Drivers, There is a second chance trucking company.

by Brian W. Franks
(Middlesex NC US)

I graduated from truck driving school on Jun 24, 2008. I had 4 felonies and 4 misdemeanors. I got all of them 2 years earlier. I had a job driving coast to coast on jul 1 2008. I asked the secretary at the trucking school for some help finding a job after telling her the trouble I had been in.

Well she gave me a number for a company called Carolina Cargo. They are out of Rock Hill, SC. I called the number and the owner of the company answered the phone and I told him my story. This is what he said "We are all about second chances, as long as you don't have a speeding ticket for running 20 mph over the posted speed limit we will hire you. I don't care if you have a murder charge, or a simple bad check on your record. We don't check criminal records." So I faxed them my mvr and about 2 hours later I received a phone call and it was the hr lady for Carolina cargo.

She said "How l9ong would it take for you to get to The terminal in Rock Hill, SC?" I said about 3 hours. She said well pack your things and come right now. Pack enough for three weeks. We'll put you in a hotel tonight and you will head out west with a trainer tomorrow morning.

I was so happy that somebody still believed in me. My first load was from Kings Mtn, NC, to Las Vegas, NV. I don't work there anymore I am driving local now that I have my experience, but I do take a regional run every once in while.

The number to call is 803-789-3100. I think the hr person now is Kevin. They also have a web site: Carolinacargo.com
I hope this helps, and good luck out there.

Brian W. Franks p.s. always give the glory to God!!!

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Jun 15, 2016
I need a second chance NEW
by: Anonymous

I got a couple of speeding tickets in the past 2 years and now it seems like no one will hire me could someone please help me find a company that would give me a second chance.

Jun 02, 2016
win-win situation NEW
by: Anonymous

since it is hard for companies to hire me, I have a win-win proposal, is there anyone out there that will give me a chance to prove myself, and bring me on as a lease purchase driver, this way if I fail(witch wont happen)I will still have to pay for the truck, so you win, and when I DONT FAIL, you win, you have just gotten a very loyal, great driver and great employee, that will be with you till I am old and retired, if you were to use just my Hire Right/DAC report, you would hire me, there are no reportable, and no non reportable accidents in the last 7 yrs, I have 1 ticket in my entire life, "improper right turn", I'm a hard loyal employee, and I run somewhere between 480-525 miles a dayanyone willing to give me a shot call 520-443-0838

Jun 02, 2016
win-win situation NEW
by: Anonymous

since it is hard for companies to hire me, I have a win-win proposal, is there anyone out there that will give me a chance to prove myself, and bring me on as a lease purchase driver, this way if I fail(witch wont happen)I will still have to pay for the truck, so you win, and when I DONT FAIL, you win, you have just gotten a very loyal, great driver and great employee, that will be with you till I am old and retired, if you were to use just my Hire Right/DAC report, you would hire me, there are no reportable, and no non reportable accidents in the last 7 yrs, I have 1 ticket in my entire life, "improper right turn", I'm a hard loyal employee, and I run somewhere between 480-525 miles a dayanyone willing to give me a shot call 520-443-0838

Jun 02, 2016
screwed again NEW
by: Anonymous

I worked at my first company and left after only 4 months, because I was offered a job that almost doubled my pay, and it was what I wanted, "Flatbed/Specialized" anyhow after 9 months there, I found out about a lot of bad things, I went back to another company, now that company has put crap on my pre-hire that is not true, I've gotten my hire right and MVR fixed, but everytime they are contacted they put that crap on me again, I'm not perfect, but I'm a good safe driver, MY wife has cancer, I have a son, and spent 32 yrs in prison doing life without parole, started with a Death Penalty, but didn't do it, and was ordered released in 2009, all I know is driving, can anyone help, my wifes treatment is $$$, help please 520-443-0838

May 16, 2016
Otr truck driver NEW
by: Gregory

I was a over the road trucker for a year and I had a parking lot accident and wasn't my fault so I got let go and now I can't find a job I have a wife and three kids at home any Otr jobs out there #989-780-7677 I live in bay city Michigan thanks

