Trucking companies that hire sex offenders

For sex offenders, it may be nearly impossible to find a job after serving the sentence. Many companies aren’t willing to put their customers at risk by employing sex offenders.

However, since trucking jobs don’t involve much communication with others, sex offenders are much more likely to be hired by trucking companies than by others.

But which are the trucking companies that hire sex offenders? Have a look at the list below.

Trucking companies that hire sex offenders

Trucking Companies That Hire Sex Offenders

A.D. Transport

  • A.D. Transport requires that felonies be committed at least 5 years ago.

A & R Logistics

  • A & R Logistics requires that drivers consent to a review of all felonies and convictions that would prohibit them from entering Canada.

Averitt Express

  • Averitt Express reviews convictions case-by-case, so it is possible for sex offenders to be hired by them.

Barr-Nunn Transportation

  • Felonies must be 7 years old or more.

Bennett Motor Express

  • Again, at least 7 years must have passed since you’ve committed a felony.

Boyd Bros. Transportation, Inc.

  • Boyd Bros. Transportation hires those with no felonies in the past 5 years. Felonies will be evaluated case-by-case.

CT Transportation, LLC

  • CT Transportation won’t hire those who’ve committed a felony in the last 10 years.

CTL Transportation, LLC

  • The same goes for CTL Transportation, which hires only those who haven’t committed felonies in the last 10 years.

Covenant Transport

  • Covenant Transport generally considers felonies committed within the last 5 years disqualifying. Certain debt-related offenses or non-violent domestic issues may be an exception.
  • Applications of those with active parole or warrant for arrest are subject to further investigation. Applications of individuals on probation may be reviewed with the permission of the probation officer.

C.R. England

  • The conviction must be 10 years old. Applications are taken case-by-case depending on the offense.

Dart Transit Company

  • Each applicant is assessed case-by-case.

Dick Lavy Trucking

  • Felonies must be 10 years old or more.

Don Hummer Trucking

  • Felonies reviewed case-by-case. Drug convictions must be 5 years old or more.

E.L. Hollingsworth

  • Felonies must be at least 5 years old.

Eagle Express Lines

  • Eagle Express Lines doesn’t consider convictions involving the use of drugs, alcohol, or other controlled substances. In addition, felons convicted of offenses involving leaving the scene of an accident are not considered.

Estenson Logistics

  • It is required that felonies be at least 7 years old.

G & P Trucking Company

  • G & P Trucking Company considers felons who haven’t been convicted within the last 10 years. Those who have been convicted and sentenced for theft or larceny convictions are not considered.

Groendyke Transport

  • Felonies must be at least 5-7 years old, depending on a case-by-case review.

HVH Transportation

  • Felonies must be 7 years old or more and have no restrictions on getting an endorsement for hazardous material transportation.

Hornady Transportation

  • Felonies must be 7 years old at least.

Hunt Transportation

  • Felonies must be at least 10 years old.

Knight Transportation

  • Applications of felons reviewed case-by-case.

Koch Trucking

  • The conviction must be over 5 years old. Applications reviewed case-by-case.

Lone Star Transportation

  • Applications by felons reviewed case-by-case.

Maverick Transportation

  • Again, applications are reviewed case-by-case.

May Trucking Company

  • Once again, applications reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Melton Truck Lines

  • Felony convictions must be over 5 years old.

Mercer Transportation

  • Felonies must be over 10 years old.

Midwest Motor Express

  • Midwest Motor Express reviews felonies case-by-case.

Millis Transfer

  • Millis Transfer again reviews felonies case-by-case.

Navajo Express, Inc.

  • Navajo Express requires that applicants have had no felony convictions over the last 10 years.

New England Motor Freight

  • No specific requirements. The entire background of applicants taken into consideration.

Ozark Motor Lines, Inc.

  • Felonies must be at least 10 years old.

P & S Transportation

  • Felonies must be over 10 years old.

PAM Transport

  • Applications of felons are reviewed individually on a case-by-case basis.

