How to get a job as a Felony Truck Dr...

How to get a job as a Felony Truck Driver

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Midnightrider

Elgin, IL

#2 Jan 22, 2010
Right now no one should waste money in hopes of being hired as a driver with any record of any kind. One driver I know has been driving 8 years and was laid off. He was turned down for another driving job because of a misdemeanor over 10 years ago. He was attacked by a drunk in a bar and punched back. Both were convicted and fined on a plea deal. Now it comes up on computer background checks, and he can't get hired anywhere, not even in a store unloading trucks. Interviews go good until they get go that and they escort him to the door thank him for applying, and tell him we will call you if we need you.
joe

United States

#4 Feb 13, 2010
The Federal Motor Carrier SAFETY ADMINISTRATION will not allow you to continue as a truck driver if you commit a drug crime while you are a driver NOT if you have a drug crime on your record.
SEE Qualification and disqualification of drivers
391.15 Disqualification of drivers.
Midnightrider

Elgin, IL

#5 Feb 16, 2010
joe wrote:
The Federal Motor Carrier SAFETY ADMINISTRATION will not allow you to continue as a truck driver if you commit a drug crime while you are a driver NOT if you have a drug crime on your record.
SEE Qualification and disqualification of drivers
391.15 Disqualification of drivers.
But the EMPLOYER can choose to not hire or to fire for "no reason or any reason as long as it is not a prohibited reason". I have seen drivers not hired because of misdemeanor bar room brawl. With the new computerized background checking, any minor brush with the law shows up. If a driver "forgot about" a previous drug crime and the employer finds it, they fire him for "false statement on application for employment".
scoobyrunner

Epes, AL

#6 Oct 3, 2010
I got hired by jb hunt with 12 felonies and 2 verbal threats to the recruiter if i didn't get hired. he said ok..your hired and now he is my bit#h

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tjm1957

United States

#7 Jan 5, 2011
I read drivers with felonies. I also have a similar problem, pos. on a pre-employment, 6 mos. ago. Hate to bother you, but do you know of companies hiring with this blemish on dac report? Have 6 mos. otr exp and drove after this test. I didn't know of this test result, until after I was driving for other carrier.
But quit job and now I'm findig out what a mistake.
thanks.
off_parol3

Dallas, TX

#8 Apr 6, 2011
I got a robbery charge in 1998 was released in 2005 whats may chances of becomeing a trucker???

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Jason

Savoy, IL

#9 May 6, 2011
I got an felony aggrivated battery charge against me, no weapon was ever used, i never physically assaulted the person. Can i still go through truck driver training, get a CDL and get into trucking?

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leva1

Quinlan, TX

#10 May 10, 2011
i have a problem with possetion on paraphinala (how ever you spell it ) class c missdermener being turned down left and right any help
Coal Train

Minooka, IL

#11 May 13, 2011
No one will hire, because you are entrusted with freight that is someone else's property. If the shipper thinks stuff is missing, he will just call another company the next time. The employer can not risk losing his customers and going broke because of that.
Midnightrider

Elgin, IL

#12 May 18, 2011
Try dump truck, gravel, dirt, tree removal, broken up concrete, even garbage recycleing. No one worries about those loads.
Bobby

Wauchula, FL

#13 Jul 23, 2011
I was charged with 2 felonies last year. I am now going through what is called a diversion. This means in about 3 months all my charges will be dropped. The problem is that it shows up as an open case on my background check right now. Is there any possibility of me getting a driving job now before I am done with the diversion?

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Isreal Harlee

United States

#14 Jul 23, 2011
I read in the Feaderal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that in Part 391.15, it states that anyone with a felony can drive trucks as long as no drug charges or charges that deal with the use of knives or guns.
Tyler biggs

Chicago, IL

#15 Jul 27, 2011
I got two felonies, one for kidnapping, and methamphetamine with intent. Listen you arent gonna hire on with fedex,fucking cocacola, or even swift or jbhunt, but there are still mom and pop companies out here willing to look past your indescretions if your willing to look past theirs,i.e. no insurance, not late model trucks, questionable documentation, and if you can get freight there on time no matter what and.dont mind a little creative writing in yoir logbook to do it. Seriously go to the smallest, shittiest, independant little outfit you can find. Also if you dont scare easy and dont mind the smell of cowshit, look into some lowend bullhauling outfits
mdm

Plymouth, MA

#17 Aug 17, 2011
just got out in jan .itsbeen hard it even get a call back.w/felony. most companies want it to be at least 5 yrs or more. and then they want you to have recent experience. well how can you get exprience without a job?. they wonder why unemployment is so high. because of backgound checks, nobody will hire .when it comes back negitve. and thats the truth.
charles

Grand Prairie, TX

#18 Sep 22, 2011
i wrote in article how to get a job with a felony it works for me every time
charles

Grand Prairie, TX

#19 Sep 22, 2011
check it out www.felonyjobsnow.com
Ralph

Passaic, NJ

#21 Dec 19, 2011
Its all B.S. They say a Felony over 7 or 10 yrs is ok. But they wont hire you anyway. A felony is a felony. What does it matter if it is 5, 10, 20 yrs old or you did it yesterday? It still shows up & thats all they look at. I have tried everywhere. Nobody will give me a try. Nobody. Its too bad because I am good . Professional behind the wheel, but It doesn't matter.
big dawg

Wilson, NC

#23 Dec 21, 2011
off_parol3 wrote:
I got a robbery charge in 1998 was released in 2005 whats may chances of becomeing a trucker???
go for it put God first,he is able todo any and everything.he did it fir me
Storm4life

Dallas, TX

#24 Jun 9, 2012
scoobyrunner wrote:
I got hired by jb hunt with 12 felonies and 2 verbal threats to the recruiter if i didn't get hired. he said ok..your hired and now he is my bit#h
Thank you for the info, this was very helpful!
Anonymous

Bradenton, FL

#25 Jun 11, 2012
MY NAME IS TIM HARRIS I'am A VIET NAM VETERAN I SERVED WITH THE 7TH CAV 5TH batt 1stAIR CAV DIVISION IN VIET NAM FROM 1967TO 1970 AND WHEN I GOT OUT OF THE ARMY IN 1970 AND DROVE UNTILL 2001 WHEN I WAS PULLED INTO A SCALE IN KENTUCKY THEY STARTED INSPECTING MY TRUCK AND IT PASSED THE INSPECTION THEN THE DOT OFFICER ASKED ME FOR MY DRIVERS LICENSE AND THEN HE WENT INSIDE RAN MY LICENSE AND THEN HE RETURNED AND ASKED ME FOR 3 MORE PEACES OF ID SO I GAVE HIM MY VA MEDICAL CARD AND A WALLET SIZE COPY OF MY MILITARY DISCHARGE AND A STATE ID AND HE WENT BACK INSIDE TO CHECK ME OUT AND THEN HE CAME BACK TO ME AND SAID THAT I WAS UNDER ARREST.AND THEN THE KENTUCKY STATE POLICE CAME AND TOOK ME TO THE COUNTY JAIL.AND THATS WHEN I FOUND OUT THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAD ME DEAD 1YEAR BEFORE I JOINED THE ARMY.AND WAS CHARGED WITH A FELONY THEY SAID THAT I LIED ABOUT WHO I WAS AND I WAS LOCKED UP FOR 1YEAR AND 8MONTHS AND NOW I'M STILL FIGHTING THE CASE

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