Could I still be a truck driver?
I am having the hardest time finding a job when I came across a job ad for entry-level truck drivers. Everything sounds good except for some of the dangers I worry about. Things like driving in bad weather, having to be extra careful for inconsiderate drivers. I have a problem driving for many miles without feeling sleepy. My biggest question is, would I be disqualified to be an entry-level truck driver if I had two traffic violations? I got my first speeding ticket about 4 years ago. Two motorcycle cops clocked me doing a 52 in a 40. I got another ticket for not coming to a complete stop at a stop sign, which was a few months ago this year. I got a degree in accounting. This is what I have been focusing on since I graduated last year in December. Since there is no hope in landing that career I hoped for. I was thinking other options and I came across this job ad below. Truck Driver Job Description This is an entry level company driver position (not an owner-operator) with one of America's most reputable and profitable trucking companies. At P.A.M. Transport, we value our employees and know our drivers are our biggest assets. We offer all qualified applicants a company-sponsored CDL class A driver training program at a state-of-the-art training campus. No previous truck driving experience needed. And credit is not an issue. The complete training program will cover all essential duties of the job including: safety management, basic equipment maintenance & inspection, logging, and trip planning & map reading. Once you finish the training program, you will be ready to join our fleet as a professional truck driver. Great pay, incredible benefits, top-notch training, late-model trucks, & good people... that's P.A.M. Transport. Primary Responsibilities: Safety Conscious Work Independently Good Communication Skills Job Qualifications: Over 22 years of age Currently hold a valid U.S. driver's license No DUIs in last 5 years
Asked By: swizzy74 - 8/18/2009
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Yes, you can. Your most serious offense is the speeding one, and it is over 4 years old so don't worry about it. I don't know of one trucking company that won't hire because of one simple traffic ticket within 3 years... More
Answered By: Ledon - 8/18/2009
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no u couldn't
Answered By: wiikate - 8/18/2009
I work in the trucking industry. Most companys disqualify a driver for 2 violations in 3 years or a drunk driving in last 5 - 10 years. When you apply, make sure you have a copy of your driving record to attach to the application. It will speed up the process. Good luck and happy motoring.
Answered By: JimW - 8/18/2009
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