Can you be a truck driver with a felony?
Short Answer: Yes, it is possible for a felon to become a truck drive. Not all felons will qualify for the job though since several variables like the type of conviction, time since completion of sentence and whether the felony was violent or not.
Being a felon you already know how hard it can be to find a job, any job let alone a career. Well you may be in luck if you have an interest in becoming a truck driver. There are many trucking companies that hire felons but it is very important to keep in my they don’t hire all felons. Each company has specific and different policies regarding the hiring of truck drivers with a criminal background.
If the trucking industry has plenty of one thing it is regulations! The good new is that none of those regulations prohibit the a felon from becoming a truck driver. With that being said our organization, Help For Felons urges you to use extreme caution if you decide to spend money on obtaining your CDL or attending a truck driving school that accepts felons.
Please read the information below and all of the pages that we have linked to. It is very important that you have a complete understanding of how the trucking industry works and hires truck drivers.
How to become a truck driver with a felony
A how to guide that will help you become a truck driver with a felony background. It will also save you from wasting a lot of time and money on a career that you may or may not be able to get.
Can you get a CDL if you are a felon?
Yes you can get a CDL in MOST cases and in MOST states. In this article we will go into a little more detail about obtaining a CDL and CDL learners permit.
Truck driving schools that accept felons
Here you will find information about finding a quality truck driving schools that accept felons. Beware of scams and fly by night “trucking schools” as they are a dime a dozen.
Trucking companies that hire felons
Yes there are a number of trucking companies that hire felons. There are stipulations though and it is VERY important to know what they are before you get your CDL.