Looking for second chance as a driver
by David Shore
(South Bend Indiana)
In 2009, I was convicted of a class c felony child molestation. I assisted my mentally handicapped daughter with her bath when she was eight yrs old. At the time I felt I was doing the right thing, and assisting my mentally handicapped daughter with her bathing. I was sentenced to six years in prison in Indiana.
In 2012, I was plead guilty to a failure to register in Illinois, and received a 2 yr sentence.
On July 26, 2015, I completed my sentence in Indiana.
I am not proud of this, and have never been in trouble of this nature before.
I have worked as a truck driver, first with my father from 1988 to 1990. Then again as a solo truck driver from January of 1999 to July of 2008, when I was charged.
I am a veteran of the U.S.Army (1987).
I am the son of a truck driver, and have truck drivers on both sides of my family.
What I bring to any company is this.
I am a 2010 graduate of a reformative program called P.L.U.S. (Purposeful Living Units Served).
I was also a participant of a veterans program at the New Castle Correctional Facility in New Castle, Indiana.
I successfully completed the following classes:
1. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
2. The 8th Habit
3. Who Moved my cheese.
I have also taught a CDL class that I organized while in the P.L.U.S. Program.
I was convicted of a sex offense but am NOT a sex offender!
I am asking for a second chance to be what I was trained for: a truckdriver. This is a career that my family knows about.
My past is not who I am. I can be a great asset to any company if given the chance.
There is a $2400 tax credit for hiring a felon, and a $9600 tax credit for hiring a veteran.
I am bondable up to $5000.
Everyone who has a felony needs a second chance to be a productive person in society. All I am asking is to be able to give back.
"WITHOUT TRUCKS, AMERICA STOPS!!!"
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to work at a profession that I loved before and that I have missed.