Recent Graduate From Trucking School
by John N.
I am a recent graduate from a CDL school, and I have a felony that is 9+ years old. When attending school I worked because we were behind in bills.
After getting my license in July I made the mistake of waiting too long to take a job in the trucking industry. But I got a job with PTL out of Murray,KY.
My intentions were not to do OTR but this industry MAKES you. I bit the bullet for a month and came home to find something local. So far that has not happened.
After months of hair ripping ordeals I realized a few things about this business.
First, its about where you are. I live in Roanoke,VA and the backwardness here is tremendous. Plus there isn't a lot here in a very small city. Here its who you know not what you know.
Folks in large cities,(Chicago,L.A.), jobs are dime-a-dozen. There's hope.
Second, it's all about money. Insurance companies dictate who these truck companies can hire. The newer the felony the harder it will be.
Mine is 9+ years and I still hear crap about it. You'd think your driving record would mean more than your past but....
Third, pencil pushers will continue to decide the fate of trucking. And at the same destroy it.
Fellow felons, someone will hire you.
Please don't give up. Do not let the prick behind the desk win. If desperate call Paschall Truck Lines, its a start.
Sorry for the long post, just want to help.