What companies will hire Felony Truck...

What companies will hire Felony Truck Drivers

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Houndog

San Angelo, TX

#3 Aug 15, 2010
Well JB you can think that all those "safety" advocates care about you but you would be lying to yourself. They all say they worry about tired truck drivers but have any one of them pushed for program to take care of the drivers who have to spend their ten hour break at noon in Barstow CA with no air conditioning in their trucks? Yeah you can't leave a dog a dog in a hot car but you can sure leave a trucker there. As for OOIDA they do care about the drivers not just the companies. Back in the 1980's when I started there were a bunch of states that charged us OO's a lot of bogus taxes and fee's, they went to court and had those removed and in some case's even got us refunds. I have received several checks because of OOIDA, most were not large amounts but they were welcome none the less. I could go on about the difference between real safety and what is being portrayed as safety but most drivers already no this, good luck with your " campaign".
Kentuckygirl61

Cave City, KY

#4 Aug 16, 2010
Prime Inc. will hire those with a felony, if it has been several years since it was commited. I know this b/c my husband and I were hire as a team in 2002. I was injured OTJ and they were wonderful to me being off work for 18mos. Then aftr severla week on/of the truck; Prime Inc. sent me a permanent disibilty. My husband (felon)is currently a trainer since I no longer work. I sure miss it out there. But I am in college at 49yrs old through the help of Vocational Rehabilitation and FASA. If anyone has questions about Prime Inc. ask I worked for them long enough and stay informedb/c my husband is still there. They have the insurance program I have ever had. The main reason hubby is still there.
jb hunt driver-liberal

Olive Branch, MS

#5 Aug 22, 2010
Houndog wrote:
Well JB you can think that all those "safety" advocates care about you but you would be lying to yourself. They all say they worry about tired truck drivers but have any one of them pushed for program to take care of the drivers who have to spend their ten hour break at noon in Barstow CA with no air conditioning in their trucks? Yeah you can't leave a dog a dog in a hot car but you can sure leave a trucker there. As for OOIDA they do care about the drivers not just the companies. Back in the 1980's when I started there were a bunch of states that charged us OO's a lot of bogus taxes and fee's, they went to court and had those removed and in some case's even got us refunds. I have received several checks because of OOIDA, most were not large amounts but they were welcome none the less. I could go on about the difference between real safety and what is being portrayed as safety but most drivers already no this, good luck with your " campaign".
OOIDA has you brainwashed. back in the middle 70's (independent truckers strike) truckers were blocking the fuel pumps. an organization was formed after they saw how truckers stick together. the strike was over one dollar a gallan fuel. OOIDA was originated due to the strike back then.

however since then and over the years past, OOIDA has turned it into a money making feista. they have brainwashed several O/Operaters, and company drivers into joining their organization with a sales push saying that they are lobbying for the trucker.

they are taking your money and supporting their own interest, which is profit for many within the management of that organization. including truck insurance salesman working there trying to sell you insurance.

also creating jobs for people, but what do you get out of it? a sign on the back of your 53 foot van that says "say no to cheap freight"

they also advised independent truckers not to shut down during the 5 dollar a gallon fuel crisis just a couple years ago. they published it into the media saying that they were a trade orgaization and could not encourage its members to shut down and protest fuel prices.

in other words, they are government ass kissing organization exchanging cash from higher up government officials, taking your money using it as cost of doing business. their only interest is profit exchange.



joe

United States

#6 Aug 22, 2010
your all a bunch of felons!
WTH

Evansville, IN

#7 Sep 1, 2010
You know everyone makes mistakes in their lives. Some of us get caught and others don't. That is the only real difference. Being a felon is a life sentence. What you don't know is that ANY crime punishable by a year or more in jail is considered a felony. THat blows. What about those who have learned their lesson and want to be better people??? I can understand not wanting to work next to a murderer but what if it was self defense? So you smoked some pot in your day should you be sentenced to a life of missery? Whatever happened to the punishment fitting the crime? Let me just say that I hope anyone who isn't a felon, never becomes one. You should know how hard and unfair it really is. Ask yourself one question: Do the current laws help the issues we have at all? How do you expect people not to go back to what they once were when every time they turn around another door shuts in their face. Honestly, I have learned that it is better not to judge people because one day you will be judged too.
WTH

