Can I become a truck driver with 2 dui's on record?

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JohnS in Denver, Colorado

85 months ago

find a new career...

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Driver Dan in Lincoln, California

50 months ago

Robert Renny in Port Clinton, Ohio said: Here is the REAL problem in a nut shell...

You have not acted like a professional driver in the past, and your past is all you have to show your abilities and how you will act behind the wheel in the future.

Lets say you go to school and you spend $5000.00 to get a CDL Class A. Then you apply to a hundred companies (Not exaggerating) and you do not even get a single call; Do you have $5000.00 to throw away?

Driving schools will pull your driving record for the past 3 years. In addition you are required to disclose to them what you have been convicted of. Remember, the school wants your money so they WILL tell you "No problem" (Have seen it many times - S-A-D.)

Next, recruiters get paid on how many people they send to orientation. So you go spend 3-5 days there (Unpaid), all with NO PROMISE OF A JOB. The company THEN learns about your history and send you home after orientation with a "We'll call you when we have a truck for you." They never call; Again, do you have $5000.00 to throw away?

This is what I have seen, heard, and read. Believe it, it WILL HAPPEN TO YOU TOO.

In a nut shell, don't listen to this guy, he is very pessimistic.

Just because you have a dui or two from years and years ago, does not mean you are a bad driver. In fact, if your DUI is over 10 years old it wont even show up on your H6 employment driving record.

Also, any good school will guarantee a job upon graduation, so no, you are not "throwing away $5,000". Additionally, companies like CR England will train you themselves as long as you sign into employment a contract with them.

The rest of what he is saying, ignore, he is just a negative person. Hit the 10 year mark on your DUIs and your good.

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bobby in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

48 months ago

i thank truck com have to many guy on the road that cant drive very good so now real drivers are paying the price

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CORNEL CLARKE in Miami, Florida

46 months ago

JohnS in Denver, Colorado said: find a new career...

CHECK OUT METROLOGICLLC.COM THEY HIRED ME AND MY DUI WAS UNDER 5 YEARS,

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Mike in Delray Beach, Florida

41 months ago

I got my 1st DWI in NY June 2005. My 2nd DUI in FL May 2010. Both while operating personal autos. Will I ever get CDL reinstated and will NY drop DWI after 10 years?

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CORNEL CLARKE in Miami, Florida

41 months ago

I GOT ONE FIVE YEARS AND MY LUCK HAS BEEN NO GOOD TRYING TO FIND A JOB, IT'S NOT THE COMPANIES IT'S THERE INSURANCE SO IF THEY CAN'T INSURE YOU THERE NOT GONNA HIRE YOU

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Trenton, New Jersey in Elizabeth, New Jersey

4 months ago

I've had my CDL A License suspended in June 2012 for a DUI, lost my straight truck driving job, I applied 2 many jobs, and 90% of them told me 2 reapply when this June come, it will b 5 yrs, and I am, and the thing about having a felony conviction for drugs, I was hired at my job, and it was only 2yrs old at the time, parole and probation was complete, apply for Class B jobs, your chances are better to land a job driving is better, also with the trucking schools telling you that 90% of the jobs aren't going 2 hire u without over the road experience B.S. to, like 4 people in my class didn't go out on the road, me one of them, and we all found Class B jobs, took me 8 months, but I found one, as well as the other people, Garbage truck jobs, Straight truck jobs, I was over the road local, doing log books and all, home everyday during the day while others were at work, so where there is a will, there is a way, be honest and trust in God, you will find something, I work at a Rock Quarry, 3rd month in, driving a haul truck in here, decent pay, but come this June, I'm applying for straight truck jobs again, if u can drive a load truck full of rocks in A dangerous and narrow Rock Quarry, I can go back in a truck again, and God willing I am!

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Wilpete in Miami, Florida

22 days ago

I have 3 dui's am I able to get my cdl in the future , if so how soon ?

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Seholderjr@*****.*** in Indianapolis, Indiana

8 days ago

I got two an 20 years time fame is there any way possible I can drive again.... 7 year no drinking

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Seholderjr@*****.*** in Indianapolis, Indiana

8 days ago

I got two an 20 years time fame is there any way possible I can drive again.... 7 year no drinking

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Seholderjr@*****.*** in Indianapolis, Indiana

8 days ago

I got two an 20 years time fame is there any way possible I can drive again.... 7 year no drinking

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