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Montrese H.'s Comment
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Good afternoon, I’m currently studying and soon to obtain my permit then attend a trucking school. Seeking second chance companies. I’m not a convicted felon but I do have a criminal background from 2017. Any references would be greatly appreciated!!

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Unless there is something vehicle related or a lot of misdemeanors you should be fine.

CFI is pretty forgiving I'd start with them.

Kerry L.'s Comment
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Good afternoon, I’m currently studying and soon to obtain my permit then attend a trucking school. Seeking second chance companies. I’m not a convicted felon but I do have a criminal background from 2017. Any references would be greatly appreciated!!

Apply everywhere you can. This website offers a feature where you can do one application and send it to multiple companies at once. Personally, I utilize an app called Driver Pulse by Tentstreet to apply to numerous companies from my phone. Not all charges are equal. Even with your background being a misdemeanor, there are some charges that are going to be quite difficult to overcome with it being under 5 years old, namely drug charges and misdemeanor DUI. Don't let that information discourage you. It only means that you have to try a little harder than the next person might need to in the application process. You can find companies willing to give you a shot; just develop thick skin to accept a few "NO"s in the process. I wish you well in your search.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Good afternoon, I’m currently studying and soon to obtain my permit then attend a trucking school. Seeking second chance companies. I’m not a convicted felon but I do have a criminal background from 2017. Any references would be greatly appreciated!!

Howdy, Montrese !!

Here's that link: Apply For Paid CDL Training

And SO MUCH MORE, to offer .. right here, getting you started!

CFI is definitely a great place to start; as mentioned. AND they will train you, on their dime. Shoot out apps in the above link as well; you'll be pleasantly surprised to get a hit or two. Worth a try!!

Best wishes; and welcome to Trucking Truth !!

~ Anne ~

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.
Montrese H.'s Comment
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Thank you I’m going to download that app and test it out

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Good afternoon, I’m currently studying and soon to obtain my permit then attend a trucking school. Seeking second chance companies. I’m not a convicted felon but I do have a criminal background from 2017. Any references would be greatly appreciated!!

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Howdy, Montrese !!

Here's that link: Apply For Paid CDL Training

And SO MUCH MORE, to offer .. right here, getting you started!

CFI is definitely a great place to start; as mentioned. AND they will train you, on their dime. Shoot out apps in the above link as well; you'll be pleasantly surprised to get a hit or two. Worth a try!!

Best wishes; and welcome to Trucking Truth !!

~ Anne ~

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Good afternoon, I’m currently studying and soon to obtain my permit then attend a trucking school. Seeking second chance companies. I’m not a convicted felon but I do have a criminal background from 2017. Any references would be greatly appreciated!!

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Apply everywhere you can. This website offers a feature where you can do one application and send it to multiple companies at once. Personally, I utilize an app called Driver Pulse by Tentstreet to apply to numerous companies from my phone. Not all charges are equal. Even with your background being a misdemeanor, there are some charges that are going to be quite difficult to overcome with it being under 5 years old, namely drug charges and misdemeanor DUI. Don't let that information discourage you. It only means that you have to try a little harder than the next person might need to in the application process. You can find companies willing to give you a shot; just develop thick skin to accept a few "NO"s in the process. I wish you well in your search.

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.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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CFI takes everyone on a case by case basis. Just be honest.

Kerry L.'s Comment
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Good afternoon, I’m currently studying and soon to obtain my permit then attend a trucking school. Seeking second chance companies. I’m not a convicted felon but I do have a criminal background from 2017. Any references would be greatly appreciated!!

How have things been going regarding application submission and responses from companies? I hope that all is well.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

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