Truck Driving School Questions with a felony

by weazzy
(Southern Pines NC )

Alright I'm registered for trucking school and it starts next year and I'm paying the whole thing but there's a question, I have a recent felony but it's about to be 2 years old, I wonder will I be able to find a job with that felony on my record after I finish school. Am I wasting my time and money.

I believe a person should get a second chance especially if they want to change for the better why companies can't look at that and give u a shot to better yourself all felons ain't monsters, some just made dumb decisions but smart people change.

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Oct 20, 2012
Tring to get a job NEW
by: Roy

If anyone can give me some advice pls help i have a arresting felony charge but im not a convicted felony everywhere i apply for a driving job i get turned down pls email if anyone can help tmcquay27@gmail.com

Oct 20, 2012
Tring to get a job NEW
by: Roy

If anyone can give me some advice pls help i have a arresting felony charge but im not a convicted felony everywhere i apply for a driving job i get turned down pls email if anyone can help tmcquay27@gmail.com

Jun 25, 2012
werner dont hire felons NEW
by: Anonymous

6/25/12...i just got turned down for a job with werner for a minor marujuana felony that happend 21 yrs ago it sucked

Feb 21, 2012
TRYING TO FIND A JOB NEW
by: JAMES LASTER

IF SOMEONE HAS ADVICE PLEASE GIVE IT.I HAVE A DUI THAT WAS DROPPED..AND WHAT STANDS IS A FLEEING AND LUDING.IF I SPELLED IT RIGHT.FIRST OFFENCE EVER..I ALSO HAVE A VALID DRIVERS LICENSE..THE CASE IS 3 YEARS OLD.I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A JOB..I HAVE 20 YEARS AT SOLUTIA CHEMICAL CO.AND THEY SHUT THE PLACE DOWN..I GAVE THEM 20 YEARS I WOULD LOVE TO GIVE ANOTHER CO.20 YEARS..IF ANYONE OUT THERE HAS SOME ADVICE,PLEASE EMAIL ME..AND LET ME KNOW WHO TO CONTACT....EMAIL-ADDRESS.....JTLAST1@HOTMAIL.COM

Feb 21, 2012
TRYING TO FIND A JOB NEW
by: JAMES LASTER

IF SOMEONE HAS ADVICE PLEASE GIVE IT.I HAVE A DUI THAT WAS DROPPED..AND WHAT STANDS IS A FLEEING AND LUDING.IF I SPELLED IT RIGHT.FIRST OFFENCE EVER..I ALSO HAVE A VALID DRIVERS LICENSE..THE CASE IS 3 YEARS OLD.I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A JOB..I HAVE 20 YEARS AT SOLUTIA CHEMICAL CO.AND THEY SHUT THE PLACE DOWN..I GAVE THEM 20 YEARS I WOULD LOVE TO GIVE ANOTHER CO.20 YEARS..IF ANYONE OUT THERE HAS SOME ADVICE,PLEASE EMAIL ME..AND LET ME KNOW WHO TO CONTACT....EMAIL-ADDRESS.....JTLAST1@HOTMAIL.COM

Feb 21, 2012
TRYING TO FIND A JOB NEW
by: JAMES LASTER

IF SOMEONE HAS ADVICE PLEASE GIVE IT.I HAVE A DUI THAT WAS DROPPED..AND WHAT STANDS IS A FLEEING AND LUDING.IF I SPELLED IT RIGHT.FIRST OFFENCE EVER..I ALSO HAVE A VALID DRIVERS LICENSE..THE CASE IS 3 YEARS OLD.I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A JOB..I HAVE 20 YEARS AT SOLUTIA CHEMICAL CO.AND THEY SHUT THE PLACE DOWN..I GAVE THEM 20 YEARS I WOULD LOVE TO GIVE ANOTHER CO.20 YEARS..IF ANYONE OUT THERE HAS SOME ADVICE,PLEASE EMAIL ME..AND LET ME KNOW WHO TO CONTACT....EMAIL-ADDRESS.....JTLAST1@HOTMAIL.COM

Sep 29, 2011
criminal record
by: bigj

i have read alot of posts about people in the same situation as me.i have four felonies and a dui i am currently getting ready to get my cdl.my advice is to look into having your record expunged,reduced sealed or whatever other option you qualify for,most people dont know that you are entitled to record expungement. one again it all depends on your case.good luck to all

