Verification Of Employment?

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Lane F.'s Comment
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So I applied to prime today, took that first step. However I seem to read that employment verification is a big deal. I was out if work from 2/15 to 11/15 and said so on the application. I have no criminal record, accidents, and one speeding ticket from several years ago. I'm paranoid this will hold me back. Thoughts? Experience?

Blue Hotel's Comment
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So I applied to prime today, took that first step. However I seem to read that employment verification is a big deal. I was out if work from 2/15 to 11/15 and said so on the application. I have no criminal record, accidents, and one speeding ticket from several years ago. I'm paranoid this will hold me back. Thoughts? Experience?

I got rejected by CT/Comcar because I was unemployed all of last year, and my unpaid internships didn't count as employment to them. Maverick would say the same.

How long ago was your ticket? If it's from long enough ago that you've got a +5 on your MVR , you'll be fine with regards to that.

And despite my unemployment, I've gotten some pre-hires. You can get some too. You might not start out in the best place, but you'll get in somewhere. You just need to keep your driving record clean and continued to obey the law and avoid jail.

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

Pre-hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Pre-hires:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Joe W. ( aka hharleywood)'s Comment
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How long ago was your ticket? If it's from long enough ago that you've got a +5 on your MVR , you'll be fine with regards to that.

What do you mean by +5 on mvr?

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Lane, you said you were unemployed Feb - Nov last year. Were you looking for work? Doing some under the table cash jobs? Those reasons are usable.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Blue Hotel's Comment
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How long ago was your ticket? If it's from long enough ago that you've got a +5 on your MVR , you'll be fine with regards to that.

What do you mean by +5 on mvr?

Sorry, I meant +5 on your license.

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

Mike Doyle's Comment
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I run background checks and work with compliance for motor carriers. On your application, as a CDL driver, you are required by DOT to have 10 years of employment listed. This includes unemployment and student years. 10 Years has to be accounted for. When MVR's are pulled, this is associated with your state ID. Some states allow 7 years of driving background to be viewed and others allow only 3. Being unemployed or a student for any of the 10 years you list does not seem to be much of a deterrent for most companies, nor a speeding ticket several years in the past. I have, however, seen a deterrent due to lying about your past employment as (depending on what backgrounds are pulled) your past employers can be listed from other sources fairly easily.

Mike Doyle - Safetycp.com

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.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

Tractor Man's Comment
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I have been a self employed Handyman for the past 10 years, Some on the books, some off. My Recruiter requested 2 Notarized letters from my Customers stating that I had been working for them for the past 3 years. I could have provided 30. Sent those letters to my Recruiter. Done deal. Start School next month.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Phillip B.'s Comment
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10 years wow I can't remember that far back! :)

Flatie C.'s Comment
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Yes they are very strict regarding the employment. Applied at prime but my recruiter would like me to stay to my current employer until may then should never have any problem. Have you tried Swift? I'm Pre Approved at Swift and Prime. They're just waiting for my starting date.

Flatie C.'s Comment
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*PAM transportation not prime.

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