Getting a driving job with a DUI and no experience

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  1. jmorris3288

    jmorris3288 Bobtail Member

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    Is there any companies that would hire someone with a DUI and no driving experience? I got a DUI about 5 1/2 years ago, been looking at flatbed companies like TMC and Maverick but looks like you need a clean driving record for 10 years to work for them.
     
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  3. GenericUserName

    GenericUserName Road Train Member

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    Of course. Plenty of the megas OTR.
     
  4. passingthru69

    passingthru69 Road Train Member

    2 words, Carolina Cargo.. best of luck
     
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  5. GenericUserName

    GenericUserName Road Train Member

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    Thats for felons. The OP is too good for that (unless his dui is a felony).
     
  6. jmorris3288

    jmorris3288 Bobtail Member

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    no the dui is a misdemeanor and its the only thing on my record
     
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  7. DrFlush

    DrFlush Road Train Member

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    I have a very old DWI and I went to Roehl but that was a while ago, could check them, I started my open deck adventure with them.
     
  8. GenericUserName

    GenericUserName Road Train Member

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    Yeah bro you are fine. Make applying your full-time job. Don't be afraid to fill out 50+ applications and be HONEST about everything. Your situation could be MUCH worse you are going to find a decent company.
     
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  9. Gunner75

    Gunner75 Road Train Member

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    You can take tmc off your list, they wont even consider you till your dui is 10yrs old.
     
  10. Sik_Life

    Sik_Life Medium Load Member

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    You're fine. There's several thresholds that are used by companies. I suspect it has to do with insurance. Some require no DUI's ever. Then you have very few that need it to be 3 or 4 years old. When it's 5 years old is when a lot of companies will open back up for you. Just go to company sites and look at requirements, call recruiters etc. The important thing is don't get another one.
     
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  11. jmorris3288

    jmorris3288 Bobtail Member

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    yep I'll never make that mistake again, young and dumb out partying a little too hard.
     
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