Paschall Truck Lines

  • No felonies or DUIs over the last 5 years.

Premier Transportation

  • Applicants must have had no felony convictions over the last 10 years.

Prime, Inc.

  • Applications of felons are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Roehl Transport

  • Applications reviewed case-by-case.

Salmon Companies

  • It is required that applicants have had no felony convictions or DUIs in the last 5 years.


  • Convictions reviewed case-by-case.

Southern Refrigerated Transport

  • All felonies are reviewed individually.

Star Fleet Trucking

  • Felonies must be over 10 years old and not be related to drugs or alcohol.

Stevens Transport

  • Felons must have served their full sentence, including probation or parole.

Swift Transportation

  • Felony convictions must be over 10 years old.

Tennant Truck Lines

  • All convictions reviewed individually. 2 DUI/DWI convictions are disqualifying.

TMC Transportation

  • No felonies, DUIs, or drug convictions over the past 10 years.

Tutle & Tutle Trucking

  • Felonies must be over 3 years old.

Trimac Transportation

  • Applications evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

U.S. Xpress

  • Petty felonies must be over 3 years old, DUIs 5 years old, and theft 10 years old. For other cases, applications are reviewed case by case.

USA Truck

  • Felonies are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Venture Logistics

  • Felonies must be 10 years old or more.

Waggoners Trucking Company

  • Felony cases will be reviewed individually. Applicants must have 5 years of stable employment after incarceration.

Watkins Shepard

  • Felonies reviewed case-by-case.

WEL Companies

  • Applications of felons reviewed case-by-case. Generally, felonies must be over 5 years old, or 4 years old for experienced drivers.


  • Felony convictions are reviewed individually.

XPO Logistics

  • Felony convictions reviewed individually. Applicants must be eligible for hazmat endorsement.

Things to keep in mind before the application

What is a sex offender?

Even if a trucking company is willing to give a second chance to sex offenders, it doesn’t mean that you will necessarily be hired. There are plenty of factors that may be considered aside from your conviction.

First of all, you will need to convince the HR of the trucking company that you are rehabilitated and are ready to become a productive member of their team. Your interview capabilities will play a big role, so make sure to practice them before applying.

Certain factors like having a cleared conviction may become advantages for you. This will demonstrate that the court considers you rehabilitated. Otherwise, they wouldn’t clear your conviction.

You should also be completely honest about your offenses and provide their complete record. Include those felonies that have been expunged or cleared as well. Provision of false information or disclosing incomplete information will most likely be considered a federal offense.

By providing complete records, you will be able to avoid legal actions and will also be able to benefit from the advantages of cleared convictions or whatnot.

It should be also noted that sex offenders are more likely to be hired by trucking companies than some other felons. Overall, the more isolated from others you will be during your work, the more likely it is for you to get hired.

Certain offenses directly related to trucking responsibilities will most likely disqualify you from consideration, however. Those include theft, driving under the influence, traffic offenses, offenses related to drugs or alcohol, etc.

These are usually tougher to get hired by a trucking company with, though it will depend on the company, as well as other factors like the time elapsed since your sentence or your experience.

So overall, be ready to prove that you have been rehabilitated and to provide all the criminal records to your potential employees. If you demonstrate honesty, you will be more likely to be hired.

Read Also: Jobs that don’t drug test before hiring.

38 thoughts on “Trucking companies that hire sex offenders”

  1. I have a question regarding the term “felony”. I was charged with a sex offense as a felony, but it was reduced to a misdemeanor when I was convicted. Is that the same as being a felon? Also, my conviction was expunged and I was not on any sex offender website, but with this new Adam Walsh Act of 2006, the state of Nevada has required me to be listed on their site as of Oct 2018. I lost my job as an Uber driver because of that and now because I’m listed on the website, they will see that and because my offense was a “computer crime” and in the eyes of the courts of California, it was also a victimless crime. So the question that is asked, “Have you ever been convicted of a crime?” has given me permission to answer no since it shows up as dismissed “expunged” next to my offense. So would I be lying if I say I’ve never been convicted of a crime but yet my name shows up on the sex offender website?

