI was in a different state. Does that matter? I'm just worried it might be one of those companies that doesn't allow a dui on your record.
     
  8. Chinatown

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    The application will show if it matters or not. Most companies won't hold a DUI that old against you. Don't list it if the question isn't asked on the application.
    Yes, it will show; doesn't matter which state you go it in.
     
  9. PRtruckers

    PRtruckers Bobtail Member

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    Ok, thanks for your helpful responses!!
     
  10. Chinatown

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    Read Post #3 again.
    Attention to detail is important.
     
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    Is my current employer going to show the original tickets or what they were reduced to?
     
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