Evansville, IN

#8 Sep 1, 2010
I have seen truckers that are not convicted speed, take drugs, lie, cheat, and steal. I have been almost run-over so many times by truck drivers it's rediculous. Maybe you should reconsider generalizations. Every time I read crap like this I get so angry! If I were to say all truckers are stupid, nasty, a-- would that be true? Being a real jerk never gets you anywhere. I sure hope that you enjoyed saying what you said. The real loser here is you.
houndog

San Angelo, TX

#9 Sep 3, 2010
jb hunt driver-liberal wrote:
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OOIDA has you brainwashed. back in the middle 70's (independent truckers strike) truckers were blocking the fuel pumps. an organization was formed after they saw how truckers stick together. the strike was over one dollar a gallan fuel. OOIDA was originated due to the strike back then.
however since then and over the years past, OOIDA has turned it into a money making feista. they have brainwashed several O/Operaters, and company drivers into joining their organization with a sales push saying that they are lobbying for the trucker.
they are taking your money and supporting their own interest, which is profit for many within the management of that organization. including truck insurance salesman working there trying to sell you insurance.
also creating jobs for people, but what do you get out of it? a sign on the back of your 53 foot van that says "say no to cheap freight"
they also advised independent truckers not to shut down during the 5 dollar a gallon fuel crisis just a couple years ago. they published it into the media saying that they were a trade orgaization and could not encourage its members to shut down and protest fuel prices.
in other words, they are government ass kissing organization exchanging cash from higher up government officials, taking your money using it as cost of doing business. their only interest is profit exchange.
Uh fuel did not hit a buck a gallon until the 80's. Yes they sell insurance for independents which is nice because they have better rates than most agents I have talked to.( And yes I have been an OO for over 20 years) Striking because of high fuel prices is never a good thing, raising the fuel surcharge was the right way to go. If you remember the late 80's and early 90's when fuel jumped from an average of .81 cpg to 1.30 cpg they were the only org. crying out for a fuel surcharge on freight rates no one else was. It was through there efforts that the industry finally realized that having a fuel surcharge in place was the right way to handle future price fluctuations. I also wonder if you are not confusing OOIDA with the ATA which has always represented owners and management with very little, if any, concern for the driver, and nothing but contempt for the owner operator. Hope this clears some things up for you.
DCJ

Jacksonville, FL

#10 Sep 14, 2010
houndog wrote:
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Uh fuel did not hit a buck a gallon until the 80's. Yes they sell insurance for independents which is nice because they have better rates than most agents I have talked to.( And yes I have been an OO for over 20 years) Striking because of high fuel prices is never a good thing, raising the fuel surcharge was the right way to go. If you remember the late 80's and early 90's when fuel jumped from an average of .81 cpg to 1.30 cpg they were the only org. crying out for a fuel surcharge on freight rates no one else was. It was through there efforts that the industry finally realized that having a fuel surcharge in place was the right way to handle future price fluctuations. I also wonder if you are not confusing OOIDA with the ATA which has always represented owners and management with very little, if any, concern for the driver, and nothing but contempt for the owner operator. Hope this clears some things up for you.
I can see that most of the O/O's and driver's with 20 years experience or less just don't see the big picture. For those of us that have been around for a while(34 year's for me), we know what has happened in this industry. You say that a shut down won't work, but go back to the strike in 73 and then again in 78. Fuel stabilized and rates went up. If you think 1.07 per mile plus 13% fuel surcharge is a great rate, then you are part of the problem. The ATA has never done a damned thing for trucking. OOIDA is another scam. Great insurence rate's, but that is about it. We need a strong lobby in Washington. I also look at some of these comment's about the union being out dated. Do your research and see why the union's were started in the first place. Low or no pay, no benefit's, no time off, on and on and on. We should go back to regulation and eliminate half of the BS regs that are on the book's. It all start's with us, but we will not get any where if we just keep pisssing and moaning. We need action and we need it now.
guest

