Companies that will hire you with a felony background

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  1. pejoge1203

    pejoge1203 Bobtail Member

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    I recently had the pleasure of looking for a job with the double whammy of being a new driver and having a major felony conviction. I got a lot of good advice on an earlier thread I posted (thanks) and eventually did find a job (thanks again). In the process, I made up a list of companies that will hire you with a felon. Some of the entries I couldn't totally verify and am just going on hearsay but most of them I was able to find where they would hire someone with a felony. Being a new driver, I was also interested in what experience they offered, so I added that to the list where I could. I can't vouch for whether any individual company is a good place to work, mainly because...I never worked for any of them. There are people and posts on this forum better able to answer those questions, not me. All I can say is there were a few companies, even in my desperate situation, I decided would be like prison again. One company, Carolina Cargo, will hire anybody at all with a record, but a couple people I know tell me it's a blemish from other employers if they see you worked there; I'm just passing info. Luckily, I found a job with a smaller company and will be on the road forthwith and I feel all warm and fuzzy inside, but I remember how frustrating it can be, so I want to help you out a little here, just do a fellow ex-con a favor and help us get a better image, be the best truck driver, the best person you can be. Have at it.

    ADAMS TRUCKING (Adams Industries) time varies / 2 years exp.
    Anderson Trucking Service, Inc. 5 Years Old / experienced
    BARR-NUNN TRANSPORTATION Time Varies
    Benny Whitehead Inc ?
    BTC 5 Years Old
    BST (Building Systems Transportation) ?
    Buel Inc. ?
    Carolina Cargo will hire anyone period. (803)-789-3100
    CARROLL FULMER 7 Years Old
    Celadon Trucking Services 10 Years Old / 6 months exp.
    Core Carrier 8 Years Old / 1 year exp.
    Covenant Transport 10 Years Old
    Crete Carrier after 10 years / need hazmat
    CRST Van Expedited 10 Years Old
    Davis Transport 5 Years Old
    deBoer Transportation Inc. 10 Years Old
    Dutch Maid Logistics Inc 10 Years Old
    E.W. Wylie Will hire w/felony but need 1 yr exp.
    Falcon Transportation 7 Years Old
    FFE Transport 10 Years Old / Student
    First Express 10 Years Old
    Florilli Transportation, LLC 7 Years Old
    Freymiller 10 years, no drug felonies / 1 year exp.
    Groendyke Transport 7 Years /out of KS, TX, OK, LA
    Hirschbach Motor Lines Felony convictions, DUIs, and DWIs reviewed on a case-by-case bases
    Hunt Transportation 10 Years
    Interstate Distributor Co. 3 Years Old /Need one year, no ifs ands or buts
    J & R Schugel Trucking Varies

    J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. Varies / Need 6 to twelve months exp.
    JBS Carriers 10 years, beyond are reviewable / 1 year exp.
    K&B Transportation Varies/ 1 year exp.
    Key Group 10 Years Old / 9 months exp.
    Knight Transportation 10 Years Old
    Kreilkamp Trucking 10 Years Old / 1 year but will take new drivers locally
    LCT Transportation, LLC. Over 10 Years Old / 6 months exp.
    Magnum Express Call for Information Varies
    Maverick Transportation LLC Varies / Varies with a student program
    McGriff Transportation 10 Years
    MCH Transportation 10 Years Old / 2 years exp.
    McKELVEY Trucking Company / Western US /6-9 months exp.
    McLane Foodservice 8 Years
    Melton Truck Lines 7 Years
    Miller Transporters, Inc. 10 Years Old /Need TWIC and hazmat
    Millis Transfer Less Than 1 year
    National Carriers 10 Years Old / 6 months exp.
    Oakley Transport 7 years old /3 years exp.
    Paschall Truck Lines
    Perkins Specialized Transportation Over 10 Years /2 years exp. / hazmat
    Prime Inc 7 Years
    Riverside Transport, Inc Over 10 Years / 2 years exp.
    Roehl 7 Years
    Rogers Cartage Co. ?
    RSC Equipment Rental Varies
    Schneider National Varies
    Shaffer Trucking "acceptable criminal history" / 1 year exp.
    Sharkey Transportation, Inc. 5 Years /1 year exp.
    Simplex Leasing 5 Years Old
    Smith Transport, Inc. Over 10 Years Old /6 months exp.
    Southern Refrigerated Transport Inc. 5 Years NO SEXUAL or ARMED offenses EVER
    Star Transportation- 10 yrs old. / 1 year exp.
    Tradewinds Company 7 Years old / 2 years exp.
    Trans Am / Unknown /Applied 04
    TRANSCORR (American) Varies
    Werner / Applied @ findatruckingjob.com
    Western Express Unknown / 6 months exp.

    I can't verify all of the above is absolutely true but I did my best, enjoy :salute:
     
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    brazsco Bobtail Member

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    TRANS AM is legal slavery. Thanks for list bro!

    Sysco and US FOODS hire felons and they pay good!
     
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    My understanding is a few of these are not fun places to work. That is for the people to look up. Trucker Report is a very good place to start.
     
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    None of those companies are good but when your back is against the wall you have to do what u have to do. Sysco n us food drivers make 4-7k a month. If thats not good enough, i dont know wat is.
     
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    Beer companies hire felons too, Id stay away from
    them though.
     
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    sharp.dressed.man Heavy Load Member

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    There are several good companies on that list.
     
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    Name them and add the salary
     
  8. pejoge1203

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    Your homework assignment, lol.
     
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    Someone elses assignment! Im employed
     
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    if you got some felonies behind your back...why dont you just run some illegal stuff and add-on to it? :D
    I heard those mexican cartels would love to have some drivers run some stuff out of texas :D
     
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