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Kim T.'s Comment
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I’ve applied for CDL school through Prime, have a tentative start date for August 20. My work history is great from 2003-the end of 2008 and then again from January 2010-present. But, between late 2008 and the end of 2010 it’s kind of shaky.

Law firm, WV - January 11, 2011 (through temp service until April 12, 2011) - present

Law firm, FL - November 2009 - November 2010

Law firm, FL - August 2009 - October 2009

Law firm, KY - November 2008 - June 2009

Law firm, WV - April 2003 - October 2008

I moved to KY October 2008. I moved to FL June 2009. I moved back to WV December 23, 2010.

During the gaps of employment I was unemployed looking very hard for a job in my field. Unfortunately, I was in areas where not many jobs in law firms were available. When I moved back to WV I got a job almost immediately and have been there ever since.

Will this be a problem for my 10 year Work history?

I sent an email to my recruiter but have not heard back from him yet. I’d like to find an answer before I turn in my notice at my current job.

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.
G-Town's Comment
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Prime is one of the more selective companies as it pertains to work history. The 10 year is highly applicable to an experienced driver, but less so for a Newbie. You might be okay, but to be safe I’d exercise other options so you have a Plan B:

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Good luck!!

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.
Kim T.'s Comment
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Thank you, G-Town. I do have other options in mind and I’m prepared to go that route if necessary. I’m hoping you are correct though. Maybe I just caught my recruiter on his days off and I will hear something soon.

Thanks!

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Prime only cares about the last 3 years. 10 only for driving jobs as G Town stated.

be sure to have w2, your.last three or four pay stubs and/or any screen shots of work direct deposits. you can just photo them.on the phome and email them to recruitment if asked.

Old School's Comment
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Kim, they want to see a time line without gaps in it. At any point in that time line where there is a gap just fill that in with "unemployed, looking hard for a job."

I think your work history looks great. They are going to be focused on the last three years for newbies like yourself.

It never hurts to send multiple emails. Don't even think you're bothering them. This is their job, and they are busy. They will appreciate your gentle reminder that you are ready to get this started. They deal with a lot of people who are just "kicking tires" as a used car salesman would say.

Let him know you are anxious to hear back because you've got to get some things in order so you can get on that bus. Send an email at 8:00 in the morning, maybe you can catch him getting his first cup of coffee down, and ready to score a new recruit.

Squeaking wheels get the grease, so just start squeaking a little louder. They will appreciate your initiative.

Kim T.'s Comment
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Rainy, I will print those when I get to work in a little while. Fortunately, like most companies now, we can print all of that without having to request them from a third party. I talked to my doctor’s assistant yesterday and requested a letter stating my medications would not interfere with my driving, that my blood pressure is regulated, and that there is nothing physically wrong with me that would stop me from being able to do the job.

Old School, I had spoken with my recruiter on Saturday so I figured that since he was working the weekend that he was, more than likely, off the last few days. I will send another email this morning. I sent my questions to him on Monday so there is enough of a gap to not be a pest. This is important to me and I can’t take the next step without hearing from him. Believe me, I can be a squeaky wheel when needed.

Thanks guys!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Kim T.'s Comment
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Yesterday I printed my W2s from 2015, 2016, and 2017. I also printed my last 5 direct deposit statements. I sent another email to the recruiter. My doctor called me about what I need from her.

It’s getting harder and harder to not tell my boss yet that I’m leaving...my close friends at work know. Yes, I trust them to not say anything. I have my letter of resignation ready to be dated and printed.

I’m ready to get this show on the road. lol

Kim T.'s Comment
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I just heard back from my recruiter and he said it should not be an issue. I do, however, have to resubmit my application within three weeks of my start date, which would be August 1. He said once I do that then it would just take less than a few hours to get final approval. So, until I do that then I’m in a holding pattern for putting in my notice at my current job. I can handle that...it’s less than a week away.

Breathe!

Have a great day everyone!

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

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