Can a sex offender get a job with a trucking company with no experience?

I'm trying to get a company to help me with training and a job, I have nothing else than the felony on my record. speeding tickets have expunged etc...

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Aug 12, 2014
It's never going to change NEW
by: Anonymous

I'm a sex offender but was once in law enforcement. The term "sex offender" was invented by legislators. It has become a business to deal with sex offenders. Legislators created the whole sex offender scare as a way to show they care about public safety, especially kids. They have worked very hard to put the term 'sex offender' into societies' minds. Legislators are certain to be re-elected when they tighten laws on us. The more sex related crimes police arrest the more federal funding they get for sex crimes. That creates jobs in law enforcement. The more sex offenders are prosecuted the better a state's attorney general looks to keep his/her job. Sure, there are a few offenders who need to be monitored, sometimes for life. Most of us, though, just made a mistake. A judgement error. Yet we are caught up in the same crap as the bad ones. All we want to do is get our lives back to normal, support our families, and be left alone. We want a job to be proud of. For whatever reasons we chose the transportation industry. Our schools blew sunshine up our asses to get our money but they knew we didn't stand a chance at finding a job. We get turned down and hear things like 'you have too many tickets.' Yet the ad said "no more than 3 violations. We hear 'you don't have enough experience' but the ad said "recent grads welcome." Ads for dump truck drivers are asking for 2-5 years experience. Really? I've driven a dump truck and I can tell you this; it takes about 3 days to learn how to handle one. So what do we do? Dancing on the steps of our legislative halls is not going to work. Helping us would be career suicide for them. These issues need to go to the US Supreme Court. Unfortunately none of us have the resources to do that, not to mention that takes years. As far as the company "Carolina Cargo" goes, I know a lot about them. The owner did prison time for tax evasion. He pays .10 cpm, the trucks are always breaking down, you have to be over. 48 hours without a load to get paid for idle time and then it's only $25 per day. It's a horrible company. If you have an accident that isn't your fault they will still report it if you leave them. It may be experience but chances are your career will be over before it starts. Personally , I don't know what our options are.

Aug 12, 2014
laws to harsh NEW
by: Anonymous

I think we should get a movement going in our states idont see why oUr crime is the one we should be affraid of im a sex offender but i would like to know if a thief,drug dealer or murder lives in my area. Most victims of sex crimes are related to their attacker. Only in this country where drugs and alcohol are desises and sex offenses are choices. I married for 5 yrs and have a 4 yr old son. My crime happend 5 yrs ago. This blanket laws are putting an undo hardship on my family and making it impossible to get a descent job. I admit what i did was wrong and i paid my debt to society but to continue to get punished by registering is wrong and the only crime that has to do that. We should go to our state governments and get this changed.

Jul 14, 2013
trucking and being a rso NEW
by: countrycuz

I am one you people that is on the registry.
I was a trucker when I went into prison and when I got out the only skill that I had was driving a truck. I got my cdl back thanks to voc rehab .
There is one company that will hire you no matter what the felony is and that is Carolina Cargo in Rock hill sc. I always send people that call me looking for help their way. There are companies like concrete mixer companies and demolition companies that may hire you. If you want to driver over the road then You need to get some experience and that is where Carolina Cargo comes in. once you get some experience as in 1 year or more then perhaps some companies will give you a shot. I was informed by Ozark trucking that they do not discriminate once your off paper 10 years.
Meaning you are off probation or been out of the control of the legal system ten years.
There are some companies unfortunately that will never hire you unless you save a town from a terrorist or invent a cure for cancer. Places like CR England will never hire you unless your victim was a minor, If you raped an adult then they don't really mind. Another bone of contention is the fact that those in law enforcement don't always interpret the laws of their state in a rational manner. If you live in Ga and you travel to SC to pick up a truck from Carolina cargo, they consider you an employee of sc even though you don't live here and don't physically work anywhere here. So they will tell you that you have to register in this fine state as well as ga. and you may have to register 4 times a year on a specific day and time of the month. this is not practical for your dispatcher to have to route you into that state on a certain day of the month.

