Did You Wait Long For Company Responses

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Kimberly A. (Desert Belle's Comment
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I just wanted to know if any of you that went through company sponsored training , how long y'all waited to get an offer and did you get multiple offers. I'm findind that phone calls or emails don't get answered. I have nothing in my past that would keep me from passing any backgrounds. I worked for 20 years steady employment until the last 6 years my husband wanted me to stay at home which I did. Now In divorced, kids are grown, and now I'm fulfilling a dream of mine since I was a teen of driving a truck. I passed DOT on Friday and passed my learners Saturday. I'm too excited for words that I got that far. I have 4 companies I have applied to . no responses except one brief conversation with Swift. I'm just hoping I'm not getting too excited for nothing. I sure have learned a lot from this site and admire all the women who have made it happen.


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.


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.

Company Sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

VivaciousVal's Comment
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I applied at Swift, Prime, and Roehl. And heard from them in that order, ALL of them. Swift called me in about 4 days, Prime 2 days later and Roehl was about 2 weeks.

I downloaded the app on my phone that coincided with Swift and Prime's application process, its also a way to text your recruiter. It'll let you know where your processing is and with some phone calls to the recruiter you'll be able to let your former employers and references know to expect a phone call.

I had a "job" offer by the time I got off the phone with my previous boss, who had just got off the phone with Prime.

Kimberly A. (Desert Belle's Comment
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Thank you Val. Congrats!!!! I applied at Prime 9 days ago and Roehl, Swift, and Mill is. Primes recruiter not responding to anything. Swift is waiting for me to call them tomorrow. Roehl and Mill is...nothing. I know they are very busy, so I will give it some more time. I would at least like to know if I even remotely have a chance with them. My employment gap is the only thing that might hold me back.

ProudArmyMom's Comment
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When I called Pam, they recruit thru Drivers Solutions. I spoke to that recruiter that day. Even with all my research, I didn't find out that they do team trucking for the first 6 months during the first year until I spoke to the recruiter.

I heard from the CRST recruiter very quickly. CRST Expedited is team trucking only. I was just double checking.

On to Roehl. I applied on a Sun. Received a call back on Mon. By the time I start trucking school next week, it's been 5 weeks. Which is ok, cause I will be training at home in ATL instead of WI.

With the trucker shortage, it would seem that the recruiters would respond in a timely manner.

Good luck ladies & stay strong.


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