Not Hired PRIME I Am A Little Bit Upset And Frustrated??

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DEE GUIDO F.'s Comment
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Hello Everyone,

I am a little confused and i would appreciate everyone's input...

Like i always say i am now 32 years old, i have had my regular DL for over 16 years here in New Mexico and never once been arrested or citations for any reason.. I just wanted to add that in this post again.

Now here is where i am flabbergasted and speechless about.

I reached out to PRIME about a month ago for the TNT program and yes i am dedication to do this as a job and lifestyle.. I'll be honest i did not have a very motivated, go-getting or dedicated Recruiter AT ALL she had the personality of a Rock honestly.. It took her about 1 week just to call me back from the very start and after several of voice mails later... So let me just get straight to the point here... I only talked to her about 2 times total in about a month now long story short she called me on 1-4-18 and asked some questions about my past employment and i answered her questions.. She said she would call me back the next day on 1-5 with an answer and YES she did call (surprisingly), but she simply said "WE CANNOT EXCEPT YOU, YOU HAVE TO GET ANY JOB AND KEEP IT FOR 6 MONTHS THEN CALL US BACK" Now i am just speechless right here??? Why could they not just tell me that in the beginning??? Ughh now in the past 10 years i kept a job for 7 years solid and a good one at the airport and the company let 3 employees go (I WAS ONE OF THEM) it was simply because we were getting paid the highest hourly and most incentive.. They did not say that but it was obvious getting rid of the Veteran Sales Reps and the same day they had 3 other brand new employees hired.... Now after that 7 years i decided to go with another company in the same building but was hired a totally different position then what i wanted but i was promised to get the same sales position but that never happened so yes in return i lost interest in that job and yes eventually got fired unfortunately, So i kept that job for about 3 months and was let go FIRED back in September 2017 that's all.. Now i have not had a job from September until today, i still don't have a Job she asked why.. (I replied) because i had enough money to live off comfortably and i have spent months looking into the trying industry, programs and so on... Anyways she did not care to hear anything i had to say.. Simply cannot hire you get a job for 6 month then call back?? WTF

Anyways my question is WHY, WHY?? What do you really think happened here?? and i was honest on the job history what if i would have left out that 2nd job i had for 2 months would i have gotten the job?? My credit Yes it is very bad do you think they looked at that?? Do you know of any company that i should apply with that has a TNT training program sorta like PRIME?? I don't have a CDL or Permit would a company take me more serious if i approached them with a Permit from my state DMV??

Anything and everything is helpful??

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14¢ per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

G-Town's Comment
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It's exactly as she said...

Prime is one of the more selective companies when it comes to job history. Simple, nothing you can do about it.

Oh, and the reason you didn't get the attention you were expecting might be attributed to not filing an application.

Don't limit yourself to one choice...

Paid CDL Training Programs

Apply For Paid CDL Training

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
DEE GUIDO F.'s Comment
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Thanks,

Yes i did fill out the application on day 1 at end of the application i was instructed to call a 800 number and was directed to my Recruiter.. I showed plenty of effort... anyways i am not sure what other company i should apply with... i was thinking CR England, Swift and a few others.. I gotta start somewhere.. At this point i honestly cannot afford to pay out of pocket for my CDL schooling.. So IDK i want to this blood, sweat and tears.. thanks for your input.

It's exactly as she said...

Prime is one of the more selective companies when it comes to job history. Simple, nothing you can do about it.

Oh, and the reason you didn't get the attention you were expecting might be attributed to not filing an application.

Don't limit yourself to one choice...

Paid CDL Training Programs

Apply For Paid CDL Training

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Tim F.'s Comment
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Thanks,

Yes i did fill out the application on day 1 at end of the application i was instructed to call a 800 number and was directed to my Recruiter.. I showed plenty of effort... anyways i am not sure what other company i should apply with... i was thinking CR England, Swift and a few others.. I gotta start somewhere.. At this point i honestly cannot afford to pay out of pocket for my CDL schooling.. So IDK i want to this blood, sweat and tears.. thanks for your input.

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It's exactly as she said...

Prime is one of the more selective companies when it comes to job history. Simple, nothing you can do about it.

Oh, and the reason you didn't get the attention you were expecting might be attributed to not filing an application.

Don't limit yourself to one choice...