Jul 14, 2013
trucking and being a rso NEW
by: countrycuz

I am one you people that is on the registry.
I was a trucker when I went into prison and when I got out the only skill that I had was driving a truck. I got my cdl back thanks to voc rehab .
There is one company that will hire you no matter what the felony is and that is Carolina Cargo in Rock hill sc. I always send people that call me looking for help their way. There are companies like concrete mixer companies and demolition companies that may hire you. If you want to driver over the road then You need to get some experience and that is where Carolina Cargo comes in. once you get some experience as in 1 year or more then perhaps some companies will give you a shot. I was informed by Ozark trucking that they do not discriminate once your off paper 10 years.
Meaning you are off probation or been out of the control of the legal system ten years.
There are some companies unfortunately that will never hire you unless you save a town from a terrorist or invent a cure for cancer. Places like CR England will never hire you unless your victim was a minor, If you raped an adult then they don't really mind. Another bone of contention is the fact that those in law enforcement don't always interpret the laws of their state in a rational manner. If you live in Ga and you travel to SC to pick up a truck from Carolina cargo, they consider you an employee of sc even though you don't live here and don't physically work anywhere here. So they will tell you that you have to register in this fine state as well as ga. and you may have to register 4 times a year on a specific day and time of the month. this is not practical for your dispatcher to have to route you into that state on a certain day of the month.

Jul 14, 2013
trucking and being a rso NEW
by: countrycuz

I am one you people that is on the registry.
I was a trucker when I went into prison and when I got out the only skill that I had was driving a truck. I got my cdl back thanks to voc rehab .
There is one company that will hire you no matter what the felony is and that is Carolina Cargo in Rock hill sc. I always send people that call me looking for help their way. There are companies like concrete mixer companies and demolition companies that may hire you. If you want to driver over the road then You need to get some experience and that is where Carolina Cargo comes in. once you get some experience as in 1 year or more then perhaps some companies will give you a shot. I was informed by Ozark trucking that they do not discriminate once your off paper 10 years.
Meaning you are off probation or been out of the control of the legal system ten years.
There are some companies unfortunately that will never hire you unless you save a town from a terrorist or invent a cure for cancer. Places like CR England will never hire you unless your victim was a minor, If you raped an adult then they don't really mind. Another bone of contention is the fact that those in law enforcement don't always interpret the laws of their state in a rational manner. If you live in Ga and you travel to SC to pick up a truck from Carolina cargo, they consider you an employee of sc even though you don't live here and don't physically work anywhere here. So they will tell you that you have to register in this fine state as well as ga. and you may have to register 4 times a year on a specific day and time of the month. this is not practical for your dispatcher to have to route you into that state on a certain day of the month.

