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

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Stevo Reno's Comment
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Ok have to post my question here, and I guess resurrect this thread lol

My Question is to those in the "Know" here, Brett, Mods I filled out the sign up page for schooling, since maybe my WIOA funding won't be coming soon. (Was supposed to heard back by now, but my workers been flakey this week)

""If you're considering a paid CDL training program"" Link

Back to question, how many truck companies does that app get sent to? Maybe it takes more than a day or instantly, like the 2 I heard from to respond?

So far I've gotten 2 replies, a 3rd was some unknown # a "sms" message, from Arroyo Grande, Cal? lol 1 was CRST, text if I was interested in team (no) 2nd was actual call from Wil-Trans......


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.


WIOA - Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (aka WIA)

Formerly known as the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), the WIOA was established in 1998 to prepare youth, adults and dislocated workers for entry and reentry into the workforce. WIOA training funds are designed to serve laid-off individuals, older youth and adults who are in need of training to enter or reenter the labor market. A lot of truck drivers get funding for their CDL training through WIOA.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.


Darrel Wilson bought his first tractor in 1980 at age 20, but, being too young to meet OTR age requirements, he leased the truck out and hired a driver.

Through growth and acquisition, Wil-Trans now employs over 200 drivers, and has a long-standing partnership with Prime, Inc. to haul their refrigerated freight. The family of businesses also includes Jim Palmer Trucking and O & S Trucking.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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how many truck companies does that app get sent to?

You should have received an email immediately after applying which let you know which companies it went to. Each company has its own filters so it was sent to any companies that you qualified for. Did you get the email?

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Think I got th email from you/TT saying it as sent out.....Other than, that no other emails I should qualify for a LOT since I have pretty much a spotless record....Been thru TSA/FBI stuff before, And who knows what else when I applied/got a passport in 2016

Brett Aquila's Comment
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You live in California, and most of the companies we work with won't hire from there. That's your biggest limiting factor.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Lol ok makes sense then thanks !

Splitter's Comment
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That's a bummer! Prime just recently stopped hiring from CA. Good luck!

Spaceman Spiff's Comment
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This makes sense. I did the same application months ago and only CRST, Swift contacted me back.

To the unknowing, CA seems to be an obvious choice for hiring in the trucking industry, with all the agriculture and the 5th largest economy on the planet, but the hard truth is that Californians just don't have as many job options.

Sucks about Prime freezing CA hires, I'm sure a lot of folks were frustrated recently hearing that news.


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Splitter's Comment
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Here's the thing though, personally, I'd still call their recruiter directly. I'd explain my circumstances, no family obligations, not much hometime needed in whatever state they are limiting their hiring, etc. Show them initiative, show them resolve, show them flexibility, etc. Whatever it takes to get your foot in the door.

I was told I didn't qualify because they couldn't get me home to Orlando, FL. I tried 3 other companies & they all accepted me. Not satisfied with my original recruiter & called Prime back, spoke to a different recruiter & I just completed my 1 year contract.

What's the worst they're gonna tell you? Sorry we're not hiring in that region & you're exactly where you started. But what if they say ok, we'll work something out. It's about doing everything in you power to get the job done and that will resonate throughout all aspects of this industry.

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