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    Jun 12, 2015, 11:53 AM
    Cdl for felons
    Small companies that hire felons to train for cdl
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    Jun 12, 2015, 11:58 AM
    What is your question? The answer may also depend on your location.
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    Jun 12, 2015, 12:23 PM
    To add to what J_9 said, it will also depend on your age, what the felony was for, how long ago was the conviction (a major factor), driving record, etc. You could find even some larger companies that may help with training, or reimbursement for your training, but much will depend on the circumstances regarding the felony.

    With a large number of companies, of various sizes, it would be best to contact individual companies in your area, and do a search online. Some will specify requirements on their sites; many will require you fill out some information and they will have a recruiter contact you and then you can discuss the possibilities at that time.
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    Jun 12, 2015, 12:29 PM
    I don't think any such companies exist.
    The perception that they do comes from scam ads that want money to tell you where you can get your CDL.
    Think about it - why does everyone else have to get training by paying for the course?
    You can try Education Connection.

    There are a few stories of shady truckers of course, who hire felons to delivery illegal goods, and then have a hold on you.
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    Jun 12, 2015, 12:52 PM
    There are some joy... some well known trucking companies will help with training and obtaining a CDL, but again, whether the op would meet the requirements to be hired on in the first place will depend on the company's qualification requirements regarding past felony convictions... along with their other requirements. It will vary from company to company, and with so many small, medium, and large trucking companies, the op would need to make contact directly to those of interest.

    You are most correct though that there are questionable operations as well, so the op would certainly need to check things out thoroughly before signing on if offered the opportunity.
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    talaniman Posts: 54,318, Reputation: 10854

    Jun 12, 2015, 01:27 PM
    Many states have programs that are licensed and certified to help ex felons get qualified for employment. That includes getting a CDL.

    What state are you in? Or Google "programs for felons in <Your state>". Or department of correction jobs program in <YOUR state>. Parole/probation officers are good resources also for information.
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    Jun 12, 2015, 04:54 PM
    Most small companies do not pay for CDL training, that is mostly the larger ones and there are many stipulations and people find they owe money at end of training for various reasons, so be careful. Also most schools will finance the training.

    The issue is what the prior conviction was for, how long ago, The schools you are talking to, should know of any program that is available. Have you spoken to the schools yet?
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    Jun 13, 2015, 01:42 PM
    Read this CAREFULLY.
    2nd Chances For Felons and some trucking companies that may hire them

    Notice that nowhere does it say that they or anyone else TRAINS YOU ON THE JOB, which is your question!

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