Prime Training/company Pay Vs Veriha Training/company Pay?

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Luke O.'s Comment
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Yea i dont think Veriha is interested in me. I applied to them back on wednesday and havent heard from them. I assume this is because they are not really a mega, so they are pickier. If we go by just the last 3 years, my work history and mvr are fine But if you go back past 3 years i have a terrible work history and my mvr is still mostly fine but there are a few citations.

I pulled up the indeed file for the recruiter and it says they cold call possible recruits, and I havent gotten any of that, so I just as quickly assume they arent interested in me. The same thing happened to me with Maverick.

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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You do realize we had a holiday last week right? and they probably dont work on weekends. so you applied wednesday which probably didnt get assigned a recruiter until thursday or friday and the background check wouldnt be done. But here it is saturday and you are complaining?

I dont know.why you assume mega carriers arent picky. Prime is one of the more selective companies and we often see posts of rejection here, usually for work history or medical issues.

Call them monday or tues. But dont rest your hopes on one company. You might get an offer from a company you never considered and find it is awesome.

Mike D.'s Comment
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You do realize we had a holiday last week right? and they probably dont work on weekends. so you applied wednesday which probably didnt get assigned a recruiter until thursday or friday and the background check wouldnt be done.

Hey Rainey. I am set up for Prime on the 24th. So basically they have already done a back ground check on me? Thanks.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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They do preliminary background checks before you get there. more thorough and costly ones get done once you are there.

good luck!!!

Luke O.'s Comment
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You do realize we had a holiday last week right? and they probably dont work on weekends. so you applied wednesday which probably didnt get assigned a recruiter until thursday or friday and the background check wouldnt be done. But here it is saturday and you are complaining?

I dont know.why you assume mega carriers arent picky. Prime is one of the more selective companies and we often see posts of rejection here, usually for work history or medical issues.

Call them monday or tues. But dont rest your hopes on one company. You might get an offer from a company you never considered and find it is awesome.

Oh i guess thats true (holidays dont exist for me at my current job so I tend to forget the minor holidays).

Anyways Im used to the mega's calling me within 10 minutes of putting in an application. Prime has been the only company willing so far to work with me at this point....

Everyone else Ive called has been a flat out NO shortly after speaking to the recruiter. The thing is theres only what,...like 15 companies with cdl training? of those a handful hire texas residents only, and the other handful are limited to another area, or their cdl tuition programs are wonky as heck. Prime seems so far, aside from the fact they are willing to work with me, they seem so far to be the only ones listed on TT that have a thorough training program, the kind of pay im looking for/need, and the overall generally favorable reviews both here on TT and elsewhere.

Its not that Im resting my hopes on one company, its that of the ones with cdl training, they are the only ones to have said yes so far to prehire. I know a prehire doesnt mean much really, but its better then being told No to a prehire.

local cdl school is out of the question for me, hence im stuck with choosing from the megas. If there are other companies that have cdl school, is there a list somewhere I can look and see bc TT only has 15 or so listed.

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.

Prehire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

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.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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You do realize we had a holiday last week right? and they probably dont work on weekends. so you applied wednesday which probably didnt get assigned a recruiter until thursday or friday and the background check wouldnt be done. But here it is saturday and you are complaining?

I dont know.why you assume mega carriers arent picky. Prime is one of the more selective companies and we often see posts of rejection here, usually for work history or medical issues.

Call them monday or tues. But dont rest your hopes on one company. You might get an offer from a company you never considered and find it is awesome.

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Oh i guess thats true (holidays dont exist for me at my current job so I tend to forget the minor holidays).

Anyways Im used to the mega's calling me within 10 minutes of putting in an application. Prime has been the only company willing so far to work with me at this point....

Everyone else Ive called has been a flat out NO shortly after speaking to the recruiter. The thing is theres only what,...like 15 companies with cdl training? of those a handful hire texas residents only, and the other handful are limited to another area, or their cdl tuition programs are wonky as heck. Prime seems so far, aside from the fact they are willing to work with me, they seem so far to be the only ones listed on TT that have a thorough training program, the kind of pay im looking for/need, and the overall generally favorable reviews both here on TT and elsewhere.

Its not that Im resting my hopes on one company, its that of the ones with cdl training, they are the only ones to have said yes so far to prehire. I know a prehire doesnt mean much really, but its better then being told No to a prehire.

local cdl school is out of the question for me, hence im stuck with choosing from the megas. If there are other companies that have cdl school, is there a list somewhere I can look and see bc TT only has 15 or so listed.

Where do you live? My company sponsors students at 1 of 3 community College programs in Iowa. As for how our program actually works? I have limited knowledge, since I trained through Swift.

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.

Prehire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

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.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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If you don't mind working the dock and getting paid for a short time Old Dominion may have a a paid CDL program in your area.

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.
∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Oops, pressed submit instead of preview.... The basics, are similar to Stevens Transport, as you will see all 4 major regions before you are finished. However, you will be with a trainer for 2 weeks (run solo) then on your own for 2 weeks, in each region. The times might differ, but that is pretty close.

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.

Luke O.'s Comment
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If you don't mind working the dock and getting paid for a short time Old Dominion may have a a paid CDL program in your area.

We have a program here like that with XPO, but they told me I was under qualified..

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.
Rainy D.'s Comment
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There are 22 listed as companies reviewed by TT, but companies are always adding programs and some have not been reviewed by TT. Go through the CDL diary section and you will find many more others go to. CFI is one not on the list that Big Scott loves. PTL paschall transportatiin lines is one that our member Dan is going to now. there are many thay are local somwhere are you? A duie pyle is near philly.

Your best bet might be to keep working, save money and build up some time distance from that accident. "spring of 2018" is only a couple.months away. give it a year and you could save money and open doors faster. however most companies are going to go.back 3 years. Even after you get your CDL many companies will say things like "one incident every three years" type.of thing.

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.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

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