Being A Felon & Getting A Truck Driving Job

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lil heaven's Comment
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I'm having no luck what so ever finding a driving job after just getting out of prison. Seems like all the companys that do hire felons require your felonys to be at least 3 years old. By the time mine are 3 years old, I'll have missed out on alot of driving. My parole officer has agreed to let me drive from state to state, but now I cant find a driving job. I feel like I'm up against a wall at every turn. I hate that I cant put my class A CDL to use. Does anybody have any suggestions?

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.
Otis S.'s Comment
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Try PL out of Murray, KY.. they are pretty good about that also western express out of Nashville, tn

Scott O.'s Comment
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Try Schneider I heard they take people with a not so good past and give them a shot...... But I would just apply to every company and bug them till they say yes or no

Saminite's Comment
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I'm having no luck what so ever finding a driving job after just getting out of prison. Seems like all the companys that do hire felons require your felonys to be at least 3 years old. By the time mine are 3 years old, I'll have missed out on alot of driving. My parole officer has agreed to let me drive from state to state, but now I cant find a driving job. I feel like I'm up against a wall at every turn. I hate that I cant put my class A CDL to use. Does anybody have any suggestions?

When was your sentenced? Use that not your released date it hero some other individuals I know

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.
Saminite's Comment
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I'm having no luck what so ever finding a driving job after just getting out of prison. Seems like all the companys that do hire felons require your felonys to be at least 3 years old. By the time mine are 3 years old, I'll have missed out on alot of driving. My parole officer has agreed to let me drive from state to state, but now I cant find a driving job. I feel like I'm up against a wall at every turn. I hate that I cant put my class A CDL to use. Does anybody have any suggestions?

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When was you sentenced? Use that date..not your released date. it hero individuals I know

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.
Saminite's Comment
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I'm having no luck what so ever finding a driving job after just getting out of prison. Seems like all the companys that do hire felons require your felonys to be at least 3 years old. By the time mine are 3 years old, I'll have missed out on alot of driving. My parole officer has agreed to let me drive from state to state, but now I cant find a driving job. I feel like I'm up against a wall at every turn. I hate that I cant put my class A CDL to use. Does anybody have any suggestions?

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When was your sentenced? Use that not your released date it helped individuals I know land a job as truck drivers

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.
guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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No company will touch you until you are off paper. That mean completely done with parole. What your parole officer says means absolutely nothing. You will need to complete your sentence before applying to get a job in trucking. Your sentence is done when your off parole.

While on parole your parole officer can dictate what you can and can not do. Trucking companies don't want to put up with that kind of hassle.

Pat M.'s Comment
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Try local road construction companies, cement or sand and gravel companies. You don't have to go otr to use your cdl.

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.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Christopher J.'s Comment
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Try local road construction companies, cement or sand and gravel companies. You don't have to go otr to use your cdl.

this is true and in most cases it pays better than OTR

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.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Timothy O.'s Comment
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It's true while on supervised parole or probation no company otr will touch you, you can try to push for unsupervised, if unsupervised Carolina cargo I hear will hire anyone, low pay but it's a start, western express is a better option then C.C. , P.L is a third.

No company will touch you until you are off paper. That mean completely done with parole. What your parole officer says means absolutely nothing. You will need to complete your sentence before applying to get a job in trucking. Your sentence is done when your off parole.

While on parole your parole officer can dictate what you can and can not do. Trucking companies don't want to put up with that kind of hassle.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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