Does FedEx or UPS hire felons?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Jadera, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. Jadera

    Jadera Bobtail Member

    Nov 15, 2012
    Does anyone know if FedEx or UPS will hire me if I have been convicted of felonies in the past?
  2. cadillacdude1975

    cadillacdude1975 Road Train Member

    Mar 20, 2010
    Chattanooga, TN
    some companies do, some do not. with the ones that do, sometimes it depends on what the felony was and when it happened. i applied with fedex once, and i can not remember if they asked that question or not, even if they do, it really does not matter. when they run your DAC report, the criminal background history is part of that report and they will see it anyway.
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  3. Dinomite

    Dinomite Road Train Member

    Sep 6, 2012
    Looking 4 Rocks
    More then likely they won't. Some of the bottom feeders might not even touch a person with felonies. Especially multiple ones.
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    TRKRSHONEY Heavy Load Member

    Apr 23, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    I would think that they would not because of 'bonding'/security issues and being able to assure customers that their packages are in good hands. If you have shown poor judgement in the past there is a very good possibility of repeating the behavior.

    The best way to find out is to call and speak with some one in Human resources, NOT a recruiter.
  5. ralph

    ralph Road Train Member

    Mar 1, 2009
    At The Key Board
    Would either company need a recruiter? I"m guessing both companies have a list of qualified applicants as they don't suffer from driver churn.
  6. bigdogpile

    bigdogpile Road Train Member

    May 16, 2010
    fontana ca
    Of course they do .Who the hell else would drive a truck..this is the job where society sends its' high school drop outs, drug addicts,criminals & homeless people with no other hope in life..Just look around Who in their right mind would tolorate this crap drivers deal with unless they were starving & broke...nobody grows up wanting to be a truck driver its just whats left after you burn through all other avenues..And the companys know it
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  7. Jadera

    Jadera Bobtail Member

    Nov 15, 2012
    I figured that they wouldn't just hoped to hear from someone they had hired with felonies. Thanks all
  8. Truckinchic

    Truckinchic Medium Load Member

    Apr 8, 2012
    Jeez thats a bit harsh. I would have to say that about 99 percent of the people on this forum dont fit that scale of addicts, criminals etc. I come from a home where both my parents are lawyers that support my decision to drive a truck. Granted some people Ive heard from here are starving and broke but they are still at their trucking jobs with pride. Not being critical here,,just stating a fact. Myself ,,i was drawn to it by sheer curiousity and luved it from day one.
    To the orginal poster here,,good luck in your search.
  9. Lilbit

    Lilbit Road Train Member

    Aug 4, 2008
    Let me check my logbook
    There are some felonies that will prevent you from driving. On the rest of them, it really depends on each company, how long ago you had them, and what they were. Only way to find out is to ask, especially if they are old.
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  10. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

    Jul 17, 2011
    The Village
    Many of them drive like felons.
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