Felon Friendly CDL and Hot Shot Jobs in Texas

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  1. drivingmissdaisy

    drivingmissdaisy Road Train Member

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    You need to get written permission from your probation officer that they will allow you to travel on probation. Nobody is going to hire you when they find out you're still legally tied to the courts. You can't have that as a truck driver. No company wants to deal with that. They'll just toss you aside and move onto the next person.

    You will need, in writing, a document from your probation office allowing you unrestricted interstate travel. Not many will give that so I doubt you would be able to be a truck driver right now. Your charges are also violent in nature, again, trucking companies are worried about covering their butts. Not hiring people like you is how they do that, unfortunately.

    I got turned down by Swift and CRST because of a then 15 year old non violent felony. It didn't turn up in my background check, but I mentioned it on the app so it wouldn't shock them later if they found out. I applied to Swift only as a joke, but was interesting to find out they turned me down over it.
     
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  3. NEWCDLGUY49

    NEWCDLGUY49 Bobtail Member

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    Yes, I Have gotten permission to travel for work , but it doesn't matter , I Have applied to alot more jobs but no one will take me due to my record . I just need 1 chance with a company so I can get my experience and ill stick with it until my felony gets dismissed. I only have 18 months left of probation and then its a dismissed felony .
     
  4. NEWCDLGUY49

    NEWCDLGUY49 Bobtail Member

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    Unfortunately not . They told me they don't have much for new drivers moving out of Texas.
     
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  5. Lazer

    Lazer Road Train Member

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    Go to the oilfields of Midland and Odessa, they are always hiring.
     
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  6. NEWCDLGUY49

    NEWCDLGUY49 Bobtail Member

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    where do I apply . Im also restricted to automatic transmission.
     
  7. Chinatown

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    Probably find work with a 1099 outfit; most out of Chicago area.
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  8. lual

    lual Road Train Member

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    Also look into:

    • May Trucking
    • Millis Transfer
    Both have a history of hiring criminal backgrounds on a case-by-case basis.

    -- L
     
  9. Chinatown

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    Facebook and Craigslist have trucker pages and jobs for drivers. Lots of 1099 jobs on those.
     
  10. lual

    lual Road Train Member

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    Some good news: while most of the rest of the freight market is in (or close to) the crapper -- I would submit that Texas is indeed one of the better places to currently look for a CDL job.

    LOTS of freight there to be moved....

    -- L
     
  11. OlegMel

    OlegMel Light Load Member

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    If you have issues controlling yourself than you might want to rethink trucking… it’s stressful and it will tickle your feelings quite often…. Idiots on the road and truck stops… make sure you can handle it before you get in before you get yourself into ever more trouble. you might not like this kind of an answer but it’s the truth. Many people get themselves in trouble because they can’t deal with certain situations.
     
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