Accepted To Prime PSD Program; Employment History Issue!

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Jay_Ohen's Comment
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After asking the fine men and women of this forum for advice on becoming a trucker, I applied to Prime, Inc. on Friday and was accepted today! As elated as I am, I’m terrified of being sent home as many others have been.

I have problem with verifying info from an employer in 2013. I remember that I worked there, however it was a brief time during high school and shortly after graduating in 2013. I have accurate history and verification for everyone else but this employer in particular won’t give me an answer on the time I worked there. They keep hanging up on me. I know I can guess on it but I’m afraid of two things: they will do the same to Prime, resulting in me being sent home for “lying” or they would only send verification through snail mail. I simply don’t want to be sent home as I am looking forward to being a professional driver.

In short, should I report this company on my employment history? I haven’t found any record of being employed there and I left on good terms, they’re just being protective of their info, even if it is my own. What can you lot offer as far as advice on this topic? I appreciate any and all feedback! Stay safe drivers.

PlanB's Comment
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Any chance you have tax records from that year still? I used an old W2 tax form to confirm an old employer with Prime.

Jay_Ohen's Comment
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Any chance you have tax records from that year still? I used an old W2 tax form to confirm an old employer with Prime.

The only thing I could find was a copy of my transcript from the IRS website. I've heard some say they only verify three years but I don't want to place any bets on that. I still couldn't find the dates of hiring and leaving. :\

Keith G.'s Comment
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Just my own personal opinion. But if the time was super short and you where underage/ in high school..I'd not even bother reporting it. School at that time was your "employment" and full time commitment.

Just how I view it. Sure others will provide additional feedback.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Prime asks for three years so you will be okay. If you already had a CDL they go back 10 years for driving jobs.

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.
Jay_Ohen's Comment
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Just my own personal opinion. But if the time was super short and you where underage/ in high school..I'd not even bother reporting it. School at that time was your "employment" and full time commitment.

Just how I view it. Sure others will provide additional feedback.

Seriously considering it! I’m simply paranoid and don’t want to be sent home over something so trivial...

Prime asks for three years so you will be okay. If you already had a CDL they go back 10 uears for driving jobs.

good luck!!!

Thank you, Rainy. You drive/drive for Prime, correct? I gave them three years with verification already but the paperwork they sent with orientation info says they want 5 years of employment history. Do they only bother verifying 3 years and just need 5 on record?

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.
Rainy D.'s Comment
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Yes im a trainer at Prime.

at orientation you will fill out even more paperwork and have a face to face interview and can explain. most things are taken case by case. have as much paperwork as you can and a few recent pay stubs

Jay_Ohen's Comment
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Thank you for your input, Rainy! That makes me feel a lot better about the paperwork process. I have a transcript for my W2 from the IRS website at least proving I worked there. I’ll list it and explain if they have any questions. I hope everyone is as helpful at Prime as you are. See you on the road soon!

Bryan Q.'s Comment
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What does it mean by “case by case” ? I’ve seen that a lot but not sure what they mean by that

G-Town's Comment
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What does it mean by “case by case” ? I’ve seen that a lot but not sure what they mean by that

No set policy is formalized. Meaning they will evaluate each case to determine if an applicant is qualified. Simply put, you'll have an opportunity to explain any anomaly. If your explanation is satisfactory (judgement call) you're through to the next step.

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