Sources online point to USA Truck performing a background check during the orientation process.
The online application asks how many driving violations you’ve recently had. People who work there say you should be honest. They will find out your past at orientation, so it’s better to let them hear it from you first.
Here’s what you need to know about background checks:
Good news for those in the states below! If your criminal history happened seven or more years ago, it won’t show on a background check:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)
For the following states, a background check won’t show charges where you were declared not guilty:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
The states on this list below have very complete background checks. All charges against you, guilty or not guilty, will show up on the background check here:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
USA Truck got a 2.9 out of 5 stars on Glassdoor, which is a little below average honestly.
Employees report liking their co-workers. They also say there is a lot of work to be had if you have open hours.
On the other side, employees complained about a lack of downtime in the schedule. The company may ask you to be on the road for a longer amount of days than usual in a driving schedule.
Almost half of employees would recommend the company to a friend.
What felonies USA Truck will not hire
We didn’t receive a list of any stated charges that would stop your application from moving forward. Take a look at the section below about charges that might make it harder for you to get the interview.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Driving-related felonies might spell trouble for your application. If you have a DUI, DWI or OWI, it’s likely you’ll be automatically disqualified. Hiring managers may see you as too much of a risk behind the wheel.
In fact, we’ve found job postings that say, right off the bat, that you can’t have moving violations involving drugs or alcohol in the past 10 years.
Violent felonies like kidnapping and burglary can pose problems too. USA Truck is affiliated with Truckers Against Trafficking, so they will be sensitive to crimes close in nature to that.
Felonies involving fraud or major theft could hurt your chances too. You’re going to be transporting a large load of goods, so that may seem like a risk to a trucking company.
Does USA Truck hire sex offenders?
USA Truck might very well hire people with sex offenses on their record, but they haven’t made that known either online or from employees.
Does USA Truck drug test?
Sources indicate that USA Truck does conduct pre-employment drug testing. You’ll want to be sober at least a month or two before applying.
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