Trucking Background Check

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Kevin R.'s Comment
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Very strange. I passed a background check done by Roehl over the summer and was given a pre hire. I contacted them again about three weeks ago and they said that I passes again. Today a recruiter called and said they found something in my background. I said I have no criminal record and haven't gotten a moving violation in years. I asked her what was found and she said they are going to double check it to make sure it's legitimate and if it is they will send me a report explaining what they found. This is really weird. My dad is a retired Philadelphia cop so I made a point to of never committing crimes. So I have no idea what's going on. What could they have found?

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.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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At any point in your life did you get a ticket or were you ever arrested , not charged, for anything? They will find everything. Good luck.

G-Town's Comment
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Really no way of knowing what they found. Background checks are multi/faceted and depending on court records (because there are many different repositories) can take several weeks for all of the results to be returned.

Keep in mind not only are these checks for evaluating the past but also a check of honesty. Hopefully this is a false positive on something they can accept.

Good luck!

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Operating While Intoxicated

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Very strange. I passed a back round check done by Roehl over the summer and was given a prehire. I contacted them again about three weeks ago and they said that I passes again. Today a recruiter called and said they found something in my background. I said I have no criminal record and haven't gotten a moving violation in years. I asked her what was found and she said they are going to double check it to make sure it's legitimate and if it is they will send me a report explaining what they found. This is really weird. My dad is a retired Philadelphia cop so I made a point to of never committing crimes. So I have no idea what's going on. What could they have found?

Might not even be you. Some checks are done soley by name...not DOB or aor social sec#. My ex had one done and they said he had bad credit for unpaid child support. He had no kids lol

They have to tell you, so relax a bit. Good luck

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.

Tractor Man's Comment
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My ex had one done and they said he had bad credit for unpaid child support. He had no kids lol

That's what he told YOU!

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Bryn J.'s Comment
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TM, that was funny but your life expectancy has just dropped again.

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Kevin R.'s Comment
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My father is a retired Philadelphia cop so I always made a point of keeping my nose clean. I've never been in cuffs, never been arrested, never been charged with anything. I've had maybe three or four moving violations. Nothing major. Last one was about five years ago for a light being out. I gave an honest list of employment. My credit is bad but that's about it. And I had to pass a background check for them to hire me in the first place. A friend of mine said stuff can be planted on your background but I'm not even going to get into that until I hear back from them.

Really no way of knowing what they found. Background checks are multi/faceted and depending on court records (because there are many different repositories) can take several weeks for all of the results to be returned.

Keep in mind not only are these checks for evaluating the past but also a check of honesty. Hopefully this is a false positive on something they can accept.

Good luck!

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Rick S.'s Comment
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As a few have said - sometimes BG checks come back for folks that just might not have been you. This is especially true when their INSURANCE COMPANY runs an accident check. And this doesn't even factor in other folks with your name (if you have a common one) and IDENTITY THEFT.

I'm trying to settle a 4 year old accident (where I wasn't at fault) and the other parties adjuster claimed I had 15 records on the insurance database. 4 of them, were for an accident where I was a witness, 3 of them were from an accident I was not at fault in (a different one), 3 were from the claim we were trying to settle, 5 were from an accident I wasn't even involved in (as a witness or otherwise), another 3 were from an accident I got rear-ended in 7 years ago.

So - 15 hits on a background - for only 3 actual accidents - none of which I was at fault in.

Background checks can get weird - if you have nothing to worry about (as in zero criminal and traffic issues) you got nothing to worry about (in the long run). Rick

Tractor Man's Comment
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TM, that was funny but your life expectancy has just dropped again.

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She'll have to find me first. I owe her a Dinner, so I imagine she will have me make good on that before she has her buddy Guido, somewhere in Joyzee, fit me for the concrete sneakers!

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LDRSHIP's Comment
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Unless you ARE dinner. Remember she drives at night and bites.

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