May 10, 2016
N NEW
by: Anonymous

CAROLINA CARGO DIDNT GIVE SECOND CHANCES FOR REFUSAL DRUG TEST

May 04, 2016
Second chance NEW
by: William

HI, I'm looking for a second chance job. I have KY cdl. 4 months experience. I have 3 non preventable accidents. 1 of them was involved another semi no one got hurt Noone called cops. Other 1 were evading getting hit but damaged trailer last one the trailer pulled me into a ditch due to the airbags exploding off the trailor. I'm hoping there's a company anyone know's that willing to hire me also have a class 3 misdemeanor 2 years before I got.my cdl 602-318-6515. I live in Phoenix AZ

May 04, 2016
screwed up NEW
by: Anonymous

I just lost my job have 1 year experince truck hydroplaned on me needless to say totaled it failed my drug test I know stupid me im in the process of doing the sap I wasnt under the influence at the time it was off duty time and two days before my company said they would give me a good reference to anyone who calls I pretty much lost everything family ect. Please anything

Apr 15, 2016
Everybody's a star until you fizzle out. NEW
by: Anonymous

Egotistical drivers on here with nothing good to say about anyone or anything get a life. Started out at Carolina Cargo myself never seen a check under $700 as a rookie. When all the big shot companies close the door in your face Carolina Cargo will put you to work and give you consistent miles.the only difference between you and the driver with the bad record is he/she got caught and you didn't. Good luck!

Apr 15, 2016
Second chance NEW
by: Anonymous

If anyone knows a company that's willing to give potential Cdl drivers a second chance I really need help. I' want to attend a trucking school that hire drivers but I'm having a hard time finding one that will accept me. I have 2 misdemeanors 1 from early 2015 and 1 in 2012. I have a careless driving ticket that was March 11, 2014 IF ANYONE CAN GELP PLZ LET ME KNO

Mar 28, 2016
failed drug test NEW
by: Joel R

If anyone knows of any company that is willing to hire me. I have a yr and a half or experience I use to run for UPS OTR 0 violations 0 log book violations. I made a mistake ONE time it cost me everything. I'm a great driver, and enjoy being on the road. I have already completed the SAP program and everything. I'm just looking for a second chance. My family is suffering becuz of my mistakes. I just need a little help, I will work for it.

Mar 11, 2016
Need a second chance NEW
by: Anonymous

I need a second chance my self I have been driving for 20 year an got a DUI 2 years ago have flat bed an refrigeration experience no 1.5 million accident free or speeding tickets will stay out as long as 2 months just need a chance contact me at motonmelvin@yahoo.com if you know a company that will hire me

Mar 03, 2016
help me NEW
by: cokeslumdog

Looking for a northeast regional job but have a rear end accident on my dac. Is there a job out there for me. I live in Delaware. All does have been closed on me.

Mar 02, 2016
Need to get my foot in the door an experience NEW
by: Anonymous

I am 24 years old, an I currently live in the state of Michigan. I have my cdl A an looking for a career. I Have no experience at all with a slightly bad driving record. I have no felonies or any convictions at all. I'm desperately looking an will take cheaper pay. If any one is out there that can help a young fella out please let me know. 617-602-6543. Thank you again.

Feb 02, 2016
help me NEW
by: Anonymous

This is a situation that Im learning to accept the inevitable but I thought I'd try this site to see if I get a response. Basically my situation is that a year ago I was running with the wrong crowd and year ago i failed a random drug test. I went through the rehab that I needed to get clean and I haven't had any trouble since then. I have saved up 2000$ to continue my trucking career and get a cdl and better myself and my life unfortunately I was under a company that had dot regulations when I failed it. Can anyone help or give me a company that I can call and possibly get a job with them. This time and place I am not concerned on the pay I just need a job so I can continue my passion in driving trucks. Please help in any kinda way thank you ahead of time

Jan 20, 2016
in need of a second chance NEW
by: ShowTime

I have one bad thing on my license and that is reckless driving. I was in my own car when it hydroplane into a parked car.some say Carolina cargo will give me a chance, is this true? just need one company to give me a chance, Iam trying trans am, but no reply on anything yet they just say application is still being looked at can anyone help me?

Jan 15, 2016
Help NEW
by: Manny

I'm in San jose, CA absconded about to get my CDL. I have a dui and hit and run from 2011. I also have a felony record from 2011. Does anyone know of a company I can get a job?

