Does Roehl hire Felons?

Felons who have experience working in trucking companies or in logistics and transport services would like to work with Roehl Trucking. But do they hire people with criminal backgrounds? Let’s find out

Does Roehl Hire Felons?

Yes, Roehl does hire felons who meet their hiring criteria. Roehl Transport is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer. They encourage each applicant to go through the hiring process and get interviewed.

Roehl Transport does not have a hiring policy when it comes to hiring people with a criminal history. They handle each application on a case-by-case basis and then make a hiring decision based on the merits of the applicant.

Generally, felons convicted of violent crimes like assault or theft might not get hired in trucking companies as they emphasize a lot on maintaining a safe environment for all employees.

Also, felons who are repeat offenders might get rejected in the hiring process. Felons who have records older than 7-8 years and have maintained a clean record since their release have a better chance of getting a job.

Roehl Transport is not officially a part of the Ban-the-Box campaign or Fair Chance Business Pledge. However, it is not necessary for an organization to be a part of these initiatives to be a felon-friendly employer.

Testimonies from ex-employees say that Roehl Transport has hired felons in the past and continues to do so as long as the applicant is qualified for the job.

Does Roehl run background checks?

Yes. Roehl Transport runs background checks on all new hires as a part of their hiring process. 

How far back the background check can go depends on the state in which you are applying for the job. In most states, background checks include records that are up to 7 years old.

So any record before that will most likely not appear. However, in some states, they include all the available information no matter how old they are. You can run a background check on yourself to find out what exactly will be included in your report.

If you are applying for a driving job then your license details will be checked with Department of Transport (DOT) verification also. DOT verification shows any accidents or drug/alcohol-related incidents you have been involved in.

We recommend that you be as honest as possible during the hiring process. If any questions related to your criminal background are asked then be upfront about it.

This gives you a better chance of getting the job. Most employers will overlook minor offenses as long as you are being honest about them.

Also, it is uncertain what details will show up in your background check, so anything you try to hide will most likely come out at a later stage and this can disqualify you from the process. So it is better, to be honest about your records.

Does Roehl conduct drug tests?

Yes, they conduct drug tests that include both urine and hair follicle tests. The trucking industry is regulated by the federal government and requires drivers to be physically certified by a DOT-approved physician.

DOT physical (pre-employment medical exam) and drug tests will be scheduled at a nearby location.

Use these tips for your physical and drug tests:

  • Disclose prior conditions, injuries, surgeries, etc. on the medical form. Read and follow instructions carefully.
  • Disclose any prescription medications you are currently taking and the condition they were prescribed for. Certain questions will require you to also disclose past conditions and medications taken.
  • The information you provide on the medical form must be complete and accurate.
  • You must be able to provide samples for the urine and hair follicle tests.

How to get hired at Roehl with a felony?

Roehl Transport is one of the 100 largest trucking companies in the nation with over 1,900 tractors and 5,200 trailers. They provide both driving and non-driving career options.

Non-driving jobs are available in the following departments

Fleet Management — Fleet managers coordinate and manage the fleet operations and keep tabs on the schedules.

Maintenance Team — They perform preventative maintenance and repair work on the latest truck types like Freightliner and International, most with Cummins or Detroit Engines under the hood.

Customer Service — The perform tasks like planning loads for the drivers to working with customers to meet their needs

Information Technology — This department has roles from software developers to business analysts and database engineers to help desk support.

To apply for a non-driving job, you can visit their non-driving job portal and submit your resume.

To apply for a driver position you can submit a simple form with your contact details and they will reach out to you.

They also run programs that can help you get a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). You can find more details about the process here.