Interested In Joining Prime

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Andreas C.'s Comment
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i am interested in joining prime inc. but i have a work history gap between 2011 and 2015 because i didnt have a official job because i was helping take care of my sick grandma but i made money by working in internet marketing running a few websites but in the eyes of prime this would be consider unemployed so i was wondering what i could put down for the years between 2011 and 2015 so that i wouldnt get denied by prime?

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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.
icecold24k's Comment
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I would just be honest with Prime about what you did during that time. Do you have any records showing you had an online business. If so then I highly doubt they will still say you were unemployed. Also I know we accept notarized statements in certain situations documenting what you did during the employment gap. Just speak with your recruiter and tell them the truth and see what they recommend as far as verifying your activities during that time frame.

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Operating While Intoxicated

Andreas C.'s Comment
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No i dont have any documents showing that i was running websites because i ran illegal websites such as sports streaming , movie and tv series as well as porn so i did everything possibly to be anonymous including fake names so i wouldnt get in trouble with the law, you said i can use notarized statements.. how do i get these and from where?

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Operating While Intoxicated

icecold24k's Comment
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Usually what they will do is have you write out a statement that you were home taking care of your sick grandmother. It would be notarized and signed by everyone that could vouch for it such as your grandmother and other family members. I am not sure what Prime requires as far as that a recruiter would be able to tell you more about that.

Dm:

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.
Ryan R.'s Comment
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The woman that turned me down from Prime was entirely uninterested perfectly valid reasons for having gaps in work history. She sort of had an internal dialogue of her own that proved she hadn't actually even looked at most of my application. Combined with her terrible grammar and spelling, I realized I hadn't a chance in changing her internal dialogue because she was one of the dimmer stars in the sky.

One big gap in my work history actually was from my mom having cancer, but I didn't even explain that one. Screw sharing such personal stuff with strangers to convince them you're cut out to be their peon. It's simply insulting to notarize such things... like really? I can't believe how far hard working people will stoop to prove themselves to strangers.

I considered appealing to someone over her head. Does that ever work in this industry?

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Ask for Angela Gomez in recruiting. She's cool

ChosenOne's Comment
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The woman that turned me down from Prime was entirely uninterested perfectly valid reasons for having gaps in work history. She sort of had an internal dialogue of her own that proved she hadn't actually even looked at most of my application. Combined with her terrible grammar and spelling, I realized I hadn't a chance in changing her internal dialogue because she was one of the dimmer stars in the sky.

One big gap in my work history actually was from my mom having cancer, but I didn't even explain that one. Screw sharing such personal stuff with strangers to convince them you're cut out to be their peon. It's simply insulting to notarize such things... like really? I can't believe how far hard working people will stoop to prove themselves to strangers.

I considered appealing to someone over her head. Does that ever work in this industry?

I don't know you, but neither do they, but maybe I can give you some insight on why they made the decision not to go with you. They asked you to provide documentation, you chose not to, it was your choice. Just think, had you chosen to supply what they asked for, the outcome may have been different. In my past life I was a Manager, I would get hundreds of applications when I had openings. I made hiring decisions based on a number of factors, one being their past job history. If I had 2 candidates to choose from, one that I could verify through 3rd parties, aka their past employers, or one that had gaps with no documentation, guess who I hired? I would wonder if the gaps were due to lack of motivation, or were you not disclosing a job due to termination?

Prime, like many trucking companies, I am guessing have hundreds of applicants every week, and when it came to choose, they chose the applicant that could provide a picture of their past. From reading this, I would have done the same, don't take it personal, it is about business, and evaluating applicants until you have narrowed it down to the number you can bring onsite and review face to face.

I am not sure you can appeal it, you can always ask. Suggestion from someone who used to hire, you can take it or leave it, your choice. If they need the documentation get it for them, they need to verify you were doing what you said you were, people lie all the time, they don't know you, so they do not know if you are or are not being upfront. At some point you need to move on, I was laid off, I have no degree, yet have held positions where a degree was required. The industry I was in has decided a degree is more important than knowledge, do I like it? No, but I am not calling the shots, they are, and I need to move on to the next chapter in life.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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I told you Rainey got moved to recruiting, lol

Auggie69's Comment
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Just before I applied to FedEx I had about a one year gap out of 40 years where I was collecting unemployment and helping to take care of my Dad and FedEx never asked about it.

ChosenOne's Comment
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Just before I applied to FedEx I had about a one year gap out of 40 years where I was collecting unemployment and helping to take care of my Dad and FedEx never asked about it.

You were collecting unemployment, which can be verified, and it was 1 year in 40 years. FedEx may have different hiring criteria than Prime, maybe Ryan should look at FedEx. I have a list of companies I want to work for, if company 1 won't take me, I will move to company 2, and down my list. Eventually I will find a company to hire me.

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