Companies hiring with bad driving record

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by habanerosoy, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. habanerosoy

    habanerosoy Bobtail Member

    Jan 15, 2012
    I would like to know about any companies hiring no matter your driving record or your DAC resport. How long does your tickets stay in your record??? I heard some states is till 7 years but I thought its usually 3.
    My other question does it matter if I have my own truck to find some company who wants to give me loads????
  2. Bill104

    Bill104 <b>Pepsiholic</b>

    Dec 27, 2011
    If you can get yourself insured then being a owner operator should be no problem, most big places won,t hire,you to drive there stuff because of insurance, at least thats my undetstanding, you might want to post details of your dmv report that would give us a better ideal on how to help you procede. But freight should not be a problem unless you lose loads often.
  3. Truck609

    Truck609 Light Load Member

    Dec 17, 2011
    First what is a "bad driving record" and how bad is it? Second, if its bad enough that companies won't hire you, perhaps you're not a good driver and therefore should find another career choice. Personally, I have to do enough defensive driving these days that I greatly appreciate companies NOT hiring those who obviously don't take their profession seriously.
    I'm not trying to be mean, but not everyone is cut out to drive professionally. An individual with a "bad driving record" is likely not a professional in the first place.
  4. shortwjason

    shortwjason Bobtail Member

    Oct 13, 2011
    little rock, ar
    Well..i don't think a bad driving record means you are not a professional...thats a bit prejudice....your best bet is to spend a couple of hours filling out online applications with numerous trucking companies....try the large ones like Werner, CRST and CR Englund....they are the proverbial 'bottom feeders'....but, they are successful companies who might be willing to overlook a couple minor violations...good luck and don't get discouraged about your dream just because of a couple haters :biggrin_25519:
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  5. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

    Dec 17, 2010
    Hampton Roads Va. area
    Last I heard in Georgia you can get a 3 year AND a 7 year history. I have no clue how far back DAC goes. For general Traffic convictions I think most insurance company's forgive after 3 years, Driving Drunk and some other serious convictions take longer.
  6. Red Hot Mess

    Red Hot Mess Hot Tub Critic

    Sep 27, 2011
    Trying to hide from STALKERS
    My lead foot kept me from US and Roehl. Any speed ticket over 15 gets you an exclusion from CDL for 3 1/2 years after offense. I had 2. When you pull your MVR it will tell you are under exclusion ore not. As for DUI/DWI I think those are even harder to overcome.
  7. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

    Dec 17, 2010
    Hampton Roads Va. area
    In general a bad driving record is a serious red flag. Considering how many current steering wheel holders drive trucks today I am not surprised at all. I can understand a couple of speeding tickets in a 2 or 3 year period, but I actually hate sharing the road with some drivers. They are dangerous, they have dangerous driving habits and NO regard for others sharing the road. These people are NOT professionals and most likely never will be.
  8. Medic10

    Medic10 Light Load Member

    Dec 24, 2011

    Eh, I'm pretty sure getting hired to drive is a little different than applying for a "no credit, bad credit, any credit" loan. Rent-a-Center might approve you for a couch, but fortunately when it comes to operating a vehicle there are at least some standards. If your driving record is that atrocious, maybe you need to look at other career choices.
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  9. vinsanity

    vinsanity Road Train Member

    Nov 23, 2009
    South Florida
    Actually, most of the big companies are self-insured. They are more willing to work with you if you are honest. It's the little companies that are controlled by insurance. Of course there's always the little fly-by-night companies that don't care.
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  10. MustangMark83

    MustangMark83 Light Load Member

    Mar 19, 2011
    Winter Haven, FL
    i got a ticket for 89 in a 70, kept the job I had until the ticket came off my record 3 yrs later, went somewhere else. I guess if the company doesn't constantly check your MVR, and you don't tell them, you can get away with it. but it also wasn't classified as "reckless".
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