My name is Claudio. I worked for the MBTA for 14 yrs. I was convicted of a felony in '09. I can't find work anywhere. I have a CDL and there's lots of driving jobs out there but no one calls. Is there a way that you could help me with information on where to find work or what are my options.
Thank you in advance,
It offers the opportunity for a great career with a good salary. Trucking is the perfect choice for someone without a a family looking to make a fresh start. A career in trucking is a viable option for many ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs.
Professional trucking requires a Commercial Drivers License or CDL. Ex-offenders and felons may be eligible for CDL training in their respective states through the Dept. of Labor. You can contact your local One-stop Career Center to inquire about funding for training. You can find your local One-stop Career Center here:
There are felon friendly trucking companies all across the country. The website below will help you identify trucking companies offering opportunities for ex-offenders and felons.
Each carrier makes its own rules regarding felony convictions. Some will employ a driver after 5 years or longer since the conviction. Other companies won't hire felons, regardless. You just need to get on the phone and start contacting carriers.
Best of luck to you.