Considering a career as a truck driver with C.R. England and been convicted of a felony offense in the past?Â Here are a few things you should know before you apply:
- Any felonies must be a minimum of ten years old from the date of your arrest (excluding those listed below).Â In addition, it must be at least five years from your release date from prison.
- A handful of felonies must be at least 15 years old before you apply.Â These include armed robbery, grand theft auto, and assault with a deadly weapon or one that inflicted seriously bodily harm.
- Felonies that must be at least 20 years old include aggravated arson where physical harm was incurred, manslaughter during commission of a crime, and vehicular manslaughter.
- Felonies that automatically disqualify an individual from applying no matter how old the charge include attempted murder, attempted rape, murder, rape, or any crimes related to children.
While these guidelines are specific to C.R. England, most truck driving companies will have similar rules regarding applicants with felonies.Â It is important that you are always honest and upfront about any felonies (and misdemeanors) you have on your application; most, if not all, truck driving companies will run a background check on you.Â If they find that you have a conviction you did not make known during the application process, you may be immediately disqualified from applying.