Have A CDL / Not Driven since early 93 / Would like to get back OTR / Have Felony from 04, Any Ideas or hope to share along these lines?
by Jay Lawrence
(Humble (Houston), Texas)
I have about 4 years OTR with JB Hunt at first then CFI. I have a felony conviction from 2004 for meth, but have been clean as can be since that day of awakening.
Don't drink, smoke or use anything outside of an occasional aspirin. I have been recently released from a job where I have been at for more than 4 1/2 years starting at $11 an hour working up to management with a salary above $50k, A company vehicle, iPhone and corporate credit card.
There I worked as maintenance MGR, Shop MGR as well as Shipping MGR. Europe,s restructuring of the global posturing put me in the path/direct employ of someone I have been bumping heads with for the better part of a year thus causing my release.
I have been thinking for the better part of two years now about how much I miss the road and driving for a living, wanting to get back on the road only this time working toward owning my own tractor/trailer and eventually have several trucks contracted out.
My checkered past along with my lack of recent driving experience has really been quite the hurdle up to now. Thou I still have my CDL I fully understand that I will most likely have to return to school and go out with a trainer once again as I did in the beginning.
School tuition is not an issue, that part is covered thanks to savings over the past few years.
If ANYONE can recommend steps I need to take toward this eventuality I will be forever grateful.