    • Dismissed isn’t the same as expunged. You typically have to file for an expungement. An expungement destroys the record. If it was reduced to a misdemeanor, then no you’re not a felon. You never were a felon because you were never charged with a felon. A sealed record is also not an expunged record. A sealed record hides your charges and arrests from the public. Meaning that only law enforcement and security clearance jobs and courts can see it.

  2. To whom it may concern:

    This list is far from accurate. Most of the bigger companies have policy in place disqualify anyone with a sex offense such as Maverick, Schneider, Paschall to just name a few. Also if your on probation that disqualifies you as well. Many of the others require you to not be on the registry period, and for most of us that’s not a thing. One more thing be careful of the case to case basis of evaluation this to can be used against you as a potential employee due EOE laws which of you don’t know already we are not protected by.

    I chose to get my cdl recently and worked hard for it. Clearly the industry being in need of qualified drivers doesn’t mean a damn thing.

      • Hi Mr. Gomez, my name is Rick and I just received my cdl a license. Can you suggest any teucking companies that will hire registered sex offender. The offense happened over 20 years ago. I was just turned by werner trucking. Think it was a recruiter and not h. R. But no positive on her position. Thanks, Rick

    • I agree 100%. But Schneider has spoken with me and I can get hired on by them after I get 3-6 months verifiable experience somewhere.

    • My husband is a s.o and got his CDL and had a hard time finding a job also. He put in so many applications and had his phone and emails blowing up until they found out he’s an S.O. then it was thank you but no thank you, until Butler Transportation LLC and they are hiring him and he’s also still on probation. The recruiter talked to his P.O and everything. He starts July 12th. It takes time but there is someone willing to give people a chance. May take awhile to find but he found someone finally who gave him a chance. Hope this helps someone. They may be able to get some experience with this company also.

  3. Renewed my CDL and am trying to find a job. I knew it would be very difficult, but not this difficult. Deboers might be a place some people could try. I told them about my being a s.o., and being on parole; what DQ’d me was being on the registry. So for those of you who are S.O.’s, but NOT on the registry, it might be worth a shot.

    • It sounds like a rip scam, if your on the registry SO list and trucking companies wont hire you, then how is it possible to obtain a CDL license, maybe I’m missing something but it just doesn’t sound right, the grey area stinks, either you’re allowed to obtain a license or not because of a person’s records, that should be the question.
      Good luck

      • Hello,

        My name is Shannon. I’ve been on the S.O. since 1999. I’ve always wanted to become an OTR driver for many years but this SO has prevented me. I haven’t committed another offense in over 29 years. I was recently accepted into CRST training school, not once but twice and both times I completed the road test and was about to receive my CDL when all of a sudden H.R. had an issue with my background. Prior to being accepted twice by the recruiter I was very open and honest about my past. Why did they have an issue at the end of my training and was in the hiring process. I really think that the problem was with the individual in H.R. and not necessarily with the policy of the company because why else would they pay for my trip to Cedar Rapids, Iowa twice. Someone please explain this. Thank you

  4. This is ridiculous, there is no past that affects someone’s future like an s.o. There is no forgiveness and the rules and restrictions needs to be changed. I say everyone just keep applying to jobs and sending letters to businesses as well as government officials. We all need jobs regardless of background and our kids nor our bills don’t care about your criminal history so why should employers that has to provide us with the money to help pay for them. The issue is that people registering has to register their jobs too and employers don’t want to be linked to s.o. like the Jared from Subway theory. What sucks is that I don’t see why the s.o. employees at companies has to be public record. If this was only regulated to show police and not the general public I bet hiring for s.o. would go up as there are plenty of educated and intelligent overqualified individuals that has an s.o. on their record. I believe the registry is just another way to be a scare tactic for the American public. The news says, “Oh, look how many people are on the registry in our neighborhood at Halloween.” Anyone can become a felon at any time. Should our past determine our destiny? No. America is unforgiving and the American people are suffering while foreigners come here and get the jobs in our country and send money back to their country while our country has turned their backs on us then wonder why we’re not advancing like we should. This s.o. registry and attachment needs to be abolished especially in the job market. And if we are a country built on Christian principals then we need to follow them 100% not when it’s convenient. Sex offenders are at the heart of America’s unforgiveness and our country is suffering. WE NEED TO MAKE MONEY TOO!