Dec 12, 2015
grateful NEW
by: Anonymous

Try May Trucking they hire drivers with felonies and tickets

Dec 05, 2015
Need second chance NEW
by: SDM

Hi

I'm a truck driver with about 4 yrs exp. Last year I had an accident due to my drivers side mirror swinging in and blocking my view, while driving into a 90 degree turn. To compensate for loss of vision and to avoid oncoming cars I drove high in the curve. There was a down slope on the backside of the curve so I turned over. Even though I did what I was taught to avid injuring others it's been a big problem for me too get a good passing job. Does anyone know of a company with a lease purchase program that will be willing to hire me?

Nov 14, 2015
Really in need NEW
by: 29 year old needing help

I just obtained my CDL and am ready to drive... I have no OTR experience, but I graduated from Metropolitan trucking School in Miami... I caught a case 13 years ago when I was 15 earning 6 felonies and my driving record holds 3 suspensions and two speeding tickets over 20+ miles from 2013 and 2014.... I just fixed my license and am ready to drive but can't get anyone to hire me. I never had a DUI or failed a drug test. I really need a driving job by January because my car insurance will be up and and I'm damn near homeless. I thought this CDL would change my life but now it seems like it might get me no where if I can't pay my debts.... I really need a referral to a good company who would pick me up... Swift,shneider,crst,and a bunch of other companies turned me down... I really really need this.... If you have a company in mind that would take me please call me directly! 786-916-9247

Nov 10, 2015
Looking for a 2nd chance NEW
by: L.A. Trucker

I'm looking for a job. I have 3.5 years of OTR experience with Tanker endorsement, reefer exp. I'm single with no kids so I can stay on the road for long periods of time.

The bad part I have 3 moving violations in the last three years. They were all in my personal car ( I say that because I've slipped up in my car but never on the job).

I also have a bad drug test with Swift. I've went through the program and have completed it.

I have NO D.U.Is & NO accidents

Can someone help me??? Please?

Su Johnson
323.717.7157
sjprod30@gmail.com

Nov 04, 2015
Grateful NEW
by: Anonymous

My CDL was suspended for 60 days this for two speeding violations. I was grateful to get hired by Knight transportation. Most companies look at your record as case by case, since the insurance companies screw up

Nov 04, 2015
Grateful NEW
by: Anonymous

My CDL was suspended for 60 days this for two speeding violations. I was grateful to get hired by Knight transportation. Most companies look at your record as case by case, since the insurance companies screw up

Jul 23, 2015
trucking qusetions NEW
by: Anonymous

i have one questions for you. i am currently in the process of be coming a truck driver and would like to know if your company would hire me. i have one problem. back in 2006 i had a misdemeanor drug charge minor possession of pot(young and dumb) but i do have a ok driving record. i'am really hoping to find a company that will change my life.i currently have no wife,kids and family to hold me down from being on the road 24/7.if hired i would like to work as much as possible. so please let me know if your company is willing to hire me.

Jul 05, 2015
let go NEW
by: Anonymous

I. Was working for Usa truck they let me go due to a sleep apnea test that they were unwilling to pay for as soon as I got my insurance after 90 days they sent me home and said they will have to terminate my employment because I was not there six months with them. Bull shit company trust me.

Jun 29, 2015
super service crap NEW
by: Anonymous

Failed dot drug test are not hireable at super service

May 04, 2015
hope this helps NEW
by: Anonymous

If you stay in NC. There is a company name MABE trucking. I have a friend there that has a felony or two. Getting in incidents alot. They just deduct it from his pay. He has prior accidents,tickets but they put him on and keep him there. They pay .36 mile,but you get over 3,000 miles a week. I hope this helps. Best of luck. I would go but I'm trying to find a lease purchase.

Apr 19, 2015
Second chance.......? Yesssss! NEW
by: Anonymous

I am a 3 time looser with about 7 felonies, and equal amount of misdemeanors. Had dui, a very awful record. Newest felony was less than 5 years. I got hired with no problem at Carolina Cargo. Just know this, you WILL PAY for the fact that no one else will hire you. Pay your dues so to speak. It really isn't that bad. But it is not like the big companies. If you just go into it knowing you are there to GET EXPERIENCE, then any thing you get is better than nothing. Don't compare yourself to experienced clean record people, prove yourself. You will get enough money to survive, and they do progressively pay more. Starts about 600 a week.