Apr 09, 2013
Sex Offenders In Trucking NEW
by: Anonymous

You can't trust everything you read on the Internet, but you can trust this. I'm a registered sex offender since 2002 and I have no victims. I'm also educated and was once in law enforcement. I recently went to truck driving school. I graduated last month from a 160 course. I now have a Class A CDL with no endorsements. Here's what I've learned so far: First, there are companies that will hire us. You may have to work for concrete/construction companies because Werner IS NOT going to hire you. Having said that, to work with most companies you will need a TWIC. You get that from the Feds. Your charge may or may not stop you from getting one. You won't know until you apply. You need it to gain access to ports, docks, airports, etc, where you may need to pick up/drop a load. Then you need a hazmat because companies need you to haul whatever they have at any given time. If you were turned down for a TWIC you won't get a hazmat. Next, don't blame trucking companies for not hiring us. It is not their choice. It's their insurance carriers that make the rule. Insurance companies refuse to pay out lawsuits if one of us murders a lot-lizard or hitch-hiker. If you have applied to 15 companies so far and are getting discouraged you're in for a rude awakening. It's going to take 25 more, most likely. The good news is, a handful of states have recently passed laws that forbid companies to ask or do a background check on applications or the first interview. Several more states are lined up to do the same. They can still do a background check but they have to give you a chance to "wow" them with an interview instead of just being blown off from the start. These new laws are referred to as "ban the box" laws, referring to the box on applications that you check if you have had a felony. I know Massachusettes, California, Washington, and Philly now have BTB laws. You need to think outside of the box, no pun intended. The large companies we know are out. Furniture, and moving & storage are out because you have to go to people's homes. Look at construction, concrete companies also use class a drivers to move dirt and mix from quarries to their mixing plants. I know most of you are poor, like me, but if you can round up some cash you may have another option. In my state if you are on tier level 2 you can't apply to be reduced for 15 years from the time of conviction. Then to get off of the registration completely is 10 years from that. 25 years total. However, if your charge is fairly old, maybe 8-10+ years, you can get an attorney to file a "Motion for Relief." Basically that is when you go to court and ask a judge to reduce or remove you from the registration list early because the restrictions it places you on are creating an undo hardship on you or your family. I am currently looking into it because my wife now has heart problems and can't work 70 hour weeks for much longer. Just remember, anything worth fighting for isn't going to be easy.

Apr 17, 2012
JOB NEW
by: Anonymous

Hi,
We are currently searching for a truck driver who owns a truck to do small local deliveries for us in New York throughout the week. We pay toll and approx. $35 per stop. Please advise if this would be of interest.
Thanks,
Lori
loripacking@gmail.com

Mar 10, 2012
i am to a sex offender a want to drive NEW
by: bobcole

If u find a company plz let me know i didnt have sex with her mine was a touch on the breast thats all

Feb 04, 2012
trucking with a felony
by: Hervy

It will be a challenge.

Good luck

Sep 24, 2013
Sex Offenders In Trucking NEW
by: Anonymous

This is my second comment here about this topic. I felt I should update you on some things. First, I'm a sex offender. I now have a TWIC AND a hazmat endorsement on my CDL. But, I don't have a job. We sex offenders fall into a catch-22. Small local companies are most likely not going to hire us. They have made deals with their insurance companies promising not to hire a driver with less than 2-5 years experience. In exchange for that their insurance company gives them a great rate. To get that experience most normal new drivers turn to the larger companies because they offer training. After that training they are assigned their own truck and off they go. Not us! And, again, it's the fault of the insurance companies mostly. They may hire a normal felon if their charge(s) is older than 5, 7, or 10 years old. They won't bond sex offenders, usually. They think we can't control ourselves and will rape someone along the highway. Also, state laws governing us vary too much from state to state. What we can do in Nevada we might not be able to do in Washington, etc. No company wants to hire someone who they will have to watch which state they send us to. So most of them will just avoid the headache altogether and say no sex offenders. Then there's also the worry that if their clients get wind of you they will drop their accounts with the company. It's getting that way everywhere. I used to be an electrician. Within the last two years I've started seeing ads for electricians and now require a background check. This was for a residential new construction position. By the time anyone lives in those houses you wire you will be long gone. I'd bet its their bonding insurance companies requiring this. If laws don't change soon I'd say within the next 5-8 years the only jobs sex offenders will be able to get will be working on a crab boat off of Alaska, or an oil rig in the Gulf. But, as far as the transportation industry goes, they just don't want us out on US highways in a big rig alone. Maybe a cement company will hire you for doing commercial accounts but they won't send you to someone's house to do a driveway. Think about it! Most of us go on and live our lives without any issues. But, when one sex offender rapes and murders two cute kids and the media eats it up we all get screwed. There are knee-jerk reactions across the US when that happens and we all get caught up in it. There is no fairness when it comes to us. Let's face it, does society know which one of us is "rehabilitated" and which is a monster waiting for his next victim? There's no way to really tell so we all are blanketed with the new laws that come out. Pretty soon we are all going to be forced into our own colonies, just like lepers once were. When that happens God help us if a war breaks out. We will be ground-zero for the next "nuclear mishap." Good luck!

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