Experienced Felon Driver

by Brian
(Arizona)

I have been driving now for 5 years, my Felony is almost 7 years old, and even after a long period its a tough road. I was very fortunate though, i got some lucky breaks along the way. I can tell you that what has been said above in this site is 100% all true! And to add to this, its getting worse, even for those who don't have a felony. the fed's are gearing up and cracking down on safety, older drivers and obese (fat) drivers.

the physicals and safety factors (your safesat) are hire no hire requirements. Keep in mind that it is NOT the company that hires you its the insurance company! No, its not right and personally i think it unsafe. This is the world today. Please don't get me wrong, this is and can be a rewarding career i have made the most money in my life and see the country (briefly, driving by it) but i love the job. Its a shame that society MUST continue to punish those that have paid there debt in full and want to be good honest people. It may feel you will never have that chance, but you will! And when you do please don't mess it it up for those coming behind you. I have ran across to many that would hire a felon it they haven't been screwed so many times by a felon. Its already lean enough out there, so if you are not willing to sacrifice and work hard (sometimes harder than most) don't even bother trying. You do have more to prove, you are watched more closely that's just part of the games they play. it will get old and even piss you off but don't quite it WILL get better just give it a chance.

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Jun 22, 2015
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Thank you Brian. NEW
by: Anonymous

I have a felony that is two almost three years old. After serving my time it seemed utterly hopeless. Some days I wanted to give up. I kept learning and fighting to make my way into an industry that seemed ideal for me, without help or positive feedback. After two years I finally got into a truck school and even then placement seemed restricted to local agriculture companies during certain seasons. With two weeks of training left probation is considering letting me off for good behavior. Seems I might be three or four years of good driving away from being eligible for the bigger companies. Not the best case scenario short term, but from where I started two and a half years ago, it seems more promising than it did. I am ready to work as hard as I have to, to be where I want and put past behind me. Don't give up guys, it's a long road ahead. Just depends on how bad you want it. Very inspiring Brian, thank you.

Jun 22, 2015
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Thank you Brian. NEW
by: Anonymous

I have a felony that is two almost three years old. After serving my time it seemed utterly hopeless. Some days I wanted to give up. I kept learning and fighting to make my way into an industry that seemed ideal for me, without help or positive feedback. After two years I finally got into a truck school and even then placement seemed restricted to local agriculture companies during certain seasons. With two weeks of training left probation is considering letting me off for good behavior. Seems I might be three or four years of good driving away from being eligible for the bigger companies. Not the best case scenario short term, but from where I started two and a half years ago, it seems more promising than it did. I am ready to work as hard as I have to, to be where I want and put past behind me. Don't give up guys, it's a long road ahead. Just depends on how bad you want it. Very inspiring Brian, thank you.

Jun 26, 2012
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Should I even try?
by: Toby

ive been reading about what has been said about class A drivers / with a feloney background. sounds as if i need to give up hope on driving.OR sell myself as the best dame driver that ever walked though there doors.sure kick me while iam down,tell me all the things i cant do.If i gave up ever time someone put me down,id still be down.I got a cdl to drive and thats what iam going to do,somewhere/somehow.all i can say to you, is to pray. yes praying gos a long ways.so try it, you may even get blessed.you have noyhing to lose,and ever thing to gain. So god bless you,Iam going to go get a job DRIVING.

Aug 16, 2011
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by: Anonymous

I was denied my hazmat in Mo.I have a minor assault.This made no sense to me .But apparently it falls under the rule.I always thought different a regular assualt is not considered a violent crime.Why was i denied.Who knows all rules made up rules all a circle to keep a person down.Makes no sense and they wonder why the economies jacked up.Everyone makes mistakes.I have made alot and am greatful to my creator for my new life.Without work

Aug 31, 2010
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Yup, people with felonies are just trash that deserve to stay in prison>?
by: 16yearsago

I came up with a little something that I feel fits your story and expericence nicely.. Before that though I too have 3 felonies all 16 years old. It's very hard out there, I've sold my TV and am about to sell my car to live and look for an honest a little longer.

My family thinks me stupid because I've not gone and signed up for a Oregon Trail card or welfare but I just can't.

You see 2 years ago I was having a hard time ( before truck school )but found some long term temp jobs however I felt like society just wanted me to end back in prison.

After I stoped feeling angry and self destructive I became angry and determined. Its been 16 years with out so much as a traffic ticket. I don't use drugs, drink or smoke.

I REFUSE to embrace the thought that goverment handouts are going to help me or excuses as to why I can't succeed HOWEVER I refuse to be constantly persecuted for stuff that happened over 16 years ago.


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