Filled Out Prime Application Online - Recruiter Emailed Back In Just 2 Days!

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Adam F.'s Comment
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Hey everyone...

I was kinda bored on a late Friday night watching more YouTube truck driving videos. Decided on a lark to fill out the online Prime application just to test the waters. This is my first foray into formally applying to a school.

Lo and behold I got an email today around 11am to call a recruiter!

Stupid me, I don't have a smartphone, so I wasn't alerted about the email. Just now logged onto my email for something else and just now noticed the email 6 hours later.

So, I called the recruiter and he wasn't there, so I left a message apologizing about not calling earlier, and left my name and cell phone number.

I hope this pans out as I'm very interested in Prime as a school and a company.

Crossing my fingers that this email back from them so soon is that they are interested in me. That would be great.


Anchorman's Comment
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Crossing my fingers that this email back from them so soon is that they are interested in me. That would be great.

As long as your background is good and you have nothing to hide then they are interested in you. If you filled out the application fully and truthfully then you will be good to go.

Adam F.'s Comment
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Got a phone call from a Prime recruiter at 7:30am! He apologized for calling so early, he didn't realize the time zone difference. I kept the phone by my bed just in case. So I had to talk to him straight out of waking up with no coffee, fun fun, lol.

They are definitely interested in me. They want to start me at the end of January, but I told him I wasn't ready yet. I have an appt at my eye dr to get new glasses and prescription sunglasses in early Feb. My current glasses are over 3 years old. And I think this is important to have before going OTR.

I told him I submitted the application this far in advance because I wasn't sure what place in line I'd be in for class. So, it looks like they are only about a month behind. I told him I was interested it early spring, around March or April. He said 'no problem' and to just resubmit my application around then and give him a call.

He also said not to get my CDL permit in IL ahead of orientation. To wait and get it in MO instead, because it won't transfer over. So, I'll just study the heck of the High Road program right before orientation and I should be good to go.

I got a really clean record so I guess that's in my favor, even though by spring I'll be unemployed for over a year. Plus I was really loyal to my former employer, as I stayed with them for 30 years, so they are probably hoping I'll hire on and stay with them forever, lol. We'll see how that pans out. Prime seems like a good quality company.

Things should get really interesting come springtime.


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