Top trucking companies that hire felons with convictions.
“Which trucking companies hire felons?” This is a question we get asked a lot. The truth is that the answer varies depending on how long ago the felony was committed and the type of felony that was committed.
Everyone makes mistakes. Sometimes those mistakes haunt us for the rest of our lives, but sometimes we get a second chance to do the right thing — you get to start over. Trucking is an industry that is good at giving second chances.
If you’re a convicted felon, don’t give up!
There are several trucking companies that will hire convicted felons and will give you a second chance.
If you’ve committed a crime and have been convicted, don’t hide it from potential employers — they’ll find out. The Department of Transportation requires all truck drivers undergo a criminal background check. If you omit your criminal history, you could be sent home for falsifying your application, which will further haunt you, as it will appear on your DAC. Be honest, admit your crime.
If you’ve satisfied your sentence and are ready for a fresh start, these companies will give convicted felons a second chance.
If you have your CDL, you’re a step ahead. If you don’t, don’t discourage, we have a list of trucking companies that provide training, as well.
Trucking companies that hire felons and provide training:
Swift not only hires convicted felons, they also provide CDL training.
Celadon not only hires convicted felons, they also provide CDL training.
Roehl hires and provides training to felons 7 years after the conviction.
Prime offers training and hires convicted felons on a case-by-case basis.
Like Prime, USA Truck offers training and hires convicted felons on a case-by-case basis.
Stevens Transport offers CDL training; however, they require “No DWI, DUI in the past 5 years” and “No felony convictions within the last 7 years.”
Melton Truck Lines
Melton Truck Lines offers training and hires convicted felons whose convictions are 7 years or greater. According to Melton’s site, their requirements are as follows, “No B.A.C.s, D.U.I.s, or D.W.I.s in the last 5 yrs.”
Knight offers CDL training. According to Knight, their hiring standards for convicted felons are as follows:
- No DUI in past 5 yrs. None ever while holding a CDL
- No drug test refusals or failures ever while holding CDL
- Felony must be 5+ out from conviction date.
Tyson offers training and hires convicted felons on a case-by-case basis.
Trucking Companies That Hire Felons With 6 Months Experience and/or Whose Convictions Are Older Than 7 Years
PGT hires felons whose convictions are outside of 7 years or greater on a case-by-case basis.
Falcon hires convicted felons whose convictions are greater than 7 years on a case-by-case basis. According to Falcon, their requirements are as follows:
- No drug convictions within the past 7 years (convictions prior to past 7 years require approval)
- No Felony convictions within the past 7 years (convictions prior to past 7 years require approval)
- No violent felony convictions
Misdemeanor charges of a violent nature are not permitted, yet may be approved on a case-by-case basis
Interstate’s hiring qualifications are for felons is as follows, “No DUI’s or Felony in past 7 years.”
Paschall Truck Lines (PTL)
PTL requires DWIs and felonies be 10 years or older.
All DWIs must be outside of 10 years and felonies are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Don’t let a felony keep you from behind the wheel. These companies, and others, are willing to give you a second chance. We at CDLLife wish you the best of luck in your future driving career!