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Chris's Comment
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Well I'm still working my way toward obtaining my CDL , have decided on a company (Prime Inc) and when to begin my journey, now doing my due diligence. Other than a medical issue I'm trying to put behind me (NSTEMI in Oct 2017 and the medications required), I don't have any Criminal or Driving issues that would disqualify me (to my knowledge), but to be absolutely sure I want to run a Criminal and Drivers License check to be 100% positive before wasting mine and Prime Inc's time. My question is can someone tell me if I can obtain a free background check and if not free what is the best check to run that would compare to what Prime Inc uses? Also I have been employed by my present employer for going on 8yrs now, is that adequate time or do I need employer info prior to that? I did carry a CDL Class B in the late 80's with no issues there, and I left the company on good terms. Any help and advice is much appreciated. Thanks

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.
Army 's Comment
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You should be able to go to your local state building that processing request for criminal background. You can also go to the dmv and request a driving record.

You can expect the cost to be around 15 dollars each unless New Hampshire is way cheap. I got the driving record while I waiting, but had to get the criminal record in the mail.

Best of luck

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.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Chris's Comment
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Army thanks for your reply I will look into that. And more importantly, Thanks for your Service!

Dave Reid's Comment
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Most companies will run state and county criminal record searches for any address you've had in the last ten years. You can easily do the same thing yourself online. But if you've never been convicted of any crime, you needn't bother.

For your heart issue, they'll check you more frequently than some...the longest DOT med card you'll get is a year and it could be less since your event is so recent. But that isn't a big deal.

Best wishes in your new career!

Well I'm still working my way toward obtaining my CDL , have decided on a company (Prime Inc) and when to begin my journey, now doing my due diligence. Other than a medical issue I'm trying to put behind me (NSTEMI in Oct 2017 and the medications required), I don't have any Criminal or Driving issues that would disqualify me (to my knowledge), but to be absolutely sure I want to run a Criminal and Drivers License check to be 100% positive before wasting mine and Prime Inc's time. My question is can someone tell me if I can obtain a free background check and if not free what is the best check to run that would compare to what Prime Inc uses? Also I have been employed by my present employer for going on 8yrs now, is that adequate time or do I need employer info prior to that? I did carry a CDL Class B in the late 80's with no issues there, and I left the company on good terms. Any help and advice is much appreciated. Thanks

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.

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.

Chris's Comment
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Thanks Dave, I appreciate your reply.

Chris's Comment
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I've read a few things about Hireright on this site, would that be the route to go, it seems they research Employment, DMV , and Criminal in 1 shot. Is this worth the fee it charges and will I get all these in 1 report?

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.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

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