Does CRST do background checks?
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 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 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.
Have you applied for a job or worked here? Share your experiences!
Have you or someone you know worked here with a felony? What can you tell us about how to get a job at CRST with a felony? Please tell us what you think about our article. We appreciate your feedback!