Sep 29, 2011
criminal record
by: bigj

i have read alot of posts about people in the same situation as me.i have four felonies and a dui i am currently getting ready to get my cdl.my advice is to look into having your record expunged,reduced sealed or whatever other option you qualify for,most people dont know that you are entitled to record expungement. one again it all depends on your case.good luck to all

Sep 29, 2011
criminal record
by: bigj

i have read alot of posts about people in the same situation as me.i have four felonies and a dui i am currently getting ready to get my cdl.my advice is to look into having your record expunged,reduced sealed or whatever other option you qualify for,most people dont know that you are entitled to record expungement. one again it all depends on your case.good luck to all

Aug 23, 2011
Misdameanor charge from 2007
by: Michael Bailey

I cant find a single company willing to take me in. Ive never been in a lot of trouble as a kid just one misdameanor from 2007. My father and brother are both drivers and ive been on the road with them many of times and im ready to drive myself. Im 23 with only a TIP as of now. Any help would be much appreciated. bigmike3687@live.com

Feb 03, 2011
need the job i always wanted.
by: jack smith

i have always wanted to drive truck. but i've done some stupid things as a young man. yes i admit i did the crimes. but ialso did the time.it seems to me that someone would be willing to give me a chance. after all i haven't even had a parking ticket sence 2001.i guess the the term correction and rehibilation doesn't mean a thing. there are alot of people who have broken the law. unfortunley if you have a felony,your marked for. life. my bible says forgive and forget. but people even though thay clame to go by gods law don't.i have alot of people that i know that would be willing to go to bat for me.can anyone help me? i have bill's just like anyone else.my e-mail address is(smithjack609@gmail.com) any help would be great.(thanks)

Feb 03, 2011
need the job i always wanted.
by: jack smith

i have always wanted to drive truck. but i've done some stupid things as a young man. yes i admit i did the crimes. but ialso did the time.it seems to me that someone would be willing to give me a chance. after all i haven't even had a parking ticket sence 2001.i guess the the term correction and rehibilation doesn't mean a thing. there are alot of people who have broken the law. unfortunley if you have a felony,your marked for. life. my bible says forgive and forget. but people even though thay clame to go by gods law don't.i have alot of people that i know that would be willing to go to bat for me.can anyone help me? i have bill's just like anyone else.my e-mail address is(smithjack609@gmail.com) any help would be great.(thanks)

Dec 08, 2010
misdemeanor
by: lobog12@yahoo.com

i been try to get a job but i have misdemeanor in they are not 3 years old.those anybody now a company that will give me a change.email me please.

Jul 12, 2010
A Changed Man
by: John Michael Morgan

I,Micheal Morgan am looking for someone to consider in giving me a chance to make a diffrence in reaching my goal.I made a few bad choices in my life time, but by the grace of God he's restored my life. I'm a changed person today deserving a second chance.I do have over the road experience back in the year of 2000.I worked for a trucking company called North Star Enviornmental, where me and my uncle traveled nation wide, and he taught me the basic of trucking so I do have some experience.Thanks

Nov 29, 2009
dewop
by: Anonymous

I don't have any felonies just a misdemeanor & can't find a job anywhere

Nov 12, 2009
my son needs a job as a trucker any suggestions
by: kay

can my son get a job as a trucker and what school to try? he is in prison for domestic abuse. Please help me get his future on track he is 36 yrs and lost job as a fireman engineer

Thanks Brenda

Oct 29, 2009
Ask the companies 1st, b4 u waste your time and money
by: Anonymous

This is what i did......Its alot of bullshit, but what will you do, and how far will you go for a good job !!!!!

1. If you know someone out of state, that will let you use thier address, and go to that state to get a new license for that state

2. Then you start looking for a good company, then you apply for them

3. Make sure before you waste your time, that the company does training, if so, more than likely you will be locked into that company for 1 yr

4. And stay away from CR England, 3 guys to 1 truck is so wrong, during 8 weeks of training

5. Stick with it, dont get depressed, it will take time....DONT GIVE UP...

Everything I just told you, is what I did, I have a Class a felony on my record, for drug traffic
I have been with my company for 1yr now, and I keep to myself, and do my job, no matter how cool you think someone is dont let them know about your past, it could be the wrong person...
I am on the road for 3 weeks at a time and dont check my email that often, but if you have any question feel free to hit me up, my email is
SOMANYTRIES@YAHOO.COM

GOOD LUCK

5.

