Prime' S Employment Verification/background...being Sent Home

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Smart C.'s Comment
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Hi guys, I'm really concerned about a couple things. My past 3 years employment, MVR , etc will surely qualify me for orientation. When they look back at my 10 years however, I'm wondering how heavy a weight that will hold. The biggest (maybe only) issue is that I've been fired from a few meaningless jobs while in college. These were jobs like Jimmy John's, luxury hotel, grocery store. The reasons were mainly atttendance because I was always studying.One job I opened a snack in line before paying....I know. Do they care/ask the employers WHY you left your job? Or are they just seeing if you were really employed? I've never had a commercial driving job.

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.

Mike D.'s Comment
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They just want a complete picture for three yrs with out any past trucking experience. Ten yrs if you have trucking experience. If you were laid off/unemployed, they need it verified. Your recruiter knows this. It will hold you up if there are any gaps in getting cleared to get your badge and vest to go over to the main facility to begin training. Make sure your get with your recruiter regarding any gaps because that is what they will tell you to do when going through orientation. I hope this answers your question. Best of luck.

Michael S.'s Comment
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Just got done sending Prime last 3 years employment and verifications for the last year of self employment and time not working while remodeling my house. Going to go through my 10 year history tonight to make sure everything is covered

Smart C.'s Comment
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DO THEY CARE IF YOU'VE BEEN FIRED FROM NON DRIVING JOBS? What do they ask employers when they call? Also it is indeed 10 years at orientation regardless of commercial experience....

Mike D.'s Comment
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DO THEY CARE IF YOU'VE BEEN FIRED FROM NON DRIVING JOBS? What do they ask employers when they call? Also it is indeed 10 years at orientation regardless of commercial experience....

I wouldn't sweat it. The reason why they need a complete verifiable history is to make sure you were not training to become a terrorist over seas.

Mike D.'s Comment
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There were a few ppl in my class that got snagged on the work history gaps. They will give you until the following Monday to get it worked out. The big ones is to come clean both in urine and criminal back ground and do not be late for roll calls.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Smart C.'s Comment
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There were a few ppl in my class that got snagged on the work history gaps. They will give you until the following Monday to get it worked out. The big ones is to come clean both in urine and criminal back ground and do not be late for roll calls.

Do you know if the gap was within the first three years or all the way back within the 10 year period? I called Prime. The guy claimed they ask for 10 years employment BUT ONLY VERIFY THE FIRST THREE. Just hope that's not a lie!!

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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WHAT DOES IT MATTER WHAT WE SAY? you got responses then you asked again. you asked a recruiter and you dont believe him and dont believe us.

they, like all employment verification will ask "From what dates was he employed and is he hirable again?" aka was he fired?

The paper specifically says "3 years for all nondriving jobs and 10 years for any CDL driving jobs" but s8nce you wont believ it u til you see it there is no way to convince you.

you are worried for.nothing if you have 3 years employment. if you dont, try another company cause Prime is really tough and selective. if you are that afraid they will find something try elsewhere.

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.
Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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WHAT DOES IT MATTER WHAT WE SAY? you got responses then you asked again. you asked a recruiter and you dont believe him and dont believe us.

they, like all employment verification will ask "From what dates was he employed and is he hirable again?" aka was he fired?

The paper specifically says "3 years for all nondriving jobs and 10 years for any CDL driving jobs" but s8nce you wont believ it u til you see it there is no way to convince you.

you are worried for.nothing if you have 3 years employment. if you dont, try another company cause Prime is really tough and selective. if you are that afraid they will find something try elsewhere.

Not to mention that you would be hard pressed to find a company willing to say any more than whether or not they would hire you back. Opens them up to a lawsuit.

But, as Rainy and others have said, "3 years for all nondriving jobs and 10 years for any CDL driving jobs".

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.
Smart C.'s Comment
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WHAT DOES IT MATTER WHAT WE SAY? you got responses then you asked again. you asked a recruiter and you dont believe him and dont believe us.

they, like all employment verification will ask "From what dates was he employed and is he hirable again?" aka was he fired?

The paper specifically says "3 years for all nondriving jobs and 10 years for any CDL driving jobs"

What paper? Their site says they want 3 years initially then all 10 once there for EVERYONE. You tell me they're "very tough and selective". So why wouldn't I be skeptical when they tell me they only verify three years?? It's not that I don't believe you or them, however because of a inconsistency, I cant help but be a little confused.

Are they rehireable? What an unfair question. I had a crazy chef I worked for. Busted my ass..had to quit. When I quit, he was very upset because my notice was only a week/he's crazy, always mad, always throwing things. He told me if anyone called he would tell them he wouldn't hire me again. But I wasn't fired, I quit. Hopefully I can give them Hr's direct number and he'll never be contacted. If direct supervisors are contacted, I might be screwed.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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