Orientation Question

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Christian F.'s Comment
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Ok... quick and probably silly question, what do you do if you have multiple pre-hire's and you decide to go with one of the companies and you get sent home from orientation for any reason (declaimer...not been to orientation yet)? I mean won't you have already told the other companies that you decided to go with a different company? Or do you wait to see if you get out of orientation first? Like I said probably silly question....

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.

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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If you get sent home from orientation you may be sunk.

Christian F.'s Comment
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I just have heard and read about people being sent home from orientations for various reasons. And was wondering if that were to happen what you would do?

Old School's Comment
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Christian, I got sent home from three different orientations. I just moved on to the next pre-hire that I had.

You don't have to say anything to those other companies. If they are pushing you to sign up for a certain date, just let them know you haven't gotten to the point of committing yet. Tell them you've got things to square away at home, or whatever you feel comfortable saying. Assure them you'll let them know something as soon as you can. The recruiters can be pushy, that's their job - they are supposed to be getting commitments from people.

Trust me, they are accustomed to being put off like that. Don't you believe them if they tell you you're going to miss your window of opportunity. That is simply not true.

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.
Christian F.'s Comment
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Christian, I got sent home from three different orientations. I just moved on to the next pre-hire that I had.

You don't have to say anything to those other companies. If they are pushing you to sign up for a certain date, just let them know you haven't gotten to the point of committing yet. Tell them you've got things to square away at home, or whatever you feel comfortable saying. Assure them you'll let them know something as soon as you can. The recruiters can be pushy, that's their job - they are supposed to be getting commitments from people.

Trust me, they are accustomed to being put off like that. Don't you believe them if they tell you you're going to miss your window of opportunity. That is simply not true.

Thank you so much for elevating my concerns.....hopefully I will not run into any problems, just need to get to work...lol

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.
Mike D.'s Comment
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Christian, I got sent home from three different orientations. I just moved on to the next pre-hire that I had.

You don't have to say anything to those other companies. If they are pushing you to sign up for a certain date, just let them know you haven't gotten to the point of committing yet. Tell them you've got things to square away at home, or whatever you feel comfortable saying. Assure them you'll let them know something as soon as you can. The recruiters can be pushy, that's their job - they are supposed to be getting commitments from people.

Trust me, they are accustomed to being put off like that. Don't you believe them if they tell you you're going to miss your window of opportunity. That is simply not true.

I have one recruiter/company that even though I told them of my commitment to go with another outfit, they still e mail and text me. That's ok.

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.
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