Oct 23, 2009
Don't Waste your money with Company schools.
by: Anonymous

I am a felon. I went to a technical college and got my CDL through state grant funding. The tuition was something like $3000 but I only paid $250 out of pocket. That was to cover things like learners permit, the actual CDL after completing the course and book fees. I

t took me 8 weeks to get my CDL but for $250 how can you beat that? I must admit it was hell to find a job then I met this shiesty owner operator who gave me a shot.

He screwed me on my pay every week for six months until I quit. The thing is I now had some experience and with the school training I was able to get on with a major company (western Express).

I think that about 50% of the companies will hire you if your felony is at least 5 years old.

Good luck.

Aug 03, 2009
What if there was an arrest and charges dropped, can I be a trucker?
by: Anonymous

what if there was an arrest and then all charges dropped?

May 10, 2009
getting a trucking job with felony convictions
by: jonathan

well during my search i have found a lot of companies will hire ex felons if the charges are at least 5 to 7 yrs old! but they wont touch anyone with a drug, sexual, or violent crime, misdemeanor or felony.

Werner 10 yrs,
swift 10 yrs,
USA trucking will not hire,
pam will not hire,
us-xpress says they will on their site but they wont,
stevens trans wont hire, tmc wont hire,
roelh wont hire,
Schneider wont hire...all the other ones said they would tho.

i have a lot of pre-hires! don't give up people!
and i do have the pre-hires in writing.

i have a 9 yr old burg charge. i know for a fact Carolina cargo will hire you as long as the felony is 3 yrs old

Jan 22, 2009
Getting a CDL without a school, but have knowledge
by: Somanytries

I did drive from 1995-2000, I stopped for medical reasons, OKAY, 5 yrs went by, I earned myself a felony drug possession charge(marijuana), in 2005.

Ive been working for the same company now since, 2000. I wanted to get back into driving, but its been almost 9 yrs since I've driven a big truck, they tell me I have to go to school again, no refresher course.

So I have been checking around, and I found that you can go to your local DMV, get the cdl book or website that they have to offer, study it... Pay the amount for the written test, pass it, then try to find a tech school, that offers the driving course, take it, and pass it... Then you try to find a local company or a smaller company, that hires, get at least 6 months on the road, before you move on, get hired with the experience you have, and a lot of companies will give you a second chance, a lot of them do not want to invest their money into a known felon, but since you already did, they will work with you.

I hope a lot of companies will give a person with a non violent felony a second chance, if this helps anyone that's great. I wish the best for the people that want to make things right in their life...GOOD LUCK......somanytries@yahoo.com

Jan 16, 2009
Felonies
by: Jimmy

You absolutely cannot get into Canada with a felony. So when you are searching for companies, and you know up front they run Canada, scratch them off your list. FYI Jimmy

Dec 23, 2008
Skip the trucking school.
by: Steve1776

You can skip the school and get your training from a trucking company. I have never worked for Schneider, but I know a person who started his driving career with them several years ago and is still with them.

After you finish truck driving school you have to work there a certain amount of time to pay for you school. If you quit too soon you owe them for the school.

I've been driving for 26 years and still like it. If you're single you can't beat it.

Dec 23, 2008
Is the truck driving school good or bad?
by: Steve1776

Before you pay any money to a trucking school ask them which trucking companies hire their graduates. Then call those companies and ask them if they hire students from that school.

Dec 21, 2008
Getting Truck driving jobs with a felony
by: gary

try and get pre hired wezzy i got 3 felonies 98 01 and o2

Dec 13, 2008
Talk to Trucking Company's Not Trucking Schools
by: Anonymous

Another thing don't listen to the trucking schools they just want your money and they are not the ones who hire you. They may tell you "oh yeah you can get hired with a recent felony" take your money and train you and then no company hires you. You need to start finding out now which companies would consider hiring you

Dec 13, 2008
Try To Get Pre-Approved from trucking companies
by: Anonymous

I have recently began researching trucking because I am about to switch careers so I don't claim to be an expert but from what I have been reading having a felony will pretty much black ball you from most of the major companies.

I agree people deserve second chances however most of the trucking companies are not willing to take that chance especially if it's a recent felony. There is too much at steak for them to take a chance.

I hear some smaller local operations and mom & pop companies may take a shot on you. Before you pay thousands for school and then end up not being able to find a job I would start calling companies now and see what their policy is on previous convictions and find out if they would honeslty hire you.

I dont want to get your spirts down but make sure you have a back-up plan because it will be hard to find a trucking job with that recent felony.

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