Yes, you’ll need to be prepared for a background check.
Here are some things to keep in mind regarding background checks:
There are now states that will only see an offense if it’s less than seven years old. Those states are as follows:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(*certain pay or salary bracket positions require a screening.)
Luckily, we also have states that will see only guilty convictions. Here are those states:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
Even though changes are being made, the majority of states will still look at everything. This includes:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
CRST is rated with 3.5 out of 5 stars on the review site glassdoor.com.
Looking to see how they got their score, it appears that many agree that it’s a good way to learn the industry and CRST provides great pay and benefits. However, many complain that there isn’t room for advancement and the work-life balance could be better.
What felonies CRST will not hire
Sadly, CRST didn’t share their list of no-nos with us. Our research gave us some insights, though. Read below.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
All jobs have convictions related to them that may cause concern for the hiring manager. Here are a few offenses we feel CRST might zero in on:
- A driving violation of any kind will be looked at closely when applying for a trucking position. This can apply to tickets, DWIs and DUIs. There may be a period of time your record will have to be clear of these offenses. If this is a concern for you, make sure to ask about it in the interview!
- Violent crimes can also cause concern. Most positions involve contact with a variety of people, so you’ll face some barriers with that kind of record.
- You should expect drug or trafficking charges to be red flagged. Driving company vehicles takes a lot of red tape and they’ll need to be able to insure you.
Does CRST hire sex offenders?
CRST didn’t tell us, but we know they’ll have some extra questions for you about these charges if you’re applying.
Does CRST drug test?
Yes, you can expect a drug test. Also, when you apply for a CDL, you can expect the Department of Transportation to require a drug test as well.
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