Finding A Job With Felonies

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Otis H.'s Comment
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Hey everyone.. im 43 need a good career so i turned to trucking. Plus i like rigs. Never drove one though...heres the deal..i applied at a school under the training program. In 3 days i passed all my tests and recieved my clp and medical card... on the 4th day the school did a backnground check on me and found out i was a stupid ass when i was young. I have a couple bull**** felonies. But the one that kicks me in the ass is i have a dui with substantial bodily harm from 1999. Only one i ever had...i quit my job and went to school only to be told i cant finish and to find my self a way home....the other felonies are minor and all over 7 year old or longer... does any one know if i can ever truck. And if so with who. I. Eager as hell to learn much as i can but i have luggage...will i ever be able to drive a semi...

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Give Swift a try. Even CFI. Both have their own academies. Be up front with them, and go from there. It will be a lot of potential of hoop jumping, but you still have options. Own Everything. You did it, own it, and be sincere about seeing the errors of your youth.

That is just one factor though. A stable job history will be that much more important, to help compensate for it.

I have 4 felonies, all 14+ years old. I will be starting with Swift on September 11th.

You can Apply For Company-Sponsored Training , and check outCompany-Sponsored Training Programs, too.

Good luck, and don't give up.

Company-sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

Big Scott's Comment
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Try CFI and like It was said, be honest about it with the recruiter and on your application. Was the school a private one or company sponsored? Good luck.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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We have a listing of companies and their policies for hiring felons:

Trucking Companies That Will Hire Drivers With Felonies

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