Who hires someone with a misdemeanor?

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  1. Chinatown

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    Don't talk too much during a trucking job interview.
    Don't reveal anything that isn't specifically asked for.
    Don't mention drugs in any way. You've never used drugs.
    Can you pass a hair follicle drug test?
    If you prefer just urine test, let us know and we can steer you to companies that just do urine.
     
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  3. Chinatown

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    Georgia
     
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    Thanks. I can pass either. I’ve never done any drugs in my entire life.
     
  6. roundhouse

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    Was it a gun ?

    or was it a knife ?

    And the circumstances of the event.

    if we were hiring and it was:
    Got stopped for traffic violation and cop found a knife in your pocket or in the glove box or something , that’s no big deal.
    We have a guy with that exact circumstance and it’s only been a issue when he got denied entry to a military base.






    might make a big difference to the potential employer .
     
  7. haz-matguru

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    There are several companies that hire with criminal records. Us regular people aren't like those on capital hill that do crimes and get away Scott free everyday. Alot of truck drivers were once young and dumb. And trucking offers a career path for some that they would never have in the corporate scenery of work.

    Now some OTR companies will turn you down because of you may not be able to go into Canada. Some U.S. misdemeanors are felonys in Canada. And they won't let you cross the border.

    But don't give up, keep searching and applying to the type companies you want to work at.
     
  8. Chinatown

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    Which companies rejected you?
    Did you just make a phone call or did you submit an online application. If you only made phone calls, try again with the online applications.
    If you tried to apply with a phone call; that usually won't work for anyone with a criminal record.
    Did you apply with Stevens Transport online application?
     
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    Beware.....Team Driving operation for the most part. You will be paired with a complete stranger. That would NEVER work for me!
     
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    Teams until the contract is fulfilled, then can run solo.
    I mentioned CRST because he's having problems getting started and this might work for him.
    I also know of a box truck company that runs coast-to-coast & border-to-border that doesn't require a cdl, but does require a DOT physical and drug test. The box truck job won't count as cdl experience, but it's a job and paycheck.
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