Interested in getting my cdl but I have some history.

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  1. vinnyfibonacci

    vinnyfibonacci Bobtail Member

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    Why would they possibly take me with 1099?
     
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  3. Chinatown

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    1099 outfits, in many cases, cut corners and bend the rules.
     
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  5. blairandgretchen

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    I’ll be a little too honest here. Take it as you will.

    I came here from NZ at 28 years old, with a DUI and a couple of speeding tickets, one of which should have been “evading law enforcement “ from when I was 15-17 years old. I learned, behaved better.

    What nobody tells kids born in the US, is how their actions affect holding a CDL.

    I basically started at 28 years old with a clean slate - had to get my car license, CDL etc. Because the US ignores any off shore records, unless you’re a total criminal.

    And maybe this explains the amount of immigrant drivers here on the roads.

    To be eligible for a decent CDL job in the US now, they expect you to be pure as the driven snow. Forget obtaining a TWIC or hazmat endorsement if you have a range of court charges.

    After 6 years clean, as you state - you would expect that companies would be willing to give you a chance, And after 6 years, they should. But - as posted by others, the options are trash companies or 1099 (technically illegal) -

    Time will be in your favor, distancing from past errors.

    Thanks for being honest and posting the truth about your history. You’ll get a lot better advice here , as opposed to the muppet heads that post vague information then argue when questioned.

    Good luck - drive safe
     
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  6. 201

    201 Road Train Member

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    Oh my GOD, looks more like a rap sheet from Al Capone. These aren't minor offenses, and I couldn't imagine an employer would hire anyone with a record like that. We'd have been laughed out of the office, BUT, I realize, that was then, this is now. I mean no disrespect to the poster, maybe a little, we strived to keep our records clean. It was a "shoe-in" for the next job and quite frankly, with a record like that, we wouldn't embarrass ourselves even applying. The only salvation back then with a record like that, was drive for a shyster that had the same record, but couldn't drive anymore, and I did. Good luck, I think there are ways to make a living with that record, but I doubt even the lesser trucking companies can take a chance with insurance the way it is.
     
  7. Jamie01

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    I'm not sure this is a good idea. Go to their websites and see what the hiring criteria are. It's your job to answer truthfully; it's their job to ask the questions. If the question is about DUIs in the last 5 years, don't volunteer information on something from 7 years ago. If they want that information, it's up to them to ask.

    That said, I think the Possession and Delivery of Controlled Substance, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident will be at least as much of a barrier.
     
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  8. snowmantrucking101

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    Most good ones...4 weeks = 160 + hours.
     
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  9. REO6205

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    Exactly right. Those will be red flags for anyone looking at his record.
     
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    I wouldn't recommend truck driving anymore if you have other choices available. One mishap and you get fired and become unhireable. All that time invested is wasted.
     
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