Criminal record hindering my progress

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Symmetrical, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. G13Tomcat

    G13Tomcat Road Train Member

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    Yep, O/P ...... ^^^^ true words right there. Gave me goosebumps. Good point, Lep. Very.
     
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  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    I once worked for a flatbed company and 99% of the drivers were ex-cons. The owner of the company liked them because they didn't bellyache about the small stuff. He gave one of them a leave of absence to do another stretch in Brushy Mountain Prison over something not related to trucking. Many times that driver and I would be dispatched to California at the same time and I had to really push it to keep up.
     
  4. Symmetrical

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  5. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    That company no long exists.
     
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  6. inandoutoftrouble

    inandoutoftrouble Road Train Member

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    Decades ago, I believe back in the 1970's, ex-cons were found to be some of the best and most reliable workers in the auto manufacturing plants in Detroit.

    IRONICALLY, the ex-cons had the LEAST number of disciplinary and absentee problems on both the assembly lines and the rest of the factory in general.

    God bless every American and their families! God bless the U.S.A.!

    OTR & LTL - over the mountains - through the woods - coast to coast - sea to shining sea
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  7. JustWannaBeComfortable

    JustWannaBeComfortable Bobtail Member

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    Scratch PI&I and Millis Transfer from the list. Seriously. Hiring freeze.
     
  8. Maj. Jackhole

    Maj. Jackhole Heavy Load Member

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    Someone is obviously hiring recently released fed inmates. I have been by the Petersburg fed corrections and see inmates learning to drive .
     
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  9. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Yes, those guys are hirable as long as they pass the cdl school.
     
  10. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Here's what you saw (picture taken at Petersburg):
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    Virginia DMV Commissioner and AAMVA Chair of the Board Rick Holcomb (center) stands with a group of inmate CDL trainees and staff from DMV and the Federal Bureau of Prisons during a training session earlier this year.
     
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  11. Cummimgs Trucking LLC

    Cummimgs Trucking LLC Light Load Member

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    Something I found online about Carolina Cargo:

    Do not work for this company!!!! NEW
    by: Anonymous

    First off let me say what they do at Carolina Cargo is slavery!! I worked there as a driver manager to help "reduce" driver turnover! I did my job and did it well! I had alot of drivers tell me I was the best driver manager they ever had. Made drivers feel like someone cared! Well let me tell you the real story. They pay you .10 a mile tell you that you will make up to .21 cent a mile if you hit all the bonuses. Wrong! They make it almost nearly impossible for you to hit the bonuses. The dispatch and driver managers sit in there and talk pure #### about all the drivers how they are all crack heads convicts etc. The owner sexual harrasses ALL of the females in the office. Makes sexual aadvances at them, smacks their #####, wants them to show their boobs. When you go through orientation Jim gibes you the "I care' speach, then comes in to dispatch and laughs about it. He thinks everyone is a thief and is stealing from the company, and last but most important.. HE HATES BLACK PEOPLE!!! This man still picks cotton ok. If you are at the office waiting for a truck and none available check the cotton fields cause the shop employees are out picking cotton instead of fixing trucks for you to make $$$ Unless you want to be treated like a slave then I wouldnt work here period!!! The reviews you read .. The bad ones are ALL true. Ive been in trucking for almost 20 years now and this place is nothing but modern day slavery. Oh if you breakdown you only have 1 option Randolph and good luck getting him on the phone then he talks to you like your a piece of #### and he knows it all you cant reach him because he laid out from snorting cocaine!! Dont work for these people you ALL reading this deserve better!
     
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