Olive Branch, MS

#11 Sep 16, 2010
houndog wrote:
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Uh fuel did not hit a buck a gallon until the 80's. Yes they sell insurance for independents which is nice because they have better rates than most agents I have talked to.( And yes I have been an OO for over 20 years) Striking because of high fuel prices is never a good thing, raising the fuel surcharge was the right way to go. If you remember the late 80's and early 90's when fuel jumped from an average of .81 cpg to 1.30 cpg they were the only org. crying out for a fuel surcharge on freight rates no one else was. It was through there efforts that the industry finally realized that having a fuel surcharge in place was the right way to handle future price fluctuations. I also wonder if you are not confusing OOIDA with the ATA which has always represented owners and management with very little, if any, concern for the driver, and nothing but contempt for the owner operator. Hope this clears some things up for you.
well your wrong, fuel hit one dollar a gallon in the late 70's. high fuel prices was the reason independent truckers went on strike. OOIDA was formed, but today OOIDA is nothing but a brainwash scam organization taking independent drivers money, claiming that they are lobbying for you, but actually they are a trade organization kissing the governments ass, instead of representing the independent truckers in washington dc.

ATA (American Trucking Association)is another large trucking (lobby) organization representing the large trucking companies, pushing for free trade, NAFTA highway completion from mexico, and cheap labor (low wage drivers that is). and you know who the large trucking companies are. they are the ones funding this organization. the JB hunts, schneiders, werners, primes, swift, ect. also UPS is involved, they (UPS) will be telling the teamsters to go to hell when this NAFTA highway from mexico gets completed.
Brian

Columbus, OH

#13 Oct 25, 2010
Just because someone made a mistake 10 years ago, does that mean he has to be punished for the rest of his life.

Guess what you can be squeaky clean and someone pulls out in front of you and you kill them, and your logbook is over hours. Guess what you just got arrested for logbook violation and homicide by vehicle. Your now a felon. Think that's fair you will never get a truck driving job again.
Midnightrider

Elgin, IL

#14 Oct 27, 2010
DCJ wrote:
<quoted text> I can see that most of the O/O's and driver's with 20 years experience or less just don't see the big picture. For those of us that have been around for a while(34 year's for me), we know what has happened in this industry. You say that a shut down won't work, but go back to the strike in 73 and then again in 78. Fuel stabilized and rates went up. If you think 1.07 per mile plus 13% fuel surcharge is a great rate, then you are part of the problem. The ATA has never done a damned thing for trucking. OOIDA is another scam. Great insurence rate's, but that is about it. We need a strong lobby in Washington. I also look at some of these comment's about the union being out dated. Do your research and see why the union's were started in the first place. Low or no pay, no benefit's, no time off, on and on and on. We should go back to regulation and eliminate half of the BS regs that are on the book's. It all start's with us, but we will not get any where if we just keep pisssing and moaning. We need action and we need it now.
I agree trucking needs to be re-regulated. Not many of us around that remember regulation. It wasn't perfect but the US had a strong, dependable, transportation industry. Rates were the same for everyone, this allowed the small business to ship and receive their products on a level playing field. Freight bills had to be PAID within 7 days or the FEDERAL government would step in. Rate bureaus would set the rates to cover trucks, fuel, and a decent wage for the drivers. Everyone had to go by the rate, no higher, no lower. It leveled the playing field for trucking companies. Most of the industry was unionized, and drivers made a good living with health insurance and pensions. The non-union companies paid a little less, but they also made a good living. Now it is a race to the bottom. Trucking was first regulated in the 1930s in the middle of the great depression because of many of the same problems that face the industry today.

