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.