how far back does training schools go back

I am 48 and eager to start cld-a school. But I am learning that no companies will hire me if i have more than 2 DWI's. All DWI's are beyond 15 years ago so I would like to know if I even need to mention them?

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Jul 19, 2012
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by: NickV

The trucking school I went to in Texas actually made me wait til my DUI rolled over 5 years. Not from the incident but from the year (if that makes sense). Said it would be a problem with companies insurance policies 5 years or newer. Well what they didnt tell me is how hard it would be for a company to accept me with a DUI, period. After the trucking companies take your money and some may even tell you they have "lifetime placement". All this means is they will offer you companies to apply to which are the same companies recruiters come to promote within. Its all a big web of bs. Anyway, as far as the 2 DUI's you may want to call around to different companies before you go to school. Most allow 1 after a certain amount of years. Some 5 years some 3 some 7 some 10, everyones insurance is different. Most companies will say right up front no more than 1 DUI. Some may accept you cause they are so old so my honest opionion would be to call a lot of companies and ask. The last place you want to be is in debt from the trucking school and not be able to land a job cause your history. Trust me...I was there

Jul 18, 2012
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thank you but... NEW
by: Anonymous

how will they know if I don't tell them? i had by abstract pulled and it is clean!

Jul 18, 2012
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DUI/DWI and training school NEW
by: Anonymous

Yes, you do want to mention them BEFORE going to the school and ask them if it will have any bearing on you getting hired with any companies. This is something trucking schools fail to tell you after they have taken your money.
Good Luck!

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