Since: Oct 09

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#15 Oct 27, 2010
Brian wrote:
Just because someone made a mistake 10 years ago, does that mean he has to be punished for the rest of his life.
Guess what you can be squeaky clean and someone pulls out in front of you and you kill them, and your logbook is over hours. Guess what you just got arrested for logbook violation and homicide by vehicle. Your now a felon. Think that's fair you will never get a truck driving job again.
You don't make any sense. If you are squeaky clean your log book would not be over hours. However, not being a felon myself I do agree that a person deserves a second chance dependent upon the felony committed. We are responsible for loads worth a lot of money and the company should not have to be worried about if the driver will steal the load or be an acomplice to the load being hijacked.
TRUCKER CHIC

Winchester, IN

#16 Mar 9, 2011
YEAH YOUR A REAL WINNER..I WOULD RATHER HAVE A FELON OUT ON THE ROAD MAKING $$$$ AT LEAST THAT WAY MY TAX MONEY IS NOT GOING TO A PRISON TO FEED AND SHELTER THEM.....

“Trucking Is Not A Job-Its Life”

Since: Jun 07

Richmond / Colonial Heights,VA

#17 Mar 10, 2011
I see jb hunt driver-liberal and concerned citizen are the same brainless people, spouting the same cluless shit.
2NDCHANCES

United States

#18 Mar 26, 2011
HELLO KENTUCKYGIRL161 IM VERY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR INJURY BUT YOU SEEM LIVE IN SPRITE WHICH IS A GOOD THING. BUT I JUST NEEDED SOME ADVICE,MY FIANCE IS A FELON AND WAS WRONGFULLY ACCUSED. HE'S A GOOD MAN AND IS TRYNG TO PUT HIS LIFE BACK TOGETHER AFTER SPENDING 3 AND A HLAF YEARS LOOKED UP.HE'S A HARD WORKER AND FOUND A TEMPORARY JOB WORKING AT BISCUITVILLE LESS THEN 2 MON BEING OUT. HE'S AVERY HARD WORKING MAN NEVER MISSED A DAY OF WORK AND THE LIST CAN GO ON. HE REALLY WNATS TO BE A TRUCK DRIVER THATS ALL HE TALKS ABOUT. I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO KNOW IF PRIME WOULD BE A GOOD PLACE FOR HIM AND IS THE COMPNAY ONLY IN KY. WE LIVE IN HIGH POINT N.C AND ANY INFO YOU CAN GIVE ME WIL BE TRULY APPRECIATE IT THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EVEN TAKING THE TIME TO READ
who="Kentuckygirl61" ]Prime Inc. will hire those with a felony, if it has been several years since it was commited. I know this b/c my husband and I were hire as a team in 2002. I was injured OTJ and they were wonderful to me being off work for 18mos. Then aftr severla week on/of the truck; Prime Inc. sent me a permanent disibilty. My husband (felon)is currently a trainer since I no longer work. I sure miss it out there. But I am in college at 49yrs old through the help of Vocational Rehabilitation and FASA. If anyone has questions about Prime Inc. ask I worked for them long enough and stay informedb/c my husband is still there. They have the insurance program I have ever had. The main reason hubby is still there.
Coal Train

Western Springs, IL

#19 Mar 27, 2011
Does he already have his CDL? Has he driven truck before in the military or a previous job?
2ndChances

United States

#20 Mar 31, 2011
Unfortunately no he hasn't we looked into classes he was told he need to find a job before he can begin which is hard because it seemed as though no one hired felons.
Coal Train wrote:
Does he already have his CDL? Has he driven truck before in the military or a previous job?
Midnightrider

Elgin, IL

#21 Apr 1, 2011
Check with his alderman. They can pull strings and get him on at streets and san. They expect you to help put up campaign posters, get out the vote for them at election time. Wouldn't hurt to try. Good luck.
2ndChances

United States

#22 Apr 2, 2011
Your right it surly wouldn't thanks.
Coal Train

United States

#23 Apr 3, 2011
Midnightrider wrote:
Check with his alderman. They can pull strings and get him on at streets and san. They expect you to help put up campaign posters, get out the vote for them at election time. Wouldn't hurt to try. Good luck.
I know what you meant, it would work if they lived in Chicago but they don't, she said they live in North Carolina.

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