Proving Work History.

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Phishtech's Comment
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You should also be able to get the info you need from the Social Security Administration just by filling out an online form.

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.
Philip F.'s Comment
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Sorry was typing and someone was talking to me at the same time when I asked the question earlier. What I meant was. If you come out of a paid CDL program with a company for instance and you’ve signed a one year contract. Unless you have a good work history of 10 years you’re gonna have to drive with the company that paid for your training to get that 10 year work history to apply to other companies. Would that be correct?

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.

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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.
Old School's Comment
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If you're not old enough to have a ten year work history, you just provide what you have. School transcripts are also proof of what you've been doing.

Old School's Comment
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If you are so young that you don't have ten years worth of history they will work with what you have. The main thing is stick with that first opportunity for one year.

ChrisEMT's Comment
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Hello, You might want to try Social Security. They go back as far as your first job that you paid into Social Security. For me, that would be 30 or so years ago... I'm not sure if it will include the names of the employers though....

Chris

Philip F.'s Comment
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No sir old school. I should have clarified my question as it pertains to me. I’m 49 and most of the last 10 years in fact all but maybe 5 of the last 10 years I’ve worked for small companies being paid off the books due to my felony conviction from 2003. Is there a way for me to prove that I worked for those companies that would be good enough to get my foot in the door with a trucking company? I’ve read some of the posts here saying you can get the company owners to write statements saying you worked for them. Thank you for any help and advice with this. I want to succeed with this so badly to provide for my family and do something that would be a great accomplishment for me.

If you're not old enough to have a ten year work history, you just provide what you have. School transcripts are also proof of what you've been doing.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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Yes Phillip, there is a way.

You need three notarized letters from friends, not family, that simply state, "I have known Phillip for x amount of years, and can vouch that he was working for Brand X window cleaning (or whomever it is) as an independent contractor from June of 1999 until August of 2001."

Something like that is acceptable to most trucking companies. You'll need the friend's name and a contact phone number included in the letter. By stating you were an independent contractor you cover the fact that you were getting paid off the books.

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Errol V.'s Comment
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Philip, as Old School describes, the work history isn't some cross examination: "Were you employed during the week of March 14, 2013?"

The main idea is you weren't hanging around in Margaritaville for ten years. Off the books/cash work is ok, as long as you can prove it (those notarized letters). Also long term care of a loved one, or mission/charity work - things like that. Statements from supervisors & leaders will do the trick.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Hello, You might want to try Social Security. They go back as far as your first job that you paid into Social Security. For me, that would be 30 or so years ago... I'm not sure if it will include the names of the employers though....

Chris

It does. I paid for my entire history. The past 40 years.

Actually, I was prepared to pay, but the credit card machine was down so I got it free.

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