Based on our research and experience, yes Smith Transport has previously hired individuals with felony convictions.
It is important to understand that every company considers many factors, not just a criminal background check, when it comes to deciding who to hire. These factors may include your experience, your skills, the type of conviction(s) you have, what you were convicted for, the number of convictions, the time since your release, and, how you have worked to better yourself since your conviction or what you have done since your release.
When applying for jobs at Smith Transport, you should emphasis the steps you have taken to change your life. Did you work while you were incarcerated? Are you currently working? What new skills have you learned recently? How can your skill set and experience help Smith Transport.
About Smith Transport
The founder and owner of Smith Transport, Mr. Barry F. Smith, began his storied career at the age of sixteen. Mr. Smith began his own business by contracting the hauling of milk and cream from dairies in the region. At age eighteen, he began his long-haul career in trucking as an independent contractor. While operating his own unit, Mr. Smith also managed a fleet of five trucks for his father. At this critical juncture, Barry also began to learn the difficult tasks involved in planning, organizing, directing, and controlling a fleet of trucks. With this valuable experience in hand, Mr. Smith set out on a new entrepreneurial endeavor by purchasing and refurbishing long-haul tractors. This was the beginning of the transportation element of the business as we know it today.
A short time later, the demand for warehouse and storage space in the local area led to the initiation of another productive business venture and Smith Transport Warehouse was established. Successful acquisition of some large, loyal, and dedicated accounts was the catalyst for the phenomenal growth of the organization in the following years.
The dedication to achieve quality and excellence of service to customers within the company is never-ending. The company has grown from operating five tractors to nearly 1,000 units. Warehousing space now approaches 2,000,000 square feet. A full line of logistics services are tailored and customized to meet the unique and precisely defined requirements of a multitude of customers with which Smith Transport, Inc. and Smith Transport Warehouse have forged long-term strategic alliances.