Will Hire almost ANYBODY, I MEAN ANYBODY.

Apr 07, 2015
6 months experience NEW
by: Anonymous

I have 6months experience but failed a prehire for swift I start my substance abuse treatment this week are there anyone who will give me a second chance

Mar 20, 2015
JOB NEW
by: Anonymous


THAT SUCKS.COMPANIES ARE GOING TO DRUG TEST WITH HAIR FOLICAL TESTING. IT GOES BACK ONE YEAR ,THAT AS MUCH AS I KNOW.IMNOT A PARTAKER OF THE HERB,BUT ITS GETTING TO BE CRAZY WITH THE LAWS. WE HAVE TO MANY CHIEFS AND THEY ARE KILLING OF THE INDIANS.GOOD LUCK WITH THE JOB HUNTING. I HAVE BEEN DRIVING SINCE 1985. SEEN A LOT OF CHANGES,NOT SURE FOR THE BETTER.IF I COULD FIND SOMETHING THAT PAID WELL I WOULD CHANGE JOBS .

Mar 18, 2015
just want to work NEW
by: Anonymous

on the Saturday after thanksgiving 2014 at a party smoked some weed that Tuesday was given a random. Lost my job, took the required ASP class cost me $950.00, and no one will hire me I was driving city bus for 7years and I cant get a job no where not even as a Correctional Officer. I now I was wrong I paid my dues I need to work I have a great work record no criminal back ground One mistake, can some one help me get a job or know a place that will give me a second chance.

Mar 08, 2015
help please. NEW
by: Anonymous

I drove with Schneider National for one year and got into three incidence. I was then hired at Swift and they put things on my record that I didn't do and it is now difficult to find a company to hire me. What should I do? Are they and companies that would give me a chance?

Mar 08, 2015
help please. NEW
by: Anonymous

I drove with Schneider National for one year and got into three incidence. I was then hired at Swift and they put things on my record that I didn't do and it is now difficult to find a company to hire me. What should I do? Are they and companies that would give me a chance?

Nov 12, 2014
Carolina Cargo.. NEW
by: Amanda

Who paid you to post this for Carolina Cargo?? What a joke! Yeah if you have a bad record they will give a chance.. That is if you are willing to stay away from your family for weeks at a time for less than McDonald's wages. When you call in you do get to speak to the owner of the company.. Jim makes you feel all big and like you are number one. Its all a show. He has been to prison him self for tax fraud. The company has been busted for transporting drugs. So do your research. All smoke.

Nov 03, 2014
find work NEW
by: Anonymous

Trans Am is hiring always check them out they will give you a chance ...

Nov 02, 2014
Need Help NEW
by: Anonymous

My cdl got suspended for refusal . My cdl will re-up on 7 May 2015 so who will hire me??? jodyechols19@gmail.com

Oct 15, 2014
looing for a secound chance NEW
by: Juan

Made some mistakes when I was young and got felonies on my record a D.U.I and a reckless driving but since then Jesus has changed my life and I. Have changed my ways I've learned a lot and just looking for a secound chance does anyone know of anyone that would hire me . Im not old but I have matured I was ninteen to about twenty these things happend I'm now twenty four my D.U.I. is from two thousand eleven

Aug 27, 2014
Is there anybody out there Please!!!!!!!! NEW
by: Mr.Desperate

My situation is I have a speeding ticket and it was in my "PERSONAL" vehicle I can understand if it was the company vehicle but the cop clocked me at about 20miles over 70 in 50.Three years on my record,my first offense and the only thing I have on there. I don't smoke nor drink so this is the only thing that's holding me back to a career I want so bad .Is there any chance out there I don't know about

