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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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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