What would you like to do?
Either a company which will provide your CDL training in-house, or to a truck driving school. There are independent truck driving schools, as well as programmes offered by com…munity colleges.
Yes. However, your chances of finding employment as a CDL driver with a felony conviction are slim, and you won't be eligible to receive a Hazmat endorsement.
A felony conviction will cause your hazmat endorsement to be rejected nationwide.
Yes Added: There is no prohibition in the law to your getting one. The felony conviction, however, will prevent you from being able to obtain a hazardous materials endorse…ment, and may prevent you from driving a bus with children depending on the type of conviction.
Unless you've been exonerated of those charges, you're still a felon. Once you've been released, you're an ex-con, but you remain a felon. This isn't posted in order to be con…descending - there's a reason I put this in here, and you'll see why as you read on. I just want to make sure you're not under any false impressions. Now, getting a CDL - you can do that easily enough. You just go to a truck driver training school. The difficulty is going to be in finding employment, especially if your felony conviction occurred in the last 10 years. Before you go spending $3000 - $5000 at a truck driver training school, here's what I suggest: Shop around. Contact various companies, see who'll hire inexperienced drivers, and be up front with them about your felony conviction - you need to find out who'll hire a convicted felon. Now, this is where the felony conviction is going to hurt you. Most entry level companies require their drivers to obtain a hazmat endorsement. To obtain that, you will be subjected to a TSA background check - a felony conviction on your record automatically disqualifies you. I know Swift requires a hazmat endorsement, and I believe most of your major entry level companies (Schneider, Werner, Knight's, Central, Covenant, etc.) do, as well. You might want to try TMC - they're exclusively a flatbed company, and I think it's possible that they don't require a hazmat endorsement. If not, you may want to see if a major construction company which has an entry level training programme would consider you as a dump truck driver. In Texas, they normally pull asphalt year-round, so you could find consistent work there.
When you're operating... . A commercial vehicle with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of more than 26,000 lbs. . A combination vehicle used for a commercial purpose which ha…s a Gross Combination Weight Rating of more than 26,000 lbs. (so, even if the two vehicle itself doesn't require a CDL, if the weight rating of the combination is over 26k when the trailer is attached, a CDL is required) . Commercial buses of any weight class which are designed to transport more than 15 persons (including the driver) . Any vehicle of any weight class which is transporting quantities of hazardous materials which require the display of hazmat placards under the FCSR Although exempted from requiring a CDL under the federal regulations, many states and individual fire departments require their vehicle operators to possess a CDL.
If it's a federal felony, then no. If it's only a felony at state level, it may be possible to apply for relief of disability and become eligible to obtain a hazmat endorsemen…t.
If I end up with your CDL, chances are, you dropped it somewhere. There's only one time I ended up in possession of someone else's CDL. At a shooting range in Raleigh, an ID o…f each person on the firing line was held behind the counter until they were finished with their lane. I was unintentionally handed someone else's ID, which was their Class A CDL.
A convicted felon can get a CDL (but they can't get a hazmat endorsement). However, they would be best advised to ensure that they've found employers who would be willing to h…ire them once they obtained a CDL.
No. Hazmat endorsement requires fingerprinting and a TSA background check.
Not in Pennsylvania, nor in any other state.
CDL, yes. Hazmat endorsement, no. Not in Georgia, nor in any other state.
You can get a CDL. But no company is going to hire you with that on your record. While it is possible for someone with a felony to get a CDL job (albeit difficult), drug convi…ctions and violence convictions make you untouchable.
Getting a CDL isn't a problem at all, although they would not be able to get a hazmat endorsement. It's finding employment which presents the real problem.
They can get a CDL and a passenger endorsement, but they won't beable to get the school bus endorsement.