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

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RealDiehl's Comment
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Not sure if it will be the same for you but, I was "verified" before i got to orientation too. A couple of us in my class were in fact. Just to be safe i followed the advice of Rainy, and others, and brought back up proof just in case. I'm referring to w2's. They didn't ask to see them but, I did have them if needed. Hopefully it all goes smoothly for you.

Turtle's Comment
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You said this in your first post:

My past 3 years employment, MVR , etc will surely qualify me for orientation.

and this in your latest:

All I have is one year of W2s

See the conflict?

Not to worry though, as long as your employment is verifiable. The advice you're being given is to bring everything you have that will help verify your last 3 years of employment. It isn't that hard, only a few pieces of paper. W2s, written statements from former employers, etc. Your recruiter may say you're fine, but CYA to be safe. What's the harm?

I was verified prior to leaving for Prime, having fax or emailed all work related info to my recruiter, But I still brought all my 1099s, Schedule Cs, and 1040s for the previous 3 years just in case. Turns out none of it was needed or asked for at orientation, but I had the peace of mind of knowing I had it if they wanted it.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Every single person's experience in trucking will be different. With recruiting and all through training. Companies go case by case at times. They may say "hey, this guy has no tickets or convictions let him slide with the employment". They could ask for it just to see your reaction. They asked one guy about an expunged DUI and he admitted it saying he thought it didn't apply cause it was expunged. No problem he stayed. They asked another guy the same thing...he flipped out cursed everyone and threw a car against the wall.

Guess who got sent home?

My point is be prepared. Don't get upset just answer the questions and take what you have. Bring the list of names and numbers you gave them originally.

they have the right to run as many checks as they want.

when you going? good luck

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Donna M.'s Comment
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When I went to prime I had retired from medical field and had driven a school bus for 5 years. I expected no problems with my employment. On my third day there my recruiter called said she couldn’t verify my employment cause no one was answering phone. Yea, it summertime they are closed. I do my taxes online so I sent her 3 years of w-2 and that was the end of it. Just be prepared.

Smart C.'s Comment
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When I went to prime I had retired from medical field and had driven a school bus for 5 years. I expected no problems with my employment. On my third day there my recruiter called said she couldn’t verify my employment cause no one was answering phone. Yea, it summertime they are closed. I do my taxes online so I sent her 3 years of w-2 and that was the end of it. Just be prepared.

So you went to orientation even though your employment verification wasn't complete?

Donna M.'s Comment
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When I went to prime I had retired from medical field and had driven a school bus for 5 years. I expected no problems with my employment. On my third day there my recruiter called said she couldn’t verify my employment cause no one was answering phone. Yea, it summertime they are closed. I do my taxes online so I sent her 3 years of w-2 and that was the end of it. Just be prepared.

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So you went to orientation even though your employment verification wasn't complete?

Yes they tell everything is good. But the real background check is once u sign giving them permission.

Smart C.'s Comment
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When I went to prime I had retired from medical field and had driven a school bus for 5 years. I expected no problems with my employment. On my third day there my recruiter called said she couldn’t verify my employment cause no one was answering phone. Yea, it summertime they are closed. I do my taxes online so I sent her 3 years of w-2 and that was the end of it. Just be prepared.

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So you went to orientation even though your employment verification wasn't complete?

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Yes they tell everything is good. But the real background check is once u sign giving them permission.

I meant employment verification though. The background check is criminal history. There's no employment stuff on the background check from what I understand.

PackRat's Comment
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Are you actually reading the replies posted here by many current Prine drivers on what to do and what they suggest you bring with you?

RealDiehl's Comment
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They asked another guy the same thing...he flipped out cursed everyone and threw a car against the wall.

Guess who got sent home?

Who? The Incredible Hulk? rofl-2.gifrofl-3.gif

Lou's Comment
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Hello Everyone, I'm new to forum and have been reading this thread as well as many others for some time now. I'm a retired military service member and currently living in Japan.

You need your social security card, your birth certificate with a state raised seal (many bring the hospital one and get sent home), paper from your bank for direct deposit, and any medical records (blood pressure, sleep apnea , medication and OTC list etc). Show up without these, and the hoops begin.

Rainy, quick question if I may. You stated to bring your birth certificate with a state raised seal along with other documentation. What if I don't have one since I was born outside the US? Do you happen to know if a naturalization document will work along with my original birth certificate from another country or are they specifically looking for a US certificate? I would assume that would suffice but then again we all know what they say about assuming.

To be clear, I do not have a CDL nor am I enrolled in school for one much less applied to a trucking company but I am very interested in the industry and plan to do so once I'm back in the US.

Thank you for your time and understanding. My apologies for talking off topic here.

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.

Sleep Apnea:

A physical disorder in which you have pauses in your breathing, or take shallow breaths, during sleep. These pauses can last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. Normal breathing will usually resume, sometimes with a loud choking sound or snort.

In obstructive sleep apnea, your airways become blocked or collapse during sleep, causing the pauses and shallow breathing.

It is a chronic condition that will require ongoing management. It affects about 18 million people in the U.S.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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