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Driver Resource: Trucking Companies That Hire Felons


There are many U.S. trucking companies that hire convicted felons.

Each carrier has their own set of rules but many will consider hiring felons 5, 7, or 10 years after release, while others evaluate on a case-by-case basis.

According to our research, here is a list of trucking companies that may hire felons.

Companies That Hire 5 Years After Release

  • Boyd Bros Transportation
    Clayton, Alabama
  • Bosnic Transport
    Laveen, Arizona
  • Carolina Cargo
    Rock Hill, South Carolina
  • Choices Logistics Services
    Richton Park, Illinois
  • Dart America Trucking
    Will hire felons including drug-related offenses convictions after 5 years. No disqualifying offenses that would prohibit getting a hazmat endorsement or TWIC card as determined by TSA and Homeland Security threat assessment. Both hazmat and TWIC are required for drivers
    North Lima, Ohio
  • DeBoer Trucking Company
    Blenker, Wisconsin
  • E.L. Hollingsworth
    No felonies within the past 5 years (subject to HR/Safety approval)
    Flint, Michigan
  • E.W. Wylie
    No drug charges in the past 5 years. No sexual convictions. No murder in the first or second degree. No felony theft conviction in the past 5 years
    Fargo, North Dakota
  • Frozen Food Express
    Lancaster, Texas
  • Groendyke Transport
    Enid, Oklahoma
  • Koch Trucking
    Misdemeanor upon review. Felony convictions must be 5 years from the conviction date will be considered on a case by case basis
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Mcleod Express
    Misdemeanor: Any charge will be considered as long as it wasn’t drug or violence-related. Felony: No Felony will be considered, no matter the time frame, if it was violent against another human being or drug-related. All other felonies need to be outside of 5 years.
    Decatur, Illinois
  • Mesilla Valley Trans
    Must be 3 years old and no violent or drug offenses No drug charges in the past 5 years
    Las Cruces, New Mexico
  • Metropolitan
    Felonies must be at least 5 years old from the conviction date. No drug/alcohol refusals with a CDL. All Misdemeanors will be reviewed
    Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Navajo Express
    No felony record within the past 5 years
    North Washington, Colorado
  • Paschall Truck Lines
    No felonies in the past 5 years
    Murray, Kentucky
  • Sharkey Transportation Inc
    Misdemeanor: All probation/jail time has to be outside of 3 years. No drug or sexual-related charges. Felony: All probation/jail time has to be outside of 5 years. No violent felonies ever
    Quincy, Illinois
  • Smith Transport
    Misdemeanor: None in the past 5 years. No more than 1 in a lifetime. No pending charges. Felony: None in the last 5 years. No more than 1 in a lifetime. All felony convictions must be reviewed by the Sr. Director of Safety and Compliance No pending charges
    Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania
  • Stevens Transport
    Dallas, Texas
  • Stoughton Trucking
    Stoughton, Wisconsin
  • TransAm Trucking
    Olathe, Kansas
  • Transway Inc.
    Holland, Michigan

Companies That Hire 7 Years After Release

  • Averitt Express Inc
    No felonies in the past 7 years. No misdemeanors in the past 3 years
    Cookeville, Tennessee
  • Bennet Motor Express
    No felonies in the past 7 years
    McDonough, Georgia
  • Dependable Highway Express
    Felonies must be outside of 7 years from the conviction date. No drug trafficking, sexual-related crimes or theft
    Los Angeles, California
  • Estenson Logistics
    Mesa, Arizona
  • Estes
    Richmond, Virginia
  • FirstFleet, Inc
    Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  • Hornady Transportation
    Monroeville, Alabama
  • HVH Transportation
    Felony must be at least 7 years old with no restrictions on getting Haz-Mat endorsement
    Denver, Colorado
  • Knight Transportation
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Kold Trans
    No felonies in the past 7 years, based on the date of conviction, and has to be approved by Safety
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • National Carriers
    No violent or sexual felonies in the past 10 years. No drug or alcohol convictions in CMV in a lifetime. No drug or alcohol convictions in the past 7 years. Everything else will be considered case by case
    Irving, Texas
  • PGT Trucking
    Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
  • Schneider
    Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Western Flyer Express
    No felonies in the past 7 years. No sexual felonies in a lifetime. No drug convictions in the past 10 years. No more than 1 drug felony in a lifetime
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Wiley Sanders
    Must be least 7 years old from the conviction date. If incarcerated, must be out for at least 5 years and have a clean record. No drug charges ever
    Troy, Alabama

Companies That Hire 10 Years After Release

Companies That Hire Case By Case

Obtaining A CDL As A Felon

A felony conviction for the following offenses will prevent a person from receiving a CDL at the federal level, which is required to drive between states or across country:

  • Vehicular manslaughter
  • Trafficking or distribution of controlled substances, materials, or weapons

Other felonies that could prevent someone from obtaining a federal CDL are:

  • Bribery
  • Extortion
  • Arson
  • Treason
  • Kidnapping
  • Assault with intent to murder

This article was compiled using data found on Felony Record Hub, Smart Trucking, or directly confirmed by CDLLife.com.

If you would like to report a change in your company’s policy or add your company to our resource list, please contact CDLLife.


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