On The List Of Heading To Orientation..

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Luke O.'s Comment
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So Im right on the list of heading to orientation for Prime, should be leaving on the 25th. But Ive been doing a lot of research of course, and I started wondering. On my prime application I filled out online, I put in my 3 year work history. I have more, but after I added my 2nd to last job, their website said I had filled the requirements for work history. So I left it at that.

I know they require a 10 year work history, and I was wondering, when I get to orientation and fill out the paper application, I was going to put my full work history down. But now I wonder if this is going to be an issue. Not because of a spotty work history, but because are they going to have to verify all of that **** too? and will it delay the process?

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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If you have your CDL already they have to do 10 years if you are going there to obtain your CDL it's only 3 years.

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.
Turtle's Comment
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^^that.

3 yrs is fine. You're good to go. Welcome to Prime!

Luke O.'s Comment
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If you have your CDL already they have to do 10 years if you are going there to obtain your CDL it's only 3 years.

thanks. so since I dont have my CDL already, when I fill out the paper application at orientation, do I just continue to list my last 3 years or do I go ahead and need to list the full 10 years?

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.
Luke O.'s Comment
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^^that.

3 yrs is fine. You're good to go. Welcome to Prime!

thanks! ive been hitting the high road guide hard. are there any sections specifically that i do not need to study or is it all pretty important? not trying to take shortcuts, just trying to make sure Ive got the necessities down pat before moving on to the extra stuff

Jerry D.'s Comment
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How long did it take to be accepted to prime. I sent in my application today.

Turtle's Comment
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For you CLP , Prime requires you to pass 4 areas:

General knowledge

Combination vehicles

Air brakes

Tanker

You can focus on those areas for now, but I still recommend you study the entire High Road Training Program when you have the time. Time well spent.

Jerry, if everything looks good on your application you should hear from them in a day or two if not sooner. I received a call from my recruiter on the same day I filled out the application. Had a pre-hire invitation the following day.

Combination Vehicle:

A vehicle with two separate parts - the power unit (tractor) and the trailer. Tractor-trailers are considered combination vehicles.

Pre-hire:

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

Luke O.'s Comment
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Id say about a week, maybe 1.5 weeks. If you have all your dates and times correct, and can get ahold of w2s quickly, then you shouldnt have any holdups. Any kind of criminal record, drug issues, and medical issues, will make it take longer.

How long did it take to be accepted to prime. I sent in my application today.

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