Proving Work History.

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Michael C.'s Comment
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So how do you prove that you worked for a company that no longer exists?

Prime wants 10 years of work history. The last 2 companies I worked for have shut down. I have been at my current job for 3 1/2 years.

I didn't save my old W2s :(

Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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If it's been within the last 7 years, you might try contacting the IRS. Just a thought.

Ernie

Old School's Comment
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Michael, I've had success with several folks who I advised to simply have a letter written form an acquaintance who is knowledgeable of where you were working during that time. They can simply state who they are, how long they've known you, and that they can verify that you were working for "such and such" a company from "this date to that date" but now they've gone out of business. Make sure the letter is from a friend or an acquaintance, not a family member, then take the letter and have it notarized. Generally that will suffice, but it is best to have approximately three letters for each place of employment.

Michael C.'s Comment
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Michael, I've had success with several folks who I advised to simply have a letter written form an acquaintance who is knowledgeable of where you were working during that time. They can simply state who they are, how long they've known you, and that they can verify that you were working for "such and such" a company from "this date to that date" but now they've gone out of business. Make sure the letter is from a friend or an acquaintance, not a family member, then take the letter and have it notarized. Generally that will suffice, but it is best to have approximately three letters for each place of employment.

Well i think i am pretty much out of luck. I have long since lost contact with those people years ago. I can get tax transcripts from the IRS for the last 5 years easy. But for 10.. nope.

I m pretty sad right now. I have been working for months to get ready and i hit a brick wall that i don't see any way around. This is very depressing

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Errol V.'s Comment
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Michael bemoans:

Well i think i am pretty much out of luck. I have long since lost contact with those people years ago. I can get tax transcripts from the IRS for the last 5 years easy. But for 10.. nope.

A few pecks of the cursor on IRS.GOV got me to the form 4506-T, Request for Transcript of Tax Return that you can mail in for previous year tax return transcripts.

From Line 8 of the form:

Form W-2, Form 1099 series, Form 1098 series, or Form 5498 series transcript. The IRS can provide a transcript that includes data from these information returns. State or local information is not included with the Form W-2 information. The IRS may be able to provide this transcript information for up to 10 years.

Don't let another year pass! Get the transcript now, so you have a copy for the future.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Michael C.'s Comment
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Michael, I've had success with several folks who I advised to simply have a letter written form an acquaintance who is knowledgeable of where you were working during that time. They can simply state who they are, how long they've known you, and that they can verify that you were working for "such and such" a company from "this date to that date" but now they've gone out of business. Make sure the letter is from a friend or an acquaintance, not a family member, then take the letter and have it notarized. Generally that will suffice, but it is best to have approximately three letters for each place of employment.

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Well i think i am pretty much out of luck. I have long since lost contact with those people years ago. I can get tax transcripts from the IRS for the last 5 years easy. But for 10.. nope.

I m pretty sad right now. I have been working for months to get ready and i hit a brick wall that i don't see any way around. This is very depressing

Well this turned out to be a none issue. I applied at prime just now and got a call 5 minutes later smile.gif Turns out you just needed to have at least 3 years of VERIFIABLE employment. 7 years if you drove with those employers.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Michael S.'s Comment
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Tenacity, now is the time to learn it.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Turns out you just needed to have at least 3 years of VERIFIABLE employment. 7 years if you drove with those employers.

Technically by law you'll need 10 years of employment history once you've been a commercial driver. If you've never been a commercial driver before then most companies only require 3 years of employment history.

So once you've had a driving job from that point on you'll always need 10 years of employment history.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jrod's Comment
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So how do you prove that you worked for a company that no longer exists?

Prime wants 10 years of work history. The last 2 companies I worked for have shut down. I have been at my current job for 3 1/2 years.

I didn't save my old W2s :(

Ways to Get Transcripts You may register to use Get Transcript Online* to view, print, or download. If you're unable to register you may order a Wage and Income Transcript by calling 800-908-9946 to make an appointment and stopping by any IRS office in the country. We may also be able to fax or email it to you depending on certain factors. • Wage and Income Transcript (that’s what we need - Jerrod)shows data from information returns we receive such as Forms W-2, 1099, 1098 and Form 5498, IRA Contribution Information. Current tax year information may not be complete until July. This transcript is available for up to 10 prior years using Get Transcript Online or Form 4506-T.

*www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript

Philip F.'s Comment
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So if you come out of a paid CDL training through a company and start driving for them if you don’t have 10 years work history already you better be ready to drive for that company because you can’t go anywhere else after your contract is up because you don’t have a 10 years work history?

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Turns out you just needed to have at least 3 years of VERIFIABLE employment. 7 years if you drove with those employers.

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Technically by law you'll need 10 years of employment history once you've been a commercial driver. If you've never been a commercial driver before then most companies only require 3 years of employment history.

So once you've had a driving job from that point on you'll always need 10 years of employment history.

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.
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