Prime Inc. Bummers By Recruiters?!

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Damil's Comment
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Hello to all. Is it possible to hear bummer stories that people experienced with Prime inc during recruitment? I really want to go with prime inc, did aplication, got a call back, got a pulse app to stay in touch, so all started very "fast and furious" but somehow stuck in the process, so far it is 2 weeks already since i made application. My former employer does not provide reference, nothing at all, not a single word and seems like i never worked there. He is ignoring Prime inc calls. I worked in hospitality industry for 5 years. During last conversation prime inc said they did not receive from my employer nothing( prime inc. cant verify my past employment) and since then silence.

I managed to send them(prime inc) my all W2 forms(4 years), and few reference letters i have and still silence.

Kind of strange actually, lack of communication or that the way they conduct their business,my be overloaded with applications? Or may be my application was rejected??? How long it takes for a background check? And can my W2 be a proof of employment? Prime inc never asked me for W2, i asked them if any other way i can prove my employment (with W2 form) cause manager of the hotel avoiding Prime inc. calls probably. Can anyone share experience with prime recruitment process?

P.S. I applied for a student CDL training program, have zero experience in Trucking industry.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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Ease up on the racial slurs...[they were deleted]

All your former emplorer has to do is verify employment. If he refuses, your fallback is to produce a W2 and check stubs proving employment. Call Prime and ask for an update.

They are not the only game in town and tend to be very, very selective. See this link:

Paid CDL Training Programs

This too will help you:

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.
Big T's Comment
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How would hearing other bad experiences about a company you want to work for be beneficial to your process?

Perhaps I'm missing something since they had to edit the original post, but you're not asking for cons about a company just bad stories of dealing with a recruiter.

Beyond W2s you might try sending your most recent pay stubs. I drove for Uber for a bit and I had to send the Prime recruiter copies of my settlements for verification.

How soon are you trying to start? If you're not going to start for over four weeks then you will get pushed to the bottom of the stack. Once you start the application process Prime wants you in orientation within 30 days or you have to do a new application.

G-Town's Comment
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Big T wrote:

How would hearing other bad experiences about a company you want to work for be beneficial to your process?

Perhaps I'm missing something since they had to edit the original post, but you're not asking for cons about a company just bad stories of dealing with a recruiter.

Beyond W2s you might try sending your most recent pay stubs. I drove for Uber for a bit and I had to send the Prime recruiter copies of my settlements for verification.

How soon are you trying to start? If you're not going to start for over four weeks then you will get pushed to the bottom of the stack. Once you start the application process Prime wants you in orientation within 30 days or you have to do a new application.

You didn't miss anything...he was badmouthing a former employer who was unwilling to provide any kind of reference. I basically suggested the same thing you have. However I want to add one additional suggesting to the OP;...don't sit around and wait for a return call. Email and call the recruiter, back. Don't wait...as already indicated there are many other options.

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.
Damil's Comment
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G-Town i disagree with you regarding badmout thing, anyway, we moving on. So i was not sitting on my ... and didn't do nothing, considering a carrer does not mean prejudice towards me, thank you for your reply. So my situation is - Prime inc recruiter said she did not receive any my W2 forms, i send them twice via email in the last 5 days. She insist that in order to complete verification they need to speak to my former employer, i provided 4 former employers addresses,phone numbers, names, W2, few reference letters all i can i gave them.Why she cant call them next day if she cant reach them today?!( streamline process, they dont care), actually she is asking me to call my former employer and tell them to be on stand by for the call from Prime inc. to verify my past employment with them. So my application cant be processed because they can not confirm my work history. There is no law that tells my former employer must provide any reference to anyone. I worked in hospitality, these hotels hire illegals left and right, this fact that future potential employer and past employer cant connect is a "system glitch". That is not right. I am sure i am not the only one. That is ridiculous , prime inc put on my shoulders what they not willing to do? How i can call my past employer and force them to answer the phone call from Prime inc? Plus those guys that i worked for dont care as long as i am not their race to do something for me( just saying, not racism).

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.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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G-Town i disagree with you regarding badmout thing, anyway, we moving on. So i was not sitting on my ... and didn't do nothing, considering a carrer does not mean prejudice towards me, thank you for your reply. So my situation is - Prime inc recruiter said she did not receive any my W2 forms, i send them twice via email in the last 5 days. She insist that in order to complete verification they need to speak to my former employer, i provided 4 former employers addresses,phone numbers, names, W2, few reference letters all i can i gave them.Why she cant call them next day if she cant reach them today?!( streamline process, they dont care), actually she is asking me to call my former employer and tell them to be on stand by for the call from Prime inc. to verify my past employment with them. So my application cant be processed because they can not confirm my work history. There is no law that tells my former employer must provide any reference to anyone. I worked in hospitality, these hotels hire illegals left and right, this fact that future potential employer and past employer cant connect is a "system glitch". That is not right. I am sure i am not the only one. That is ridiculous , prime inc put on my shoulders what they not willing to do? How i can call my past employer and force them to answer the phone call from Prime inc? Plus those guys that i worked for dont care as long as i am not their race to do something for me( just saying, not racism).

Take it up with Brett. I gave you advice, take it or leave it.

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.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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What I'm reading between the lines is that there's all kinds of other issues going on you're not telling us about. You've made two comments so far and both mentioned race. If you're talking that way to strangers you've never met in a forum, I'm sure they were well aware of how you felt about them so they're not about to do you any favors.

Prime won't hire anyone that has been fired from their last job so they want to speak with your former employer to verify your information and the nature of your employment there. If they can't find out the information they need then they're not interested, simple as that.

99% of the people applying for jobs have no problem getting former employers to verify their history. If you can't find a way to make that happen then Prime is figuring the same thing I am, that there's more to this story than you're telling people.

There isn't anything we can do to help you with that situation. You have to figure out how to get them on the phone. If they're purposely not helping you, there's a reason for it.

Paul F. 's Comment
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I go to Springfield in 7 days. My recruiter has been good regarding communication. I had a hiccup because of a medication I was taking. When I asked her today about my sons high school graduation in June she told my it was likely fine but she could not guarantee the time off. I felt that was an honest answer. So far my experience with prime has been totally positive.

If I had to make a criticism, it would be they should screen for prohibited medications prior to bringing people to Springfield. I found out quite by accident. I was ready to go, and was sent orientation information. Then based on my offhand comment about a cardiac issue, it was discovered prime does not allow one medication I take , not related to my cardiac issue. I likely would have been sent home had it not been revealed when it was. FYI , this particular medication is not prohibited by the DOT , but is a violation of prime policy. They are entitled to be more strict if they choose. They will save time and money by discovering these things prior to bringing people to Missouri, THEN having people go back home for a month only to make the voyage back again.

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.

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.

Rob. D.'s Comment
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Bumping this thread with a link to my Prime recruiter experience.

Prime Recruiter Experience February 2020

G-Town's Comment
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Offering a reality check here...

...the recruiting experience (perception) with any of these companies becomes trivial within a matter of days. In the grand-scheme of things, incredibly minor. Allowing the recruiting experience to set the tone or expectation for the merit of a company and/or your future success or failure is a mistake. This exchange is a door opener, walk through it and move on to the meat of the process; orientation, school, training and solo or 1st seat upgrade.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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