There’s a really good chance they will do a background check. It’s pretty standard in transportation. Employers need to check the status of your license, for example. You can expect them to look into your driving history.
Here’s other information you need to know about background checks:
Some states don’t even consider information more than seven years old. This means that if your offense was six years ago, you’ll want to wait until next year to apply. This is also great news for former felons living in these states! If your felony conviction was seven years ago, these states won’t even look at them in the check:
- New Hampshire*
- New York *
- Texas *
(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)
Even better, there are states that don’t consider court cases were you were found not guilty. Eight states are currently on this list:
- New York
However, there are still some states that will look at your whole record. This includes your not guilty verdicts. Be aware, if you live in one of these states, that they will see everything:
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
There are a lot of transportation companies out there. So, we looked at glassdoor.com to see what current and former employees have to say about working for National Carriers. Our goal was to find out what makes them better than others.
The reviews posted on there tend to be very positive, 3.7 out of 5 stars! 70% of the people who posted reviews said they would recommend the company to a friend.
What felonies National Carriers will not hire
They didn’t list any that are immediate nos. The next section will cover the convictions that will make it hard to get a job here, though.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Does National Carriers hire felons? It looks like yes. But do they hire all of them? Let’s look at what felonies might make it harder to get a job here.
- Involuntary manslaughter, for those seeking a driver’s position.
- Vehicular homicide, for those looking for a driver’s position.
- Theft, for those wanting to drive or load trucks.
- Fraud, forgery or offenses involving computers for those interested in office positions.
- Felonies which restrict travel.
If your offense involved the misuse of a vehicle, getting a job as a driver here will be very difficult.
Does National Carriers hire sex offenders?
We don’t know! The company has not publicized it if they have hired people with sex offences, and we didn’t find any answers online.
Does National Carriers drug test?
Yes. Their application form says that you will have to “pass a drug and alcohol screening examination.”
Share your experiences. Have you been hired or applied here?
Do you have a question that we didn’t answer? After reading this article, do you feel confident that you can get a job at National Carriers with a felony? Let us know in the comments below.
If you’re a former felon working for National Carriers, be sure to pass along any tips you have as well!