Can you get a CDL if you are a felon is a common question. The answer is yes in most instances but can very from state to state. If your felony involved using a commercial vehicle in anyway then you would either not be allowed to have a CDL or will have a waiting period until you would be allowed to have your CDL. If you have a felony conviction that is not related to a commercial vehicle then you should not have any issues when obtaining your CDL.
Another issue that may arise from having a felony is finding a trucking company that will hire you. Surprisingly there is a large number of trucking companies that will hire a convicted felon. The nature of the felony, number of convictions and time pasted since conviction can all play a part in if a trucking company will hire you.
If you are interest in pursuing a career as a truck driver you may be interested in reading my post about Trucking Companies That Hire Felons. You can also learn much more about truck driver pay and types of driving jobs that are available for felons.