Pre Aps

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Joseph N.'s Comment
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I will be attending National Tractor Trailer School in May should I start doing the preaps or should I wait?

Brian M.'s Comment
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Why wait! Fill out as many apps as your index finger can muster. Just so you know you can fill out one app. On TT and it will be forwarded to many of the top starting company's out there.

Shoot I still get calls from trucking company's and I've been employed by Prime for well over a year. No day like the present they'll hang on to them.

This gives you the ability to take your time to find the right fit for you and your family. Also you can establish a relationship with your recruiter and new employer.

Jeff B.'s Comment
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Joseph, I don't start school until a week from now. I started filling out apps two weeks ago and I have gotten offers. I am scheduled to start orientation 3 days after graduation with Schneider. Never hurts to start filling out apps early, that way you can weigh your options.

Philly Fan 's Comment
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Hello Joe,

My first two weeks at Sage school I created a list of all the companies I was considering, my list was eight companies. I created a poster board chart, with companies down the left, benefit categories across the top. I called and pre applied and talked to all of them at lunch, on break and in the evening. My last week I narrowed it down to two, then chose Maverick. Maverick has been very good to me, I have no complaints.

They have a Glass division, Flatbed and Temp control. My trainer was from NY so I think you could sign onto the Glass division which has dedicated and OTR. You can call Marshall who is a recruiter and give him my name. Glenn Minnick. He was very honest and could help you. If you have any questions about the training and orientation at Maverick I would be glad to describe my experience.

Hope this helps, good luck friend.

Glenn

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Errol V.'s Comment
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This is where you fill out your app:

Apply For Truck Driving Jobs

This goes to "everybody", shotgun style.

Jodi 's Comment
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Start filling them out a.s.a.p. Keep in mind just cause you get a prehire doesn't 100% mean you have the job. It just means you meet some of the minimum requirements. I had a couple of prehires and then when the time came and I finished the entire application process they declined me. That's ok I still landed what I feel to be a darn good trucking job. Good luck to you.

Prehire:

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.

Prehires:

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.

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