open container keep driver from getting hired by trucking companies

by izzy
(loving,new mexico)

i had no idea that an open container ( while i was not driving )i was a passenger. it would show up on my driving record. it has kept me out of driving i am currently working as a stocker in grocery store at min. wage i am in new mexico and also i have been driving local for 6 years no over the road co. will hire, i am not a student, nor am i a driver with over the road exp... so what can i do?

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Oct 10, 2009
trucking after open container charge
by: Hervy

well, you might have to sit it out for a while until that thing gets a little older Izzy. Just have to keep making calls.

Also, maybe you want to run a little ad in your local American Classifieds offering grocery delivery if you are trying to make a little more money and you like driving.

Also, make sure you speak about your lessons to others you come in contact with especially your friends. I imagine many don't realize you can be charge as a passenger.

Good luck,

Sep 26, 2009
Izzy needs information about getting a truck driving job with an open container charge
by: Jimmy

Welcome, Izzy. Any alcohol related tickets are frowned upon by trucking companies. If only you knew you would be searching for a driving job way back 1 or 2 years ago, would you have drank a cold one while out cruising?

Right now, experienced, clean driving record people can't find driving jobs. Just knock on doors. You may have to re-locate to a larger city. Jimmy

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