How do I patch my life back together?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by 27yankees, Apr 26, 2019.

  1. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

    Aug 28, 2011
    Henderson, NV & Orient
    OK, but he can still get a cdl and be a trucker and run the lower 48 states.
    Dishonesty, fraud, or misrepresentation, including identity fraud and money laundering, where the money laundering is related to a crime listed in Parts A or B (except welfare fraud and passing bad checks).
    Conviction for one of the following felonies is disqualifying if the applicant was convicted, pled guilty (including ‘no contest’), or found not guilty by reason of insanity within seven years of the date of the application; OR if the applicant was released from incarceration after conviction within five years of the date of the application.
  2. 27yankees

    27yankees Bobtail Member

    Apr 26, 2019
    I was just reading and it seems I'll be banned from those two things for 7 years from conviction, if it goes that way. That just chops away a few possibilities, but I'm not out of the game yet. Ideally it's looking like what I need to do is get my CDL, get some real world training for a while and run my own authority and that way I have some better flexibility to what/when/how I can run loads. So, after CDL/school, would be training for a while with anyone that would put me on so I'm not out there as a complete knucklehead.
    Blu_Ogre Thanks this.
  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

    Aug 28, 2011
    Henderson, NV & Orient
    Don't worry about a job; plenty waiting for you.
  4. JoeTruck

    JoeTruck Light Load Member

    Mar 13, 2015
    LOWER 48
    Get your CDL and if the charges are still pending you can get a local job.
  5. Blu_Ogre

    Blu_Ogre Road Train Member

    Jul 14, 2013
    Chasin the $ out west
    Like @Chinatown said plenty of choices out there. Try to choose the best fit for you.

    Like any job -- protect yourself from harassment and endangerment (including endangering your CDL) secure in the knowledge that you were looking for a job when you found that one, and there is another just down the street or across town at the worst.
  6. jammer910Z

    jammer910Z Road Train Member

    May 28, 2015
    The four R's of forgiveness
    REMORSE for the action
    RESTITUTION to the offended
    REHABILITATION for the action
    REQUEST for forgiveness

    I can tell you're remorseful.
    If the courts release you, then #2 and #3 are covered, or sufficiently underway.
    #4)Requesting a second chance at a decent life is only a natural expectancy.

    If you're truly reformed, and want to start a new chapter.. this is a great industry to afford you that opportunity. It won't be a cakewalk.
    You'll have to earn it.

    I think you've covered the bases.

    Oh... GO DODGERS!
  7. Slowmover1

    Slowmover1 Road Train Member

    Oct 25, 2015
    Fort Worth
    Safety record keeping. Just the man for ELD hack.

    Seriously, crap seven years back don’t mean much. Same for jobs past ten.

    Where you’ve been CONSISTENT in a good way matters. Think on it.

    And MAKE SURE you only work for Americans. The real thing.

    Takes a few years to be any good. As impulse is a problem for you, get any differences between you and the company to a minimum.

    Stuff goes wrong (you don’t like it) ITS YOUR FAULT.

    Every driver has to get thru this.
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2019
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