Can I still get a trucking job after 2 DUI's?

by Roderick Dowdell
(Richton Park, IL; USA)

I am an Illinois driver with eight years of OTR experience prior to 1996. In 1996 I received two DUI's. As a result my license was revoked.

While attempting to get to other employment, I was pulled over in my personal vehicle; not once, but four times. I have been and still am a safe driver. In fact, I've received two safety awards from top trucking companies.

My driving privileges have been reinstated and I have taken a refresher course. At this point, I've been turned down by countless companies in Illinois and Indiana.

Is there any company out there that will give a good, safe driver a second chance?

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May 12, 2016
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Can I get a trucking company job after license been suspended NEW
by: Anonymous

If my license is suspended and if I get it revoked? Can I still get a job for two man trucking job on the road?

May 12, 2016
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Can I get a trucking company job after license been suspended NEW
by: Anonymous

If my license is suspended and if I get it revoked? Can I still get a job for two man trucking job on the road?

Apr 28, 2016
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Its over NEW
by: Anonymous

2 duis is a lifetime revocation of your cdl.

Apr 28, 2016
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Its over NEW
by: Anonymous

2 duis is a lifetime revocation of your cdl.

Apr 28, 2016
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YER DONE NEW
by: Anonymous

2 duis ends your trucking career.FMCSA rules are 2 duis mean a lifetime revocation of cdl. I recently got a 2nd dui and flushed my 30 year 4 million safe mile career and my life down the drain. You will be treated worse than a child molester by society and especially potential employers. Be prepared to do menial jobs for the rest of your life, or take my path and just end it all. My life is over, Im just waiting for the right time. I really hope that people who treat us as vermin would look back at their own life. I simply cant bear the shame and contempt thrown at me. Good Luck!!

Apr 28, 2016
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YER DONE NEW
by: Anonymous

2 duis ends your trucking career.FMCSA rules are 2 duis mean a lifetime revocation of cdl. I recently got a 2nd dui and flushed my 30 year 4 million safe mile career and my life down the drain. You will be treated worse than a child molester by society and especially potential employers. Be prepared to do menial jobs for the rest of your life, or take my path and just end it all. My life is over, Im just waiting for the right time. I really hope that people who treat us as vermin would look back at their own life. I simply cant bear the shame and contempt thrown at me. Good Luck!!

Apr 28, 2016
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YER DONE NEW
by: Anonymous

2 duis ends your trucking career.FMCSA rules are 2 duis mean a lifetime revocation of cdl. I recently got a 2nd dui and flushed my 30 year 4 million safe mile career and my life down the drain. You will be treated worse than a child molester by society and especially potential employers. Be prepared to do menial jobs for the rest of your life, or take my path and just end it all. My life is over, Im just waiting for the right time. I really hope that people who treat us as vermin would look back at their own life. I simply cant bear the shame and contempt thrown at me. Good Luck!!

Apr 28, 2016
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YER DONE NEW
by: Anonymous

2 duis ends your trucking career.FMCSA rules are 2 duis mean a lifetime revocation of cdl. I recently got a 2nd dui and flushed my 30 year 4 million safe mile career and my life down the drain. You will be treated worse than a child molester by society and especially potentional employers. Be prepared to do menial jobs for the rest of your life, or take my path and just end it all. My life is over, Im just waiting for the right time. I really hope that people who treat us as vermin would look back at their own life. I simply cant bear the shame and contempt thrown at me. Good Luck!!

Sep 06, 2015
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most of you are pricks NEW
by: Anonymous

I have 3 DWIs and I'm an amazing driver/person. Not only were my DWIs over a decade ago but I'm a totally different person now than I was then. Any of you judging this person - especially the last comment - means you are probably not being honest with yourself about all the horrible things you do. The people making such negative comments probably do plenty of things that should get them in jail. You have no idea what this person's story is. Would you suggest that anyone with a DWI never work again? Gee that'd be a great idea. Not employing people who've made mistakes in the past isn't a good idea for anyone, especially our economy. Figure it out.

Apr 07, 2014
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some times it sucks NEW
by: steve

I have had two DUI's and I don't have any problem admitting it. One I got in my driveway changing a tranny. Apparently, I was putting myself at risk. The police were not even there for me, they wanted to know if I had seen anyone running around the neighborhood. Yet, they arrested me for a DUI,despite my eagerness to help. I didn't have enough money for a lawyer, so I was given a public defender. The DUI was dropped, but guess what, I still can not get a job because one is a criminal case and the other is a civil case. I had no idea what the hell all that was. So my driving privledges were suspended for years and I can not get a job driving a truck, even today. It is total bullshit and no one can help me. I love my country, but what the hell. I don't have madd crazy money like the mothers against drunk driving, so I guess I'm just screwed. MADD can piss off on this occasion, I'm madd. The law has screwed up my life. I have been driving for over 20 years and have countless awards with no tickets after millions of miles. I'm done, it just pisses me off some times. thanks for listening. steve
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Apr 20, 2013
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Life Changing NEW
by: Anonymous

People can change, My friend got 1 DUI the day his buddies took him to the bar to celebrate the birth of our daughter,and It destroyed his career. People deserve a 2nd chance.

Jan 05, 2013
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CAN YOU STILL GET A TRUCKING JOB NEW
by: FORMER DRIVER WESLEY

The answer is yes you can get a trucking job but not with any ligitamte companys forget the major carriers they wont take a chance on you unless they was a driver shortage or somthing truck schools are just turning out too many graduates every week for them to even consider hiring you.what u gonna have to do is find either a desparate owner operator or very small mom & pop kind of company willing to talk there insurance companys into accepting you ive seen this done before but you have to be honest with these guys and they'll put u on probation during that time which is about 6 months you pretty much need to walk on water after you prove you can keep ya nose clean for at least six months then you have a good record to work with ive seen guys do this before. thats about all u can do at this point other wise no ligitamate co. is gonna give the time of day-another thing is some of those very small companys are a bit shady in how they operate and there equipment isan't the best-good luck.

Jan 04, 2013
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oxymoron NEW
by: Anonymous

You are a good and safe driver that has two d.u.i.s and has been pulled over four times? And you didn't say what you were pulled over for but buddy that's an oxymoron. Are you under the influence now???

Jan 04, 2013
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high risk NEW
by: Montway

Let's be realistic. You would be considered a high risk for insurance companies. That makes the trucking company insurance go very high. Most of them are not going to deal with it.

Jan 04, 2013
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dui NEW
by: Anonymous

lord, i certainly hope not. 2nd dui shoulda landed you in jail til about now.

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