Newbies, Keep The Faith, Don't Give Up!!

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Kevin L.'s Comment
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@Joseph L.- Thanks brother, I appreciate the well wishes. Where are you in school if I may ask?

Brett Aquila's Comment
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So a year or so lack of work history is the bump? Now I am worried.

Some companies won't hire anyone who hasn't been working recently, but most companies will.

Will H.'s Comment
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So a year or so lack of work history is the bump? Now I am worried.

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Some companies won't hire anyone who hasn't been working recently, but most companies will.

Thank you for that information

Luke O.'s Comment
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How long ago are work history gaps an issue? I have a gap after the military as well, for about 3 years. I was being a dumb**** hippy and just bumming around doing nothing with my life. but other then 6 months of unemployment , ive worked continously the last 6 years. some of my jobs were under a year, but only 1 was for being terminated for being late 3 times. but what im saying is within a week after each of the jobs with less then a year at the company, I was emploed again. my current job ive held for 3.5 years.

Old School's Comment
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As a new entry level driver you need a three year work history. Experienced drivers are required to have ten years.

Old School's Comment
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You have 3.5 years at your current job, so that is great. Recruiters may ask you for ten years, but only the final three are going to be considered for an inexperienced new entry level driver.

Kevin L.'s Comment
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Yes, my applications were all to mega companies that train you. I can't speak as to the many others. The experience I had was with those that wanted three years work history, as these guys have said. However, the whole point of me starting this thread is to say you never know until you talk to someone. It just took someone actually listening to my circumstances and understanding why I hadn't worked for two years. I have a solid history before that, though. I'm really glad some experienced folks are chiming in, that was my intention- to start a discussion to help other newbies.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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