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James W.'s Comment
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I have applied to several companies and they are saying nope.. I have tried large and smaller companies. I realize my felony is like twenty five years old but dang come on people gotta start somewhere .... it didn't happen yesterday

Brett Aquila's Comment
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You can apply to a bunch of company-sponsored training programs at once using our form here on TruckingTruth:

Apply For Company-Sponsored Training

We also have a list of companies and their felony policies:

Trucking Companies That Will Hire Felons

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.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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I have 4 felonies, all 14+ years old. I am writing this from the hotel room, in Indianapolis, starting my CDL training for Swift, tomorrow. Don't give up!!!

How does your work history and driving record look? There are many factors that can determine your status, with the various companies.

Who have you applied with?

Lastly, the nature of your felony, can sometimes have far reaching implications.

Good Luck!

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Big Tex's Comment
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Have you tried CRST? I also have a felony from 1991and spent 15 years in prison. I had several companies shoot me down because of my felony, but CRST accepted me with no CDL or prior experience and put me to school to get my CDL. You may want to check them out. Best of luck.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Scherod D.'s Comment
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I have a felony also that's 5 years old and I have applied for a few flatbed company and I only had 2 to turn me down. CFI felony TransAm CR England Boyd Bros Transportation Roehl Transport Knight Transportation Carolina Cargo Covenant Transport. They all approved me. So there is hope out there

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I have applied to several companies and they are saying nope.. I have tried large and smaller companies. I realize my felony is like twenty five years old but dang come on people gotta start somewhere .... it didn't happen yesterday

Big Scott's Comment
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Try CFI. There are people there with less older felonies. As long as it's not anything that will prevent you from obtaining your hazmat. And they will train you.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

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