Drivers W/felonies

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Darrel C.'s Comment
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I have been trying to apply for CDL training and the question about felonies always comes up and then I get refused. Last felony conviction was 11/2014 for counterfeiting. I'm no longer on parole, but I'm hearing 10 years since last conviction. So now I'm just studying on my own, but where can I get drive time once I receive my permit. Anyone have any advice on anything I've mentioned. I used to be a punk and it took me a long time to figure things out and I just need a break. I'm currently washing big rigs and it's getting too hard. I had a CDL in 2009, but it expired and then I went to prison and now I'm ready to get it back. I know I'll pass the test. It's getting ready for the driving test that I'm worried about. Thanks in advance for any knowledge.

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.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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I have been trying to apply for CDL training and the question about felonies always comes up and then I get refused. Last felony conviction was 11/2014 for counterfeiting. I'm no longer on parole, but I'm hearing 10 years since last conviction. So now I'm just studying on my own, but where can I get drive time once I receive my permit. Anyone have any advice on anything I've mentioned. I used to be a punk and it took me a long time to figure things out and I just need a break. I'm currently washing big rigs and it's getting too hard. I had a CDL in 2009, but it expired and then I went to prison and now I'm ready to get it back. I know I'll pass the test. It's getting ready for the driving test that I'm worried about. Thanks in advance for any knowledge.

Howdy, Darrel C., and welcome to our forum!

One of the greatest things about Trucking Truth is ... well, the truth of course; and the fact that you can search all topics by tags. We do, indeed, have a tag for just that topic, as you can see here:

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Just click the 'tags' link I posted for you, and scroll down a bit to that exact topic, and so many of the members here have left excellent information!

Of course, it's doable, ... and documented.

I hope this helps a bit, and again, welcome!

~ Anne ~

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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.
Errol V.'s Comment
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We have a whole section on Trucking Companies That Will Hire Felons

PackRat's Comment
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I have been trying to apply for CDL training and the question about felonies always comes up and then I get refused. Last felony conviction was 11/2014 for counterfeiting. I'm no longer on parole, but I'm hearing 10 years since last conviction.

From reading this, what were the other felony convictions?

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.
Darrel C.'s Comment
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I have been trying to apply for CDL training and the question about felonies always comes up and then I get refused. Last felony conviction was 11/2014 for counterfeiting. I'm no longer on parole, but I'm hearing 10 years since last conviction.

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From reading this, what were the other felony convictions?

Attempted copper theft, using someone else's ID when I got arrested, fraud, theft 500-2,500. It's all old and nothing violent. I had coping issues and used drugs to escape life. Took me 53 years to figure it out.

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 Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Try calling CFI and explain yourself to a recruiter. They take these things on a case by case basis. Good luck.

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