Aug 08, 2014
REFRESHER COURSE NEW
by: Anonymous

I HAVE BEEN OUT OF DRIVING THE LAST 3 YEARS -TAKING CARE OF MY MOM. I HAVE BEEN UNEMPLOYED.I HAD A COUPLE OF CO,S REFEREED TO ME TO GET DRIVING AGAIN.ONE IS WESTERN EXPRESS FLATBED.THE OTHER CRST TEAMS.I KNOW WESTERN USED TO BE A GOOD CO.,BUT CRST WAS CRAP BACK IN THE DAY.IM SURE ITS THE SAME .ANYBODY HAVE ANY NEWS OF THE 2 CO.S.ANYBODY KNOW WHERE I COULD GET HIRED UNDER MY SITUATION.IM OUT OF HOUSTON,TX.I STARTED DRIVING IN 1985 STOPPED IN2010.NO TICKETS NO ACC, NO FELONY,NO MISD,NO DUI,NO DWI.IF ANYONE READS THIS ,THAT MIGHT HAVE SOME LEADS ,PLEASE E-MAIL ME.STEVE.MORRISON66@YAHOO.COM.....HAVE CLASS A -PTX ENDORSMENTS-4 MONTHS ON PHYSICAL LEFT.

Aug 03, 2014
Second Chance!!! NEW
by: Anonymous

I drove for a company and was forced into leasing and got the bad end of the trucking experience. I had 2 preventable accidents and a citation for leaving the scene of and accident I didn't cause.Along with all the other injustices from my company and sick child I came home.I'm ready to get back out there but no one will hire me.I need a 2nd chance!!!!

Jul 14, 2014
need a chance NEW
by: Anonymous

I have just recently obtain a Georgia drivers license 5/13/2014 and i just recently receive my Georgia CDL A instructional permit on 7/9/2014 although I'm not perfect i have made some mistakes in my life I also have felonies and looking for a second chance i even took the steps to register under the federal bonding which provides employers with limited coverage at no cost when hiring job applicants who cannot be cover by a commercial bond at this point i don't know what to do i have 6 kids 3 of them are boys and i am trying to set a good example for them all I'm asking for is a chance to prove that I'm reliable,trustworthy and honest as well as a hard worker

Jun 25, 2014
Baby need new pair of shoes NEW
by: Anonymous

Had similar situation, been drive for 6 year plus have no tickets, no points, no DUI, never been late with a load and have always been told I've done outstanding work. I was off one weekend feel kinda down having real bad headache, decided to light one up smoked half then went back to work on Monday; was hit with a random came up positive. Yes, it was dumb on my behalf I wasn't on duty and lost my job. I don't think I should not be able to find work for one mistake. If anyone knows any companies that will give a second chance, I'm in Texas. Email me da.muster@yahoo.com

Jun 10, 2014
second chances?? NEW
by: Anonymous

i live in the northwest. i cant find a company to give me a second chance at all. i have been driving for 14 years with no accidents,tickets or major violations. i was at my brothers house one evening and we got in a arguement, like a dummy i left to go to a friends because of this. i got a dui that night . hardliners i know it was stupidity but i manned up and faced my crime. now im just wanting that one chance to get back to doing what i enjoy. does anyone know of a company that would be willing to help. thank you

Apr 16, 2014
what can I do NEW
by: Anonymous

I been driving for about a month when my co-driver roll the truck on its side. he didn't want to get firer so he ask me to take the blame assurance me nothing will happen to me because I was new. as it turn out I end up getting laid off and now I have a accident on my record and now its hard for me to find a job do anyone know of a company that give beginner second chance

Apr 16, 2014
what can I do NEW
by: Anonymous

I been driving for about a month when my co-driver roll the truck on its side. he didn't want to get firer so he ask me to take the blame assurance me nothing will happen to me because I was new. as it turn out I end up getting laid off and now I have a accident on my record and now its hard for me to find a job

Mar 08, 2014
Grateful for ur insights NEW
by: Anonymous

U guys have been very helpful. Thnx

Mar 08, 2014
Grateful for ur insights NEW
by: Anonymous

U guys have been very helpful. Thnx

Jan 02, 2014
second chance? NEW
by: paul

Back in sept 2012 I did my dot drug test and came up positive for thc. Since then I've been through my sap and come up clean and ready to go. But,having a hard time getting back to work. I know some of the hard liners out there are going to say serves you right, just hear me out. First experience: I have done two years otr with flatbed doing everything, including oversize loads. 3 years local doing many different loads flatbed and box. Second tickets etc: none period, no accidents, nothing. Third Job performance: my last local job I was never late on a load and never missed one day of work in three years. My previous two years otr?, no tickets, no accidents and was only late on one load. Do I deserve this? Maybe. But if I'm hired there's more of a guarantee I won't be doing drugs than your average driver. Because I will be on a stringent drug testing schedule.Aznative2467@hotmail.com. EXCELLENT DRIVER.