    Colossians 3:13
    John 8:7

  5. What’s all this crap I read about FCRA “employers can’t go past seven years on convictions (Cali) or use s.o. lists for employment decisions (290.46)” scheduled to start orientation in less then a week. Freaking out.

  6. I got my foot in the door driving trash trucks. It was a Class B job but laid the foundation for me to get a Class A job. I wasn’t a good job but it allowed me to get in. I truly believe that the best way for a S.O. to be successful is to get their own truck and become a owner/operator. It is extremely hard for S.O. but if you can get your own truck then it becomes less of an issues.

    • Here Here. Dispatch yourself too. No explanations needed as to why I can’t pass through Illinois again this year. I’m going hotshot guys… starting small with a 3/4 ton Ford and a 38′ flat-deck non CDL. Blessings to all you guys.

  7. I just tried applying for Werner, but as soon as I told them I was a felony sex offender (6, almost 7 years ago), he said I was disqualified and promptly said goodbye.

    I just wanted to give that bit of info in case it helps anybody. I’m currently looking for a job, so if anyone is interested, I could keep an update on here?

  8. Yeah I just got a call back from Prime Inc and my charge was 2006 . Do the math well over 10 years and because of being 3 years away from being off the registry they said you can try us when off and 10 years after your off like I have been studying and taking countless hours of practice test sacrificing time from my wife and kids trying to make a better life for my family. I caught the 1st felon after leaving the Army and never ever been in trouble with the law til that time. I was dealing with severe PTSD returning home and I self medicated with alcohol. Was at a house party with friends and at the end of the night shacked up with a girl claiming she was a certain age but come to find out the next day she was under age. I had just turned 21 and being home only a few weeks after returning from Iraq deployment I found myself in county jail looking at 5 years in prison. It’s just so outrageous I’ve more than enough proven im not a threat to society nor have I shown that this is a thing I do on the regular im pretty sure I’ve learned my lesson and don’t ever get in trouble with the law . These trucking companies really need to relax on their policies and such and do what they so call do hire on case by case basis. Rather than further persecute and continue to keep people from trying to just live and support their families.

  9. I just read all this and there is a lot of good info here. I am also an s.o. on the registry and I have been calling company after company just to be denied because I have a sex crime. The company I called today told me to go find a truck driver staffing agency. She said she used to work at one and they hired sex offenders. I’m going to go check into that and see what those staffing agencies are about.

    • Go to CRST they will hire you and send you to school for free. You just have to sign a contract to work for them after you finish the schooling. I am a reg s o and I got my CDL and a I work for them right now. Also I’ve talked to Schneider and they told me I just have to finish the contract first with CRST because I want to drive Solo and not as a team.

  10. I just wanna say that the ones that say they will hire sex offenders are liers…I’ve applied to those ones and been turned down instantly after I told them the situation. My charge has been over 25 yrs and have not caught any more after that….I’ve applied at may trucking , Schneider, prime and got disqualified instantly, I’ve also went to a orientation at western express and they screwed me out of money after they said I was 100% hired. So the ones that say it’s case by case is bullshi*. I’m getting very discouraged and believing that it was a waste of time and money to get my class A cdl

  11. I applied at pit in Indiana they said my application looked really good but it only took them 2 hours to deny me. They told me I can re apply in 90 days but,I don’t see the reason to because I’m a sex offender and have to register for life. I quit my job at a factory because of harrassment. Something needs to be done . Who can we write or how can we find help in these matters?


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