Paid CDL Training Programs

Apply For Paid CDL Training

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Same thing happened to me...I applied to Roehl and got accepted right away. That was two and half years ago. Move on. Pull up the boot straps and apply to others. Good luck

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Reyn R.'s Comment
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Bring angry, bitter or resentful isn’t going to solve your immediate problem. So what if Prime rejected you? You have a laundry list of other companies that will give you a shot but how you handle adversity in this industry will determine if you succeed or blame/look for fault elsewhere than in the mirror.

Look we don’t know each other from squat. We read one another’s posts & make a judgement & answer according to what we read. I’ll give you my perspective.

Prime rejected me too. As soon as that happened I reached out to Knight, Swift & CFI. Why those companies? I read lots of diaries, lots of threads in the general section even posts from the ladies section too. It all comes down to you. You will make money wherever you go if you remain focused, don’t sweat the small stuff, learn something everyday, make good time with your loads but take your time getting there, most importantly WATCH YOUR TRAILER!!!

My orientation is March 5th. In Florida! A place almost no one wants to hire from. Or at the very least, are very reluctant to do so.

I said all that to say this. Stop worrying about the past, you don’t have to include it in every post. You find a hurdle today, figure out what caused the hurdle then figure out how to jump over it, go around it or crawl under it.

The grass is never greener on the other side, you still have to pour manure all over it to make it green. Hard work makes hard green in your pocket.

All the best to you. God bless. Be safe.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
DEE GUIDO F.'s Comment
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Yes i threw my shoulder pads on and my cup haha..

Roehl? Nice i was looking into them seems like a good company with decent home time and stuff ... How much did you have to pay up front or out of pocket when they did except you??

Thanks

DEE GUIDO F.'s Comment
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Dammm Reyn... Well said, well said...

I am reaching out to other companies currently... Do you have your CDL now? or you going threw a training?? because you said March?? I know i will find a company that will work with me.. Thanks

Bring angry, bitter or resentful isn’t going to solve your immediate problem. So what if Prime rejected you? You have a laundry list of other companies that will give you a shot but how you handle adversity in this industry will determine if you succeed or blame/look for fault elsewhere than in the mirror.

Look we don’t know each other from squat. We read one another’s posts & make a judgement & answer according to what we read. I’ll give you my perspective.

Prime rejected me too. As soon as that happened I reached out to Knight, Swift & CFI. Why those companies? I read lots of diaries, lots of threads in the general section even posts from the ladies section too. It all comes down to you. You will make money wherever you go if you remain focused, don’t sweat the small stuff, learn something everyday, make good time with your loads but take your time getting there, most importantly WATCH YOUR TRAILER!!!

My orientation is March 5th. In Florida! A place almost no one wants to hire from. Or at the very least, are very reluctant to do so.

I said all that to say this. Stop worrying about the past, you don’t have to include it in every post. You find a hurdle today, figure out what caused the hurdle then figure out how to jump over it, go around it or crawl under it.

The grass is never greener on the other side, you still have to pour manure all over it to make it green. Hard work makes hard green in your pocket.

All the best to you. God bless. Be safe.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Keith G.'s Comment
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Hi DEE,

Sorry to hear about your experience there. Well I can't comment on Prime (not worked with em) I can speak on training. Have you considered going the route of a CDL school? An example is TDI (I graduated) for training? They tend to have many companies send recruiters over well your completing the training. More times than not, you've got offers stacked and waiting for you to graduate. The class I attended everyone had no less than 3 reasonable and fair offers. Course, depending on background, driving record, etc some better than others.

You may be looking to get wheels rolling sooner, but figured I'd throw out my limited nugget of knowledge and least give you something to consider.

Best of luck, I hope things turn around for you soon!

Keith.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Tim F.'s Comment
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Yes i threw my shoulder pads on and my cup haha..

Roehl? Nice i was looking into them seems like a good company with decent home time and stuff ... How much did you have to pay up front or out of pocket when they did except you??

Thanks

I had to get to Marshfield Wi for the training and pay for meals (the hotel had a continental Breakfast ) I think there was 100 fee I had to pay initiallt. But they changed the program since. Send an app in and see what happens. Or look online. They have a website that will help you determine what’s available in your area. I came home in August of 2016 for a local position but am starting back with Roehl 1/22

G-Town's Comment
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Dee wrote:

Yes i did fill out the application on day 1 at end of the application i was instructed to call a 800 number and was directed to my Recruiter.

I apologize for assuming. Dee if money is an issue, your absolute best path is with Company Sponsored.

Lots of choices, please review the links I sent you. Lots of good information that will help you.

Good luck!

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