Can I be an owner op with my own authority If I have felonies?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by John501, Oct 4, 2022.

  1. John501

    John501 Bobtail Member

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    Hi guy's I'm new on here but i really need help on this topic. I'm 21 years old and am looking to get a sprinter van and become an owner operator with my own authority. I was convicted of serious crimes at 19, I was young and still am but this is has really made my life difficult as I was convicted of
    1. Strong armed robbery
    2. Common law robbery
    those are my main offenses. I'm currently on probation until 2025. I just want to build an peaceful life now and have had to put down a lot of my ambitions in different career's because I know I will not be given a chance in them because of my felonies. I just want know if I have an opportunity in this industry with the steps I'm trying to take in becoming a owner operator with my own authority.
     
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  3. Concorde

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    Yes, assuming your going to run interstate and the terms of your probation allows it.
     
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  4. ProfessionalNoticer

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    Do you have freight to load into that sprinter van?
     
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  5. Chinatown

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    Will your probation officer let you leave the state with a trucking job?
     
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  6. Chinatown

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    Which state do you live in? What's the nearest town/city?
     
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  7. John501

    John501 Bobtail Member

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    yes, i am allowed to get a almost like a permission slip to leave each month for 30 day's, south carolina.
     
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  8. Chinatown

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    Do you have a CDL yet?
    You will also need a DOT physical and pass a drug test.
    Even non-cdl drivers sometimes are required to have a DOT physical and drug test.
     
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    Which town/city are you in or near?
     
  10. Accidental Trucker

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    I would suggest you look very, very hard before you jump into the "sprinter van" business. It's a dog eat dog world with very few success stories.

    @Chinatown will be able to direct you to companies that will hire you for CDL jobs. Pay your dues for a year or two, keep your nose clean, and you'll have many options from there.

    Good luck.
     
  11. Tekna

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    As others have stated the demand for sprinter vans is super low. I imagine a rather large fleet of other trucking capabilities would be needed to make the use of sprinter van practical.
     
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