Companies That Accept Felony Applicants

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John A.'s Comment
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Hey guys, so I heard back from Prime and they want felonies to be 10 years out and mine is only 2. I'm sitting here frustrated as hell, I made a stupid mistake 2 years ago which was not indicative of me at all and I'm trying to move on. Are there any companies that would hire me? If I have to I'll just pay out of pocket to get my license here in Ca. Thanks for any help!

G-Town's Comment
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Prime is one of many Paid CDL Training Programs.

Use this link to apply: Apply For Paid CDL Training

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.
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PackRat's Comment
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If I have to I'll just pay out of pocket to get my license here in Ca. Thanks for any help!

It would not benefit you at all to get a permit out of pocket. Just having a CDL with zero experience does NOT make you a better option for a company to hire.

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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If I have to I'll just pay out of pocket to get my license here in Ca. Thanks for any help!

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It would not benefit you at all to get a permit out of pocket. Just having a CDL with zero experience does NOT make you a better option for a company to hire.

Yep, and they expire pretty quick. I learned that x 2, re: Permit! (Drive time was fun..all I've got!)

~ 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.
Matthew P.'s Comment
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Some of the smaller market companies will hire people with felony convictions. Just depends on the situation. I took my CDL training and about 2/3 of the class was comprised of people with felony records. The school was very good about helping them find work. Many of my classmates are now driving.

Hey guys, so I heard back from Prime and they want felonies to be 10 years out and mine is only 2. I'm sitting here frustrated as hell, I made a stupid mistake 2 years ago which was not indicative of me at all and I'm trying to move on. Are there any companies that would hire me? If I have to I'll just pay out of pocket to get my license here in Ca. Thanks for any help!

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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A few other training companies you could look into are:

Witte Bros.

Raider Express

Pride Transport

Dutch Maid Logistics

CFI / TFI

It's always worth a try &/or a phone call!! If I think of more, I'll share. I know Mast trucking here in Ohio would be a good bet also, but doubt they hire out your way.

~ Anne ~

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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CFI takes everyone on a case by case basis. They understand we all make mistakes. I would call first. Good luck.

John A.'s Comment
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Some of the smaller market companies will hire people with felony convictions. Just depends on the situation. I took my CDL training and about 2/3 of the class was comprised of people with felony records. The school was very good about helping them find work. Many of my classmates are now driving.

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Hey guys, so I heard back from Prime and they want felonies to be 10 years out and mine is only 2. I'm sitting here frustrated as hell, I made a stupid mistake 2 years ago which was not indicative of me at all and I'm trying to move on. Are there any companies that would hire me? If I have to I'll just pay out of pocket to get my license here in Ca. Thanks for any help!

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Thanks man I really appreciate it, when I get some cash saved up I am going to have it expunged. I talked to a local school and was told there are tons of smaller companies hiring in my area so that seems to be good news. I live in central Ca. so quite a bit of ag stuff. I'm going to have to pay out of pocket unfortunately since I haven't found a paid CDL company yet, I'll keep looking though, not going to give up on this.

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.
John A.'s Comment
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Thanks a ton, I'll check into them. Going to work on getting the record expunged but that could take up to a year.

A few other training companies you could look into are:

Witte Bros.

Raider Express

Pride Transport

Dutch Maid Logistics

CFI / TFI

It's always worth a try &/or a phone call!! If I think of more, I'll share. I know Mast trucking here in Ohio would be a good bet also, but doubt they hire out your way.

~ Anne ~

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