Felony & being on Parole automatically mean no job?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Bsrlinmaz, Oct 3, 2014.

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  1. avenger79

    avenger79 Medium Load Member

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    wow interesting read here.

    to the OP when I was training on dumptrucks, the fella training me had done 8 years in prison. no one at the company seemed to care. he was a stand up guy who got his work done.
    small company, local dump trucks was a fun job.
     
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  3. JohnBoy

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    I too commend the OP for his honesty, doing something wrong then doing the punishment handed down at the time, then becoming a member of society in a positive way speaks volumes. But I do need to say this, going to work for a company like Western Express or Carolina Cargo would probably net someone life with no parole for premeditated murder.
     
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    Well first off I am full time Police Officer part time driver and company owner. The working for Mom and Pop thing everyone always talks about is BS. We small companies have to work with the insurance companies more than the Mega carriers as a lot of them are self insured. If people think working for someone that would hire them without insurance company ok is a good idea, well think again. You may not even be covered under insurance or the company might not even have any. Guess what if something happens it is all on you. All fines, fees, arrest, the the whole 9 yards. Enough on that. I have hired a female, trained her and waiting for her license to clear two tickets then she can drive. She works as labor for now. She has been convicted of prostitution and robbery and murder ( all things on paper may be different than they sound). She completed her time to the state. I did her background and she was honest. I knew her employer from when she got out of prison. He and I both think she is a great worker and reformed person. She has been out of prison for about 12 years no trouble other than traffic tickets. She is a person that I would trust my truck and company image with. I think all in all if you a go to an employer of a good company and are really a good person and can prove you have set things right you will get a good job. I have had some goo (and bad) luck with ex cons. I also had a man work part time that shot and killed the man who raped his Niece (he raised her from a baby as her parents were killed in an accident) He applied for the job and told me about his past and when he found out I was a Police Officer he thought I would not hire him. I asked him if he had it to do over if he would have made the same choice. He said he would have done the same thing now as he did then. He worked part time for 2 1/2 years until he got a better job with insurance. He is a great guy and good person and will still help me if i get in a spot where I need extra help. If you are honest and let prospective employer know everything it will go along way with getting that driving job. Best of luck.
     
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    Bsrlinmaz Bobtail Member

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    Bsrlinmaz Bobtail Member

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    10/13/2014 - Update: After speaking with recruiters from several carriers and several private schools, I can report that being on Parole does not stop someone from driving OTR. I'm updating this, so that anyone else out there who may have some of the questions I had can see some of the information I got.

    As has been mentioned by others in previous responses to this thread, I will not be able to get HAZMAT, because of the background checks.

    It also stops me from being able to go into Canada. I may be wrong, but I think that the criminal history would stop me from being able to take loads into Canada, even if I were off of parole.

    Anyone on Parole would be advised to get a letter from the Department of Parole & Probation which you're dealing with, to give to carriers you're trying to get hired on with, indicating that P&P is aware you'll be traveling out of state and has no issues with it. The carriers you're trying to get hired on with are not going to accept you telling them: "...yeah I talked it over with my Parole Officer and he has no problems with it..." You will have to have it in writing from your state's Department of Parole & Probation. The carrier's not going to take a chance that you end up abandoning their truck/load somewhere down the road because you had to hightail it home because your Parole Officer found out you were out of state without authorization.

    If you're going to go to a CDL school, either private or company, make sure they send your application, information, letters, etc. up the foodchain BEFORE you start school and/or put out any $$...it is possible to get initially accepted, with the letter from your Parole Officer and all your ducks in a row, and have it rejected at a higher lvl. within the company, after you're a week or two into your training. The recruiters, whose job it is to herd as many bodies as possible into the school (tuition = $$$ = profit), may push paperwork through, get you started into training, before the stuff has been seen by others at higher lvl, and you later get sent home, after it fails final approval.

    Thank you again to everyone who responded to this thread...I respect everyone's opinion and appreciate the advice and information I was given.
     
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    chris886 Medium Load Member

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    Good to hear things are working out. Do you have a job lined up yet?
     
  8. Sergeant_Dale

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    That was pretty much a jagoff comment! Coming from a LE background AND a 14 year military career, Imma assume that question was just like asking a combat veteran if they ever killed anyone...Just b/c this is the interwebz & pretty much anonymous, doesnt mean be a total jerk! Have an oz of class & if you REALLY feel the need to ask some stupid #### like that, do it privately.
     
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  9. mjfreespirit

    mjfreespirit Light Load Member

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    hahahahahahahahahaha
     
  10. mjfreespirit

    mjfreespirit Light Load Member

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    Most carnival amusement companies would be willing to give you a job driving. If you see a carnival set up near where you are, hit them up. They care more about your ability to drive and not mess their equipment up than anything else.
     
  11. HogHaulin

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    I served 8 years in prison and got out and started working hauling livestock. It is a great place to start and who knows you may like it. I am still on federal supervision and have no problems. Most large companies wont hire you. But there is Milk hauling companies and Livestock that dont care about your criminal past just your MVR. Also it is pretty easy to get on driving for the oil fields. I wouldnt even try WE. There is a lot of money in Livestock to be made just isnt for everyone. Try Lynch Livestock. I am sure Arizona may have some Livestock companies that haul cattle. But most freight companies wont touch you.
     
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