Oct 07, 2013
1 Good guy with some bad luck. NEW
by: Anonymous

I have been a trucker sense 2004. I was doing fine until my can-do attitude got the better of me. While pulling a liquid tanker I got lost, and found myself in a residential neighborhood. The road was raised and I came to T in the road. I tried to turn left and when my trailer caught the shoulder and I turned over. After a year and a half I got a chance to drive again,(log truck)I found my self on an unfamiliar road, which curved to the left and dipped to the right. I turned over again. Log trucks and liquid tankers are as dangerous. Stay clear of them. I would love to drive again, Please call me @ 205 471-2345 if anybody could use my services I don't have any home time requirements so I can stay on the road as long as you need me to.

Oct 07, 2013
1 Good guy with some bad luck. NEW
by: Anonymous

I have been a trucker sense 2004. I was doing fine until my can-do attitude got the better of me. While pulling a liquid tanker I got lost, and found myself in a residential neighborhood. The road was raised and I came to T in the road. I tried to turn left and when my trailer caught the shoulder and I turned over. After a year and a half I got a chance to drive again,(log truck)I found my self on an unfamiliar road, which curved to the left and dipped to the right. I turned over again. Log trucks and liquid tankers are as dangerous. Stay clear of them. I would love to drive again, Please call me @ 205 471-2345 if anybody could use my services I don't have any home time requirements so I can stay on the road as long as you need me to.

Sep 14, 2013
need help NEW
by: Mr . Johnson

Is there a such thing as second chance in the trucking industry . can someone please tell me

Sep 14, 2013
need help NEW
by: Mr . Johnson

Is there a such thing as second chance in the trucking industry

Jun 04, 2013
They won't give everyone a second chance. NEW
by: Anonymous

Sure they will hire felons and people with misdemenors, but still if you have a dwi in the last 5 years they won't hire you. no different than the other trucking companies. So second chance huh?

May 22, 2013
Look for trucking job. Look no further. NEW
by: Anonymous

Well this is for guys that are looking for a good company to give a Secound chance no matter what. The name if the company is called super service LLC. They will give you a chance and give you your owe truck as Lon as you pass a dot test and pass the road test. I was lookin for a trucking company after I had an Accident with my last company which was Crst. And I was looking for work for 3 mouth and no trucking company wanted to hire me besides super service. They start or at 32 cpm an a $300.sign on bound. If you need to be Referred tell them ID# COCL sent you. Good luck and god bless. Hope this is helpful.

May 22, 2013
Look for trucking job. Look no further. NEW
by: Anonymous

Well this is for guys that are looking for a good company to give a Secound chance no matter what. The name if the company is called super service LLC. They will give you a chance and give you your owe truck as Lon as you pass a dot test and pass the road test. I was lookin for a trucking company after I had an Accident with my last company which was Crst. And I was looking for work for 3 mouth and no trucking company wanted to hire me besides super service. They start or at 32 cpm an a $300.sign on bound. If you need to be Referred tell them ID# COCL sent you. Good luck and god bless. Hope this is helpful.

Dec 24, 2011
HELP!! NEW
by: Anonymous

i need help can any one tell me what to do?
i was driving for a well known company swift and i had two preventable accidents with then two months well the 1 st one i took the blame because my mentor did not want to get fried and he ask me to say i did it and like a fool i did ...... the second one was my fault and i was fried i know i can drive and i really want to get back out there i have nothing on my DAT i have no tickets. right now i am driving a straight get back on the truck and a van for a small company. i really want to get back on the road please help

Jun 21, 2011
changes
by: Anonymous

i called them. they told me 7 years.

Jul 15, 2010
Thanks for the Tip
by: Hervy

A lot of drivers need that lead, hope they are still open minded about giving people chances.

Thanks for posting it B Franks

Hervy

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